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  1. ctpatsfan77

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    Not sure what, if anything to make of this, but I figured this is worth noting:

    2009: Four second-round draft picks
    2010: One first-round draft pick plus three second-round draft picks
    2011: Two first-round draft picks plus one second-round draft pick

    As of today, the Patriots have/will have eleven draft picks among the top 64 of the 2009, 2010, and 2011 drafts.

    For a team that's won ~3/4 of its games the last four seasons, that's pretty damn remarkable.
     
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    The first 4 bites (Chung, Brace, Butler and Vollmer) look very tasty so far. Can't wait to see what some of the next 7 will bring:

    RB Jonathan Dwyer
    QB (/TE?) Tim Tebow
    LBs Sergio Kindle, Brandon Spikes, Rolando McClain, Eric Norwood or Brandon Lang
    WR Julio Jones (using 2011 1st round pick from the Raiders), among others
    DT/DE Lawrence Marsh, among others

    Just a few of the many tantalizing options. As with 2009, we are loaded for bear and have enough ammo to do anything we want in either the 2010 or 2011 drafts. The FO has proven to be at it's best when it has maximum flexibility to move around.
     
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    How did they get two 1st rounders in '11?
     
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    Their own pick, plus Oakland's 2011 1st in exchange for Richard Seymour.
     
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    My bad. I should have read the rest of the forum first.
     
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    Hopefully it will turn out to be picks 1 (from Oakland) and 32 (from winning the SB). :D
     
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    For the next couple of years, the Patriots better toe the line with Herr Goodell. As a Jets fan, you just know he thinks that the Patriots have too many picks.
     
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    Talk about flexibility in the draft :D
     
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    In 2011 I would hope the Pats would take AJ Green of Georgia instead of Julio Jones of Alabama.
     
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    Dez Bryant looks pretty good too, aside from the trash talking. That is, if he doesn't come out in this draft (which I think he will). As someone who watches a lot of SEC football, I would agree with the general sentiment about Julio Jones. A.J. Green is no slouch, though. He just won't have an opportunity to show as much this year because his quarterback sucks.
     
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    two first rounders in 2011...one of which will almost certainly get traded to move back or out of the first round to get them more picks later on and/or in 2012 draft.
     
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    Good point. If the right player is not available at both slots, I can see the Pats stockpiling more chips.
     
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    Actually, depending on what happens, I could even see them trading their own first-rounder to get into the 2010 draft, if they felt they needed to.
     
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    This is what I think will happen.
     
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    FYI, Patriots don't have four 2nd rounders in the 2010 draft (yet), they have three.
     
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    See above. :)
     
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    True...they have multiple 2nd rounders to use as bait for that to happen.
     
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    If we drafted Tebow I would stop watching or rooting for the Patriots.....

    I can't stomach that guy....

    He needs to go to a Florida team.
     
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