Originally Posted by Dufflebagz
Personally I am opposed to this idea, OLB, DE, and OL first please.
I'm not. New England must continue to address obvious areas of weakness. Which players from the first round pan out, and which ones don't is anyone's guess until they go through their rookie and/or second season in the league. Moreover, I doubt Belichick will use both the seventeenth and twenty-eighth selections in this year's draft. But, I think of the examples from past drafts where a team had hit pay dirt twice in the first round from owning two or acquired an additional pick. Imagine if that were to happen to New England?
2009 - Green Bay selected BJ Raji ninth and Clay Matthews twenty-sixth.
2000 - Washington selected LaVar Arrington second and Chris Samuels third. And the Jets selected Shaun Ellis twelfth and John Abraham thirtieth.
1995 - Tampa Bay selected Warren Sapp twelfth and Derrick Brooks twenty-eighth
About Newton, it would make no sense to waste a first round pick on a quarterback who likely desires to start sooner than later. He and his agent wouldn't sign with New England. Besides, Newton's stock is supposedly on the rise, he'll go in the top five or ten. Buffalo, Cincinnati, Arizona or Washington might select him.
With so many teams in need of a new starting quarterback, I wouldn't be surprised if Newton leapfrogs some other prospects. Or, it will depend on whether or not Philadelphia trades Kevin Kolb or Denver trades Kyle Orton.