2011 Patriots Draft Options ***THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED!***

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    1. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
    2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
    3. Buffalo Bills: Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
    4. Cincinnati Bengals: AJ Green, WR, Georgia
    5. Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
    6. Cleveland Browns: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
    7. San Francisco 49ers: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
    8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
    9. Dallas Cowboys traded to the Patriots: Robert Quinn, OLB, North Carolina
    10. Washington Redskins: Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
    11. Houston Texans: Prince Amukamara CB, Nebraska
    12. Minnesota Vikings: Cameron Jordan, DL, California
    13. Detroit Lions: Tyron Smith, OT, Southern California
    14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
    15. Miami Dolphins: Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida
    16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan, OLB, Purdue
    17. Dallas Cowboys (from pats): Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
    18. San Diego Chargers: J.J. Watt DE, Wisconsin
    19. New York Giants: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
    20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
    21. Kansas City Chiefs: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
    22. Indianapolis Colts: , Nate Solder OT, Colorado
    23. Philadelphia Eagles: Danny Watkins OT, Baylor
    24. New Orleans Saints:Daquan Bowers, DE, Clemson
    25. Seattle Seahawks: Jake Locker, QB Washington
    26. Baltimore Ravens: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi St
    27. Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Rudolph, TE Notre Dame
    28. New England Patriots traded to the Titans: Andy Dalton QB, TCU
    29. Chicago Bears: Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
    30. New York Jets: Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor
    31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
    32. Green Bay Packers: Brooks Reed, OLB, Arizona

    comments?
     
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    In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED TOP 75***:
    In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED TOP 75*** : I was in this thread earlier. The monster threads tend to get redundant. Most people (including myself) really just keep saying the same things, and have their "guys" locked in ... so I saved myself time, lol. I have been in and out of other threads that were more topic specific.  I'll post mine. I'm going by the old "Faucetman" rules, where we assume zero trades -- maybe I'll post a second "trade" mock.  I'm interested in seeing some final mocks here. Specifically from Faucet and MBeaulieu. I haven't seen Faucet, but always like to read his stuff, and MB has posted a bunch of stacks, but I would like to read what he thinks NE does when the chips are down. 
    Posted by zbellino


    Can't go against Faucet's rules lol, hard to do though.  Players at 28 and 33 will not be there when they trade down.
     
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    Teams will be able to sign UDFAs!  Big for a few teams including the Pats.  Sounds like also will be able to aquire FAs as soon as Friday.  I imagine they are talking to Light right now, give him their best offer take it or leave it.  They will know if they have their starting tackle by 1st pick of the draft? maybe, hope so.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nfl/news/story?id=6442393

     
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    In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED TOP 75*** : Can't go against Faucet's rules lol, hard to do though.  Players at 28 and 33 will not be there when they trade down.
    Posted by Pats7393

    Yeah we worked them out a few year's back. I think it is a good exercise in knowing the board. 

    If Ne trades I see them trading 17 down for someone like Brooks Reed, and maybe trading 28 up to grab someone like Carimi. Or vice versa. Another option would be bringing 28 down into the second for a first next year if some desperate team wants a QB. 

    Trading into the top ten sounds unlikely, but would give access to another tier of players like Fairley, Jones, Quinn, and possibly Peterson. 

     
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    Teams will be able to sign UDFAs!  Big for a few teams including the Pats.  Sounds like also will be able to aquire FAs as soon as Friday. http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nfl/news/story?id=6442393
    Posted by Pats7393


    Thanks for passing the link along. I think it said the NFL was publishing rules on FA tomorrow. That means to me that it could happen as soon as tomorrow or weeks from now. At least this is the way I read it, unless the courts step back in...
     
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    Could the Pats actually trade up for Dareus????

    Interesting reports right now here's how it's looking

    #1 Car Cam Newton - no surprise here
    #2 Den Von Miller - little bit of a shock but he seems to have grown on Den
    #3 Buf Gabbert - Here is one we all thought Buf might go QB but it's slowly coming out that they are really looking hard at Gabbert
    #4 Cin AJ Green - Everyone knows this will happen
    #5 Ari Patrick Peterson - if Miller and Green are gone most think Peterson goes to Ari

    that means that at #6 the pick the Pats have been inquiring about Dareus might be available. Question becomes would you trade #17 and #33 for Dareus?
     
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    In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED TOP 75*** : Thanks for passing the link along. I think it said the NFL was publishing rules on FA tomorrow. That means to me that it could happen as soon as tomorrow or weeks from now. At least this is the way I read it, unless the courts step back in...
    Posted by PatsLifer


    Said players can start to work tomorrow and then the league will send out which rules the league year will be operating under Friday.
    This also says to me, they might be operating under 2010 rules.  No way BB trades up and pays those type of salaries.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81f8862b/article/agents-gms-preparing-as-if-league-year-could-start-monday?module=HP_headlines
     
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    Could the Pats actually trade up for Dareus???? Interesting reports right now here's how it's looking #1 Car Cam Newton - no surprise here #2 Den Von Miller - little bit of a shock but he seems to have grown on Den #3 Buf Gabbert - Here is one we all thought Buf might go QB but it's slowly coming out that they are really looking hard at Gabbert #4 Cin AJ Green - Everyone knows this will happen #5 Ari Patrick Peterson - if Miller and Green are gone most think Peterson goes to Ari that means that at #6 the pick the Pats have been inquiring about Dareus might be available. Question becomes would you trade #17 and #33 for Dareus?
    Posted by PatsEng

    That is certainly an interesting mock and would throw his name in the hat. If Carolina drafts Newton 1st overall, they deserve all the failure it brings ,lol.

