Originally Posted by IDEXAN
I don't give a damn about the Cowboys and certainly don't mind when they lose games, but using the 31st pick on a center hardly seems like a foolish move to me. Certainly not when we had 2 other teams in this Draft expending top 10 picks on their own interior OLineman, who knows this might actually end up being one of the best picks Dallas has made in years ?
It wasn't as simple as "The pick sucks because it's a Center". It's a combination of the fact that there were two other centers on the board who most analysts rated as equal to or better than Frederick, both of whom lasted until the 4th round, and the fact that the Jones's basically shut everybody out of the process when making the decision of who to pick.
Of course it's their right as owners to manage the process any way they want to manage it, but having the right to do it your way doesn't insulate you from managing it in a fashion that's counter-productive to the well being of your team.
The bottom line IMO is that Jerry Jones sucks in a major way at being the GM of an NFL team - it's his right to suck, and he is exercising that right.