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  1. Brady6

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    This is what I would done if I were picking.

    29-Dominique Easley, DL
    62-Marcus Martin, OL
    105-Andre Williams, RB
    130-Dakota Dozier, OL
    140-Jordan Tripp, LB
    179-Robert Herron, WR
    198-Garrett Scott, OL
    206-Terrence Fede, DL
    244-Jonathan Dowling, DB
     
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    It's not the grade today that counts. It's the grade you give this draft in hindsight after about 3 years. We need to trust the Belichick crystal ball (based on track record) more than any of our opinions. If you could save this re-draft somewhere and revisit it 1, 2 and 3 years from now, we can all see if your predictions were better.
     
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    I liked what the Patriots did, but if they were mad enough to let me be GM I'd have probably gone about it this way:

    29. Dominique Easley DT
    62. C.J. Fiedorowicz TE
    105. Bryan Stork OC
    130. Kevin Pierre-Louis LB
    140. A.J. McCarron QB
    179. Jon Halapio OG
    198. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif OT
    206. Storm Johnson RB
    244. Jonathan Dowling SS
     
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    Trade #198 and next years 5th to Seattle for #172

    29. Dominque Easley DT
    62. Marcus Martin C
    93. Brandon Thomas G
    130. Kevin Pierre Louis LB
    140. James White RB
    172. Zach Mettenberger QB
    206. Jemea Thomas DB
    244. AC Leonard TE

    Rationale:

    • If you're going to go all out on the OL, at least get better prospects. We can afford to sit Brandon Thomas for a year because we have Connolly still and Kline is progressing.
    • Bryan Stork might beat out Wendell, Marcus Martin definitely will beat out Wendell.
    • I like the James White pick, but if you take Kevin Pierre-Louis first, you can likely have both of them.
    • The difference in upside between Mettenberger and Garoppolo is tiny. Seattle doesn't need any more picks this year, but will happily take a 5th next year.
    • AC Leonard slipped to UDFA, let's just lock 'em up with this cheap pick.
     
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  5. Off The Grid

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    Hey, great!! :D

    Thank you for the Inaugural Entry in this Grand Game!! [​IMG]

    Great-looking Picks, too!!

    I'm really looking forward to how all of our Drafts do, over the Years!!

    I'll "save" this Thread, so as long as PatsFans is good with it, it can be bumped up every Year ~ or whenever someone wants to check on things ~ and we can see how we're doing!! :cool:
     
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    Thanks for your kind and gracious words, Brother 6!! [​IMG] I'm afraid that my occasionally savage responses to offensive posts gives many the impression that I am the one behaving badly, so it's very gratifying when someone, especially someone who treats others as consistently graciously as you do, praises my treatment of others, for I consider that to be the most telling measure of a Soul.

    As far as Brother Cole is concerned, I should say that if memory serves he has always been quite pleasant, so I am at a loss to explain his words...But I don't think he was looking to get me banned so much as trying to block either me or this Thread. But your guess is as good as mine!! :eek:
     
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  7. Off The Grid

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    Great looking Mock, Brother 6!! Thanks for playing!! :D

    I'll "save" this Thread, so as long as PatsFans is good with it, it can be bumped up every Year ~ or whenever someone wants to check on things ~ and we can see how we're doing!! :cool:
     
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  8. Off The Grid

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    And so we shall, Brother Boomer!! :D

    As long as PatsFans lets us ~ and they don't seem to archive Draft Threads like they do those on the Main Board!! :) ~ then we can check in on each Year's Contest as often as we like!!

    Will you join us, Sir ~ match wits with Coach Bill and the rest'f us?? [​IMG]
     
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    Awesome!! Great Mock!! Thanks for playing this Grand Game, Brother T!! :D
     
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    Excellent!! I really like all 4 of your first Picks, Brother Vrabel. Beautifully done!! [​IMG]
     
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    13 Days to make your Picks, Brothers!! I Hope you'll join us!! :cool:
     
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    As I made clear prior to the draft, I didn't think much of the day 2 TE prospects, and was glad that the Pats didn't reach, especially for CJ Fiodorowicz. I loved the Easley pick, and the emphasis on OL beef on day 3. I would have liked to add a little speed and versatility to the back 7 of the defense.

    My β€œAll ACL" re-draft:

    #29. Dominique Easley - DT/DE - Florida. 6’2” 288#. ACL #1. β€œThe Chaos Whisperer”. Easley has freakish disruptive capability and gap versatility on the DL similar in magnitude to the kind of athleticism and versatility that Jamie Collins brings to the LB position. They will have a synergistic effect on the defense: Easley and Jamie Collins on the same defense will be sick - my favorite 2 picks for the Pats in years. Easley was #2 on my Pats' board behind Aaron Donald, and would have been equal to or ahead of Donald if not for the injury, which should be completely healed for training camp.

    *** Trade: Pats trade #62 to Houston for #65, #177 and #216. Houston moves up to take Jimmy Garoppolo, with the Pats indicating that they will take him otherwise. I don't mind the Garoppolo pick, but I wouldn't have done it.

    *** Trade: Pats trade #65 to NY Giants for #74, #152 and #187. The Giants need a TE, and trade up to grab CJ Fiedorowicz.

    #74. Phillip Gaines - CB - Rice. 6’ 193#. BPA. You can never have enough good DBs. Logan Ryan moves to safety. Gaines is my favorite pure CB prospect in this draft. Revis, Browner, Dennard and Gaines would be 4 dominant outside CBs, with Arrington in the slot.

