Wes Walker -- worth a second round pick?

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  1. PATRIOTS-80

    PATRIOTS-80 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    If he gets a second round pick tender as a RFA, would he be worth it? If BB gets a WR in FA, I am guessing odds are it will be a PR. A second round pick is a high price to pay, but I might be willing to pay it.

    Are there any other good PR in FA, especially any UFA?
     
  2. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I would absolutely consider a 2nd rounder for Wes Welker.
     
  3. PATRIOTS-80

    PATRIOTS-80 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    PR and maybe LB is where I'm looking for BB to have activity in FA. If you look at the roster, the vast majority of our players are drafted. If BB gets a Wes Walker and Carlos Polk I would be estatic.
     
  4. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    No thanks.
     
  5. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    Absolutely not.
     
  6. lutontown_fc

    lutontown_fc On the Game Day Roster

    67 catches at over 10ypc is not to be sniffed at.

    Why would his receiving production not be taken into account?

    Especially considering who has been throwing him the ball last year.

    I'd spend a 2nd rounder for him.

    NM
     
  7. Fixit

    Fixit Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Still thinking...leaning towards "yes", especially in a year when the Pats have approximately 87 picks.
     
  8. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    I might... if our LB situation wasn't as bad as it is.

    I'd rather save the 2nd for someone like David Harris or Meriwhether.
     
  9. mtbykr

    mtbykr PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Interesting, but I don't think it will happen! I think BB spoke well of him during one of his "coffee with the coach" bits on WEEI earlier this year!
     
  10. mtbykr

    mtbykr PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I don't know, with our system it seems that the pats are less likly to draft LB's and would rather sign vets that they know can pick up the system and pick it up quick. (like seau, vrable, colvin) I think they will look to FA for LB's and other needs for the draft.
     
  11. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    True, but the FA crop this year is lacking at LB. I think it might just be the time to invest in some young talent.

    But who knows. You could be right. I love Chad Jackson though so I'm putting my money on WR not being a huge need.
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2007
  12. psychoPat

    psychoPat Role Player PatsFans.com Supporter

    A 2nd-round pick for a demonstrated young stick of dynamite?
    I can't even see why that would be a question.

    Draft picks ... all should know ... are ALL crapshoots.
    Welker has shown his worth in the pros.
    I'd rather have Welker than a FIRST-rounder.

    When you use a draft pick ...
    one only HOPES to find a Wes Welker !
     
  13. PATRIOTS-80

    PATRIOTS-80 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    What FA PR would you be looking at? The only reason I bring this up is because I remember BB signed Tim Dwight in '05.
     
  14. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Sign me up.

    Welker is also a hard nosed, self motivated, versatile player who will be a dynamo on ST and could become a backbreaking possession WR here. Adding him to the return game would allow us to spell guys like Maroney, Faulk and Hobbs and force opponents to pick their poison. They have to tender him at at least the mid level since he was an UDFA they picked up when his first team waived him. Hopefully they won't have the space to tender him at the top of the scale and they do need the draft picks as Saban followed his predecessor in trading away his second to undertake the Culpepper experiment.

    Bingo won't be around forever, and it's entirely possible Caldwell and Gaffney won't want to sign the kind of deals we're likely to offer here after rehabbing their reputations to some degree. Might be lucky to get one locked in affordable for the forseeable future. And Jackson could just as easily end up being fragile or continuing to struggle at this level as he could be expected to blossom. And remember, he's just a 4 year deal with one year already essentially wasted.
     
  15. PatsWorldChamps

    PatsWorldChamps Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    definite yes
     
  16. wdkantro2

    wdkantro2 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I could easily see Wes Welker being a Troy Brown type player, except with even more speed and not quite the same hands. Great kick/punt returner (meaning we could save Hobbs and Maroney from playing special teams) and he is an explosive #3 wideout. The problem is though, with Chad hopefully stepping it up next year and the top 2 receivers positions most likely already locked up, do they really want to spend a 2nd round pick on a return man and 4th receiver? Probably not, but I think in a vacuum, he is worth a #2.
     
  17. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    None. Faulk was 6th in the league in PR average and Jackson was very good in his few attempts.
     
  18. DB15

    DB15 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    anyone that says yes is drunk. there is a reason he is a 3rd reciever on a crappy receiving corps already
     
  19. ATippett56

    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

    Forget it. The New England Patriots desperately need young linebackers.
     
  20. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Think of it this way. We got Gaffney for nothing and $500K a year. Why would we give up a #2 pick (a crapshoot but a GREAT value for 4 years if we hit it) and more money for a more versatile player but not even a better WR ?
     

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