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RUMOR: Have the Pats traded down to #10?

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  1. NE39

    NE39 Rookie

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    I just got a call from my nephew saying he just heard the Pats traded down to #10 with New Orleans, with details coming up.

    He could be yanking my chain, but he says he is serious. Anyone have confirmation?
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    I'm hearing the same thing. Supposedly its been reported on local New Orleans sports talk, with Schefter as the source. The rumor suggests that Pats are targeting Jerrod Mayo at the 10 slot - and that the Pats have Mayo above Rivers on their draft board.
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    It's not true. The Saints wouldn't even make that trade today anyways. They'd wait for tomorrow till the Patriots pick, just to make sure the player they want is there. This is NOT TRUE!
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    #12 Jersey

    Exactly because they would then be screwed if Denver or Cincy traded up to #6 and took Ellis.
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    *OR* New Orleans is simply making a calculated risk by making the deal now so that they don't have to face competition for the #7 spot on draft day.

    One in the hand is worth two in the bush ...
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    It would not make sense for the Saints to make that trade not knowing if the player they want is still available..JMO
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    Listen it's not true. It's made up by an idiot.
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    Don Banks projects the trade and a Mayo pick in his final mock:

    LINK

    Maybe it was reported that they have reached an agreement pending who is available or something.

    If so, it reeks of a smokescreen with both Schefter and Banks coming up with it at the same time.
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    Agree, it also doesn't make sense for the Pats to do that now either. What if Ryan for example falls and you could get 13 and 43 or something? Could take Mayo there too possibly.
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    Who cares if Don Banks projects a trade in his mock draft. If this is your basis for this rumor your an idiot! You gonna start quoting DryHeat too. If he projects a trade you gonna call that a rumor too??????
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    I think its entirely possible that they've agreed on a trade if a certain player is available at the #7 that the Saints want. Lots of people are saying that with the reduced time in between picks this year, there will be more potential trades worked out before hand like this.

    There are also rumblings that the Saints might package the #7 plus a player to swap picks with St Louis at #2.
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    If Schefter announced it,It would be on ESPN or NFL Network immediately - I say this is BS rumors right now - Maybe tomorrow but not right now
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    Ellis is almost guaranteed to be there at #7 so this wouldn’t surprise me.
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    This is exactly why it is always a sounds approach to never call people names.
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    Look, I didn't make this up. I really got a call from my nephew that he heard this on ESPN. Maybe they were conjecturing. I don't know. However, I'm not an idiot and don't appreciate being called one. I would hope a moderated forum would frown on that kind of thing.

    I posted it with the RUMOR: tag because I was looking for confirmation. I'm not looking to get insulted, so calm down. I was just wondering if anyone else heard it.

    If Schefter really did talk about this on a New Orleans radio station and Banks came up with it right before the draft as well, I would think it misinformation.

    If you have something to add to the thread, please feel free. Otherwise, feel free to ignore it.
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    Possible too that the Saints have their eyes on more than one player for that spot, so they KNOW at least one of them will be there.

    And like some have said, trade now and avoid the risk of a bidding war come draft day.

    Should be exciting tomorrow either way!
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    Exactly. You need to get these sorts of deals in place now. So let's say hypothetically the make this trade. What do you think Pats will get back?

    I'd love a swap of 2nds. Would rather do that than have their 3rd.
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    They might do it early to have an easier time moving up tommorrowe you never know.
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    Has anyone NOT predicted a trade between NE and NO? Seriously...about the only people who haven't are people who have NO trading up higher or NE trading down lower.
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    Sounds perfect to me, but is the value of trading up 21 spots in round 2 equal to that of moving down 3 spots in round 1? Would one team be getting the shaft here?

    If that happened though, I'd love it. Nab Mayo in round 1 and maybe one of the decent CB's early in round 2.
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    Could your nephew have heard the guys on ESPN proposing this as a possible trade, and he thought they were actually announcing an official trade? That would seem more than possible, since the guys on ESPN were proposing this very trade scenario last night, and all the talking heads on ESPN are convinced the Patriots want to trade down.

    It would seem intelligent to have some kind of potential trade agreement worked out, but I'm not sure the Patriots or Saints would officially agree to something like this prior to the draft. The Patriots trading down has been one of my favorite options though, so you wouldn't hear me complaining.
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    The front office favors being prepared for as much as possible, so I'm sure that they have a number of trades worked in advance out based on the way things shake out in the top 6.

    Also, this all becomes moot if the Saints trade up to number 2.
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    Yeah I was thinking of this as well - might have just been watching ESPN First Take's mock draft where they proposed this idea shortly before this thread was made.
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    Yeah, like I said he called me at work all excited. Maybe he heard it wrong. That is why I posted it, to see if anyone had confirmation.

    It certainly isn't a case of trying to make something up to get my jollies. That isn't really the type of thing I do to amuse myself, and I don't appreciate getting verbally assaulted. I usually lurk a lot more than post anyway.
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    Maybe this is just me, but I haven't really seen anyone "verbally assault you". I think we're just trying to figure out where the information might be coming from.
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    :rofl:

    Didn't take long for the "idiot" bombs to start dropping in here.
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    They won't trade the pick until they're officially on the clock.
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    The good news is that our friend certainly didn't accomplish anything except embarrassing himself.
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    I got a hold of him, finally getting back to him. He said it was teased on ESPN News as a trade, with details after the break. That is when he called me.

    It was for an upcoming segment on "First Take", where they were talking to a NO reporter on a Mock Draft. The reporter said NO had an agreement with the Pats, which probably means it is verbal pending who is on the board. The NO guy said they were targeting Ellis or McKelvin, as they couldn't get up to get Dorsey.
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    Wow, how did I miss that? My apologies, that's certainly uncalled for.
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