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  1. Box_O_Rocks

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    I started counting the number of players who'd be gone before we pick:

    For sure Top-20 picks:
    QB (3) Leinart, Young, Cutler
    RB (3) Bush, White, Williams
    OL (1) Ferguson
    TE (1) Davis
    WR (0)
    DT (1) Ngata
    DE (2) Williams, Hali
    LB (2) Hawk, Greenway
    CB(2) Williams, Hill
    S (1) Huff

    That's 16 players who we can probably write off as lost cause.

    The next tier of players are the ones we have a real shot at, either at #21, or in a minor (3rd rounder) trade up:
    RB (1) Maroney
    WR (2) Holmes, Jackson
    TE (2) Pope, Lewis
    OT (3) Justice, McNeill, Winston
    OG (1) Jean-Gilles
    OC (1) Mangold
    DT (2) Bunkley, Watson
    DE (4) Kiwanuka, Lawson, Dumerville, Wimbley
    LB (6) Ryans, Carpenter, Simms, Howard, Jackson, Hodge
    CB (2) Youboty, Cromartie, Marshall
    S (2) Bing, Simpson

    That's a fair group of 26 players in our target zone. Of the bunch, Lawson, Kiwanuka, Carpenter, Youboty and Marshall are really the only one's I'd consider for the Pats. ... and perhaps Simpson.

    Lawson is lighting it up at the combine, and may be slipping out of our reach; 45' vertical and 4.4 speed. But if he squeezes someone out of the top-16, that could still work to our advantage... Huff and Greenway are among the most likely to drop if someone else goes in the top-16, and I'd take either one of them in a heartbeat.
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  3. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    i would be inclined to add K Holmes and
    maybe Cromartie ot the lsit of 16 to make 19.

    The others are all possible falls to the Pats. lawson and/or carpenter are the guys I have my eyes on and if forced to chose would take Carpenter over lawson,but only because i think Wimberly and Cocould are attractive first day picks for Willies' position eventually....
  4. BelichickFan

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    That's kind of shocking considering what a strong draft this is supposed to be.
  5. dryheat44

    dryheat44 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I don't think it's that different. There's probably 18 guys that are consensus first rounders and another 6-8 who are or aren't, depending on which team you talk to. I don't think there's ever 32 guys who grade out as first rounders, which personnel men equate to Pro Bowlers.

    The good thing, especially for a guy like Belichick, is that even though there are only, say 18 first round grades, there are about 45 guys with 2nd round grades.
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