I'm more optimistic but the grade is about right. If Zeke has a good year, we get through the first four games and our key players stay healthy it's a good step. I think Smith will work out. The cowboys team doctor performed the surgery, he's probably the most capable member of the cowboys. If we go into next year having won ten games, turned out with four starters from this draft with a top five potential rb, a 90 percent smith, improved byron, Lawrence, Gregory and two of our later picks pan out we should be Happy. We'll bring in more pass rushers and corners by next year. I really believe most of those things could happen and we can make a run in the second and third year of this window. Obviously a disaster has a 50 percent chance of happening with the cowboys but that would doom the season anyways. Ramsey wasn't all we needed to get to the promise land, and I don't think he was the piece that was taking us to a Superbowl. We're still close to being close. Would have preferred Payton Lynch, but not enough to be tied to him. Also, not trading with Baltimore was just stupid. We'd have another 4th round DE coming into camp.
I had hoped they would pick Ramsey as well. However, if we end up with two pro bowlers in this draft then it's a huge success. If Elliot produces 80 percent of what demarco did, and they hold off the first four games then they could win the division. The defense was pretty bad that year as well. I was only hoping for a top twenty defense last year, and they were 16th. With scandrick back, a second year for Jones And the suspended pass rushers along with lee healthy. If the cowboys can have a top 15 defense this year by week 8, we can win the NFC east. Nothing was really giving us a super bowl this year. With a three year window I think a healthy romo has, the pieces added could certainly help make that happen before this decade ends. Am I stoked about the draft? No. But I'm not pulling my hair out either. If everything clicks, a ten win team and maybe a playoff win could be a step towards where we want to be. Hopefully we'll add some average vets. If this was difficult to read, sorry. New garbage phone.
These are the school's prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * - denotes 2014 prospect ** - denotes 2015 prospect.
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Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
Height: 6-5. Weight: 255. Arm: 33.68. Hand: 9.58. Projected 40 Time: 4.73. Projected Round (2013): 2-4. 4/13/13: An injury kept Kelce from participating in the Combine. He will hold a workout before the 2013 NFL Draft.
Kelce had a productive career at Cincinnati. The senior caught 45 passes for 722 yards with eight touchdowns in 2012. It was his best season as he had 13 receptions for 150 yards the year before.
Kelce is a well-rounded tight end. He had to pull out of the Senior Bowl because of his injury. He had some off-the-field immaturity issues early on in college but appears to have straightened out.
Dominique Battle, CB, Cincinnati
Height: 5-11. Weight: 192. Projected 40 Time: 4.55. Projected Round (2013): 7-FA. 3/30/13: Battle totaled 21 tackles with four passes broken up and an interception in 2012.
9/1/12: Battle has flashed at times throughout his collegiate career, but injuries have held him back. He has had knee injuries end two of his seasons.
Battle had 23 tackles and two interceptions through five games in 2011 before getting hurt. Over the past three seasons, the only one he was really healthy for was the 2009 campaign when he totaled 60 tackles and two interceptions. Battle has to work his way back into the lineup in 2012.
Dan Giordano, DE, Cincinnati
Height: 6-4. Weight: 260. Projected 40 Time: 4.89. Projected Round (2013): 7-FA. 4/6/13: Giordano flashed at times during his senior year. He had 56 tackles, six tackles for a loss, five sacks and a number of pressures on the quarterback.
8/27/12: Giordano had five sacks with nine tackles for a loss and 34 tackles as a junior. He cleaned up off of the disruption from tackle Derek Wolfe. As a sophomore he had 36 tackles with eight tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks. He is short on speed and athleticism but he has a great motor.