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  1. carolinatony

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    I don't like Gonzalez at 28

    24. New England Patriots (from SEA)
    Daymeion Hughes CB California

    25. New York Jets
    Robert Meachem* WR Tennessee

    26. Philadelphia Eagles
    Tim Crowder DE Texas

    27. New Orleans Saints
    Darrelle Revis*CB Pittsburgh

    28. New England Patriots
    Anthony Gonzalez* WR Ohio State

    29. Baltimore Ravens
    Anthony Spencer DE Purdue

    30. San Diego Chargers
    Patrick Willis LB Ole Miss

    31. Chicago Bears
    Arron Sears OL Tennessee

    32. Indianapolis Colts
    Justin Harrell DT Tennessee
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    They could get Gonzalez in the 2nd round.
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    Especially with two LB we like going with the next two picks. Hughes at 24 and Willis or Spencer at 28 and I think we're all happy.
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    Hughes and Willis would be an amazing draft.

    But I'm not willing to get my hopes that high. As much as I disrespect many of the NFL GMs, Kiper is worse.
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    Just watching the NFL channel and they said if Gonzo runs a 4.4, he'll put himself in the late 1st round.
    They also said that Ohio State coaches (of course this could be fluff) that Gonzalez ran step for step with Tedd Ginn Jr..

    I'd like to see us go heavy on defense..
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    I agree defense first.
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    what is it with Willis? I see some mocks that have him going in the early teens, then I see some that have hime going late in the first. I know all mocks vary, but that a 10-15 pick difference. From everything I have seen, he looks like he'll be a great player. If he is there at 24, I hope the Pats get him.
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    So who would Gonzalez be a comparable to, Stokley, maybe, but without the injuries if the Patriots drafted him, please?
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    The one thing I will say of Gonzalez is he takes his football seriously. I'm thinking of the story where he purchased a portable chamber that simulated high altitude year.

    Let's say they do draft him just for arguments sake. They'd get a player that was totally devoted to football and a great lockerroom guy IMO.
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    There will be a lot of GOOD picks for us in the 24-28 range. It all depends on what BB wants. I also believe someone will drop that BB can't pass on.
    Two good solid players on defense would be great.
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    Here's a Sports Illustrated comparison and if thats the case I would want him also.

    8. Anthony Gonzalez, Ohio State: A steady and dependable possession receiver with explosive quickness. He is a polished route runner who finished as the Buckeyes' second-leading receiver in 2006. He has all of the tools to be a solid complementary receiver on the next level. He will run a surprising 40 time, but his overall skills make him a solid second-round pick.

    Comparable Player: Reggie Wayne
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    Cmon, with Spencer AND WILLIS still there at 28, you have gotta pick for value. GOnzalez is a late-first to mid second, Willis is a mid 1st in an area of need.
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    Interview Brandon Meriweather (Miami) til his eyeballs bleed, and get an idea of whether he's an incorrigible punk... I rarely say this about guys because most of the time, they're just asses if they have off-field issues.

    It's just too intriguing to have a guy that has played strong safety, free safety, and cornerback, all well. I would love to see him on the field as a Patriot. I would also love to see Pacman Jones on the field as a Patriot. But I wouldn't take Jones, and might not take Meriweather, based on sheer attitude/felony issues alone.

    I wish these guys would just grow up and realize they're going to be as rich as they want, get all the trim they want, and pretty much get everything they ever dreamed of, if they'd just shut the **** up, concentrate on football, and stay out of ahem tussles with the law, other players, strippers... you get the idea.

    PFnV
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    I think if we wait for Gonzales at #60 he will be gone. With some extra comp picks we may be able to package a couple of non-comp picks and move up to get him in the 2nd.
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    Didn't we kind of do this *last* year?
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    We drafted Gonzales last year after using our 2 first rounders on D? I must have been in a coma.:singing:
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    I'll admit that I haven't been looking in to the draft much as yet, but I'd be a little pissed if they took a WR in the first round but not a LB. Unless of course a LB that would fit the system simply wasn't there worth taking, but I gotta figure at 24 and 28 at least one has to be.
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    I made that comparison of him to Stokley on another board yesterday. Like you said, he is Stokley without the injuries, but he also has better run after the catch skills than Stokley. He is a little bit more of a quicker, elusive type than Stokley. I think I saw him returning punts in a dual formation with Ginn before.
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    I like him going to Buffalo with their first round pick if they lose London Fletcher-Baker. Then again, what do I know?
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    I've also heard that some have him going in the 2nd or even the 3rd. Weird.
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    People are always unsure of where inside linebackers grade out on a league-wide basis. They don't get graded on pure sack/size/speed numbers and tackles are next to worthless as a comparison tool. If these people were skilled at scouting football talent they'd probably work at it, instead they grade inside linebackers based on a complex forumla of hearsay, relative team need, and black magic.

    Weaker linebackers also tend to get hidden inside in college, protected by the defense tackles from blockers. That kind of experience doesn't translate well to the pros.
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    If we are not picking number 1 , mock drafts are just that a mockery... And even when your picking number 1 its not a given who is the number 1 pick...

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