Apparently I'm a very good Picker-of-Prospects . . . for other teams. I should have known how it would go early Thursday night when Alualu, who I had the Pats taking at #44, went to Jackson-effing-ville at #10. EFFING NUMBER TEN OVERALL!! WHOO-HOO FOR ME!
Things continued on course in the 2nd round when three more of my Binkaroos (Saffold, Misi and Troup) went before the Pats moved up to get Gronkowski at #42. Two more - Gerhart and Worilds - went just before the Pats took Jermaine Cunningham at #53. Then another two - Tate and Hardesty - before the Pats took Spikes at #62. And, of course, Tate was taken with the pick we'd just traded out of at #58.
Carrington, Decker and Roberts went just before the Pats traded away the #89 for a 2011 2nd.
But the Grand Award Winner . . . The two guys I liked most at pass-rushing DE/OLB Hybrid, Graham and Te'o-Nesheim, BOTH went to Philly. Seriously. How is that even POSSIBLE??!! Should I apply for a job with the Eagles FO?
And then there's the additional shameful circumstance that Philly took Te'o-Nesheim with the #86, one pick after the #85 that the Pats traded last year for . . . . somebody who was supposed
to be a very good pass-rushing DE/OLB, IIRC.
More fun to come!! For the final four rounds and Free Agency, I have about 18 more guys that I can just sit back and watch go elsewhere just before the Pats pick at #113, #150 and #205. Including:
The way things have gone so far, I can pretty much guarantee you that, come Sunday morning, ABSOUTELY ZERO of these guys will be Patriots.
So, what far-flung cities will YOUR binkys be playing in next season - instead of Foxboro?