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  1. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Where we get players is always a matter of value. This year, I see a perfect storm of a DE need, the best DE crop in years, and plenty of early picks. So, I do think it reasonable to expect a DE is the first 33 picks.

    Still, I have a shopping list for the first four rounds. Our history has been to keep ALL of the players drafted in these rounds. I suspect to pick up 2 picks by drafting down and to trade 2 picks into 2012.


    DE/DT/OLB - 2 additions (at least one in the first 33 picks)
    OL - 2 additions (plus a late flyer on a center)
    RB - 2 additions (there are 3 open roster spots)
    DB - 1 addition (a safety or corner owho also plays safety)
    WR - 0 additions (3 youngsters is enough; let's wait until free agency)
    TE - 0 additions (we will ahve our usual late pick)
    QB - 0 additions (we will ahve our usual late pick)
    ILB - 0 additions (we have 2 vets and 2 developmental players; no need)

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  2. Patriot Missile

    Patriot Missile Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Feb 4, 2005
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    DE/DT/OLB - 3 additions {2 DL, one being a 3 and 5 technique} 1 OLB where BB sees fit.
    OL - 2 additions
    RB - 1 additions while adding a veteran fa pick up. nothing fancy.
    DB - 0 addition
    WR - 1 additions There is a lot of talent from the 2nd round on to choose from
    TE - 0 additions
    QB - 0 additions
    ILB - 0 additions
  3. Metaphors

    Metaphors In the Starting Line-Up

    Oct 10, 2005
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    That is pretty much where I am as well...

    Jordan and Sheard
    Carimi and Boling
    Ryan Williams
    Deunta Williams

    I'm thinking that the Pats jump on a center in the 4th round (Kirkpatrick) before a likely run on them in the 5th. Seems a better use of the pick than another RB. I have a feeling that some good RBs are going to slip into the later rounds. Plus the sheer number of RBs taken will displace some solid guys in free agency.

    Generally agree with you. However, the Pats should be ready and willing to draft any position once they get to the late 2nd.

    Baldwin at #74?
    Rudolph at #60?
    Mallett at #74?
    Martez Wilson at #74?

    None of these guys should be available at these spots but the value might just be too high to turn down. None of these are needs and they would effectively be replacing (this year or next) productive players. However, you typically don't look back with regret when you can get 1st round talent in the 3rd round. Even if they turn out to be busts, the investment needed is reasonable enough to be worth the risk.
  4. Ochmed Jones

    Ochmed Jones Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    You have two roster spots for OL. One is clearly for Neal who retired.

    Is the other one for Light? Do you see BB letting Light leave as a FA?

    Or is the second OL spot to provide competition or are we unsure of Kazcur's back is fully healed?
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