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  1. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    The question is who will be there if we trade down

    TOP EIGHT
    Long
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    Gholston
    Dorsey
    Ellis
    Ryan
    McFadden
    Clady
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    NEXT EIGHT
    OG Albert
    OT Otah
    OT Williams
    DB McKelvin
    DB Cromartie
    DB Jenkins
    LB Rivers
    LB Harvey
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    How far are you talking about trading down? If you are talking about 9 or 10 to Cincy or New Orleans, I think you could probably land either Clady(who you have in your top 8) or Albert depending on which one is taken by KC.

    If you are talking about going lower in to the mid teens it gets tricky. I am starting to feel like the run on CB's might start a little later than initially projected, so if the Pats pick, say 14-15, they still may have the opportunity to take the first or second CB off the board.

    The real wild cards are Oakland and KC early and then Buffalo at no.11. If Sedrick Ellis doesn't go to Oakland or KC, then he probably falls to no.7 for either the Pats to take themselves or for the Pats to trade with either Cincy or New Orleans. Many on the board are also suggesting a small trade with Baltimore to no.8 and then starting the Ellis sweepstakes.

    NEXT EIGHT
    OG Albert- Could go 5 to KC at the earliest, 14 to Chicago at the latest
    OT Otah- Could go 5 to KC at the earliest, 19 to Philly at the latest
    OT Williams- Could go to Denver at 12 at the earliest, not sure of the latest
    DB McKelvin- Could go to Baltimore at 8, Arizona at 16 seems to be the floor
    DB Cromartie- Could go to Buffalo at 11, maybe fall as far as Dallas at 22
    DB Jenkins- Similar to Cromartie
    LB Rivers- whoever loses out on Ellis between Cincy and New Orleans probably takes him, not sure who would take him if both pass
    LB Harvey - I could see him going to Carolina at 13, probably doesn't get past Detroit at 15
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    I think if we trade down in the 10-16 range, we're still going to get a very nice player. And we might also get some good players with the extra picks on the way down. It all depends on who lasts to #7 of course. If BB feels there is an absolute stud at #7, he will use the pick. If not, as BB said, he will get VALUE.
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    My ideal scenario is to get back to #15 and take Jerod Mayo. Great skill set and college production, plays inside and outside, but will need some coaching up (Pats can do that).

    There are lots of rush LB and CB options in 2nd round range so getting picks there (or using picks to trade into there) would also be a good plan.
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    I do not want to trade lower than 16, perhaps not lower than 13, depend on the analysis of the potential players available.
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    If you're talking about taking Mayo with the second round pick, I don't have a problem with that. I don't think he's worth a 1st rounder for this team however.
    BB won't draft a linebacker with a 1st round pick unless that guy is EXCEPTIONALLY gifted.
    He subscribes to the planet theory, which happens to make Ellis or Clady more likely selections.
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    VJC-
    If you're talking about Mayo at 7, then I am in full agreement. We'd be better off draft an OT of the Future. If you get down to the mid teens, I would start thinking about Mayo. IMM he would be great value there. He won't last until the second.
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