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  1. Sean Pa Patriot

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    Wr is now set, and now if Edge Hartwell signs, do you think its possible we trade up to get Landry from LSU.. Or do we stay put let the draft fall to us, and draft Willis and Nelson... All I know is this has been a great week to be a Pats fan in the offseason:rocker:
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    It will be heavy D wise, as was always the plan. look for alot of DB and S. BB will move up a little for maybe a choice LB if they fall otherwise look for LB in the 4th and 5th round. Oh and of course a TE ;)
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    that would be the culmination of my dream i then can wake up
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    Young ILB and safety. I'm not that worried about our corners honestly.

    Is Gay coming back? I know they tendered him pretty high (2nd round?), and if Wilson moves back. Of course it would be nice to get 16 games out of them.
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    I guess I have to give up on the man-crush that I have for Anthony Gonzalez.
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    With Stallworth in the fold, if you look at the age/talent of the offense, I think we are set there for the next 2-3 years besides minor personel tweaks on the level of Morris/Brady. I would shift gears to the defense obviously, our DL is alreayd one of the best DLs in the NFL and still young, the LBs have gotten a little older but AD helps that.

    The next step for this team is to beef up this defense and try to make it a dominant unit on the level of the Baltimore Ravens this year/2003 Pats/2002 Buccs. I think you use the two first rounders on two of LB/S/CB and probably use the 3rd and 4th rounders on those positions as well...
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    Write it down... If Adam Carriker DL Nebraska is still there at 24. the Pats will take him. Remember Ty Warren will be a FA next year, and BB loves his DL. LAst year it was rumorred that if the Ravens DL Haloti Ngata was still on the board at 21 BB would have drafted him.
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    A lot depends on what Samuel thinks about signing long term here. If he is balking, the Pats will be forced to draft his replacement in the first round. If he will sign long term, then the Pats can focus on replacing their TWO oldest starters in 2008 - namely Rodney and Tedy.

    Either way, I look for this draft to be heavily weighted toward the Defense on Day 1. The order of S - LB - CB is about all that remains to be decided.
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    Please dont make my heart skip a beat. We better sign up warren long term and better do it quick. He has arguably risen to become the best D-Lineman on this team.
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    Watch us draft Greg Olson from Miami:rolleyes:
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    I'll be surprised if they pick at 24 and 28. I think they'll move up and down. IMO, they need to move into a position to get Reggie Nelson. He's one of the few true difference makers available in this draft...
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    Draft a Safety and an ILB in the 1st.
    Draft a CB in the 3rd.
    Draft a RB in the 4th.
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    Our history of CBs in the 3rd and 4th has worked out really well. Looking forward to it!
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    To me there is only one guy who is worth moving up for. Patrick Willis.

    It's very difficult to find an ILB that can play the Patriots type of defense. Willis is the only player that is close to a sure bet in this years LB class.

    We can grab a safety with good potential later.
    There are a lot of them in this draft class.
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    Absolutatmente!!!!!


    It looks like the Ole Miss LB Willis might be there at #24, and then grab Griffin or Meriweather at 28.

    By signing Thomas, Welker and Stallworth...
    Once again, BB/SP go into the draft not HAVING to draft for a specific need and free to take the BPA.
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    I love Willis , from what I saw of him, but would you package 2 picks for Levon Landry...
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    If they think he'd be there at #16, trade with GB
    GB gets #24,28 (1400 points)
    NE gets #16,47 (1430 points)
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    I see Gonzales going to San Diego now.They could really use him. I hope he bombs out there.
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    Have you not watched this team draft over the last 5 or 6 years? They will draft the player that they deem to be the best value, no matter what side of the ball or what position. If the draft unfolds before them with a strong emphasis on defensive players, I think they will find value and draft offensive players early. They have their own ratings and will draft the best FOOTBALL player available when it is their pick.
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    I could see the Pats taking Eric Weddle in the 3rd round if he's there. He's a S who has played CB and was a very good CB too for Utah. I think he was the guy who did a number on Calvin Johnson in a bowl game 2 years ago. He is undersized at 5-11 but he is very versatile.
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    id look at a Otackle possibly in the first round. Spears or Staley would look good across from Light.

