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  1. dryheat44

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    Well, I'm heading out soon, and probably won't be able to get up the complete 3-rounder until next Tuesday or so.....so I thought I'd just throw out the first few picks, plus the Pats, for discussion purposes....

    1. MIA - Chris Long
    2. STL - Dorsey
    3. ATL - Jake Long
    4. OAK - Gholston
    5. KC - Clady
    6. Trade...NYJ trades #6, Dwayne Robertson, and a 4th to BAL for #8 & 38. BAL takes Matt Ryan.
    7. Trade...NE trades #7 to DET for #15 & 76. If NE keeps the pick it's Groves. DET takes McFadden.
    8. NYJ - Ellis
    9. CIN - Rivers
    10. NO - McKelvin
    11. BUF - M. Kelly
    12. DEN - Philips
    13. CAR - Harvey
    14. CHI - D. Thomas
    15. NE - Groves


    48. ATL - T. Porter
    49. PHI trades #49 to NE for #62 & 94. NE takes Cason.

    69. Goff

    76. Demps. Best player on my board here is WR Bennett, but he'd probably be inactive every game, so the choice was between WR Royal and S Demps, as they add value in the return game.

    Recap:
    Q Groves
    A Cason
    J Goff
    Q Demps

    Strategy: Draft the best available Quentin
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    I prefer take a CB in First Round, and Avril in second or third.

    Love the Goff pick!
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    OLB candidate (current DE)
    CB
    ILB
    S
    I guess that you are really thinking of going all D, all the time in this years draft. I like your choices but I'm really thinking that we might go O-Line on one of our first day picks. Then again, I thought that last year...
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    I know the Heatster sees the draft well, but I was under impression Cason doesn't last much into the 2nd. Is this possible or are you wearing Patriots goggles?

    That would be a great draft, BTW, IMO.
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    Define "not lasting much into the second"...... pick 49 is right about half way thru the second round......

    Looks good!
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    I Like this alot!!! the strategy is great hopefully the players will be there
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    Does that mean the Pats will be hiring Quentin Tarantino to make their films? :bricks:
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    I should re-word as early second round as the latest. Which is picks 32-42 (top 1/3rd.)
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    If I'm not mistaken, (don't have my notes), he's the 7th CB taken. It seems possible to me that he'd be there at 49. We talk about him quite a bit, but I don't think he enjoys such support from other fanbases.
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    Me likey except for the Demps pick. Assuming Meriweather stays at safety (I wouldn't assume a move to CB would be successful), how many do we need? Particularly when #76 is a prime place to catch a slipping CB after all the other teams have gorged themselves on the position. Some of the following will likely be around at that point in the draft:

    Branden Flowers
    Chevis Jackson
    Terrell Thomas
    Zach Bowman
    Dwight Lowery
    Trae Williams

    I know the Pats can't possibly like all these guys, but I would figure at least one of them would make their draft board. So dump Demps and pour me a Chevis and you got yourself a deal...
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    i really do like this mock, possibly one of the best out there
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    Well thought out draft plans on your 1st & 15. I agree with you that the pats will move down and then back up later in the draft (ie 2nd round)..
    But I tend to believe the Jets will draft McFadden if he is sitting there and that will leave Ryan at our doorstep. With that being said, our previous history and relationship with Chicago, I see a deal being made with them or Carolina.
    Either way, I agree with your opinion, just not how we get there..

    Who will they select.. Now that is the big question. Moving down to 13-15 selection, I think they might go CB.. Revis was picked at 14 and signed roughly at 6 year 36 million dollar contract.. Thats about 20 million less than Asante.. Money well saved.. And with the additional picks we can go OLB and ILB in the 2nd round..
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    I don't know how many fans realize this, but Revis actually had one of the worst success rates, and was among the most targeted CB's in the league during his rookie year. He'll likely get better as he developes, but his 2007 performance shouldn't be among the reasons listed for giving a rookie CB a $36M contract.

    On a side note, Lito Sheppard (who some Pats fans have shown interest in) was also among the CB's with the worst success rates, and Michael Huff (who's been discussed on this board) gave up the most yards per pass (10.8), which is probably among the main factors behind the Raiders wanting to unload him. On the flip side, Richard Marshall (who was among my favorite prospects for NE in 2006) posted one of the best success rates in the league.
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    I'm liking Avril more than Groves, so if the Pats can trade down to 15 for Groves, they might as well trade down further and take Avril and Cason.
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    Only using Reevis because of the spot he was drafted in.. but Lets be honest, If revis played for the pats, his stats would have been better.. the lack of pass rush hurt that team big time.. Plus reevis looked a lot more comfortable as the season went on.. he's a player..


    Sheppard, as I read, he wants a new contract.. I woudn't see the pats giving up a draft pick and money for him..

    Personally i'd rather have Huff than Sheppard.. but nothing for big money or any high draft picks.. Just the fact he's been on a crappy team..
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    I can't see the Pats drafting Groves... even at 15, 20, or 30 for that matter. He just doesn't fit the Patriots mold mentally. It doesn't seem like he would cut off his finger to get back in the game (or his toe). Rodney et al would.
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    I must have him confused with some other Quentin Groves. I thought that the one down in Auburn came back and played this year after dislocating 3 toes.
    http://www.al.com/sports/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/sports/1191230865221430.xml&coll=3
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    The only concern I have with Groves is his playing weight. I heard he was down to 249 lbs for his pro day, which seems a bit lightweight for our OLBs. If he plays at his combine weight, and moves as efficiently, I'm sold.
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    DH, I gotta say thats the worst trade I have seen for our #7 pick. I think if you got Detroits 2nd it would be a bit better(according to the chart), or maybe 2nd AND 3rd in 09.....And I just dont see us using 2 high picks on LBs even if one is a ILB and one a OLB. The amount of time to teach ONE rookie the system would be considerable,hence our LB drafting history. I think Oakland is moving for Gholston too, and I see KC trading down....But I think you are on the right track...
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