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  1. FootballFanetic

    FootballFanetic Banned

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    Any thoughts, now that you have a LB and CB--OL depth and another LB and CB and perhaps a TE would be my thoughts, but what do I know, I'm not a Pats fan. You've also got a bunch of thirds, no, so should be able to pick up some decent players at at least a few of those spots.....
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    Two words!!!


    Cliff Avril!

    We need a Colvin replacement.
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    In no particular order:
    OLB/pass rusher
    TE depth
    WR or RB (one who can also return punts/kicks is a bonus)
    DB
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    I see(or want)L

    1. Pass rushing d-end project or OLB

    2. Maybe another cb but i could easily see a TE or OL

    3. I see BB trading one away for a pick next year(a second rounder), could be one of those early ones as teams salivate on day two with players who they think are steals.
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    Blocking TE first and foremost. Unfortunately, it's a shallow pool. That, or a FA, or Britt goes on a diet.

    Not real excited about a pass-rushing DE or OLB. AD will start for Colvin and it's time for Woods to put up or be gone, ala Banta-Cain.

    Aside for any needs that BB/Peoli decide to shore up, I'm all for trying to move draft choices forward to next year. Getting tired of situations like last yr, where one of 8 or 9 draftees makes the team and the Jets pick through the rest, to see what they can learn.
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    I don't think there's any position we have to address strictly. Our draft board should still be very open to value and who we think are the best players left that could help our team.
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    In no particular order:

    - OLB
    - Blocking TE
    - RT
    - O-line depth
    - Punter
    - Secondary depth
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    my goodess - according to some here, we need a QB, WR and 42 TE's :--)
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    Pass rushers for crying out loud! There was a great opprotunity in the second round to grab Groves and the Pats blew it. With three third round picks, I think they could have grabbed a cornerback. With that said, here is what the Pats should target:

    DE/OLB - Cliff Avril
    DE/OLB - Shawn Crable
    DE/OLB - Marcus Howard

    ILB - Jonathon Goff

    RB - Steve Slaton
    RB - Kevin Smith

    CB - Charles Godfrey
    CB - Antwan Molden
    CB - Chevis Jackson

    TE: Brad Cottam
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    42 TEs may be stretching it. I will settle for 32.

    I do think we need to add at least one TE in the draft though. Both Thomas and Watson have injury concerns going into this season and Marcus Pollard is about 125 years old.
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    We need a 2 and a 5 in 2009. Just watch LOL.
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    Exactly how did the Pats blow it? Groves was drafted ten picks before the Pats drafted in the second round. How do you know the Pats didn't try to trade up, but got no takers? Or that they did try to trade up to where the Jags did, but the Jags' offer was better but they didn't give the Bucs an opportunity to get a counter offer from the Pats?

    To say the Pats blew it is a little unfair. Since none of us have access to what is going on in the war rooms, we don't know if the Pats had a realistic shot at all.
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    How many years in a row are we going to trade picks for next year's picks? I swear there has to be a couple picks that have been floating around and traded every single year for about 4 years now. When do we get the return on them?

    Also, I like most of the names on THEARCHIVES list... Avril, Goff, Smith, and Cottam in particular.

    Sawx lose 5th straight, fffff.
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    The Jags only gave up a 5th round pick and swapped 2nd's. Armed with 3 third rounders, your telling me the Pats couldn't match that? Granted, I wouldn't have given up any of my third rounders but I'm sure the Pats could have got creative with their other picks. Your right, it is unfair to say the Pats blew because Groves may turn out to be a dud and Wheatley a stud, so I'm keeping an open mind with the Pats decisions thus far.
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    TWO PICKS IN THE NEXT 15 AND a 16-MAN BOARD
    The team's board looks different, of course, but we have to have 2 players available on a 16 man board, if we really want them.
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    We have four picks (I ignore the longshots in the 6th and 7th): 69, 78, 94 and 129. I would use #129 to move up, but we could have four. We already have added an ILB, a dime back, and a kick returner. Let's look at other upgrades.

    See below for 16 players who could be on our 3rd round board. We all have our favorites and some of these on our personal top 100. All were on Gosselin's except Goff.
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    OFFENSE (7)

    1) Quarterback - surely one of Cassell or Gutierrez might be eligible for upgrade
    BOOTY

    2) Running Back - Eckel
    CHARLES, SMITH, HESTER

    3) Offensive line: Yates or Britt
    COLLINS, ZUTTAH

    4) Tight End - Pollard
    COTTAM, STEVENS

    DEFENSE (9)

    5) #4/#5 Corner Richardson/Spann/Webster/Sanders
    GODFREY, KING, JACKSON

    6) Safety - Andrews/Ventrone
    SMITH, MORGAN, BRANCH

    7) LINEBACKER - Alexander and open #9
    CONNER, AVRIL, GOFF
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    Do any of you see the Pats giving away one of their thirds for maybe a 4th rounder and a 4th round pick in 2009
    or maybe trade away one of the thirds for a 5th rounder and a 3rd round pick in 2009 ?

    I would
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    The point of pushing picks forward is to use them when there is a draft that has quality players in your areas of need. This is such a draft for us.

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    Maybe they didn't think it was worth a third to trade up to get him. There are some concerns whether he can be a an every down OLB and obviously his heart issues raises concerns no matter how much he says that it isn't an issue.

    I generally trust the Pats talent evaluations when it comes to the draft. They are far from perfect, but better than most.
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    DEFINATELY another Linebacker,Punter or kicker in the 7th round,another guy for mainly STs play and another offensive right tackle
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    I know its an important draft but if Goodell somehow finds another way or reason to screw the Patriots in 2009 it would not hurt to insure to have at least 7 selections next year,I still think its possible tomorrow
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