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  1. PATRIOT64

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    In april's draft if you could have known what was going to transpire this season with Brady's injury and the OL line troubles and the secondary in shambles would you still take Jerod Mayo as your first pick or for that matter any round 1 linebacker at #7 ? or would you have maybe looked at a QB like Flacco who is a starter now or maybe a CB?

    I wonder if BB would have waited till round 2 for a LB and picked another player after he saw Cassel stink up the field and O'Neal getting picked on like he was Phillip River's b!tch

    Although I am glad Mayo was selected but I just wonder if BB was able to go back in time and possibly change things would it have remained as Mayo the number 1 pick for NE?
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    Re: If you knew then what you know now back in the draft.....

    Without Mayo in the middle our LB corps would be super slow and we'd be getting exposed there.

    Joe Flacco is the answer. Cassel is our best shot after Brady, been in the system 4 years, and O'Connell looks like he has potential down the road.

    Actually, our first few picks we addressed ILB, QB, CB, which we needed.

    I would have preferred to grab a RT or TE with one of those CB picks, but oh well.
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    Re: If you knew then what you know now back in the draft.....

    I'm reasonably sure he can't.
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    Re: If you knew then what you know now back in the draft.....

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    Joe Flacco would have been a monumental waste of a pick, even had BB known the future. You don't spend a first on someone you expect to sit at least three out of the next four years, just as insurance.

    Not to mention, Flacco isn't looking like the second coming of Joe Montana. 1 TD vs 7 INTs? That's much worse than Cassel! Flacco supposedly has the starting job for the rest of the season, but I really wonder if the Ravens are willing to write this season off so early, or will instead bench him (maybe using a minor injury as a face-saving excuse).

    No, given the ability to predict the future, BB would have brought in a veteran QB in time to participate in all offseason camps and learn the system. That's the only logical approach.
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