Camp Competition vs. Future Pick

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by ay-yo, Apr 19, 2012.


What would you rather have

  1. Camp Competition

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  2. Future Pick

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  1. ay-yo

    ay-yo Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    May 1, 2011
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    Many posters have mock drafts where the Pats make 7-9 picks. One thing to consider is who that late round rookie would be competing w/ for a spot on the 53.

    For example say we take a WR in round 5. Sure that rookie could win the camp battle and prove to be the better player. But how big is the gap between the rookie WR and whoever was cut. Is there more value keeping the vet WR and getting a future pick?

    This situation could be extended to many areas on the roster. Brace and Pryor are two guys who could get beat out by a late round pick. Same situation at the 4th rb spot. We could draft a guy or go w/ 1 of the FBs we signed.

    Personally I like taking the future pick. By trading a 5th for a future 4 we are guaranteeing ourselves an increase in the value of our assets. Using the late round selection to increase camp competition is a gamble.

    Of course there's nothing saying either philosophy needs to be strictly adhered to. I just find it unrealistic to think there will be 7-9 rookies on our 53. Thoughts?
  2. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 Supporter Supporter

    Jan 22, 2005
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    #3 Jersey

    While I like the thought process, the market you describe here basically doesn't exist: I can't remember hearing of a team borrowing a 5 one year for a 4 the next year.
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  3. NinjaZX6R

    NinjaZX6R In the Starting Line-Up

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    Future pick.
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