03-11-2009, 12:34 PM
In the Starting Line-up
Join Date: Jul 2008
Re: Draft-Quality over Quanity
Originally Posted by R_T26
Ive recently seen people say that the pats should trade down from their first pick or 1st second pick, for more picks in later rounds, due to either salary cap or just cause to stock more picks. Im sorry but i have to disagree. First off 2nd round pick money does not kill your cap and third with the recent trend of our drafts we dont need more players to hide on IR or cut. Basically the last few years has shown the pats have got virtually nothing from the later rounds. I would like to see them trade 1 pick for next year and use the other picks to move up in different rounds.
Jerod Mayo - STUD
Terrence Wheatley-Playing ok until IR
Shawn Crable-IR (possibly fake IR to avoid cutting him)
Kevin O'Connell -?
Jonathan Wilhite -OK
Matthew Slater-Special Teamer
Bo Ruud -IR
Brandon Meriweather-Lead the team in INT's last year, will only get better
Mike Richardson-IR/IR Probably get Cut
Laurence Maroney -Jury is Out, think he will breakout this year
Chad Jackson -Cut
David Thomas -Non Factor (dissapointed in him, thought he would be better)
Garrett Mills -Cut
Stephen Gostkowski -STUD
Ryan O'Callaghan -Backup
Jeremy Mincey -Cut
Le Kevin Smith-Backup
Willie Andrews -Cut
Good points. I don't see the Pats holding onto all their picks this year, nor do I see much point in stockpiling picks in 2010, regardless of a potential uncapped year. We need to win THIS YEAR
, period. BB throws convential wisdom out window and goes for broke this year imo.
If you have to trade up using a couple of first day picks in order to get an available pass rushing stud, cant-miss DB or OT, or difference-making WR, you do it in a heartbeat.
Last edited by JMarr; 03-11-2009 at 12:40 PM..