Alright Cowboy Fans, so for the past few years we've actually been getting some good guys in the first 3 rounds, which for some years we couldn't say. I think our drafting in the JJ era has actually gotten a lot better recently. JJ always gets bashed for going for big names, passing on great players because of a few issues, and not listening to the scouts/not following the draft board, but he's been improving. We've seen Dez, Tyron, Claiborne (think he's gonna break out), and Travis Fredrick who have all been panning out or have been the #1 player we could have at a needed position (Claiborne) being drafted. The one thing I don't understand is the Cowboys drafting in the 4-7 rounds. It seems like every year in the past 5 years (including this year) we've had great 1st round picks, some great 2nd round picks, and 2 big contributors on our offense in the 3rd round. But after those 3 rounds when I'm really liking our draft, we always have to reach for a player that would have gone unsigned or we could have drafted later. Sometimes these moves pan out, but we still could have gotten the same players, plus a better player if we would have drafted them in the correct round. I always end up scratching my head in a lot of these rounds.
Can someone give me some justifications of why we always reach on players, such as we really wanted them and rumors were a team drafting 5 behind us was gonna snag them so we took them. What has JJ given as explanations for not waiting till another round to take them, or why we didn't draft the better rated player (EX: when we drafted matt johnson who wasn't supposed to be drafted, I remember there being a bunch of safeties left that had a round 3 grade)? Also what have JJ explanations been for giving up way to much in trades, this year we gave up a 3rd to move up 10 spots in the second round (I loved the pick, just think we really needed that 3rd to get a sold DL), when people are trading 3rds and maybe a 7th to move up the same in the 1st round? I love my Cowboys and I love how successful our recent drafts have been, I just want us to take one more step to really have successful drafts like the Pats or Seahawks. I loved our draft, we addressed every need. Go Cowboys!