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Is that a good draft position for us in the first?
I would have liked a 32nd pick, but yea - Bill will like that.
The Wild Card is what will Cassel get us - High First? And then what will Billerio do with that pick.
23rd is a crappy position for a team that didn't make the playoffs, but when you consider that we went 11-5, you realize that it could have been worse. We should be picking 19th. Only 4 spots back from where we should be, so it's not the end of the world.
agreed. Its like the Pats are being punished for not making the playoffs. But im sure this has happened to other teams in the past. Its just the first time its happening to the Pats. So as BB would say: "It is what it is".
23rd isn't bad. It could be worse.
in 2008 the Steelers got Mendenahall
in 2007 the Chiefs got Dwayne Bowe
in 2006 the Bucs got Davin Joseph
in 2005 the Raiders got Fabian Washington
in 2004 the Seahwaks got Marcus Tubbs
Ok not exactly the most memorable picks... but it depends on how good a team's scouting department is too. There are plenty of strong late 1st picks and the Pats usually draft well in the 1st round regardless.
Was Ty Law the 23rd pick?
Yes he was, in the 1995 NFL draft. I hadn't thought about that.
No worries didn't we get someone's second for trading down last year, and we will most likely get another first for Cassel. All is Good in Pats land
As long as it's not a TE - RB or WR, i hope the new guy Nick Cesario can buck Pioli's horrible trend in the Offensive department.
So what exactly is the thinking behind rotating the picks? That doesn't seem to make much sense.
It's a pretty goos spot to be picking in this year. There should be a number of solid LB/CB/OL to choose from. The one position I do not see available at that spot is safety.
Sadly .. id be tempted to use one of those lower picks to move up and pick up William Moore and hope Barwin, Simtim, Cushing is still availabe in the 2nd
We all went 11-5 so why should we pick first in every round? excpet that we didn't make the playoffs which they don't care about. but if all 11-5 teams made the playoffs and none made the SB it would only be fair that they rotate.
We should be able to do very well in this draft. Could possibly have 2 first rounder and 2 second rounders...nice
I think we need OLBs more than any other position in this draft.
Vrabel will soon be transitioning into a rotation with Mayo and Guyton.
Adalius is getting older. We don't know what we have with Woods and Crable.
I'd go for the OLB who can get off the edge and create some mayhem.
Mankins, Moss, and Welker say hi.
Why are people projecting Vrabel inside now? If he has lost a step as so many claim, why would you play him at a position where he would be "less" effective? Whom do you project to play OLB in his place? Puzzled minds would like to understand?
At OLB you need to have speed and quickness to be able to get to the QB as well as excel in coverage. At ILB it is more about reading the play and finding your gaps which is more about smarts then athletic ability. I think that's why most (me inculded) expect him to transition to ILB. He has the smarts, but he just can't keep up in open space anymore.
I don't see anything wrong with what you said...that's the reason why Pittsburgh is in the Super Bowl...Edge Pressure! I want the Patriots to try and get Everette Brown or Aaron Maybin either would solve our problems.
On Moss and Welker i know we traded picks for them and loved the move for both players. I was just talking about the BB/Pioli Offensive Drafts...they have hit on quite a few Busts in that department...ie Bethel Johnson - Chad Jackson - Ben Watson - Laurence Maroney and Dave Thomas just to name a few.
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