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    According to the Lindy's preseason football magazine, the Lions were going to take Mayo at #17.

    In my mind that explains some of why BB didn't trade down a second time in the first round, he might have been worried that Detriot could leapfrog him to get to Mayo.
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    I wouldn't have traded-down a second time, either.

    I'm just still pissed-off that Arizona couldn't beat SF at least once, so we could've secured the 3rd overall pick. NO maybe would've given us their 2nd-rounder and not insisted on getting our 5th-rounder. Their 2nd-rounder could've been used for CB Brandon Flowers or OLB/DE Quentin Groves, and our 5th-rounder could've been used for DT/NT Ahtyba Rubin or P Durant Brooks. Ah well.
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    denver wanted him also. i think they were picking 13 or something. so even if BB passed up on mayo, he would have been long gone by the time detroit picked.
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    Although I have liked everything I have seen from Woods and Crable thus far this preseason, the thought of Groves exploding off the edge in a Pats uniform was #1 on my draft wishlist. You want to make a secondary look better, give them a pass rush. Put Groves on the hip of a healthy Seymour and life gets wonderful. (Provided the opponents don't run a draw right at Groves.)
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    I seem to recall arguing here with somebody who, post-draft, insisted that the Pats draft management was crappy because they only traded down to #10 whereas they could have gotten Mayo as low as #12. :rolleyes:

    Given that real life isn't so precise, it seems like they did an excellent job of maneuvering for the right guy at the right price.
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    In the early part of the defensive communication era I think a few teams are going to regret passing on a 3-down LB like Mayo. 3-down LB's and hybrid SS/LB types stock will go even higher by next years draft.
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    The Lions definately wanted him, but they were drafting 15th(not 17th,they traded later). Denver needed OL help, my thought was a trade back with either the Bears or Panthers.....or at least getting more/better picks than they did. They had the deal pre-arranged, so why didnt they leverage 2 teams to get more?? What do I know....
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    Because Detroit was working on a deal with Denver to move up for Mayo if he fell that far. This Detroit business was reported shortly after the Pats took Mayo.
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    I am hoping Mayo develops into a 3 down LB. And I think you have a good point about LBers that can covers and thump, these hybrids as you call them, could become very hot commodities in the next draft or two. They are hard to find, but team will overdraft them to get them.

    I think Bob Sanders of Indy is another hybrid type player, unfortunately for the Colts, Sanders is a great dane at heart, trapped in the body of poodle.
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    I forgot to mention in my first post: I think that Lindy's is the best pre-season mag on the rack. I esp. dig the brief comments on each player drafted and on each player on each team's roster.
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    Some of those comments can be quite harsh, especailly when they identify a guy a a JAG or camp filler.

    I like that they list the UDFA's at the bottom of the page. It seems like every year 20 or so of those guys actually make an NFL roster, just goes to show that scouting is still an inexact science.
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    What does that make Wes Welker then? :)
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    Welker is a German Shepherd in the body of a scrappy pug.
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    The analogy was referring to Sanders's fragility, not his stature.
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    Exactly what I was thinking.
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    Ironically, that makes it a lousy analogy. Poodles are a far hardier breed than Great Danes. GDs are sadly overbred dogs that suffer from tons of health and skeletal problems and tend to have short lifespans.

    Oops, sorry, football. :p

    Didn't Brady already tab Welker as a Labrador?
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