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  1. carolinatony

    carolinatony In the Starting Line-Up

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    I don't know many of these players and I'm sure you guys have more imput than I do. Anyone we take in the first 10 picks( if BB doesn't trade down) should be a Good player to help us.
    Thoughts

    New England Patriots: Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
    I can't believe New England will go 19-0 and draft in the top five come next April.
    How ridiculous is that? Whom do the Patriots take up here?
    They don't really need anything, except for a cornerback if
    Asante Samuel leaves. But it's still too early to select any corner.
    The Patriots may decide to pick the best player available, which is easily
    Darren McFadden. If they're scoring 41 points per game right now,
    how sick are they going to be with McFadden and Laurence Maroney
    rotating at running back?

    . NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (F/ SF) – Chris Long, DE, Virginia
    Wow. Who got the best of this trade? Joe Staley better be a pretty darn good player.
    The Pats will seize this rare opportunity to take the best guy on their board.
    While some defensive players may be ranked a little higher, Long is accustomed
    to the 3-4 scheme and will add youth along the defensive line.
    His no-quit motor and versatility fit perfectly into the New England system.

    8 Patriots Kenny Phillips Safety Miami FL
    It just doesn't seem fair that the Patriots could have a top ten pick
    next year thanks to the 49ers. If they are picking this high, expect them
    to target a defensive back for the second year in a row. They've moved
    Brandon Merriweather to cornerback, so there's still a need to depth at
    safety and Phillips has the ability to be Rodney Harrison's replacement.

    Jake Long OT Michigan
    Note: The Patriots look unstoppable.
    Imagine if they get their hands on the top tackle in this years draft?

    Laurinaitis, James, ILB Ohio State
    The Patriots are not only the best team in football; they are by far the smartest.
    Trading a late 1st rounder last year to the Niners was a steal, and it looks like
    they are going to get an opportunity to grab a top 5-10 pick. The problem,
    and a real good problem at that, is that the Pats are loaded and don’t need
    any real help. The positions that could use some upgrading are ILB where
    they have an aging Bruschi and Seau, and also CB where they run the risk
    of losing franchise player Asante Samuel. Because the value is best with
    Laurinaitis, I have them going with him. He is a perfect fit for their defensive
    scheme and will become the next great LB in their system, as he is in my
    opinion just as good of a prospect as Patrick Willis. There will be a lot of
    temptation to grab McFadden here, but the Pats have a very deep RB stable
    and I think they will hold off. If I were the Pats I would look to acquire multiple picks and trade out of this spot as a lot of teams will want to move up to grab McFadden and they can certainly get a LB or CB later in the first round.

    Dan Connor, LB, Penn State
    If there's any team in the draft that's likely to trade down, it's New England.
    But trading into or out of the top five is VERY difficult due to salary
    cap ramifications.
    So what is a powerhouse team like New England going to do
    ? If they're at the #4 spot, trading to #5 makes sense (if the team at #5 is interested)
    , but projecting trades is an exercise in futility. Either way, I imagine that the
    Pats would take the best linebacker in the draft. Connor is a remarkably talented
    LB who would be a great fit for a talented-but-aging Patriots linebacking corps.
    Keep in mind that Tedy Bruschi and Junior Seau will be free agents following
    this season.
     
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    I love the energy and write ups associated with the picks, nice job.
     
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    I gather this are compiled from various draft sites...it would be great to know the sources! A few comments....

     
  4. carolinatony

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    These are not my comments,sorry. They are from Draft mock sites
    Just wanted to hear your thoughts
     
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    If the Chris Long mock is the same one I saw it also had the pats picking Colt Brennan in the 3rd round! How daft would that be?
     
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    You should probably give that site credit then, that's plagiarism, dude.

    As for the Pats pick, they will certainly land a quality prospect.
     
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    You should prob shut up and pay your debt. Although you do live on this message board , so the dumb comment you just made does not surprise me at all.:rolleyes:
     
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    A couple things...

    1) You keep stating a 'top 5' pick. As it stands today, the pick would be between 4th and 7th overall depending on tie breakers. And as bad as SF is this year, they have some creampuffs left on thier schedule. So realistically, the Pats will be falling in the 5-10 pick range.

    Secondly, Pioli and BB probably will NOT upset the balance of team chemistry and the salary cap to break the bank on some young pup.
    Look for the Pats Brass to parley this pick to get additional picks, especially if they see talent available from pick 15-20.
    And as always, they will take 'the best player on-the-board' regardless of percieved team needs.

    This is usually a fun excercise, to predict the 'next Patriot', but I would be shocked if the Patriots actually exercised their claim to the overall 5-10 pick.

    BTW...let's not forget that the Patriots may be looking for WR's next year. How about Crabtree from TexTech?? At 6-3 222lbs. and the kid has skills.
     
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    Daft???

    Do you trust any of the Pats back ups to run this offense in an emergency? How many NFL starting QB's have gone down this year? How many go down EVERY year?
    Remember the spearing Brady took in the Jacksonville game late last year?
    We've been extremely fortunate.
    I felt a hell of a lot more comfortable when Huard was here backing up Brady. I'm not sure Cassel or Gutierrez have the talent or the smarts to run our offense.
     
  10. carolinatony

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    I'm surprised we don't have a better backup QB now that you mention it.
     
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    carolinatony In the Starting Line-Up

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    Here are some recent Nov's mock drafts.... Pats picks only

    WalterFootball Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
    Draft Headquarters -Calais Campbell DE Miami (FL)
    QISports CB Malcolm Jenkins- OSU
    My NFL Draft Dan Connor LB Penn St
    Draft King Dan Connor, LB, Penn State
    Fantasyfootball jungle Laurinaitis, James, ILB Ohio State
    NFLDraft blitz Mike Jenkins (CB) South Florida
     
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    Anybody that watched the 49ers play last night has got to realize that they are hurting bad.

    The defense is decent, but the offense is worse than horrible. Teams will stack the box and force Smith to throw the ball. The WR's could be the NFL's worst set ever. Vernon Davis has never looked worse at TE and the OL looks beat up. And Gore's ankle did not allow him to make quick, deep cuts.

    I don;t know if the 49ers can win more than 1 or 2 more games this season. At 3 and 13 or 4 and 12, we are looking at a top 5 pick.

    I see the following blue chippers in this draft.QB Woodson of Kentucky, OT Long of Michigan, DT Dorsey of LSU, DE Long of Virginia, and RB McFadden of Arkansas, and QB Brohm of Louisville.

    Whichever one of them drops to New England should be attractive enough to warrant an offer from another club.

    On ESPN, Bill Parcells said that Running backs are a disposable position and they have an average shelf life of 4 years.

    For as good as McFadden is, it is easy to see the Pats passing on him for someone like Stewart of Oregon or Davis of Clemson in the second round.
     
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    I was giving SF a win over St. L. I doubt that now. St.L will score on them. Probably 20+. Not sure SF could score 20 on Notre Dame. I know that's a cheap shot..but I couldn't resist!!
     
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    Hey, I really like the Mike Jenkins pick, out of South Florida. I watched him take a few heads off, this season, for a very impressive Cinderella team that finally made a name for itself. I dont think CB makes sense in the top-10, certainly not top-5. But a trade back into the teens would work really well, in my book.
     
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    I agree Rook, dropping back into the early teens assures you of a decent red chip player and allows us more flexibility based on what we got to move down.

    CB Lowery in the second round in our defense could be as good as any CB picked in the first round.
     
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    That's why McFadden becomes the obvious choice. Not only is he a great RB, he's also an emergency backup QB!
     
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