Re-stocking an old Super Bowl team with two #1s and two #2s

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  1. goheels22002

    goheels22002 Supporter Supporter

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    The NE Patriots came within a Wes Weckler whisker of winning the Super Bowl with the 2nd oldest defense in the NFL and the 6th oldest offense in 2011.

    See the chart at the bottom of this blog: 2011 NFL age ranks: Calling all graybeards - NFC West Blog - ESPN

    Interesting to see Green Bay and San Francisco among the top three or four youngest teams on both sides of the ball in the NFL. The Pats need to work closer to that to make the transition for future excellence.

    Fortunately, youth is on the way. The Patriots have 4 of the top 64 picks in the draft with a friendly rookie salary cap to make keeping these picks the most valuable ever, as selections or as trade bait.

    Does Trader Bill use all his picks? If he does, what should he do? Or should he shop these picks around for next Randy Moss, Cory Dillon, or Wes Weckler?

    The good news is that the Patriots are starting with a talent-laden roster with several positions partway or completely through a youth movement . Both lines have good young players to go with veterans near or at the end of the trail.
  2. Gronkandez

    Gronkandez 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    I was excited for all the high draft picks leading up to last year's draft. This year I am greatly lowering my expectations.
  3. BlitzFritz

    BlitzFritz Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    This draft board means that BB will use one #1, and 2 #2s.

    He will trade one #1 for a #1 next year and a #2 this year. Iguarantee it.

    He will also 75% likely to trade one #2 for a #2 next year and a #3 this year.

    Its his model. Keep that extra #1 and get a free second #2 EVERY YEAR FOREVER. (And the extra #2 means he can get a free second #3 EVERY YEAR FOREVER)

    -- FRITZ
  4. Gronkandez

    Gronkandez 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Where is the part about the cornerback drafted in the 2nd round and wide receiver drafted in the third round, both coming off significant injuries, who get cut in two years?
  5. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    I think this is a little deceiving.

    Kevin Faulk (35)
    Chad Ochocinco (34)
    Dan Koppen (32)
    Brian Waters (34)
    Shaun Ellis (34)
    Gerard Warren (33)

    All of those guys, except maybe Waters and Koppen, are likely gone. None of the guys who are leaving are starters. This is a bit different from the Steelers, who have key cogs aging at key positions.
  6. aurakilla

    aurakilla Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I dont think the core guys are that old on defense........(Mayo, Spikes, Chung)

    you do realize we have #31 right...........might aswell be a 2nd rounder
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  7. IcyPatriot

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    2- cb

    3- olb

    4- dl

    5 -oc
  8. blackglass3

    blackglass3 Supporter Supporter

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    This makes zero sense. How are we an "old" defense? Besides Wilfork they all seem pretty young to me.
  9. JFK

    JFK Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    either our NO pick or the early 2nd round pick gets traded. I actually like how BB trades for future picks.
    It's good to have two first round picks. Hopefully we address our needs with FAs
  10. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae Retired Jersey Club Supporter

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    I agree. The Patriots have some personnel issues, as all teams do, but age really isn't one of them.
  11. Rob0729

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    Look at the date of the blog entry. At that point, the Pats had Leigh Bodden (30), Brandon Meriweather (he is only 28, but older than his replacements), and Albert Haynesworth (30).
  12. borg

    borg In the Starting Line-Up

  13. goheels22002

    goheels22002 Supporter Supporter

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    I think they are all gone, except for maybe Waters who seemed ageless this year. But let's say they all leave - that's one staring DL and one backup, two starting OL, one inconsequential WR and one inconsequential RB (in '11). Anderson and Carter make two more starting DL. DL is the biggest need on the '12-'13 team unless both Carter and Anderson return.
  14. reflexblue

    reflexblue Supporter Supporter

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    BB will trade one of his two 1st rnd picks, thats his history, and he'll trade Down.
  15. goheels22002

    goheels22002 Supporter Supporter

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    You may be correct, but with the new CBA, the value of these low 1st rounders looks more like a fit for the cap than ever before. Long-term deals (4 years) at $1.5 - 1.75 million per year.

    See the 2011 draft class under the new CBA: news: Signing status of 2011 NFL Draft first-round picks

    The last five guys got right around $7 million over 4 years and included RB Mark Ingram and some top-shelf linemen on both sides of the ball.

    Belichick and the Krafts focus on value over everything else. The new CBA is a dream from the middle to end of the first round - quality, youth and affordable long-term deals. I think he uses both selections in the 1st round.
  16. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Supporter Supporter

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    I wouldn't bet on it. We still don't know how he will approach the draft with the new CBA. Now that there is far less financial risk to first rounders, he may even try to move up. This will be the first draft with the new CBA (the last draft everyone knew there would be some kind of reduced rookie wage scale, but no one knew for sure what it would be).


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    Yeah,that damn Wes Weckler ......

    Ummmm....Whose Wes Weckler??? :confused:
  18. ATippett56

    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

    Stockpiling picks for the Ryan Mallett era.
  19. ATippett56

    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

    Maybe the poster is Elmer Fudd.

    Be very, very quiet. I am hunting wabbit!
  20. BadMoFo

    BadMoFo Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Don't forget 32 year old Andre Carter and 30 year olds, Vince Wilfork, Tracy White and Niko Koutivedes.

    About Waters, I thought I read he was thinking retirement.
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