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  1. Seneschal2

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    Not a surprise, as most of us have the Pats drafting some insurance for Neal:

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    I've actually been thinking about G/C in the 2-3 round area. It seems there are quite a few that are highly regarded.
     
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    I love reading that from Alex Mack, and Unger is a player I really like. I think the interior line is a big need, given the way the offense performed from the 2007 playoffs to mid-2008. There was a noticeable drop-off in offensive production, and a dramatic increase in sacks, over the time in which Neal was out.
     
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    that's what I was thinking all along.....there are some around here who seem to think that OT is the priority, but neal is the real liability right now along with then potential need to replace mankins (light and kaczur won't cost nearly as much to keep)
     
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    need replacements for light and neil
     
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    light can still play
     
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    Yeah, he just seems to have more off games now than he used to.
     
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    According to PFT, the Jets might release starting RG Brandon Moore, so he could come if the price is right. Is he still any good?
     
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    The reason I like the idea of drafting an OT is so the Pats can shift Kaczur inside, while retaining his versatility as a backup swing tackle. On top of that, it gives the Pats time to groom Light's replacement, who'll probably be needed in a few years. Considering the potential surplus of picks the Patriots will have if Cassel is traded, I wouldn't mind them addressing OT and OG/C both early in the draft.
     
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    I think this draft is deep enough to get good value for OG/C in the 3rd round, Canfield or/and Caldwell
     
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    I would agree with that. Eric Wood or Trevor Canfield would both be terrific pick ups in the 3rd round.
     
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