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  1. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    If what is available at 21 includes a guy that BB forsees as a top level 3-4 OLB, I think there is no way he passes.
    That position is the most important in his defense (althought the team D concept says not as much more important as other schemes value any single guy)
    We are fine at OLB with Colvin and Vrabel, but if Vrabel stays inside, we need a guy to play now. Even if not, this guy would see a lot of time as a 3rd down DE if he is ready.

    There is only one conclusion in my opinion if the guys mentioned Lawson, Wimbley, etc are on the board an BB goes elsewhere, and that is that his opinion of the guys at that position is very low.

    With all of the different ways we can go at 21 and 3 more picks on day 1 this should be a fun day, and trades may happen too.
     
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    CrazyDave In the Starting Line-Up

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    It's gotta be LB all the way. With so many good ones this year, how could you not? That said, i'd like a guy to play inside while moving Vrabel back outside.
     
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    Remix 6 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    well doesnt have to be a OLB at round 1..they might like Mark Anderson..Parys Harylson..Darryl Tapp maybe in 2-3rd round
     
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    When it gets to the 21st pick and the best guy they have on the board for the OLB/DE position is only 40th on thier draft board, they'll take someone else. It depends who's there and where they have them rated. I heard last night Manny Lawson got a 43 on his wonderlic. Athletic ability and brains. He very well may not be there though.
     
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    If the scrutiny of BB Piloi and the PAts scouting department leaves those players graded as highly as you and many on this board feel they are, then it will be OLB. I just never bank on trying to figure out BBs opinion based on the opinions of the Kipers, Mortensens, draft guides, etc of the world.

    In other words, common opinion says we will be going OLB and maybe even trading up to do it, based on COMMON OPINION of the ability of these players.
    It is no where near a certainty that BBs opinion of the ability of these players is the same.
     
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    ayjackson Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    cowboys at 18 would be a prime trading partner (if parcells and bb could make a trade)....cowboys are shopping it to add picks in the mid rounds and we have multiple picks in the 3rd, 4th and 6th rounds....i think sims is gaining late momentum....top five talent allegedly....but too small?
     

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