Originally Posted by F.B.N.
If Ryan is there and the Patriots can sell the notion that they have an agreement in place with the Bears then IMO they may be able to get more compensation fromeither of them to trade ... i have the Patriots trading with the Bears in my mock. The Jets at #6 can be the real power brokers but I don't think they can sell it because they are too desperate.
If all goes as I plan the Patriots will trade down twice in round 1 and come out the winners of the 2008 draft.
trading down twice in the 1st would be great....
first with the ravens, with us switching firsts and seconds....meaning we have a high 2nd rd pick....
then again, and we move to say the mid teens...and we get another second rounder in the mid teans.....
then we are left with
1st round pick in the mid teans (and OLB, such as groves)
1st round pick in the bottom of the round (for cason, by trading our 2 second rounders)
then we trade our two 3rd for a mid to late 2nd, and get chris johnson (to replace faulk)
at which time we pretty much just want to get another 3rd rd pick to select Goff....(maybe by trading our 4rd, 6th, and 7th, b/c in all honesty, the chances of those guys staying on the team are really slim)
and we can give up the 5th to sign seward from Carolina
and we end up with an OLB, 2 ILB's, one CB, and RB
that would be like the dream draft for me