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Peppers or the #3

  1. Trade the #3 for Peppers

    29 vote(s)
    25.7%
  2. Keep the number #3 hoping for Curry

    41 vote(s)
    36.3%
  3. Expect to trade down with the #3 for more picks

    43 vote(s)
    38.1%
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  1. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    This is a simple poll. The speculation is that we might get the #3 pick of the draft as part of a deal with KC. What would you do with the pick?
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    Trade for two lower 1sts or Get Peppers, in that order of preference.
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    Trade it for someone's 15ish and next year's first.
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    #24 Jersey

    I will take Peppers over a hopefully Curry

    But if we knew (obviously no way to) Maybe I would rather take my chances on Curry just because the thought of Mayo and Curry for the next 4+ years is awsome.
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    I cannot fathom how people here are so in love with Peppers. He's an underachiever with a track record of disappearing in big games. The last option would be the best, nab the #3 then trade down for additional picks. Failing that, spending the #3 on Curry wouldn't be the worst thing the Patriots could do.
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    Ditto.

    If I knew for a fact Curry would be there at #3, I'd say #3. But thats not something the Pats can know until draft day.
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    If the Patriots are planning to make a run for the SB in 2009, then they'll want draft picks in 2010 (since they will be limited in their ability to sign UFAs--either by a salary cap, or by the poison pills if there isn't one).
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    isnt the guy a proven sack monster? 10+ per year, yr over yr
    isnt this what we have all been yammering about ????

    -- FRITZ
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    At #3, any two of LB Aaron Curry, LT Jason Smith, LT Eugene Monroe, or WR Michael Crabtree would be available. Or you could trade back a bit if someone really wanted a player and target NT B.J. Raji, S Malcom Jenkins, or OLB Connor Barwin. Myself, I'd rather have the pick to work with.
  10. mgteich

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    If we waited until draft day, we would have conditional trade partners if Curry were picked at #1 or #2. The consolation prize would be two firsts, perhaps the #10 and a 2010 first.

    My preference is Peppers, but keeping the 3rd until Draft Day is intriguing.

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    Who's "we" blitz man?
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    This is a good plan as well.
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    I'm greedy, I want both. Hehe. I'd take the #3 and take Curry if available. If Curry isn't available that means that Jason Smith or Eugene Monroe ARE. So you still can't lose drafting one of those monsters. Then you try to package #23 and other picks for Peppers. Now that's one sick defense.
  14. mgteich

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    Exactly how did you get the #3 without giving up our #23?

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    Cassel and a 2nd plus Vrabel = #3? It all depends on how the Cassel trade breaks down.
    And obviously you have to move Cassel first to clear up the cap space to acquire Peppers.
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    Yeah, that's why two years ago, he had two... count them, TWO sacks. The entire year. At a position he wouldn't be playing here. He's a proven regular season sack artist that disappears in the playoffs and has no experience in this defense. Giving up a potential franchise quarterback, let alone additional picks, for the guy would be terrible. Oh yeah, and he's going to be 30 soon.
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    The only thing that concerns me about Peppers is his motor, his age and that he hasn't played OLB before.

    He is a physical freak, he has been dominating and he probably is worth it..I wouldn't complain...but getting another LB that rocks the house would be friggin sweet potato pie
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    #3 is too much to give up for Peppers, no matter how you look at it. Jared Allen had comparable production, wasn't changing positions, and was 3 years younger, and the Vikings only gave up #17, #73 and #82 equalling about 1355 points (the swap of 6th rounders was fairly minimal in value). That's about equal to the #9 pick in the draft. The #3 pick is worth about 2200 points. The difference of 850 points is equivalent to the #20 pick.

    If we got #3 I would attempt to trade it back. We could always go after Peppers with a lower 1st round pick if we still wanted him.
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    Nothing else? ;)
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    I'm not in the Peppers camp. Take the pick, draft Curry or one of the LTs. We had Mayo at #10 and Seymour at #6. Nothing wrong with ascending.
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