    With the other first rounder id take Griffin/Nelson but if Willis is somehow available, id take him in .02 seconds.
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    Exactly.

    Even with him, however, Gay will be a UFA soon and Scott isn't so great, so CB is a position of developmental need.
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    I thought Warren was a free agent in 2009? My dream draft:


    #24: Nelson
    #28: Poz

    3rd Rounder: Weddle from Utah (MWC) Being here watching him play. He is amazing.

    McKnight from ND at wide receiver would be nice. ;)
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    I think Nelson would be a great addition, don't get me wrong. I am really concerned about his size. I have seen everything from 5'10" to 6'1". When there is such a discrepancy that usually means he is on the small size. Is he too small for us at SS?
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    Personally, I'm plenty worried about our corners. Contemplate this: who is signed past 2007? Not Samuel, not Wilson, not Gay, not Scott...aha, Ellis Hobbs! Yep, ONE corner signed for 2008. And this year's draft is all about 2008.
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    You're right, Warren is a UFA in 2009...

    Weddle is an intriguing prospect. He's a Patriot kind of player. Smart, versitile, and productive. However, I don't think he makes it out of the second round...

    BTW, McKnight is someone they should definitely be looking at on day 2. He'd be a terrific value pick in the 4th round. Remember, Caldwell and Gafney are only under contract through next season. This WR pool is too deep to not grab someone on day 2 to develop...
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    Well, I watched them draft a kicker in the 4th round because they had a hole at that position. I watched them draft a guard in the 1st round because they had a hole at that position. Just last year I watched them draft replacements for Dillon and Graham, who were destined to be gone this year.

    Value is not the same as the mythical "best player available." A big part of value is how much the player improves your team, now and 1-2 years down the line.
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    It's always interesting to project what the Pats will do in the draft, as they have a history of going against what the fans and media are thinking. One only need to look at their recent history of drafting TEs. However, given what's transpired this far, the TE drafting decisions make sense.

    That being said, defensive secondary has got to be a priority. If there is a player who is a strong candidate for LB, whether he's a DE or LB, getting younger and deeper at that position is a priority as well. My guess is considering Asante's situation, it's even more reason for the team to choose an impact CB. Having a good rookie CB on board gives them much more flexibility in negotiations with Asante.

    The strong statement made during the FA period means that the team now has great flexibility in the draft and can get creative with best player available rather than be constrained to choose for a specific need throughout the draft. I believe this is where BB/SP are at their best. This draft will be fun to watch.
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    Well.... I agree with a lot of posts in this string... mostly re: Willis and Landry, I could see the Pats moving up to take either one of those fellows... but I don't think that they'll sit pat.

    Instead, I think that the SP and BB could do some real damage in the second and third rounds... if a stud DL, S, or Willis doesn't fall to them at 24/28, I think that they will either trade down in the draft for more picks in rounds 2/3/4 or trade out of this draft into next year's draft (sticking in round one if they do that).

    I think that the Pats have yet again put themselves in a position to make the best move avail. to them..... IMHO, that would be Landry or Willis (also love Griffen late in the first), but I trust BB and SP and LOVE what they do in the upper middle part of the draft... I think that they will be wheeling and dealing in about 6 weeks! Thoughts?
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    IMO they will draft to the strengths of the Draft and the future Drafts coming up. They will look at the "learning time" of the positions, and the future turnovers of our existing vets. I'm not a draftnick like some of our members, but I'd heard that this draft in particular was not strong in the LB or WR corps for example. (maybe why we've gone after these positions aggressively this year in FA) I'd even heard that overall, it's not a very strong draft class period. So I won't be surprised with any moves they make this year, as I think they've set themselves up very nicely with these FA moves to be flexible to this draft. That being said, I'd love to see someone that Rodney and Tedy can mentor!!!!

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