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  1. SVN

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    Are you suggesting we trade the #7 pick for 2-Second Round picks?

    I believe Atlanta has picks 34 & 37. I know most people don't put much stock into the "Trade Value Chart" these days, but it's not even close.

    The 7th pick is worth 1500 points.
    The 34th pick is worth 560 & the 37th pick is worth 530 = 1090

    That difference of 410 Points is a BIG one! Based on the chart, pick 49 carries a weight of 410 points.

    I also have read that the Patriots may take less value than the chart suggests to move down. If all the players the Patriots believe are worthy of the #7 pick are gone, they will be willing to take less and move down. That said they will not be willing to get abused in the process (which would be taking pick 34&37).

    Here would be a more reasonable trade:

    Patriots trade # 7 to the Falcons for their #34 and 2008 1st round pick
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    Patriots trade # 7 to the Falcons for #34, #37 and their 2nd round pick in 2009
     
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    Yeah but still, you have to wonder... what if we ACTUALLY LANDED McFadden. Could you imagine our offensive output? While I, for one, have been screaming for weeks about our need for the defense to get younger, I still wonder what it would be like if we got Darren McFadden to compliment Maroney, Moss, Welker, and Brady.
     
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    I would rather have his running mate (I forget his name).

     
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    I have had the same thought....Part of the thought is that we can still improve our de over last year and we can improve our Offense over last year.

    As our Offense was one of the best ever it is harder to improve than our defense which was good for the year but average when weighed against history.

    So by sinking the #7 into McFadden you throw some heavy amunition at improving the offense. You than use the next few picks on LBs and DBs and you may improve the de as well.

    IMO the most important thing to this de improving over last year is the health of Seymour closely followed by the continued developement of year two players Thomas and Merriweather.
     
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    I would probably cry if you guys picked up Mcfadden at 7.. Lol, he's amazing. But I really think there are much more needed spots.. You should use it to improve your defense..
     
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    SO if you like him so much would you like to see him splitting carries with Addai? or are you just saying you want to enjoy watching him and wont be able to if he is a Pat?

    I ask because alot of people around here dont want him because we have Maroney and I think that is a foolish reason.
     
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    Agreed. If anything, McFadden splitting carries with LoMo would lengthen Maroney's career as well as McFadden's. Plus, one back would ultimately complement the other as Maroney is more of a power back than McFadden.
     
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    Actually never really thought about him being on our team.. But I just know he is good and would make your offense REALLY good.. Because you would have one of the best rushing games and passing games.. Instead of mostly passing. Which would make it even harder for us to beat you.
     
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    We would probably break the 600 points barrier. :) And have a more balanced offense to boot. I dunno, our defense did not look so bad last year. We pick up a CB and LB on the first day to go along with McFadden and this team could be scary good again. Might finally shut up those damn 72 dolphins.
     
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    The offense output would likely be no better than last year - probably worse.

    Of course, that is the case no matter what is done this offseason.
     
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    The Pats should bring every potential top 10 prospect in for a closer look even Matt Ryan. The last thing the Pats want is to be locked into one possible selection. That would nulify any leverage with a potential trading partner.
     
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    Co-sign. Very well said.
     
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    ESPN is going nuts on Sportscenter that we're bringing in McFadden for a visit. Tomorrow they'll probably do some study that analyzes Maroney's first two years and come up with rumors that the Pats are trying to trade him.
     
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    :bricks:I should have seen this coming sooner. It's all so clear now. The Patriots will trade up to #1 to draft Darren McFadden. Here is why?

    1. BB believes the game has shifted to Offense, not Defense.
    2. The Tuna is just begging to give the top overall pick away.
    3. The Patriots see an opportunity and they pounce on it.
    4. McFadden is unquestionably the biggest impact player.
    5. The quickest way to take pressure of Brady is to run well.
    6. Even when he had Dillon, BB wanted to pair him up at RB.
    7. Packaging picks to Miami could also land them Jason Taylor.
    8. If Brady were to go down, McFadden could help carry them.
    9. Brady wants to be surrounded by playmakers who can score.
    10. The League loses power to bully Pats if they trade picks.
     
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    Yeah... there's not a snowball's chance in Hell that we trade up with the Dolphins.
     
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