01-25-2006, 02:42 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2004
Originally Posted by BelichickFan
We have :
Before FA, but assuming Givens leaves this is how I'd use them. Of course this is totally invalid as what players are there is a big factor. But here goes.
QB : Brady's durable, Cassel has looked good, I move Cassel up to #2 and draft a QB with the #6 or #7 pick.
RB : We're stuck with what we have. I'd use a #5 on a RB for the future (as soon as 2007) and hope to get lucky.
WR : #1 pick, baby. I want another quickie like Branch to combine with our 2 TE offense.
TE : I use a #3 here. Fauria is a FA, Graham is a FA next year and both Graham and Watson have trouble staying healthy.
OL : I'll just take a developmental guy in the 4th round.
DL : I'm using the other #3 pick here. We need depth and upside if Seymour leaves.
DB : I'll take a CB in the 4th round and a Safety in the second round. I think Hobbs, Samuel, Gay will be OK. We can sign some depth and hope to actually stay healthy this year.
So I've drafted :
Round 1 : WR
Round 2 : S
Round 3 : DL, TE
Round 4 : CB, OL
Round 5 : RB
Round 6 : QB
Round 7 : whatever.
I understand the need to draft a WR, but I don't think THIS draft class is the one to do so in the first round. The draft class isn't that strong there. Also, given the unusual skill-set the Patriots look for, we don't NEED to land a guy with an amazing 40-time or major size. We look for different strengths that happen to be less universally valued by other teams.
All of those issues considered, I think it's more likely - and more wise - that we look to draft a WR in the 2nd or 3rd.
Last edited by patsox23; 01-25-2006 at 02:43 PM..