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Impact of Brady's injury on the Draft

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  1. cstjohn17

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    If Brady is out for the year, IMO the team is not elite and will be in a dog fight for the last playoff spot. Maybe 10-6 or 9-7, we al hope for pick 32 but if they don't win they will be around 18-25. For me this means I can stop glossing over the top 20 picks because now there is some potential they could slide to the Pats.

    I guess the other impact is that they may be drafting a QB in the first 3 rounds.
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    I think we could be drafting almost anywhere now. Cassel could lead us to the playoffs or he could totally fall apart. IN NO WAY am I rooting for draft position but just in case it all goes wrong, as least it's there. I don't think we'll be drafting a QB in the first 3 rounds though, we did that a year ahead of time.
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    I think Cassel will lead us to the playoffs but we won't a superbowl which is what I want.
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    We still have a very easy schedule this year.

    We'll go 11-5.. maybe 12-4.

    We'll end up with a pick in the 24-27 range.
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    In recent years I have watched Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson win Super Bowls on the coattails of defense and special teams. Rex Grossman and Kerry Collins came close. I am still hopeful that a Super Bowl is in the cards. This team is probably better than our first two SB winners.
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    I agree. Losing Brady has not dropped us out of SB contention. We should have enough wins to get us into the play-offs then it can be as simple as who gets the breaks and who gets hot at the right time. Losing Brady dropped us out of being the favorite to win the SB. Now we are in the pack instead of ahead of it.
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    I am a BIG fan of OL. You win on the line. If we can't block better for Brady
    next year we are hurting. I want a stud OL in the first to protect him the rest of his career.
    The jury is still out on Cassel but it does not look like he can carry a team to the SB. We just drafted Kevin O'Connell so I don't see a need yet.
    Lets bring in a Vet QB and hope Tom is trady to go next year.

    I would love OL and a pass rusher with the first 2 picks. A LB,DB, and TE in the later rounds.
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    Yeah, right now, I'm thinking with the first three picks OL, OLB, DL.

    In any case, there's lemonade here: if Cassel truly does stink up the joint, the Pats can get a high draft pick. [I'd rather they make the playoffs, but giving BB another top-10 draft pick to work with wouldn't entirely suck, either.]
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    If the value is there, I would draft an OLman in the very 1st round. I would also draft another one later, but preferably not the late-round junk that was Dan Stevenson, Clint Oldenburg, Corey Hilliard & Mike Elgin.

    A blocking TE must be aggresively persued, via either the later rounds or UDFA, or both.

    And I'm always on the hunt for CBs.
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    I still agree with myself, which is rare. The team is going to win one, lose one for the rest of the year and should end up around 8-8 (within a game or so). I am focusing on picks 15-20.

    Damn they need some speed on defense, a pass rusher and some overall attitude. The only nastiness in their game was at the very end when they were getting whipped, I actually saw Warren get mad, that was the only good sign from the SD game.
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