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  1. BPF

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    Still some very good players left on the board:
    Brandon Siler, LB FLORIDA
    Antonio Pittman, RB OHIO ST
    Aundrae Allison, WR E CAROLINA
    Desmond Bishop, LB CALIFORNIA
    Ben Patrick, TE DELAWARE
    Zak Deossie, LB BROWN
    Brian Robison, LB/DE TEXAS
    Fred Bennett, CB S CAROLINA
    John Wendling, S WYOMING
    Josh Beekman, OG BC
    Tanard Jackson, CB/S SYRACUSE
    Michael Bush, RB LOUISVILLE
    Josh Gattis, S W FOREST
    Jay Moore, LB/DE NEBRASKA
    Tim Shaw, LB PENN STATE
    Doug Free, OT N ILLINOIS
    Anthony Arline, CB/S BAYLOR
    Allen Barbre, OT MISSOURI SO
    Scott Chandler, TE IOWA
    Darius Walker, RB NOTRE DAME
     
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    Who cares, this draft has become a complete failure, regardless of who we pick with our four 6th rounders and 2 7th rounders. Big deal. If we get Bush and Siler in the 4th round, I may wake up from my Belichick induced coma. Most likely both 4th rounders get traded for 5th rounders this year (we only have 1) and a 4th rounder next year.
     
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    I definitely wouldn't mind seeing Wendling, Moore, Robison, DeOssie, or Barbre in a Pats uniform. Same with Gattis.

    No thanks on Jackson because of his drug issues.
     
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    Day 2 is where teams are build my friend. Of course we all know Brady was a 6th Rd pick, Asante was a 4th, Jarvis Green was as well.
     
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    And how many of our 4th and 6th rounders have succeeded since or before those picks. How many of those are Pro Bowl players beside Brady ? Brady is a freak of nature, not many 6th rounders become Hall of Famers. None of us, including the Pats braintrust could have seen what Brady has become. I guarantee that no LB's will be drafted. Probably a boatload of TE's OL & DL, and maybe a punter. We get a mulligan for this draft due to the FA signings.
     
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    Considering the Patriots activity in the free agent market, I'll buy a quiet draft in 2007 with extra 2008 picks. It was my impression that the 2007 draft class was lacking talent and while there are names that were passed on, patience may pay dividends.

    The hardest part of being a Patriot fan right now is that we anticipated more than one pick on first day. At least some of you got the player you wanted in Meriweather. I don't even like Meriweather, but I hope he pans out.
     
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    Here are some second day HOF players:
    Fourth Round
    Year Player Overall Pos. Team
    1949 Norm Van Brocklin 37 QB Los Angeles Rams (Also drafted in 11th round -78th overall- in 1949 AAFC draft by the Chicago Hornets.)
    1957 Sonny Jurgensen 43 QB Philadelphia Eagles
    1969 Charlie Joiner 93 WR Houston Oilers
    1974 John Stallworth 82 WR Pittsburgh Steelers
    1976 Harry Carson 105 LB New York Giants
    1976 Steve Largent 117 WR Houston Oilers

    Fifth Round
    Year Player Overall Pos. Team
    1944 Bob Waterfield 42 QB Cleveland Rams
    1945 Pete Pihos 41 E Philadelphia Eagles
    1953 Stan Jones 54 G-DT Chicago Bears
    1957 Henry Jordan 52 DT Cleveland Browns
    1974 Mike Webster 125 C Pittsburgh Steelers

    Sixth Round
    Year Player Overall Pos. Team
    1951 Jack Christiansen 69 DB Detroit Lions

    Seventh Round
    Year Player Overall Pos. Team
    1953 Jim Ringo 79 C Green Bay Packers
    1953 Joe Schmidt 85 LB Detroit Lions
    1957 Gene Hickerson 78 G Cleveland Browns
    1958 Bobby Mitchell 84 HB Cleveland Browns
    1960 Larry Wilson 74 DB St. Louis Cardinals
    1963 AFL Bobby Bell 56 LB Dallas Texans
    1967 Rayfield Wright 182 T Dallas Cowboys

