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  1. Gopats!!!

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    What players did you get down on your knees and pray for the Patriots to draft, only to have the Pats pass him and draft someone else. Then, the person you wanted turns out to be a bust.

    One of the guys I wanted the Pats to draft was Jonathan Sullivan.
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    David Terrell, Koren Robinson, Robert Ferguson would head a class of dozens...
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    Jonathan Sullivan drafted in a parrarel universe with the Pat's would of been awesome. He would of been a beast in BB's system.<{No idea really} Instead he got drafted by a lousy club that evidently didn't expect or teach excellence. Maybe,maybe not,just a theory.
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    Not in the first round, but I remember wanting them to take Donald Hayes.:eek: And, I thought that I was right when he had one good year with Carolina.
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    i was so pissed they got richard seymour instead of david terrell
    on the other hand i was also pissed they got chad jackson instead of greg jennings
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    Players who ive wanted this team to take.

    Steven Jackson
    Darnell Bing
    Kelley Washington
    Chris Gocong
    Daniel Bullocks

    are only recent players that come to mind.
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    steven jackson and kelley washington for me too
    even when we got corey i still wanted steven jackson, i knew we had to take wilfork, then i was hoping wed trade up somehow and grab jackson
    as for kelley washington i wanted him instead of bethel

    i also was extremely angry when they took andy katzenmoyer instead of jon jansen
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    Going to far back for me. Im only 20 and just started following the draft 5 years or so ago. I remember Andy and all of his neck injures but cant remember anything about the draft etc.
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    The only reason i was extremely high on washington and still am is because belichick said something to the degree of "we're willing to take a chance on greatness" regarding kelley and its stood out to me ever since. Bill himself has said this guy is absolutely special and if not for the injuries would be a top 15 round 1 pick.
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    Ditto, I remember thinking OH no,, how can this guy help us.

    It takes a big man to admit his mistakes. Of course I think I'm currently running 0-for four years on the Patriots draft game.

    BTW, maybe it was that Brady kid that made Terrell looks so good, why don't we draft him.
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    I was pretty psyched when we drafted Ryan Claridge. Still feel kind of bad about him.
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    Well that kind of thing that happened with Claridge is not football related so it's not really something that you can predict. He was probably a pretty talented football player if the Pats felt strongly enough to draft him.
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    David Terrell (I'm sure glad I wasn't picking the groceries that year! lol)
    Lavar Arrington (not that we had a shot at him, but i thought he was gonna be the next Lawrence Taylor)
    DeAngelo Williams (in retrospect, i'm glad we got maroney and it's way too early to call him a bust but i thought he had potential to be the next Emmitt Smith)
    DeWayne Robertson (not really a bust, but I thought he was the best lineman at his position at the time of the draft. Glad we didn't trade up for him and got Warren instead)
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    haha
    yeah im usually not too close with the pats
    ive actually been right on with the celtics lately though
    two yrs ago i was prayin for gerald green
    the yr before that i was prayin for al jefferson
    the yr before i was wrong though, i wanted leandro barbosa and sofoklis shortsanitis instead of banks and perkins (i guess i was one for two on that one)
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    I can admit it, I would have been fired long ago based on some of the guys I wanted:

    2002: Instead of Graham, I wanted Marc Columbo T. Well about 2 or 3 knee surgeries later he might have about 30 games under his belt.

    2003: Thought that William Joseph DT Miami looked pretty darn good. I hardly knew anything about Warren.

    2004: I can certainly say that I did not see a TE coming at #32 and I wanted either Snee, Dansby, Lehman, Smiley, or Thomas. Some have turned out to be pretty decent, but I am happy with Watson and still hopeful for more good things to come.
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    Kenyata Walker
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    Amusing. But it does bring this to mind...

    This board had a pretty big collective crush on WR Mike Hass last year. Hass was drafted low, cut in TC, and spent the season on another team's practice squad before heading off to NFL Europe. And unlike Jackson, he wasn't injured.

    So I'm good with Chad.
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    I remember being p'od that Ladainian Tomlinson was drafted by San Diego right in front of us with the 5th pick. I still am. lol

    I remember wanting T Matt Stinchomb and Lj Shelton more than Woody.
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    If we were going to take a RB last year I wanted DeAngelo Williams.

