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This is the strongest TE draft I can remember seeing. Coupled with the relative weakness of the '06 WR class, what do people think about lining up Watson at WR (should Givens leave) and drafting a TE. There should be tremendous options in rounds 1-3, and with Fauria close to retirement and Graham's injuries and free agency in '07, this may be the time to do it.
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The only way we take a TE in the first is if we trade Graham to Seattle for their first rounder. Holmgren wanted him three years ago and got stuck with Stevens. We know how that turned out. If Graham was playing for Seattle they might be celebrating a Super Bowl victory.
I think we should draft a day 1 TE, just not at #21 in the first round. If the BPA is a TE and there is no one else we feel has the value at #21, then I'm with the guy who wants trade down (to Chicago? their 26 and 88 for our 21 and 130? the we'd have 26, 52, 75 , 86 and 88 ). And if ever anyone needed at TE it's definately Seattle cause it looks like Stevens has worn out his welcome (21 and 117 for 32 and 64. then we'd have 32 52 64 75 86...gotta like that, right in the sweet spot of the draft! sweeeet spot..mmmmmm. and we still have picks in rounds 5-7!) These trades a skewed a little bit in our favor but if the top 1 or 2 TEs are available at 21, maybe we could get a bidding war going.
The guy I'm looking for in the 3rd round is Day, the TE from Oregon. Nice value there!
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When have Belichick and Pioli ever drafted a player just because he's the "best player available"?
Patpatriot is fairly close to the truth: if the Pats feel there's no player that fits the Pats' system that's worth pick #21, they'll trade down. If they think there's a player worth the #21 pick, they'll draft him then. And if they think he's so important that he's worth trading an extra pick or two to get, they'll trade up.
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It's not as if Fauria was a huge contributor in 2006. Jed Weaver is a legit #3, and I'd like to see him get a real shot.
Is Jed Weaver still on the team? I thought he had moved on.
I think it would be unwise to have 3 #1 pick TEs on the team. But how do defenses cover a TE that's 6'8" with leaping ability and soft hands (Pope)? I really think (and I've said this before, so forgive me for the repetition) that Pope can be the next Antonio Gates. And as much as I like Graham and Watson, who couldn't use Antonio Gates?
But BB values Graham's blocking, so he might want to retain him beyond 2006. If not, I'd be OK with drafting Pope to use in select packages this year and playing Graham's role in 2007.
Either way, I think we've seen the last of Fauria, unless he agrees to a vet minimum deal and is okay being inactive most weeks.
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