So much for that.
April 2008: Selected Terrence Wheatley (62nd overall) and Jonathan Wilhite (129th overall) in the 2008 draft.
March 2009: Signed free agents Leigh Bodden (1 year, $2.25 million) and Shawn Springs (3 years, $11 million).
April 2009: Selected Darius Butler (41st overall) in the 2009 draft.
March 2010: Re-signed Bodden to a four-year, $22 million deal.
April 2010: Selected McCourty (27th overall) in the 2010 draft.
… That’s a lot of capital (and not including more minor moves like the acquisition of Deltha O’Neal) spent on one position for a team that now has a lot of needs. As I’ve said a few times now, if McCoutry becomes a Pro Bowler, then the pick’s fine. Anything less, and someone like Dez Bryant or Jerry Hughes could wind up making this one look really bad.