breezyb wrote:So I just watched the final show of 4th and long...in which Jesse Holley received a contract for the cowboys roster. Over under for number of years in the nfl for holley....1 1/2.... i say under. Don't think he will be reporting for training camp next year. He is good...but i don't know if he will make it at wr....and curious...did the cowboys forfeit one of their draft picks or did they just cut someone from last year to open up a spot for the show winner?
They didn't forfeit any picks, he's just counting as one person on the initial 70 man rosters just like every other team...Just like I was telling people before, they made it seem like because it was a TV show they were going to pick up some bum off the street who could catch a football and run fast, but whether or not Holley makes it he's for sure better then some of the Training Camp fodder the Cowboys have had at WR ie Danny Amendola & Todd Lowber.
Holley is much better then those two, has prototypical size, and NFL experience because he was on the Bengals Practice Squad a year or 2 ago, so he's faced NFL corners before and been picked up by an NFL team long before the show came along...For him to make the final 53 he would have to tear the pre-season up literally, then he would be kept only due to fear that someone else would snatch him up...Now if Stanback or Hurd get hurt he could easily pick up the slack if he stays healthy so it's really not crazy to think he makes it, Stanback is a QB/athlete playing WR and he just isn't a very good WR, Hurd is average but doesn't provide the height and leaping ability of Holley.
So he's a long shot, but no worse then what alot of teams bring in for the bottom of their roster, don't be fooled into thinking that just because it was a reality show that he's any worse then the bottom barrel of any teams 70 man roster in early August(not saying you were, but alot of people feel that way). I think Dallas is higher on Kevin Ogletree personally, and Manuel Johnson from OU was a 7th rounder that you would hate to see cut so soon, so again he would have to light the pre-season up and make a name for himself similiar to how Miles Austin did last year.
Worst case I'd love to stash him on the PS because I think he offers some nice upside in a year.