01-17-2008, 02:24 PM
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Re: The sweet spot in this draft may be at pick #10
Very nice list. I like what I'm seeing there.
Originally Posted by patchick
I generally think of the 10-12 range as an ideal talent/value proposition. Take a look at the past 4 drafts:
10 Amobi Okoye Defensive tackle Louisville
11 Patrick Willis Linebacker Ole Miss
12 Marshawn Lynch Running back California
10 Matt Leinart Quarterback Southern California
11 Jay Cutler Quarterback Vanderbilt
12 Haloti Ngata Defensive tackle Oregon
10 Mike Williams Wide receiver Southern California (USC)
11 Demarcus Ware Linebacker Troy
12 Shawne Merriman Linebacker Maryland
10 Dunta Robinson Cornerback South Carolina
11 Ben Roethlisberger Quarterback Miami (OH)
12 Jonathan Vilma Linebacker Miami (FL)
Why not? I'm assuming that some information has to exchange hands when you're making a trade.
Maybe they don't talk about who they're going to take. I know they do that a lot in the NBA draft, but the NFL draft could be different, who knows for sure?
The Pats don't need to pinch pennies. They manage their cap well.
But the reason you try to manage your cap well is so that you have more money to do things like sign your own guys (Moss and Samuel) or pick up big time free agents (Adalius Thomas). The 20M the Pats save in a move down will allow them to address those issues of resigning or adding a good FA to the team.
Originally Posted by mesoslo
you can do that? the NFL allows that? If you say the sweet spot is at 10, and someone good from 3-5 starts to drop, getting closer to 10, the 7th pick will snatch that player from the 10th pick.
The 10th pick saves money, true, but its not like we're the dolphins or jesters.
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