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Join Date: Nov 2005
Re: Who can we trade for picks?
I think you can trade Adalius for a decent pick, a 4th rounder or so, which isn't bad in this draft.
If it were me, I'd do a couple things for this draft to accumulate picks. One, I'd trade 2011 picks into 2010, because a lot of young guys are jumping into the draft. I'd trade a 2nd rounder for a third. I'd also trade down from our 22nd spot into the early 2nd round to accumulate even more picks, say a 3rd and an extra 4th.
The Patriots can then target these pass rushers who may be available in the early 2nd and later rounds, grab 2 or 3 of them:
Everson Griffen, USC, Jr.
Antonio Coleman, Auburn
Jerry Hughes, TCU
Ricky Sapp, Clemson
Corey Wootton, Northwestern
Greg Hardy, Ole Miss
Carlos Dunlap, Florida, Jr.
Brandon Graham, Michigan
Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri
Sergio Kindle, Texas
Eric Norwood, South Carolina
Then they can grab at least 3 of these guys who should also be there in the 2nd rounds and later:
Golden Tate, Notre Dame Jr.
Brandon LaFell, LSU
Damian Williams, USC, Jr.
Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati
Arrelious Benn, Illinois, Jr.
Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech, Jr.
Jordan Shipley, Texas
Danario Alexander, Missouri
Jacoby Ford, Clemson
Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas
Antonio Brown, C. Michigan
Marcus Easley, UConn
or pass catching TEs:
Aaron Hernandez, Florida
I'd like to see 2 DEs, one being Carlos Dunlap who can replace Seymour (Dunlap weighs 290 already AND he can rush the passer), and a passing downs tweener DE/OLB in a 3/4 type. Then I'd like to see 2 more OLBs who can pass rush and are versatile, like South Carolina's Eric Norwood.
My top receivers would be Benn, Gilyard, Damian Williams, in that order, though Jacoby Ford would be intriguing with his 4.25 40, and at the least, he becomes your special teams threat.
I need 7 picks to pull this off, and so far I only have 4 in the first 2 rounds, and 5 in the first 4 rounds.
I need 2 more picks, either by trading Adalius for a 6th pick, or trading down from 22.
If they were to come out of this draft with 3 good WRs, 2 of whom (Gilyard and Williams) are known as outstanding route-runners with a football player mentality, as well as 4 pass rushers at the DE and OLB spot, then they can fill in the rest of the needs at G and ILB later.
Yes, I'm not as concerned about the OL and run stopping as I am with the lack of a pass rush and the WRs. I'm not saying the interior of the OL is not a concern, but it's not as big as pass rush and WRs.
I'm fine with Maroney, and I have confidence that if he is traded, he can be replaced by a free agent like Chet Taylor or heck, shoot higher, Cadillac Williams.