Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by DefenseRules, Apr 10, 2008.
not really they know who they want and they are trying to get the best deal they can out of that person
There is a 0% chance he goes #1. They like him a lot, they'd never take him at number 1. It's possible he could go to the Rams at 2, but more then likely they'll take Glenn Dorsey.
Probably so, but ever since Houston convinced the world that they choice Mario Williams in significant part because he was flexible in negotiations, this ploy should be extremely effective. The gap in money between #1 and everybody else has been so huge in recent years, it could behoove a Gholston to be extremely accommodating in contract terms, hoping that he'd look attractive at, say, a 10% discount over Chris Long. If the Parcells can conceal his real intentions so that the real target caves this way, that's a big win.
In addition, if someone said two weeks before that draft that Mario Williams would go #1 that would have been said to have a 0% chance of happening too.
Inspired pick, and cost the GM his job. Life is unfair.
Too true! Amen Sister.
Casserly was known to be leaving (resigned/fired, who knows) before that draft. He left very soon after it and if you poke around on Google you'll find much talk about him going to leave after the draft.
2006 should serve as some good humble pie for all the draft "experts." If you look at the top 10 now, the most viciously maligned picks -- Williams and Whitner -- now look the best, while a lot of the "sure things" (Ferguson, Huff) have faltered and the "steals" (Bush, Leinart) don't look like such bargains after all.
1 Houston Mario Williams - DE
2 New Orleans Reggie Bush - RB
3 Tennessee Vince Young - QB
4 New York D'Brickashaw Ferguson - OT
5 Green Bay AJ Hawk - OLB
6 San Francisco Vernon Davis - TE
7 Oakland Michael Huff - CB
8 Buffalo Donte Whitner - S
9 Detroit Ernie Sims - OLB
10 Arizona Matt Leinart - QB
this is good, means chris long may survive, but im scared after thinking of a kazcur vs gholston matchup 2 times a year
Good point. Hawk has been ordinary. Sims has been good, but he's surrounded by awful talent and coaching. I kind of disagree with the idea Whitner was an inspired pick. Whitner has started since day one, and there is value in that. But he has not been an impact player. He has been torched in coverage and vs the run. For example, vs the Giants he was embarrassed by Bradshaw and the Jacobs and looked very slow. Maybe he has been playing injured. I think that pick has been overrated by people and thus far a mistake. I guess you can say, at least he hasn't been a bust. Maybe he'll blossom next season.
I still hold out hope for Huff, and believe he is suffering from Oakland syndrome. Who knows if he will ever recover.
I agree that this is nothing more than a negotiating ploy to get the price down on the guy the Dolphins REALLY want. If they have 2 guys ranked equally, well maybe the price might be a factor then. The conflict of interests thing is certainly a valid point. Not sure how the Sports Agent companies deal with it, but they most likely have a procedure in place to minimize it.
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