    I wanted Ashton Youboty instead of 2 TE's last year also.
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    Time to 'fess-up? Fair enough. Two things:
    1) The mea culpas are limited to the BB/SP era; the forgetable Booby Grier error is just that - forgetable.
    2) I will forever believe that some of the proceeding busts could have turned into decent pros, had they been coached by the 2000-2004 NEP staffs.

    2000:
    6/35, #201 - LB Matt Beck.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/2000/nfldraft/players/40626.html
    Older brother of Falcons' LB Jordan Beck, was signed as a UDFA post-draft, but released before TC.

    7/33, #239 - WR Kwame Cavil. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/2000/nfldraft/players/15742.html
    http://www.footballdb.com/players/cavilkw01

    2001:
    3/24, #86 - DE Cedric Scott.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/2001/nfldraft/players/99052.html
    http://www.footballdb.com/players/scottce01
    Was also in Cleveland's TC in '04 or '05.

    6/17, #180 - RB/FB Dan Alexander.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/2001/nfldraft/players/20373.html
    http://www.footballdb.com/players/alexada01

    7/39, #239 - DE/OLB David Warren.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/2001/nfldraft/players/99072.html

    2002:
    7/26, #237 - RT Victor Rogers.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2002/draft/players/99606.html
    http://www.footballdb.com/players/rogervi01

    2003:
    2/13, #45 - WR Kelley Washington.

    4/23, #120 - CB Kevin Garrett.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2003/draft/players/16598.html
    http://www.footballdb.com/players/garreke01

    2004:
    5/32, #164 - DE/OLB Isaac Hilton.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2004/draft/players/38098.html
    http://www.footballdb.com/players/hiltois01

    2005:
    7/41, #255 - CB/FS Brandon Browner
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2005/draft/players/64290.html
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    Seriously?..... I didn't want any of those guys.
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    In 2006 the guys I most wanted for NE were:

    Maroney (Second RB on my board behind Reggie Bush, and the RB I thought NE should pick over White, Williams, and Addai)

    Chad Jackson (Number one WR on my board. I didn't think they would get both Maroney, and Jackson.)

    Richard Marshall (I love his game)

    Bobby Carpenter (I think he'll develop into a good LB)

    Demeco Ryans (I thought he would kick ass in NE's system, but who knows. So far he's good in Houston, but he probably would have sat his first year in NE.)

    Maurice Stovall (I was trying to find the possession receiver to replace Givens.)

    Stephen Gostkowski (I watched him at the skills challenge and fell in love, LOL. His name, college resume', and his performace at that Skills challenge told me he was the pick. The only kicker I wanted. I didn't think they would take him in the fourth, though.)

    Pat Watkins (I don't know, I thought he could develop into a decent Safety. I also remember him returning either a punt, or a kickoff, and my being really impressed.)

    Hank Basket (I wanted this guy. I watched some video of him last year, and thought he would be a good late round sleeper, kind of in the Colston mode.

    Will Blackmon (I thought he could develop)

    Stanley McClover


    Montavious Stanley

    Fred Roach
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    I didn't want him before the draft but (gulp) after NE drafted Marquise Hill I thought he could turn into a very good football player. I even defended him the first year when people said he sucked.)
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    I liked Carpenter and Ryans last year also.
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    Look to my signature line- It was a poor attempt at humor. I did like Terrell coming out though.
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    Still far too early to put that name on the list.
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    You are correct sir but he was wanted as a day two pick, which he was...

    Let us pose a question though. Who did you want the Pats to draft but they chose otherwise? and I 'm not talking about some impossiblist moving up to draft Barry Sanders or Sean Urlacher, (But I definitely wanted him if he slid!) I thought all the nine clubs that passed on him were outright idiots; most of them have confirmed it too. It was easy to see him as the next Butkus.

    I wanted them to take Manny Lawson instead of Lawrence Maroney.
    I wanted them to take Karlos Dansby instead of Ben Watson.

    Both of the guys I wanted, went on the next pick after the Pats choice. So the value was there if you believe the other club's competences. So far both alternatives are doing very well. So are the guys that were picked by the Pats. Although Dansby has been to a Pro bowl, Watson hasn't, but then its easier to get there from the minor league that is the NFC.
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    Ooh, yeah, I wanted Ruud too. But how much of a bust is he? He played in all 16 games last year with 57 tackles.
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