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Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by jeffbiologist, Apr 29, 2011.

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  1. jeffbiologist

    jeffbiologist Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Now I wont cry about a OLB or pass rusher, thats been done. But how about drafting decent players even at positions of strength to weed out our hi $$ guys? I can certainly see the first 2 picks replacing Light and Bodden on the roster saving $Millions$!! Do we use this cap room to get a pass rusher? They are rarely available in Free Agency but history tells us BB does spend $$$ on LBs. If the franchise tag is dropped do we go after Woodley? Edwards at DE? A JAG vet G? Where do we spend our $$? We are well below the cap...
     
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    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    You diagnosed it yourself. The only spot that could use an upgrade in FA is OLB and BB has done that and spent the dollars before. A drafted conversion takes literally years. Let someone else pay for it.

    I like SF guy Manny Lawson, who will be replaced by their high draft pick rook. He has everything and finally 4 years of experience while occasionally flashing ability. Just like Vrabel, I think he is ready to pop...
     
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    MaineMan 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Didn't Woodley already re-sign (or sign his tag)?

    Three days ago, I'd have wondered where Edwards would fit. Now, I'm not at all certain about "what" he'd be fitting into.

    Tangentially, Edwards wold be cool since he and Ninko were college teammates and he would represent another "recovery" player from the 2006 draft class.
     
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    jeffbiologist Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I'm going on the assumption that the franchise tag will be lifted once a new CBA is in place so we will lose Mankins but be able to pursue Woodley. And most would like a $10M LB and a $2M G, not the other way around.
     
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