    Here are some solid Pats drafted in Rd's 4-7:
    Rd 4
    2006 21 118 Stephen Gostkowski K Memphis
    2005 32 133 James Sanders DB Fresno State
    2003 23 120 Asante Samuel DB Central Florida
    2002 28 126 Jarvis Green DE Louisiana State
    1995 14 112 Dave Wohlabaugh C Syracuse
    1993 26 110 Corwin Brown DB Michigan
    1989 12 96 Maurice Hurst DB Southern
    1989 16 100 Michael Timpson WR Penn State
    1988 5 87 Tim Goad DT North Carolina
    1988 15 97 Sammy Martin WR Louisiana State
    1987 14 98 Rich Gannon QB Delaware
    1983 17 101 Johnny Rembert LB Clemson
    1981 19 102 Don Blackmon LB Tulsa

    Rd 5
    2006 3 136 Ryan O'Callaghan G California
    2003 29 164 Dan Koppen C Boston College
    1992 4 116 Dwayne Sabb LB New Hampshire
    1991 1 112 Jon Vaughn RB Michigan
    1991 13 124 Ben Coates TE Livingstone College
    1987 1 113 Danny Villa T Arizona State
    1984 12 124 Paul Fairchild G Kansas
    1982 1 112 Fred Marion DB Miami (FL)
    1975 12 116 Steve Grogan QB Kansas State
    1974 8 112 Andy Johnson RB Georgia

    Rd 6
    2000 33 199 Tom Brady QB Michigan
    1994 7 168 Max Lane T Navy
    1984 11 151 Ernest Gibson DB Furman
    1981 19 157 Ron Wooten G North Carolina

    Rd 7
    2006 21 229 Willie Andrews DB Baylor
    2005 16 230 Matt Cassel QB USC
    2003 25 239 Tully Banta-Cain DE California
    2002 33 244 David Givens WR Notre Dame
    2000 33 239 Patrick Pass RB Georgia
    1999 35 241 Sean Morey WR Brown
    1994 28 222 Marty Moore LB Kentucky
    1986 26 192 Brent Williams DE Toledo
    1983 19 187 Craig James RB Southern Methodist

    There have been other players as well drafted later like Troy Brown, Sam Gash, Ronnie Lippett, Lin Dawson and Mosi Tatupu in the 8th and Nick Buoniconti in the 13th.

    There are so many 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Rounders that have had great careers in the NFL that we would be here all day going through them. Antoine Bethea and Cato June were recent 6th Rd picks and Marques Colston a 7th. Denver's Terrell Davis was a 6th Rounder, Miami's Zach Thomas a 5th....the list goes on and on.
    You can check for yourself: http://www.drafthistory.com/rounds/round_4.html
     
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    Go take a look at the Pats roster, off hand I count at least 45 roster spots aready taken. BB/SP know what they are doing, the know that the Pats are not going to get any comp picks next year, so they have already taken care of that, do you have any doubt that the SF pick next year is going to be significantly lower than 28? The 3rd from Oakland is basically a 2nd round comp pick for next year.

    Plus I love having two other teams to root against all next year, it gives you three games a weekend to watch!!
     
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    Wow, there are no words. Find a new hobby. Football isn't your thing, bud.

    Since you asked, on the AFC Pro Bowl Roster last year:

    Brian Waters was an undrafted free agent;
    Jeff Saturday was an undrafted free agent;
    Antonio Gates was an undrafted free agent;
    Willie Parker was an undrafted free agent;
    Lorenzo Neal was a 4th round pick;
    Adalius Thomas was a 6th round pick;
    Zach Thomas was a 5th round pick;
    Bart Scott was an undrafted free agent;
    Kasim Osgood was an unrafted free agent;


    On the NFC Pro Bowl roster last year:

    Donald Driver was a 7th round pick;
    Matt Birk was a 6th round pick;
    Marc Bulger was a 6th round pick;
    Tony Romo was an undrafted free agent;
    Mack Strong was an undrafted free agent;
    Aaron Kampman was a 5th round pick;
    Antonio Pierce was an undrafted free agent;
    Brendon Ayanbadejo was an undrafted free agent

    You'll love the draft next year and then you can click off your favorite flavors that day and pretend to know something about it. Just be patient, wait a year to act like you have a clue. Its not the end of the world.

