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  1. NG Pats Fan

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    I remember, new england fans were screaming for us to draft connor barwin in the 2nd round in 2009. We ended up taking Darius Butler and Ron Brace instead :bricks: Connor Barwin recorded 12 sacks last year, guy is a stud. I gotta give you guys credit, you were right about this guy.

    Glad Belichick stepped up and got Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower this year. I smell another superbowl coming for us!
     
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    :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
     
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    ...And who cares?
     
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    Alot of people liked Brooks Reed as well and he looks like a stud.

    That entire Texans front 7 is looking very talented.
     
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    I was trying to remember who 'reed aswell' was. DUH
     
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    lmao...fixed it for ya
     
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    The Texans did their jobs last years, his defense is really good.
     
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    A lot of people wanted the Pats to take Jerry Hughes over Devin McCourty. Funny, those people don't continually talk about that anymore.
     
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    I do, I imagine many others on the board do as well. We enjoy evaluating players and it's interesting to see how such a high profile binkie turns out. One extra thing about the Barwin evaluating is that he lost a year due to a freak injury, so he reached his current level of development with 1 less year than he's been in the league, making him even more impressive.
     
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    Yawn.

    Wrong forum.
     
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    Yeah, but the Pats got value.

    Value > Barwin. And Barwin is only 1 player when NE got 2 players. 2 is more than 1.

    It took guts to go up and do that.
     
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    like who?

    at least barwin made some people think of mike vrabel......

    I don't remember anyone swooning over hughes other than it being a position of need
     
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    this makes no sense.....barwin was drafted AFTER brace and butler......and sorry to players who cannot get on the field are not worth more than one player who can
     
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    Butler & Brace stink, Barwin is very solid and getting better. Give me 1 good player over 2 scrubs any day of the week.
     
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    BB not taking Barwin was part of the philosophy he was strict to follow at the time. BB felt 2nd round was too valuable to risk on a maybe at one facet of the defense. BB wanted jacks of all trades (consequently, masters of none) who could turn into solid players across the board. He wasn't interested in landing guys who were boom or bust athletes who were likely going to be one-trick ponies. The league changes, and so do the smart decision makers.

    I don't doubt that BB saw the potential in Barwin, but he wanted a more versatile guy. I'm pretty sure he'd take four Mike Vrabels before he took one Lamar Woodley.
     
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    I'm still pissed about taking Bob Cryder over Ozzie Newsome in 1978. We wouldn't have won any Super Bowls when Ozzie played. But, he's a hall of famer. But, I'll bet he would be our GM now and we would have 1 Super Bowl. Instead of 3....uhhhh...nevermind
     
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    yes....because a 2nd rounder is much more prudently used on a really fat guy who can't play as an insurance policy. even though you already did not have a decent OLB to speak of....

    I thin kthe reality was that the pats FO just didn't think he could play even though he showed the kind of versatility the pats admire
     
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    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england...will-you-most-bummed-see-come-off-board.html

    See posts #13, 30, 33 and 34 in that thread. Brandon Graham and Sergio Kindle were also board favorites that year.

    See also:

    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england...tsfans-com-draft-contest-name-your-12-a.html
    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/13/334067-sergio-kindle.html
    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england...raft-will-satisfy-you-page3.html#post1793775

    There were plenty of folks that liked Jerry Hughes in 2010.
     
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    Sarcasm good sir!
     
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    What? An NFL franchise drafted a player and it turned out that somebody drafted later turned out to be a better player?


    ALERT THE MEDIA!!!!
    STOP THE PRESSES!!!!!
    BREAKING NEWS!!!!
    This is UNBELIEVABLE!!!!




    /sarcasm




    Seriously, it never ceases to amaze me as to why so many people (both fans and media) seem to have this expectation that every single draft pick should be perfect, and that nobody drafted later should ever turn out to be a better player.

    Do we nitpick over every incomplete pass that is thrown, or god forbid, an interception - and rehash it years later?

    Do we dissect every time a baseball batter makes an out, a pitcher gives up a base hit, a goalie fails to make a save, or a basketball player misses a shot with the same scrutiny as evaluating an NFL team's draft pick with the wonderful aid of hindsight?

    Why is there so much focusing solely on the 'could'a had this guy' that followed while conveniently omitting both the teams own other good picks as well as all the misses that every other team had?

    Why is there this expectation that every NFL draft pick should be perfect, but we don't apply that same standard to anything else, whether it be the NFL or any other sport?



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    I just wanted to add one other thing: Welcome Back to mayoclinic; you have been sorely missed over here.
     
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