04-23-2010, 10:12 PM
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Re: Patriots Day Two Draft thread (Continued)
Originally Posted by Bostonian1962
Year after year we are so pumped for our draft picks. And, year after year the man gets to the pick and trades down, then he trades down more, and then he trades down more. It's bizarre! He can't say NO to anybody! He prefers to have lesser talent from which to choose. Really, this is STRANGE!
"Hey Bill, have I got a deal for you. I have another chance for you to trade down even lower in the talent pool. You in?"
"I'll show everybody about accumulating picks. I'm in."
And yet another one who completely misses the point. Last year the Patriots had four 2nd rounders and a 3rd rounder. That's five players picked in the top 80-100.
This year they ended up with five players in the top 90.
Next year they already have five picks in the top 80-100.
Over three years that means the Patriots will have picked 15 players selected in the top 80-100 of the draft.
Teams that stand pat only select 9 such players. That's an extra six players. That's how you build a quality roster with depth that can compete year after year.
You're criticizing BB and you should be counting your blessings that he's our coach. He's mastered the art of the draft. All of those picks won't turn out but nobody's do. But by obtaining those extra picks, he increases his chances of success. Plus he makes the draft a hell of a lot more interesting. Most teams have to wait 3o some picks between selections. We're on the clock about every 15 picks.
How can you complain about this?
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