    J D Sal
     
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    Crowpointer Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Adalius Thomas was a 6th rounder
     
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    Good post BPF, this is going to be a very interesting and hopefully productive day. All real football fans and especially Patsfans, know enough to not pay attention to the ignorance of the nay sayers.
     
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    When the Pats are on the clock for their first pick of the day,

    we will find out their intentions for day two. If they trade the pick

    for a 2008 pick, then expect the Pats to trade all their picks except

    the four compensatory picks.
     
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    Man, love that attitude. The draft is a "failure" because you were bored? Because the Patriots didn't pick just for the sake of picking?
     
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    There are a few good LB prospects, with DeOssie at the top of my list.

    What about taking Michael Bush and having him on PUP or IR for most of the year? We have little roster space, esp. at RB, so essentially he would be a pick for 2008.

    Gonna be a fun day!
     
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    JD, thank god there are knowledgeable fans like yourself still on the board. People think because they buy a few magazines that they are experts on the draft. Drafts aren't judged until several years later. The people who assess the draft less than 24hrs later are fools. People are angry because we drafted 1 player. They forget 1st and 3rd next year, all the FA we've added and we will add more, plus whatever the team does today. Unfortunately, with all the Pats success, I guess we're forced to put up with some bandwagon fans.
     
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    I can understand the frustration of only getting one player yesterday, but saying the draft is a complete failure is way overboard. I wasn't surprised when they traded away the 28th pick (and I would have liked to see them get more than a 4th, but that SF pick is going to look good next year), but I was a little surprised when they traded away the 3rd round pick. At first I thought they were getting Moss, who I think would be a good addition, but then I saw that they got draft picks for it. Reiss was able to put that move into perspecitive when he said they must not have anyone left on their board this year who is worthy of a 3rd round pick. So, instead of using it, they put it in the bank for next year, and a Raiders pick should be fairly high in that round next year. So, while we didn't get immediate gratification yesterday, that extra 1 (maybe in the teens) and that extra 3 (maybe around 70) are going to look awfully good during the off-season and heading into the draft next year. I also have confidence that BB and Pioli will make some second day picks that will help the team.
     
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    It's been a successful draft. Why waste picks when the roster is loaded. they could use depth at a couple positions, but why draft someone just to draft someone? We've seen that BB is very picky with his LB's and I'm fine by that because he brought in AD. They added a playmaker in the secondary. They have a bunch of cb's coming abck from injury(Gay, Wilson, Harrison).

    You should be happy the Pats make good decisions like retaining Asante, signing a bunch of wr's to help Brady, and bringing in AD.

    Imagine if this happened:

    1. No AD
    2. Let Asante walk
    3. No wr's added, instead of getting Welker, thry draft another wr in the 2nd round who will take time to develop and get acclimated to the NFL
    4. Use their 28th and 91st pick and just pick players just to use the picks
    5. used their 24th pick on an OL

    I'd say they have had a great offseason and people are crying becausing they have gotten little entertainment out of the draft.
     
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    If we could get Michael Bush and DeOssie in round 4 I would be thrilled. We might need to trade up to get it done, but as far as I'm concerned we don't have a ton of roster spots opened anyways, so its not a huge deal if we don't get some depth because we already have a lot. This probably won't happen but I would still like to see it happen.

    If we could add Bush our offense would be simply spectacular. Don't even get me started on Moss. I know Bush and Moss probably won't be PAt's, but man I am just drooling over that thunder and lightening combo in the backfield with Brady and some ligit recievers.

    When I analyze the pat's draft directly afterwards, I simply trust Billicheck and Pioli and figure that we are getting help and getting younger at whatever position they drafted. Other than that it's pretty impossible and stupid to try and call the draft a failure or success.
     
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    We drafted the way we did precisely because of our FA moves.
     
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