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Is Anthony Fasano worth dealing a second round pick?

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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    The Dolphins have tendered Fasano at his original draft position so the Pats would have to dish out a second pick for the rights to Fasano.

    While Fasano was injured and had a down year after his impressive 2008 campaign in which he had nearly 500 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns,maybe last year was just a stumble on the way to better things.

    He had not done much as a Cowboy so I guess he is a risky proposition,but with a team like the Pats with zero talent and depth at TE,I just think we will need a veteran TE instead of hoping a 2010 draft pick works out.

    Is he worth a 2nd?
     
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    He has torched the Pats in the past over the middle, but he's probably not worth a 2nd (Dolphins got him and Ayodele for a 4th rounder in 2008), and I doubt Parcells would be looking to work out a trade within the division, especially when Henne still needs targets.

    Olsen would seem to be a much more realistic target, given that his value is closer to a 2nd rounder (late), the Bears just signed Manumaleuna and hired Martz, and that Angelo has historically been willing to trade the Pats.
     
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    I think he would fit perfectly with our system. I would trade #53 for him.
     
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    He was terribly inconsistent last year. I'd rather try and get Olsen.
     
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    Are you guys joking, his numbers are not much better then watsons, so why give a rival a second round pick for a mediocre TE. Olsen i bet could be had for a second and we dont throw to the te anyways.
     
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    What's with the "trade valuable draft picks and pay a high salary to a mediocre player" ideas?

    Sure he's an OK player, but we have to pay a high almost FA salary AND give up a #2? Are you kidding?

    Dennis Pitta out of BYU is better than this guy and you can get him on a ROOKIE deal in the 4th. Better, cheaper, lower draft pick. Fasano for a 2nd? what are you smoking?
     
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    no no nono no no nono no
     
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    If he were in this draft without his NFL experience would anyone use a 2nd? I really don't think so. The Dolphins wouldn't match an offer anyway. They would take the pick and cash it in for a better player. Then they would draft a better TE in the 4th or 5th round.

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    Dennis Pitta
    Tony Moeaki
    Colin Peek
    Andrew Quarless
    Jim Dray

    All better than Fasano and should be there after the 2nd round.
     
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    I hate these threads. Why would we deal a 2nd for Fasano when we could have just kept Baker or Watson? Even if Fasano is better than either of them, it's not by much.

    TE's - even with NE having none on the roster, are pretty far down the list of priorities.
     
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    Rather use that pick on an impact player in the draft.

    I think the Pats can trade back and get a good TE in the 3rd.
     
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    Agree with the inconsistent label... no I wouldn't give a 2nd for him. 5th, sure.
     
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    No hes not worth a second! Hes a nice player but IMO he is a number two wideout. David Thomas is around his talent level.
     
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    Fasano has had his share of success against the Pats

    10 receptions for 179 Yards and a TD in 4 games against the Pats

    The guy can play....Is he worth a second?,perhaps not,but the guy can play
     
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    Fasona is slower than watson
    Fasona is not as good in blocking as watson
    Fasona has more dropy then watson

    so NO.He more comparable to David Thomas is speed,size and hands.
     
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    No. No. No. No.
     
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    No. I guess I have to write 10 characters to make this a legit post which it now is as I have met the required amount of characters and then some so I guess I'll post this in a few seconds.....like right now.
     
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    But I bet that Big Bill would be happy to take a 2nd-rounder for him, esp. considering that he only paid #100 overall for both him & SILB Akin Ayodele (who's unrestricted now, BTW) on draft day 2008, as Pats1 noted.

    I wouldn't pay that price, though. I wouldn't even think about it until the 4th round, if then. He's a better blocker than Watson and has better hands, but anything more than our 4th-rounder is TBC-style overpayment.
     
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    In this Jets fan's opinion - no. Fasano is a decent player, nothing more.
     
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