Is Dominique Rodger-Cromartie Worth the #7 Pick?

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by mavfan2390, Mar 2, 2008.

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  1. mavfan2390

    mavfan2390 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Let's say we can't find anyone wanting to give us a fair deal for the #7 pick, would you be alright with taking Cromartie?



    Depends on who else is available?

    Lets say all the good defensive players (Gholston, Long, etc.) are gone, would you rather have Cromartie or McFadden?

    Cromartie or Gholston?

    Cromartie or Long?

    Jenkins or Cromartie?

    p.s. Yes I understand this isn't the draft forum, BUT it is the offseason, and I don't see any threads not based on Moss or Spygate.
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  2. DaedalusX

    DaedalusX On the Game Day Roster

    Yes. And I've been secretly hoping the Pats would see the same.

    With a little more muscle and a bit of coaching, this guy could be the next Cromartie. And boy isn't that worth a #7 pick.
  3. Tyler.Durden

    Tyler.Durden Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    wasn't he considered a late 2/early 3rd round prospect?

    I'm wary of players who skyrocket at the combine.

    Is he worth the #7? No

    I think asante was an above average cb, and our system made him look great, i guess next year i'll see if i'm right.
  4. DaedalusX

    DaedalusX On the Game Day Roster

    And Brady was a 6th rounder. If Rodgers-Cromarter adds about 20lbs of muscle this off-season, he's going to be on-par with Cromartie at CB. You can hold me to that.
  5. Afterlifemobile-86

    Afterlifemobile-86 On the Game Day Roster

    There's no way the Pat's spend #7 on Cromartie, the ideal situation at this point is to trade down and get some more picks. I honestly don't understand why so many people on this board are in love with Rodgers-Cromartie, i feel he is being vastly overhyped.
  6. DaedalusX

    DaedalusX On the Game Day Roster

    Really? And what airtight evidence do you got to support that position, fella?
  7. Tyler.Durden

    Tyler.Durden Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    don't get me wrong, everything I've herd sounds good, but not worthy of a #7 pick. I'd be happy if he ended up on our roster though.

    If my aunt had balls she would be my uncle.
  8. Tyler.Durden

    Tyler.Durden Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    It will be difficult to trade down to get any real value, because of the cost of the high first round draft picks these days.

    Whats the chances our #7 pick holds out all preseason if we draft there?
  9. Handel

    Handel Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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  10. BradyToMoss

    BradyToMoss Guest

    I want the Pats to do whatever they can to land Ro-Cromartie. If it's #7, I will be jumping around my living room like a kangaroo in glee, if they trade down a few spots and he's still there and we take him, fine, however, whatever they have to do to get this stud, I don't care.

    This guy can return kicks, return punts and will be the next Deion Sanders. Mark my words on that, he will be the next Deion Sanders, a virtual TD waiting to happen. Just like when A-Cromartie picks a ball like he did in the Colts game. The fans crapped their drawers because they knew when he got out in the open field it was 6, and sure enough it was.

    He is a pure-bread if I've ever seen one, just like Deion. I remember watching Deion for the first time at FSU and I remember watching what he did on the field athletically he had gazelle-like speed, the graceness of a cat, he was so smooth and he just got you out of your seat. This is Rodgers-Cromartie, this guy will not only be a stud lockdown corner and a fantastic kick returner. This guy is destined for greatness. He's an Antonio Cromartie/Deion Sanders ball of clay that has been molded, mixed together and formed. Some mocks already have him as the #1 corner and the others will follow, they're just a tad behind.

    Do you know how Chargers fans feel about Antonio? Well that is going to be us if we take this guy. Please BB take this stud, I'm begging you. He not only solves our #1 CB issue, he solves our KR issue. Two issues resolved with one pick.
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  11. JR4

    JR4 In the Starting Line-up Supporter

    I agree with you. He will be special if he has no injury problems.
    The only concern is his lack of experience against top competition
    from what I read. I'd love it if PATs picked him. he could be the guy to
    shut down guys like TO, Burress (Moss? :mad:). At 6'2 and his leaping ability
    and track star qualities he could be that true shut down corner PATs
    have never had.
  12. otis p. driftwood

    otis p. driftwood Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Maybe I don't pay as much attention to this as you do or something, but overhyped?

    He's a good player and he had a good combine. How is that "overhyped?"
  13. BradyToMoss

    BradyToMoss Guest

    Whoever is foolish enough to think that Rodgers-Cromartie is overhyped, I hope that you are not even within a 20 mile radius of the Patriots war room.

    Check out some of his tape if you have any questions:

    This first shows what he did against the best seniors in the country (2cond clip) at the senior bowl. Check out the closing speed, the high-pointing of the football on the pick showing his Vince Carter-like vertical and check out how physical he is as a tackler. This is our guy.
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  14. ALP

    ALP Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    why does he only have 4 or 5 plays in his official highlight clip?
  15. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

    #75 Jersey


    He's anywhere from best to 4th or 5th best corner.
  16. patsfan-1982

    patsfan-1982 In the Starting Line-Up

    i like this guy to as far as the lack of experience against top competition evey CB comeing out darft has lack of experience they will now be faceing the best of the best and as far as never had a true shut down corner we did have ty law
  17. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Show me how to gain 20 pounds of muscle. I guess it's pretty easy
  18. primetime

    primetime Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    If he adds 20 lbs. of muscle this offseason, he will be discovered in a steroid or HGH test. You can't just magically add 20 lbs. of muscle in a few short months (especially if you're alreadu a rippling ball of muscle like most pro athletes), sorry. Worse, adding 20 lbs. would take away Cromartie's best attribute, which is his blinding speed.

    To be honest, DRC will not be the Patriots' pick at #7, but he will go higher than he should because some team will fall in love with him. He was getting burned relatively regularly by inferior competition at the DI-AA level and displayed a lack of technique which could be attributed to a lack of coachability. He's a super athlete but so was Andre Woolfolk a few years ago, and now where is he? Out of the game completely four years later. He's a track star playing football and a workout warrior, not a Belichick player. Poor college production at a low level of competition with exciting measurables... find me a previous Patriots 1st rounder that exhibits those traits. One good game at the Senior Bowl does not make up for a mediocre college career.

    The Patriots are more likely to trade down if they want defensive backs (though I want Quentin Groves) and look at a guy like Cason, who's a Belichick player through and through. Not the greatest measurables but he has been a superior player in college and can play safety; he also started his own charity foundation in college (something most guys don't do until they turn pro and have an agent/PR guy who says 'make a charity').
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  19. fair catch fryar

    fair catch fryar In the Starting Line-Up

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    We definitely need help in the secondary, but LB is a much more important position in this defense and a "young, run-stopping, pass-rushing, TE-covering prototype" is what this team needs far greater than a rookie CB with potential. Sign Gay, bring in some decent veterans and they will benefit far greater than giving our depleted LB corps a #7 pick at CB.
  20. PatsFanJess

    PatsFanJess Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Well I do recall that the Pats did talk to him at the Combine. I think he's worth whatever BB and SP think they need to do to land him..and hopefully, that means trading down and picking him up. I love this kid and think he could be on par with his cousin with BB coaching him up.
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