Who can we trade for picks?

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by carolinatony, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. carolinatony

    carolinatony In the Starting Line-Up

    Or....Who do you NOT want back next year?

    Can we get anything if we trade Adalius Thomas or will we have to eat his salary. Not sure he is a positive influence on the team.

    We need to get rid of 2 of our 5 RB's and get younger and as I have been saying for years...get a Dillion type RB. Three are 30+.
    Our's get injured to much which happens I know.

    Anyone else worth much in a trade?

  2. furley

    furley Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Trade Maroney and Thomas for whatever can be had in draft picks. Perhaps, a third round pick for Maroney, and a fifth or sixth round for Thomas.

    I'll say it again... Try to acquire Michael Bush from Oakland. He's a Dillon type.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2010
  3. NePatriots

    NePatriots PatsFans.com Draftnik PatsFans.com Supporter

    I think Matt Light could bring a 3rd or 4th rounder... especially from the Chiefs. Adalius Thomas would probably be released due to teams not wanting his contract.

    I hope we resign Wilfork, but he would bring two 1st's if tagged.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2010
  4. Big-T

    Big-T Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #51 Jersey

    Light, Kaczur, Maroney, Thomas

    Wilfork MAYBE tag & trade, then draft someone like Cody to replace him.
  5. DocE

    DocE Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I don't think the Patriots have a lot of guys who would bring significant draft picks in return. Of the guys they may be willing to trade, I could see Matt Light fetching a 3rd (maybe late 2nd) from a team looking to solidify their Oline. The Chiefs, Seahawks, and Redskins would make sense. I don't think anyone will trade for Adalius at his current cap number. I think trading Maroney at this point would be a mistake. I can't see another team giving up more than a 4th rounder for him at this point in his career and I'd say his downside (put him back at KR and as a backup RB) is worth more than that.
  6. carolinatony

    carolinatony In the Starting Line-Up

    I forgot about him. He was ok the few times I seen him run.
  7. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Sure trade all those folks and use the draft picks to HOPE to replace them with equal production.
  8. carolinatony

    carolinatony In the Starting Line-Up

    The ides is to get better value. If we were happy with guys we trade or relase its so that we can improve the team. A lot of playes did not perform up to what we expected.
    After this year; we need to improve a lot.
  9. furley

    furley Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Okay, am I understanding this correctly... Shouldn't New England move up from the twenty-fifth pick to the twenty-second pick since the Jets, Baltimore and Arizona won.

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  10. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    The answer to your question is that no player listed in this thread would give the patriots more value in trade than in playing for the patriots in 2010, a no-cap year.

  11. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    As mgteich has tried to point out on the main board, the question is not if teams will take Thomas' $9.5M "cap hit," it's if they'll take the actual money he's still owed. In Thomas' case, it's about half that number, which is certainly plausible.
  12. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I wonder if Shanahan still likes Maroney. He loved him on draft day and now in Washington with Portis looking done, he needs a RB.
  13. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    $5M in an uncapped year is not that much for a starting LB. The Jets signed Bart Scott for 6 years at $48M last year. Thomas has ability, and might thrive in a different system. I suspect Rex Ryan would be happy to get him back, not that we'd trade him to the Jets (and they have no 3rd round pick because of the Braylon Edwards trade). Someone will be willing to trade for him.
  14. Warren94

    Warren94 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    exactly.. spot on.
  15. everlong

    everlong Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I was wondering the same thing and in Shany's system Maroney would have a FB which would keep that initial penetration off of him. He could be a viable option for them.
  16. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    A block back ... what an idea. Why run through a hole when you can just run into a crowd of blockers?
  17. WelshPat

    WelshPat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Could you imagine this board if Maroney went on too be a real good back in Shanahans system? That would be ugly.

    And i don't think Maroney has any trade value.
  18. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

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    The Pats have the following for RB signed for next year:

    Maroney, Fred Taylor, Morris, Chris Taylor, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Eric Kettani.

    Kevin Faulk is a UFA.

    The Pats don't need a Corey Dillon Type RB. They need an O-line than can run block consistently. The Ravens O-line weren't blowing their guys up. They were just holding their blocks until Rice and McGahee got by. If the Pats O-line could do that, then Maroney, Morris, Fred Taylor and a pass catching 3rd down back (ala Faulk) would be a devestating backfield.
  19. Synovia

    Synovia In the Starting Line-Up


    There was one play where Neal hit his defender, took a step back and stood there. The defender then just took a step by Neal and tackled the RB as soon as the RB chose a direction.
  20. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    I saw Mankins do the same thing on a pass rush.

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