Time to kill, what the heck. . .
To see the differences/similarities between the two teams draft philosophies, let's look at how Dallas built their D.
2002, 1st round, Roy Williams,
2003, 1st round, Terrence Newman
2004, 1st round, 11th pick, DeMarcus Ware, 6'4", 252, starting WOLB
2005, 1st round, 20th pick, Marcus Spears, 6,4", 29X lbs, starting LE.
2005, 4th round, 31st pick, Chris Canty, 6-7, 299, starting RE.
2006, 1st round, Bobby Carpenter, OLB, back-up
2007, 1st round, 26th pick, Anthony Spencer, 6-3, 257, starting SOLB
They drafted two stud DBs, as we have done with Taylor, Rogers, and Landry, then stocked all the the outside edge rushing positions with agile and speedy players.
Not saying we should emulate them, but it is interesting.
Yes, they run a 3-4, but their DEs are BIG, yet also fast.
Man would I like to see us draft some BIG DEs in the next couple years.
I understand 4-3 DEs are smaller, but it is tough to not think Carter has the size of an OLB or situational DE pass rusher.
But it is amazing they have such a good offense having focused their high picks almost entirely on defense. Their defense is ranked high, also, and has players that are large and quick for positions.
It is frightening to think they have two number one picks next year.
They have top 5 (or 6) offenses and defenses.
They need a NT, and a CB, and then their defense is STACKED.
What is surprising is that their O is so good with marginal O-line, older receivers. This is a little scary, as you can expect them to draft some OL and receivers.
Anyhoo, should be interesting when we finally play them.