04-07-2009, 10:28 PM
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Re: Patriots Trading up?
Peter King had some pearls from Mike Mayock in today's column:
Matthew Stafford, Brandon Pettigrew, more on 2009 NFL draft - Peter King - SI.com
Several of his "10 nuggets" are relevant to this thread:
1. "This is by far the worst year for the top 10 that I've seen. Down around 18, 20, you'll get every bit the player you'll get in the top 10 for a third of the price.''
4. Mayock, if he had his choice of first-round picks for talent and value, would be around 22. "The value in this draft is at 15 and beyond.''
8. He's scared of Brian Orakpo, the Texas defensive end who's the apple of a few teams' eyes in the top half of the first round. "Buyer beware,'' Mayock said. "He's boom or bust. I don't know if he's DeMarcus Ware or Vernon Gholston. I've seen him have some really good games, and I've seen what I considered to be Brandon Pettigrew tearing him apart. The point is, I don't see it all the time from Orakpo, which concerns me.''
10. If you need a cornerback in this draft, sit it out. There are no corners even well above average, never mind great.
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