    #93. Brandon Thomas - OL - Clemson. 6’3” 317#. ACL #2. 1st round talent, will take a red shirt year and then step in at LG for Logan Mankins. He's too good to pass up, and it was obvious that SF would take him at #100.

    #130. Kevin Pierre-Louis - LB - Boston College. 6’ 232#. The most versatile LB in the draft, with upside close to that of Ryan Shazier. Christian Jones had been my pick here, until the failed Combine drug test.

    #140. Cameron Fleming - OL - Stanford. 6’5” 323#. I loved this pick at this point in the draft, and would keep it. More beef on the OL. Rugged and smart. An astrophysicist. Could play RT or RG. Cannon and Fleming give the Pats a versatile set of tackle-guard prospects.

    #152. John Urschel - OG/C - Penn St. 6’3” 314#. I like the Brian Stork pick, but Urschel was my top rated center prospect, and is available almost 50 picks later. He has the athleticism of Eric Wood and the smarts of Travis Frederick. Like Stork, I think Urschel can start at center as a rookie. Urschel and Cameron Fleming (an astrophysicist and a mathematician) would be the smartest OL combo in the league.

    #179. Antone Exum - DB - Virginia Tech. 6’ 218#. ACL #3. Will be 18 months out from his injury by training camp, and should be fully healthy. My favorite safety prospect in the draft. McCourty, Ryan, Exum and Harmon will be a strong safety group.

    #187. Marion Grice - RB - Arizona St. 6’ 208#. An all-purpose back who can do it all. I like him better than James White.

    #198. Terrance Fede - DE - Marist. 6’4” 278#. I like Zach Moore, but prefer Fede. I’m ok sticking with Moore here, though. Either one is a good pick at this point in the draft - an athletic, high upside developmental small school DE.

    #206. Garrett Gilbert - QB - SMU. 6’3” 224#. My favorite QB prospect in the draft. I had a 3rd round grade on him.

    #244. Trey Millard - FB/H-Back - Oklahoma. 6’3” 257#. ACL #4 - partly for poetic completeness, partly because he's just that good. May need to start the season on PUP. A Swiss army knife weapon. I’d also be fine with AC Leonard, Gator Marshall, or Joe Don Duncan here.
     
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    Beautiful Work!! I count no less than 8 of my Binkies!! [​IMG]
     
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    LOVELY work, Brother Mayo!
     
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    Ok. Here goes nothing.

    1.) 29 Easley. I truly don't believe the ACLs are that big of a deal and the upside is SO much higher than any other prospect in this range.

    2.) 62 trade back to NYG for 74 and 113

    3.) 74 Chris Borland

    4.) 93 Brandon Thomas

    5.) 113 Pierre Desir

    6.) 130 Kevin Pierre-Louis

    7.) 140 Cam Flemming

    8.) 198 Tyler Gaffney

    9.) 206 Jemea Thomas

    10.) 244 Jeremy Gallon

    Slide Connolly to center, start Cannon at OG, sign Davin Joseph and Dustin Keller.
     
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    Woot!! Great Work, Brother Coach!! Nicely done!! Thanks for playing, Sir!! :D
     
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    I'm pumped and jacked, baby!! 6 Players, already, not including me!! Woot!! :D

    Pretty jazzed about the Prospect of following our progress, in the Years to come. I've consolidated all of my first 4 Mocks, and having them all in one place is a terrific Learning Tool. :cool:

    10 Days left!! All Entrants must be in by 0400 on Tuesday, May 27th!! :eek:
     
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    I would have done Seattle's trade back. Take the 4th and drop to 40. Too worried about Easley's knees. No knocks on him as a player.

    40. W. Richburg - C - Colorado St
    62. S. Crichton - DE - Oregon ST
    93. I like our trade back.
    105 J. Ellis - DT - La Tech
    108 A Williams - RB - Boston College
    130 T. Smith - LB - FSU
    140 A. Murray - QB - Georgia
    179 J. Halapio - G - Florida
    198 S. Henderson - T - Miami Fla
    206 J. Thomas - DB - Ga Tech
    244 T. Millard - FB - Oklahoma

    Time will tell. But, I think the combo of Crichton and Ellis will be better on the DL than Easley and Moore. I think Richburg is a major upgrade over Stork. Murray just as good as Jimmy G. Fleming and Henderson both long shots to help IMO. Don't think Gallon can make the 53. Can put Millard on PUP and he might make 53 after he's eligible. I think Smith's athleticism at lb is needed.
     
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    Excellent Work, Brother Pennsylvania Pat!! I especially love the Richburg Pick!! :D

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    7 Players, now!! :cool:

    8 Days left to play, Brothers!! DeadLine is 0400, Tuesday the 27th!! :eek:
     
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    29. Dominique Easley DT
    62. Trade Down for #76 and #108
    76. Louis Nix III - NT - Notre Dame
    105. Bruce Ellington - WR - South Carolina
    108. Bryan Stork - OC - FSU
    130. Dakota Dozier - OG - Furman
    140. Telvin Smith - LB - FSU
    179. Antone Exum - DB - VTech
    198. Marion Grice - RB - Arizona State
    206. Jemea Thomas - DB - GTech
    244. Gator Hoskins - TE/HBack - Marshall
     
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