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  1. TommyBrady12

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    Couple of things I took from tonight's NFLN Patriots segment:

    1. SMY was on and she said that she heard from credible sources that the patriots plan to trade out of the 31st pick especially to teams who want to come back into the first round to select Brandon Weedon.

    in other words BB knows some teams may be desperate for a QB (like Denver was a few years ago with Tebow) and he can try to fleece them.

    2. Charlie Casserly mentioned the possibility of the patriots using the 27th pick to select a guard. I don't get this one, especially with connelly, cannon, mankins and gallery signed.

    3. Lombardi states that he believes BB doesn't want to pay a rookie money that would result in him being one of the top 5 paid players on the team. that would cause some guys to be a bit jealous, etc.
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    Slight trade up or stay at 27, trade down at 31.
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    I will surprised if they do anything besides picking at 27 and trading down or out from 31. Same thing they did last year.
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    He mentioned the "possibility" in the "I guess it's possible because they did well with Mankins but I don't see them taking an OL" sense.

    What you said was barely touching what he really said. He actually said the obvious - should be mostly defense and trades.
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    like I said, casserly said it was a possibility.as he focused on talking about picking defensive players, but the fact that he even mentioned a guard is puzzling. i mean it's also a "possibility" the patriots draft a qb or wr.
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    Sure, if you want to totally mislead the board of the context then you had it exactly right.
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    Here is a mock by Pro Football Weekly showing the "contract" price of the selection.

    ProFootballWeekly.com - Nawrocki's contract-based mock draft

    Although neither pick tops my list,both are on it, so I would not be very disappointed with either and the contract cost is not that great.




    Let's stick to the subject without the popcorn throwing.
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    We do need interior OL for next year - that's what Casserly was probably alluding to in the context that if no one else is left when we pick then a guard could be a possibility (i.e. if the guard has a higher grade. BB will be to use the cliche 'true to his board.')

    But with BB any position outside of QB can be a possibility in the first round.
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    Nice, the Moderators are enforcing civility!! Far too much bickering and finger pointing going on lately.
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    I can't help it if I have to call him out for saying something totally misleading. If you'd prefer the board to be full of bullsh!t then so be it.
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    If needed to we could start Conolly at guard and Koppen / Wendell / McDonald at C for 2013.

    Gotta identify every defenders in the top 2 rounds who can help next year and find a way to get 3-4 on our team. History tells us some are gonna bust and we can't afford to not get some help on D.
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    Pick at #27, trade down from #31.
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    Probably a pretty likely scenario.
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    Trading down assumes there is a reason for some other team to trade up. While pretty much everyone agrees we need defense, drafting defense for the sake of drafting defense may not be the best idea. It all depends on how the draft shapes up. Now I'm not advocating drafting a guard, but if the Patriots have a much higher grade on an offensive player rather than any of the remaining defensive players at the end of round one, although that's not likely I personally wouldn't have a problem with that. Good teams don't draft for the current year or draft a position for need. If the Patriots did that we would not have drafted Solder last year - and then we'd be in a real pickle because left tackles in this draft in our draft position would really suck :)
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