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  1. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Welcome to the old favorite PatsFans draft contest, the simplest way to make draft predictions. Forget worrying whether that OG is "realistic" in the 6th round, or whether the Texans need help at strong safety. Just follow these rules:

    The Patriots have 8 picks.
    Name 8 players.


    The round and order doesn't matter. You can mock out 7 rounds if you like, or just name your 8 favorite cornerbacks. But no matter how you choose, you're likely to find that it's not nearly as easy as it sounds. Any score above 1 is worth bragging about.

    Post your entries here!
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    Ok ill take a shot at it.

    Antoin Cason
    Chevis Jackson
    Cliff Avril
    Chris Long
    Vernon Gholston
    Derrick Harvey
    Quentin Groves
    Curtis Lofton
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2008
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    Vernon Gholston
    Leodis McKelvin
    Charles Godfrey
    Cliff Avril
    Tracy Porter
    Antoine Cason
    Drago!
    Mike Klinkenborg
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    Brandon Albert
    Cliff Avril
    Duane Brown
    Antoine Cason
    Chevis Jackson
    Brian Johnston
    Brian Kehl
    Eddie Royal
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    I'm down to 28!
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    Avril seems to be a popular pick. I'll continue that trend....

    Cliff Avril
    Antoine Cason
    Tashard Choice
    Quentin Groves
    Jeremy Leman
    Eddie Royal
    Jack Williams
    Eric Young
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    Vernon Gholston
    Quentin Groves
    Cliff Avril
    Jonathan Goff
    Chevis Jackson
    Antwaun Molden
    Owen Schmitt
    Trae Williams

    I'm taking the "**** on the wall approach."
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    Branden Albert
    Quentin Groves
    Jonathan Goff
    Beau Bell
    Jeremy Leman
    Terrell Thomas
    Chevis Jackson
    Jack Williams
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    It looks like between Mayo, Groves, and Avril; Avril is the most likely to fall to our late 2nd rounder so I went with him.

    CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
    DE Cliff Avril
    TE Martellus Bennett
    LB Jonathan Goff
    S Tom Zbikowski <- Obligatory ND pick
    RB Jalen Parmele
    C Eric Scott
    DE Rob Jackson

    UDFA (just for fun)
    P Waylon Prather
    TE Adam Bishop
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    Hey Patchick,

    Since it's akin to hitting the lottery (1 of 32, dynamically opposed against 10s or 100s of options) multiple times...

    To get more than one is, and evidently has been, an exercise in futility. Perhaps a change in the format, to post at top 15/20, would be more productive and give a greater range of results, beyond 0/1/1.5?
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    Hey, if the odds of hitting the lottery were 8/250, I'd be spending all my savings on Megabucks tickets! :)

    But the point of this contest is that our picks are supposed to be far from random. We're "experts," right? We're avid Pats fans, deep into pre-draft reading and analysis. We know what positions the team needs to upgrade, what style of players they prefer, and how they've approached past drafts. We can also look at where players are predicted to go, and try to game the game -- and there are dozens of us entering with every clever strategy we can come up with.

    So we can't blame chance, we've got to blame ourselves! We don't know jack. :eat1:
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    Keith Rivers
    Vernon Gholston
    McKelvin
    Godfrey
    Pig Brown
    Jacob Hester
    Harvey
    Joe Jon Finley
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    Well, THAT goes without saying. ;)

    It's your game, and your rules, but I'm just saying. To pick one-for-one is a bit of a lottery, where as if we picked, say 2X(Pats picks) [i.e.: Pats have 8 picks, we select 16 "targets"], it provides a bit of lee-way similar to the actual draft.

    Essentially, what I'm saying is: I wanted to list about 14 guys and can't decide the top 8...
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    ILB Jerod Mayo
    CB Patrick Lee
    OLB Jeremy Thompson
    CB Orlando Scanbrick
    TE Brad Cottam
    DT Nick Hayden
    QB Kevin O'Connell
    C Eric Scott
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2008
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    I'm trying a different approach this time. I'm picking guys that don't seem to appear on other people's lists.

    CB Justin Tryon
    CB Jonathan Zenon
    CB Dwight Lowery
    CB Terrence Wheatley
    LB Curtis Gatewood
    LB Mike Humpal
    LB Spencer Larsen
    TE Fred Davis
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    LB Vernon Gholston
    LB Quentin Groves
    LB Keith Rivers
    CB Antoine Cason
    CB Brandon Flowers
    CB Trae Williams
    OL Ryan Clady
    OL Jeremy Zuttah
    TE Martellus Bennet
    TE Fred Davis
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    It's really not much of a 1:1 lottery, unless you try to predict which 8 players they will draft. Usual strategy is to throw out 8 names that they could pick in the first three rounds. Therefore, you have a 2:1 ratio, like you're requesting.
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    Changing Two choices

    OL Branden Albert
    OL Kerry Brown
    CB Antoine Cason
    CB Brandon Flowers
    CB Jack Williams
    NT Trevor Laws
    LB Cliff Avril
    TE Brad Cottam
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    OG Branden Albert
    ILB Keith Rivers
    CB Mike Jenkins
    RB Chris Johnson
    ILB Jonathan Goff
    CB Charles Godfrey
    WR Earl Bennett
    FB Jacob Hester
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