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Patriots can possibly have 7 picks in first 3 rounds

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  1. Disco Volante

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    As I just posted in another topic, we could end up with...

    2 first round picks (Cassel trade)
    3 second round picks (Cassel trade)
    2 third round picks (Samuel compensatory)

    :eek:
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    Is this a deep draft class? I don't follow college ball at all.
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    Yes, this is a very deep draft class.
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    If we get a 1 and 2 for Cassel. I doubt if they will both be this year. I wouldn't be shocked if we got a 2 this year, and a conditional pick next year based on his performance and team he gets traded to.
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    We will get a minimum of a 1st round pick for Cassel. I think a 1 and 3 is what is most likely. There is no doubt he brings in a 1st round this year. Too many teams need QB's and this isn't a strong QB class. I hope it is San Francisco, but I believe Minny will be the biggest player for his services.
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    The Pats have made deals with Chicago GM Jerry Angelo in the past.
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    #12 Jersey

    I cant wait for this draft. We are going to add some beasts and get younger in the process.
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    Sounds promising.

    The Pats need to address some key players...
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    7 picks in the first 3 rounds is possible via either getting 2 picks in the '09 draft for Cassel or through trade downs if only 1 '09 pick is in a projected Cassel trade.

    If the Patriots do end up with 7 (or even) 6 picks in the first 3 rounds, I'd hope they would trade one or more of them for either an established player (my preference) or future draft picks. Everyone drafted in the first 3 rounds has to make your football team, and I can't see the Patriots carrying more than 6-8 rookies on next years squad. We'd still have 4 later picks and undrafted free agents to consider. This year we had Mayo, Wheatley, Crable, O'Connell, Wilhite, Slater, and Guyton make the opening day roster for a total of 7 rookies.
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    My guess is we get a 2nd 2009 and a conditional for MC which gives us

    1 x 1
    2 x 3
    3 x 2

    Think we might get an extra 4th for Stallworth too? Anyhoo its plenty of room to trade up and down if we want to
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    i personally think we would get a 1 this year and a conditional next, if it were to go down like that
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    No matter what the situation comes down to, look for many trades to happen. I don't think this team will hold much more than five rookies on its roster, depending on what the older vets do.

    If they can get two defensive and maybe one offensive starter from this draft, plus two rotational guys, that would be awesome. I just don't want a repeat of 2007, with a ton of draft picks that disappeared.
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    Last season was a youth movement on defense, this season looks to have some of that again - isn't that what so much of the fuss has been about in recent years? That said I'm expecting the Pats to use some of those day two picks to move around the board for players they want. I'm also expecting NE to move at least one early pick forward to 2010 where there projects to be a better pool of 3-4 DL.
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    Here's a name to keep an eye on next year Box. Jared Odrick - DT - PSU.
    He has that tall almost lanky build. But, looks to be about 6'5" 300lb. Good
    athlete. Very tough at point of attack. Enough of an athlete to get a push on
    pass rush too. I was hoping Maybin/Evans returned to give PSU a defesive line
    reminiscent of the B.Clark/M. Millen line. But, the de's left early.
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    I saw his name on the NFL Draft Scout 2010 DT ranking and he was part of the pool I'm looking at when I consider moving a Day One/3rd round pick forward to 2010.
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    I agree with more youth (I'm Master of the Obvious), I'm just not sure how many rookies would effectively improve the team in 2009, especially with returning players who didn't get a full year in: Wheatley, Crable, Ruud.

    :yeahthat: Could not agree more.
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    Break it down position by position including reserves and two-way players and then consider that you've got a couple more years of high flying offense so lay it on the line and work to develop your D to carry you through the next O transition...

    CB - 4 youngsters, any of whom could be upgraded
    S - 1 youngster, 1 tweener, 2 gaps
    DE - one long term near Pro-Bowl, two 1 year Pro-Bowl/Starter, one solid reserve, one developmental kid, one gap
    NT - one 1 year Pro-Bowl, one or more gaps
    OLB - two aging veterans, one rotational developmental player, four+ developmental projects
    ILB - one aging veteran, one DROY starter, one rotational reserve, one over priced RFA

    I see room for 1 Day One CB, and some Day Two/UDFA competition.
    Room for 3-4 Safeties/Tweeners
    Room for 2-3 DE
    Room for 1-2 NT
    Room for 2-3 OLB
    Room for 2-3 ILB

    Presume 1 pick for Cassel and 3 comp picks and you could spend all 11 just on defense. That's not the way it will be handled, but I can see room for 1-2 offensive rookies and 4-5 defensive rookies making the roster...and that's before the Practice Squad is built or not counting that BB might decide to buy himself a young Punter (Huber or Gano would be nice projects). With this draft class, I expect NE could wind up carrying as many as 5-7 rookies on the roster and Practice Squad again - it's a promising draft class, much easier to shop this one than the 2007 market.
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    To Hell with that. The 2010 draft will suck rotten eggs... We want picks this year.
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    Our early picks should be something like this:

    1/r1: #10 (from SF) or #20 (Det) or #22 (Minn) - trade for Cassell
    2/r1: #23 - our 1st
    3/r2: #48 - from Chargers
    4/r2: #58 - our 2nd
    5/r3: #89 - our 3rd
    6/r3: #98 (or so) - comp pick for Assante.

    That's a pretty incredible draft.
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    We seem to always trade picks for next year though. I wouldn't be shocked if we
    trade sd's for a 1st next year. We convert the 3 from the trade last year into a 1st. Trade down to get a possible pro-bowler Mayo. Takes 2 yrs but convert that 3rd rounder into another 1st..but pure genius.. But we already know that. Carolina traded a 2 and this years 1st for Philly's 1st last year. So, their 1st pick is around 60. They're going to be dying to
    draft by the time 48 rolls around. Maybe they would.
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