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  1. Gumby

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    For those of us who think the unprecedented penalty of the 1st round draft pick being taken away was bogus and wonder what could have been next year if we still had our picks.......


    Here were the guys taken after pick # 30

    31 NYG Kenny Phillips S MIAMI (FLA.)
    32 MIA Phillip Merling DE CLEMSON
    33 StL Donnie Avery WR HOUSTON
    34 Wash Devin Thomas WR MICHIGAN STATE
    35 KC Brandon Flowers CB VIRGINIA TECH
    36 GB Jordy Nelson WR KANSAS STATE
    37 ATL Curtis Lofton ILB OKLAHOMA
    38 SEA John Carlson TE NOTRE DAME
    39 SF Chilo Rachal OG USC
    40 NO Tracy Porter CB INDIANA


    I know "what ifs" are for children; but its a long off-season; SO just supposing.... IS THERE ANYBODY FROM THE NEXT 10 PICKS that you would have wanted?

    There are 2 CBs, a potential MLB, a TE and an OG in the list.
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    I don't want to think about it,its torture. :mad:
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    i think Chilo Rachal, Brandon Flowers, Tracy Porter, or John Carlson all could have found a spot on this team
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    I hate to comment on this cause I really don't like thinking back about those picks that got taken away...:mad:... but I would have to say Brandon Flowers.
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    No offense OP, but this is about as fun an exercise as thinking about the Pats visiting the White House yesterday....
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    I like Phillips or Flowers from that list. Maybe Porter. Hard to say. Let's see how they turn out.
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    Next, I'd like you all to think about that one job you really, really wanted and didn't get. Try to imagine how much better your life could be right now if only you'd gotten it!

    Tomorrow we'll work on that girl who broke your heart, and how she really was "the one."
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    Unfortunately, Phillip Merling falling to the Phins did'nt make me feel so hot.
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    Well she was!
    What does that have to do with a silly speculation thread though.
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    whats done is done:mad::(
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    Damn you!!!

    Actually, if we had #31, we would have been able to slide up for Cason. It may have cost us one of Wheatley, O'Connell, or Crable though. If it cost us Wilhite, that's a wonderful upgrade.
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    We would have just traded it for a one next year which we would trade for another one the following year so...........:D
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    Brandon Flowers would've been the pick.
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    Maybe not. I seem to remember Belichick saying recently that Wheatley was their #2 Cornerback. I'm assuming Cason was #1.
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    Where did you hear that?
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    DRC was their #1 CB
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    But Michael Smith said they liked DRC? :bricks:
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    I don't believe that for a second, regardless of how many people in the media have jumped on it.

    Of course, I could be wrong. But I do know that rumor didn't originate in Foxboro. It was some journalists educated guess.
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    In an interview with either Belichick or Pioli. If I can find a transcript, I'll post it.
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    About DRC being their #1, I do believe t because it came form Adam Schefter and Michael Smith. Two writers who I believe and trust. I really don't believe that Wheatley was their #2 corner, if anything I'd say Top 5, because if he really was thier #2 CB, I could of seen them moving up in Round 2 to make sure they got him. I'm sure he was in their top 5 or 6, just not their top 2.
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    It's certainly possible that I mis-heard.

    I think Adam Schefter is the most reliable source out there, even when he was a Broncos beat reporter. However, I think he either guessed wrong, or was used as a screen in this case. With Detroit hot for Mayo, I could see the Pats planting a leak that they were trading down to target DRC to prevent the Lions from leaping to 8 or 9.
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    I think it would have been Flowers, too.
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    Dunno who they might have targeted, but I'd have loved to see Jordy Nelson, though it was a surprise when he was drafted that high.
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    I would think there would have been a HUGE chance the pick would have been used to move up or down so I think this point is irrelevant
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    Trade up for Cason..............................:rocker:
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    It would of been one of the CBs whoever was rated highest by them at the time. Hell, it could have been Wheatley.
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    I will watch Kenny Phillips career with interest ... especially if Matt Slater is groomed as a SS. Slater has more tools than Phillips and was our 5th round pick ... yup ... going to watch this one real close.
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