Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by ayjackson, Mar 28, 2010.
Assume a trade up, down or out.....who's the first pick.
I'll say CJ Spiller at #14.
Golden Tate at #28 with a trade with the Chargers. #22 for #28 and #92. The pats get a 3rd round pick and rob the Jets of Tate who pick at #29.
Ricky Sapp at 44: Hope he is still there
Dexter McCluster at 53: A reach I suppose...maybe they can trade down into the third and nab him
UP to 16: Jason Paul-Pierre DE/OLB, South Florida
Patriots trade 22, 53, and 229 (7th) to Titans for 16, 77 (3rd), and 148 (5th)
I'd like to get McClain too but I don't know if its worth getting ahead of the NYG at 15 or even Denver at 11. Paul-Pierre's stock seems more volatile (I've seen reasonable mocks with him going anywhere from 6 to 19). At 16, I feel his upside and motor make his lack of experience worth the risk if he drops. Giving up 53 is tough but getting back 77 makes it easier, as it fills the dreaded "hole" in the draft that BB has discussed in the past about trying to avoid.
DOWN to 34: Ricky Sapp, OLB, Clemson
Patriots trade 22 and 119 (4th) to Lions for 34, 66, and 214 (7th). Lions select USC OT Charles Brown after drafting Suh at #2. Gives Patriots 5 picks between 34-66 and given the depth of the draft, could allow them to get 5 players with first-round grades). Sapp is my favorite 3-4 OLB after JPP but the consensus seems to be that he is a late-first/early 2nd round guy at best.
I like your second scenario way better. I think Sapp is more likely to be a significant contributor his first year than Pierre-Paul.
what he said
Corey Wootten at 44
Rolando McClain somewhere between #10-14.
I think this actually has a decent chance of happening. Nick Saban has said that McClain is like having a coach on the field and that sounds like a player that Belichick would really covet. Tough, consistent and smart.
Trade up for McClain, grab Carrington and Hughes in round 2 and a WR in the 4th.
EDIT: As I've said before though, if for some reason Eric Berry were to slide, I'd be all for trading up to get him.
I like it. I still remember the year the Jets traded up to get Revis when we held the pick before them and had a need a CB. They seem to freak out whenever the Pats are near them in the draft.
trade down with KC to #36 and pick Jerry Hughes,
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