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Will this be the year we use a first rounder on a lb?

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    danny88 Banned

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    Is this the year? With all the picks we have, seems like we can inject a shot of youth all over this team. Aside from the lb core, and old man harrison, we are young on defense.

    I would love to see Jerry Jones give us those two first rounders and Marion the barbarian if our pick can land Mcfadden.

    I know thats a lot to give up , but Jones is apparently obsessed with Mcfadden.
     
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    we need to stop with the Barber trade. that will never happen imo :\
     
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    I know, but one can wish right? You dont think if we had say the fourth pick , and Mcfadden was on the board jones ( or someone else) would be foaming at the mouth for the kid?''

    With what Petterson is doing this year, I feel like we could get big time value if we worked something out.


    This team is so good right now. It would be almost illegal to have a patriots type draft and load up for the future, AGAIN.
     
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    Yes. We will use a #1 on a LB this year. It's the perfect storm of desperate need (Bruschi retiring, Seau POSSIBLY retiring) and opportunity (a high #1 and a good LB draft class).

    Book it. Finally.
     
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    I doubt it. Not in our system. Most linebackers aren't big enough out of college. I can see them drafting a DE to play linebacker but not a college linebacker unless they really like him.
     
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    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    The nay-sayers can be rebutted with the following two words: Logan Mankins.
     
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    There's not really a LB worth a top 5 pick. Probably the only way the Pats take one is if they trade down.
     
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    Even if they weren't, they aren't starting LBs anymore.
     
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    I really think we need some youth at lb. Every year it's , there are no good lbs in the draft. How did paul poz do for the bills when he was healthy?
     
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    It depends how high the pick is. If it's 5-10 and Laurinaitis declares, I could see picking him or maybe dan connor. If it's top 5...I dunno I don't think that's great value for a top 5 pick, unless it is Laurinaitis. I would almost rather they pick up Kenny Phillips there at SS if JL doesn't come out.
     
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    I think he was leading them in tackles until he went out.
     
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    He looked really good. I think we have such a young talented line. I feel like some legit speed at the lb position would be huge.
     
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    Patrick Willis has been a monster in SF, too.
     
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    patsfaninpa In the Starting Line-Up

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    I think we would take an olb early. An edge pass-rusher. If we thought the right one was available. Just don't see us taking an ilb in the top half of the first round. I've seen a lot of Connor and Laurinitis. Neither is a sure-fire pro. Both will probably make it and be pretty good. But, not difference makers. If I'm in the Top 10, I want a difference maker. Stud lineman, pass-rusher, or great db. D.McFadden would make me reconsider though.
     
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    I was on the Willis bandwagon. I dont see why we dont look into the lb class this year.
     
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    True... the thing is, you never know what position the front office will draft. Just expect it.
     
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    Glen Dorsey... hmmmmmm
     
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    I think our lb core is out only weakness on d. Lets be honest here. They are playing well , but how much better would we be if we had a young stud lb flying around with those vets?

    Although the secondary is a question mark after A$$ante takes off.
     
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    I think Connor would project to an OLB in our system. I just love the way Laurinaitis plays, he's a ball hawk, and he's big enough (6'3 240-plus) to play inside. Plus, his dad was one of the Road Warriors in WWF! How cool is that?!
     
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    He has the size. I think people forget that a kid is going to put on some size as he matures.

    I guess I will be obsessed with a lb this year. Then when the pats trade out of the first round or trade down I will have a reason to whine.
     
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