Bobby Carpenter has been shopped? Yeah, as if that’s a surprise. Carpenter has been a complete bust since Bill Parcells brought him home from the draft.
The DMN recounts Carpenter’s lackluster time with Dallas so far:
The 18th overall pick in 2006, Carpenter has been credited with just seven tackles in the last two seasons, spending most of his time at special teams, where he has made 30 tackles in the last two seasons.
Carpenter is scheduled to earn an $885,000 base salary this season. He has yet to cash in on a $1.895 million incentive based on playing time, which could make a trade more difficult if he did not re-work his contract.
It’s true, the draft isn’t always promising. But the fact that he went in the first round – 18th overall?! – man, what were they thinking?
Check this out, here is a chart of the Cowboys first round draft picks since 2002.
The truth is the Cowboys have made several steals in the draft. Where would we be without DeMarcus Ware or Terence Newman? But then again, a couple of years ago I would have said the same thing about Roy Williams.
Not even the highest rated draftee is guaranteed to be the next NFL phenomenon. You can study all the numbers, watch the tapes, compare stats, but there is no promise there is a pro bowl future until he takes the field and proves his worth. There is a huge difference between college ball and the pros.
The draft is a risky game. You win some, you lose some.