Originally Posted by BelichickFan
I'm seeing it as :
Clady or Ellis
Long or Gholston
Patriots - Long, Gholston or Ellis
With Kansas City making the trade with the Vikings and from everything I'm reading and hearing, it seems to me that most everything now hinges on the Raiders.
1.) J. Long is gone to the Dolphins
2.) The Rams will likely trade the pick or draft either C. Long or Dorsey
2.a) The Saints want Dorsey, and could trade with the Rams.
3.) The Falcons will likely take Dorsey at #3 if he's there, Ryan if Dorsey's gone.
4.) This pick becomes the lynchpin for the rest of the draft. Ideally for NE, they take McFadden.
5.) With Allen gone, Long seems destined to be taken here if he's not already gone. They'll go O-line with the Vikings first round pick.
6.) The J-E-T-S take Gholston.
7.) Barring a trade down, welcome to New England, Mr. Clady.
To me, the Raiders taking someone other than McFadden (I'm thinking Ellis in particular) is the only way New England gets a real shot at Long or Gholston, should they be the choice of Belioli.