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Best sign yet the Pats are NOT taking McFadden

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    Everyone and their dog seems to think the Pats will draft McFadden--which, obviously, means they won't. :)

    [I'm only half joking here: when was the last time the Pats made what looked at the time like an "obvious" first-round draft pick?]
     
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    Wilfork in 2004 was one that most people expected them to do when he slipped. Lot of people pinned them taking Merriweather as well this past draft.
     
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    Most draft pundits had the Pats taking Maroney as well. RB was a need at that time.
     
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    I seem to remember Manny Lawson being the choice of most draft pundits. I only remember one draft site having Maroney, as he wasn't expected to be on the board then.
     
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    Yup a lot of the sites had Lawson.
    I was not convinced as I thought Lawson was too small and skinny for this defense.
     
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    If we drafted McFadden, we could have two feature backs standing behind McDaniels watching our spread offense march up and down the field.

    ;)
     
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    I think the Eagles gameplan speaks volumes of McDaniel's lack of confidence in maroney, eckel, and co.

    If we had McFadden we would have been ripping huge chunks of yardage out of the Eagles soft run D.
     
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    Um... not that I saw. The talk was all Chad Greenway, Bobby Carpenter and Manny Lawson. We had Corey Dillon at RB and Monty Beisel at ILB.
     
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    Yeah, I did see Maroney on an occasional mock for us but he wasn't remotely close to an expected pick.
     
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    I was a huge Lawson fan in that draft (along with Wimbley) and last draft I was a huge Willis fan. Funny that both are with the 49ers and we own their next first round pick that we got for a guy that some people here liked, Staley.

    I think the closer our "percieved needs" for the Pats are to what BB considers the "actual need" the easier it becomes to figure out where BB is leaning.

    The harder part, when we are usually picking in the 20's and 30's, is hoping one of those athletes falls to the Pats in the draft.
     
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    But now that the Pats hold the #4, they are in great position to pick and choose among the elite talent in 2008. I think that's a GOOD thing despite people's protests about the money.
     
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