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Win, FAIL, or Meh: James Christensen, 3/7/14

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Win, FAIL, or Meh?

Poll closed Mar 14, 2014.
  1. Win

    28.6%
  2. FAIL

    25.0%
  3. Meh

    46.4%
  1. ctpatsfan77

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    From Bleacher Report, by NEPD's James Christensen:

    1. S Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois
    2. G Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA [presumes Mallett + Pats' 7th trade for 33]
    2. TE Troy Niklas, Notre Dame
    3. QB Zach Mettenberger, LSU
    4. LB Christian Kirksey, Iowa
    6. TE Colt Lyerla, ex-Oregon
    6. CB Ricardo Allen, Purdue

    Edited to add: A disclaimer that I missed: "For the purposes of this exercise, I assume the Patriots have signed Talib, let Edelman and Ryan Wendell walk and failed to sign any game-changing free agents."
  2. manxman2601

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    #24 Jersey

    Jimmie Ward in the first?


    A big fat win!
  3. everlong

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    #12 Jersey

    Not happening after his Newtown comments. No way, rightfully so, Kraft will sign off on that.
  4. ctpatsfan77

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    :idontgetit:
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    #24 Jersey

    Best safety in the draft. Any mock with him in it is a win. No joke, I just rate him big time.
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    Ward in the first, FAIL.
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    #24 Jersey

    Have you watched him?
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    yes and it's a huge reach at 29. Trade up some in the 2nd for him.
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    #24 Jersey

    We'll see how he runs today but he's certainly first round worthy. Like I said, best safety in the draft as far as Iz'm concerned. Fair enough if you don't agree.
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    LOVE the combo of Xavier and Niklas in the 2nd
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    #12 Jersey

    Wish the draft would have addressed the defensive line. Niklas in the 3rd I really like. I always thought Ward was a 2nd rounder and would all for taking him in the 2nd, he must be really moving up the draft boards.
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    With Shazier running in the 4.4 range today (low 4.4 I believe), take him with 29. I don't think Mallet will be traded, but figure out a way to keep 29 and get an extra 2nd rounder in the top half.

    1. Shazier
    2. Su'a-Filo
    2. Niklas
    3. DaQuan Jones
    4. Exum
    6. Trey Burton
    6. Developmental QB (Qb that falls)
    7. Unknown Rutgers player
    7. BPA
  13. mayoclinic

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    Yeah, I called it a "meh" largely because of the lack of DL. Switch Zack Mettenberger in the 3rd to a DT (Caraun Reid or Justin Ellis, for example) and I'm ok with it:

    1. S Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois. Not my personal choice and a bit of a reach, but not a huge one. He would certainly upgrade the SS position.
    2. G Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA [presumes Mallett + Pats' 7th trade for 33]. Reasonable pick. I'm not 100% sold on him, but it addresses a need.
    2. TE Troy Niklas, Notre Dame. Reasonable pick.
    3. QB Zach Mettenberger, LSU. Again, I'd switch this to a DT.
    4. LB Christian Kirksey, Iowa. Again, I have other preferences, but a solid pick.
    6. TE Colt Lyerla, ex-Oregon. Certainly has the skill set, below the neck.
    6. CB Ricardo Allen, Purdue. Once again, not my pick, but not unreasonable.

    Make it Dominique Easley instead of Su'a-Filo and then a lineman in the 3rd, and I think it's pretty darn good.
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    #75 Jersey



    Zero chance the take Lyerla.
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    No Jersey Selected

    I voted Fail. I want the next Rodney Harrison, not the next lil' Jimmy Sanders.
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    #24 Jersey

    And who is the next Rodney Harrison?
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    Meh.

    1. S Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois - A reach. Better off moving down 10 spots and I think Bucannon is about as good anyway. Good pick but not great value

    2. G Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA [presumes Mallett + Pats' 7th trade for 33] - Good player but I think we should use this pick on a skill position on D. Get a guard later.

    2. TE Troy Niklas, Notre Dame - Sure if it is a late second. Good pick

    3. QB Zach Mettenberger, LSU - No. No QBs this high. If Brady goes down we are screwed anyway and this is not a replacement IMO. Use it on an asset that can help

    4. LB Christian Kirksey, Iowa - Meh... This be a good time to get a OL or WR for value. OR use it on a big time high ceiling athlete like Tipp - LB if you go LB here.

    6. TE Colt Lyerla, ex-Oregon - Sure. 6th round. Take a shot I have been pushing for this.
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    #3 Jersey

    This continuing propensity to imagine that we could garner #33 for Mallett amuses me.

    I'm still trying to convince myself we could get a 3rd for'm.
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    #24 Jersey

    Agreed. It shouldn't be used in mocks until it actually happens.
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    That's about as bad as I can imagine.

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