What if the Pats can't trade the pick

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by mcbee, Nov 20, 2007.

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  1. mcbee

    mcbee Banned

    JaMarcus Russell signed a deal with 36M in guarantees over 6 years, and total value of 60+ million.

    Joe Thomas was the 3rd pick and averaged 8M a year, something like that.

    So suppose the pats are picking 2nd or 3rd and there are NO players who are deemed worth that much. What then?

    What would the Pats do if they can't trade it? They'd have to draft a player and pay him 2nd most on the team next to Brady. That for an unproven possible bust....sounds kind of iffy to me.

    So what do they do? Oh, I know "they can always trade it for 2 #1 and a #2, etc". No, they can't necessarily do any such thing.

    I guess they could just 'pass' and wait until it's about the 10th pick and then pick someone.
  2. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    It's a virtual certainty they can trade down if they want. In theory it may not be for a lot depending how the top five grades out. But if they want to go from #2 to #12 and get only, say, a second round pick they will definitely be able to do it.

    In the worst case that it's a weak top five, and we don't know that yet, it's not a question of being able to trade down but what they're willing to take to do it.
  3. JaredOfNazareth

    JaredOfNazareth On the Game Day Roster

    I agree. They could trade for a proven guy instead of a mass of picks. Who though?

    I think there is a lack of teams needing or wanting a QB in the top five.

    Unless there is a QB needing team right after our pick McFadden will be the only bait for a trade. So I want him to win the Heisman. He needs to be hyped and teams need to believe we'll take him. Or Atl needs to be drafting 3rd behind us.
  4. patsfaninpa

    patsfaninpa In the Starting Line-Up

    Your's is the scenario I'm hoping for. I see it Miami, Oakland, our pick and then Atlanta. I think the Jesters and Rams win a couple of games. I'm pretty sure Atlanta will want a qb. There are some teams picking 7-15 I believe. Whom might want to deal up; Carolina,Minny,Chicago,Baltimore and maybe KC(Depends on how Croyle looks). I'd go from 4 to 10 in order to get their 2nd rounder. We could get our db. Someone like Malcolm Jenkins or V.Gholston. They get their franchise qb. We could probably flip that 2 for a number one next year while we're on the clock. And, tell everyone to bite me.
    We get our player and don't have to pay him too much. We have a couple of firsts and thirds in next years draft too. We'll get a 3 if Asante walks.
  5. JaredOfNazareth

    JaredOfNazareth On the Game Day Roster

    Yeah PA,

    There are maybe three or four QBs that are projected in the first round. With division rivals that both have a negitive QB situation it could get interesting.
  6. NEPatriot

    NEPatriot Banned

    Trading down might also include a trade of an existing player.
  7. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Well put. I'm confident they'll find a partner. If you're poor in talent and rich in cap space, those top picks are still worth grabbing.

    This is where the exact draft order looms large. If the Pats stay at #2, they should have PLENTY of trade options. Dorsey and Jake Long will both attract lots of suitors (J. Long perhaps more than he deserves, as teams look at what Joe Thomas has done for Cleveland).

    If Jake Long is still on the board, I'll look to Kansas City to shell out a bundle to get him.
  8. fester

    fester On the Game Day Roster

    I could also see the Rams shelling out a bit to get Jake Long. I think if the Patriots have the #2 the day before the draft and want to move out, that they will have to discount the value of the pick to get a trade as the salary cap space demanded by that slot is too high compared to relative value. If it is nominally worth 2600 points, the Pats might be happy to take 2200 points in a trade to save the cap room.
  9. sg14

    sg14 On the Game Day Roster

    Was thinking the same about the QB's,, two interesting aspects,,

    How good would Minn be with a half decent QB??, they'd be scary good.

    And the Jets may want a QB, and if they have their heart set on one guy, then we get to trade that player away to one of the other QB hungry teams:D .

  10. JaredOfNazareth

    JaredOfNazareth On the Game Day Roster

    The Jets may want McFadden as well. Jones isn't a spring chicken and their run game is terrible as aposed to ours, which is successful with Kyle Eckel. We won't trade with them but we could prevent them from taking him.
  11. Ishdul

    Ishdul On the Game Day Roster

    1. There's a lot of teams that need QBs (or, more accurately, that know they need a QB and would take one with a high pick), moreso than in past years.
    2. We will always have the option of trading down.
    3. We absolutely should trade with the Jets if the deal is good.
  12. carolinatony

    carolinatony In the Starting Line-Up

    We can trade down for multiple picks. It may not be a equal value trade but something will we can live with to get multiple picks.
  13. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    Fixed it for you! :)

    There's no way we're going to help a division rival unless they pay through the nose. That's just the way I see it.
    If they want McFadden or Long or Dorsey, or whoever it is badly enough they better pay a king's ransom.

    One trade I would ok is the SF #1 for the Cowboys' Demarcus Ware and their late #1 pick. I'm not sure if we can rip em off that bad but if they take the bait on that offer... and they might if they love McFadden that much... that would be a definite win win!
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2007
  14. maseda17

    maseda17 Rookie

    The likely trade is with Dallas if McFadden is at our pick. Their own pick is likely #31 or very late 20s, and the Cleveland pick will be late teens. They would need to provide both of those along with their '09 first rounder and its a deal.
  15. makoute

    makoute In the Starting Line-Up

    That's been my dream, but Jerry Jones isn't stupid, or is he?:D
  16. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    I sure hope so. Ware is coming into his prime as an OLB and he's only 25 years old. I'd love to trade for a young proven stud player like that.
    Hopefully the Cowboys think that Ware is expendable because they have Carpenter... :)
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2007
  17. mcbee

    mcbee Banned

    CArpenter hasn't seen the field. I don't think they think too much of him.
  18. nowayback

    nowayback Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    too many useless teams. they will find a way to trade down.
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