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As a strategy, how does IcyPatriot's idea sound?

  1. I'd like it.

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  2. I don't really care.

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  3. I wouldn't like it.

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  1. ctpatsfan77

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    Credit/blame to IcyPatriot in the thread on Todd McShay's mock.

    In other words, Pats trade up in the first in 2010 and down in the first in 2011.
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    Seems unlikely. Recall how NE has not made any major signings/re-signings, reportedly due to the uncertain CBA situation. NE is clearly uncomfortable with the near term future of the NFL's labor market. Drafting high would seem completely out of character for a team taking such a cautious approach to the next couple seasons.
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    I agree with BOR, the Pats could have had Oakland's firt rd pick this year, and they did not want it, because they are betting that the 2011 pick will be covered by a rookie salary cap. Meaning they can draft someone in the top ten and not have to sign him to a 80 million dollar contract. A very smart move.

    I could see BB trading out of the first round again this year (assuming that the Pats will pick sometime @ #24). If you look at it, history will show you that there is not much difference between first and second rd picks once you get out of the top twenty.
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    AFAIK, Al Davis never offered a first this year (I believe that the Pats were originally asking for a second for Seymour [2010 2 = 2011 1], but that Davis balked and then offered a 2011 1. I have to think that if Davis were insane enough to offer a 2010 1 for one year of Seymour, that BB would have driven Seymour to the airport himself.
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    Agreed.

    2010 is likely to be very deep, more so than 2011, which will probably be richer at the top, and which will most likely have a rookie salary scale. Why throw away a shot at getting a blue chip guy at a reasonable price, when there are plenty of other comparable players in 2010?

    I can see a small trade up if someone is within 10 picks of where we draft. But not the kind of move suggested here.
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    I like it. I want to win another super bowl soon. Not 2 seasons from now. We need to make a big move the next draft. I cant see us doing anything next year if we dont. We are rebuilding while trying to win this season without anyone knowing. Now its starting to show but all the idiotic nfl fans from other states cant seem to see that and are saying NE is finished. We will show you who is finished.
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    Depends on which player go up for. If we trade up in 2010 and down in 2011 and take a kicker with the 2010 pick, I might be disgruntled.

    However if we drafted the punter from Georgia (48.8 yard ave.), then I might not mind so much, although I do not think he is draft eligible for a while.

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