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New Theory As To Why Patriots Used Both First Round Picks

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    On a certain local sports talk radio station, the mediots were discussing a possible reason for the Patriots using both first round picks.

    In simple terms, according to the new CBA, teams are able to lock up first-round picks for five years, whereas second round picks can only be locked up for four years. For players drafted after the top 10, the fifth-year salary is based on the average salaries of the 3rd-25th highest paid players at the player's position -- i.e. a steal if the player is any good.

     
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    In a recent article, Peter King wrote that few GMs will exercise that fifth year. His tone made it almost sound as though there was as stigma attached to it, and that it was mostly used for leverage purposes. I think Pioli was the only one specifically mentioned to favor them.
     
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    They used both first round picks because there were two players on the board who were well within reach and they felt the value was there even with the trades. Sometimes the simplest solution is the correct one.
     
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    And Kraft grabbed BB by his hoodie and said Bill trade up twice get these 2 guys LOCK IT UP I need a new T-Shirt in Feb!
     
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    Well.. I'm not going to go there just yet.. But it's certainly moving in the right direction..
     
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    Excellent, but can we get a CB or SS or both finally? Let's hope we can. The Pats want to have a Ty Law on the team, or Samuel. Too bad we missed the guard, hopefully both players that got picked in the first round pan out.
     
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    I Hear Ya! Doesn't hurt to think positive.
     
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    The pieces seem to be there now. Keep our key players in the secondary fit and give it an unerciful effort.

    The Light retirement hurts, but they'll get someone to help.
     
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    Precisely. And because the money makes sense over the life of the contracts. It also gives the Patriots the freedom to take flyers on guys like Wilson who apparently is quite a leader and mature for his age - something they value over talented knuckleheads in the defensive backfield.
     
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