     
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    In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED TOP 75*** : Said players can start to work tomorrow and then the league will send out which rules the league year will be operating under Friday. This also says to me, they might be operating under 2010 rules.  No way BB trades up and pays those type of salaries. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81f8862b/article/agents-gms-preparing-as-if-league-year-could-start-monday?module=HP_headlines
    Posted by Pats7393


    Salaries won't be settled for some time. Rookies have months to work out their contracts. You could move up gambling that there is a rookie cap on the other end. 
     
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    I guess there's a reason i'm not a GM, if I was carolina's GM I would pass on Newton start building this year and know my chances to have the #1 overall pick next season are very good.  next season i have Luck. 

     
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    Could the Pats actually trade up for Dareus???? Interesting reports right now here's how it's looking #1 Car Cam Newton - no surprise here #2 Den Von Miller - little bit of a shock but he seems to have grown on Den #3 Buf Gabbert - Here is one we all thought Buf might go QB but it's slowly coming out that they are really looking hard at Gabbert #4 Cin AJ Green - Everyone knows this will happen #5 Ari Patrick Peterson - if Miller and Green are gone most think Peterson goes to Ari that means that at #6 the pick the Pats have been inquiring about Dareus might be available. Question becomes would you trade #17 and #33 for Dareus?
    Posted by PatsEng


    The Question..."17 & 33 for Dareus at #6?"....Depends on what we can do with 28. If we can get a deal in place with San Diego for their 2 2nds, I would do it. I am OK with Dareus at 6, and then 50, 60 and 61 in round 2 if we could do that. OR of course, work on the framework of #28 trade with other teams, at least picking up another 2nd and 3rd this year, maybe a 3rd next..I'm sure there are tons of combinations based on the team.

    ZB since you are back on, what's your take on Dareus? I'm sure  you got to see him play a ton this year, and most of what I have seen on him is sporadic or on tape.
     
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    In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED TOP 75*** : Salaries won't be settled for some time. Rookies have months  to work out their contracts. You could move up gambling that there is a rookie cap on the other end. 
    Posted by zbellino


    Not if FAs will be allow to sign, they will need to put rules in place.  A cap no cap ect will need to be known. 
     
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    Mort is at it....

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/04/28/mort-patriots-trying-to-trade-up-for-cameron-jordan/
     
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    it must be a smokescreen. jordan to the pats with the team's current philosophy on defense just does not make sense.
     
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    it must be a smokescreen. jordan to the pats with the team's current philosophy on defense just does not make sense.
    Posted by KyleCleric2


    I like Cam Jordan and think he fts here perfectly. But I agree with you its gotta be a smokescreen, to obvious and I dont think they need to trade up to get him.
     
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    In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED TOP 75*** : The Question..."17 & 33 for Dareus at #6?"....Depends on what we can do with 28. If we can get a deal in place with San Diego for their 2 2nds, I would do it. I am OK with Dareus at 6, and then 50, 60 and 61 in round 2 if we could do that. OR of course, work on the framework of #28 trade with other teams, at least picking up another 2nd and 3rd this year, maybe a 3rd next..I'm sure there are tons of combinations based on the team. ZB since you are back on, what's your take on Dareus? I'm sure  you got to see him play a ton this year, and most of what I have seen on him is sporadic or on tape.
    Posted by PatsLifer

    Darreus is awesome. I wonder how he would do in 34 ... he gets spent sometimes, at least from what I've seen. I think he is a great swing prospect and a monster 43 UT prospect.

     
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    it must be a smokescreen. jordan to the pats with the team's current philosophy on defense just does not make sense.
    Posted by KyleCleric2

    I like him as a selection. But not as a trade up. He is too similar to Watt. One of them could be had at 17 without moving up. 

     
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    I agree ZB. Is he worth 17 and 33?
     
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    I agree ZB. Is he worth 17 and 33?
    Posted by PatsLifer


    No way in heck. I have him on my board about equal to Watt. And I'm not sure I don't take Brooks Reed over him. I have Reed slotted lower because I think he can be had lower. But in a world with a gun to my head, I actually like Reed better as a prospect. 

    You just (usually) pay more for size on the front seven ... all other things beign equal. A 6'4.5 290 pounder with 4.71 speed is quite rare.
     
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    I have not posted often, but for months I have been consistent in what I believe will happen in the next two days.  BB will draft three quality offensive linemen who will develop together as a group and two defensive linemen who may be possible conversion OLBs.  We also will end up with at least two #1s (and maybe 3) and two #2s in 2012 that will be used to package to draft Andrew Luck as Brady's replacement.  I do not envision moving up at all.  Moving back in the current year and moving into the next year has been BB's tendency for many years and I don't see it changing anytime soon.
    I have been a Pat's fan since the Babe Parilli years.  I want to thank all of the posters on this thread for the knowledge and enjoyment it has provided me this year.
     
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    Thanks for all the entertainment.  I've read every post, embarassed to say, though I haven't posted myself.  I don't know anything about college football.  Totally impressive group of analysts here.
     
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    I dont think 17 and 33 is anything BB will do. The points add up about equal but 33 is worth more than the point chart says. Some GM with all night to think about that player he has to have first thing round 2
     
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    In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED TOP 75*** : No way in heck. I have him on my board about equal to Watt. And I'm not sure I don't take Brooks Reed over him. I have Reed slotted lower because I think he can be had lower. But in a world with a gun to my head, I actually like Reed better as a prospect.  You just (usually) pay more for size on the front seven ... all other things beign equal. A 6'4.5 290 pounder with 4.71 speed is quite rare.
    Posted by zbellino


    Wow..about equal to Watt? I don't know if that's giving Watt too much credit or Dareus not enough? I personally think Dareus is the best DL coming out this year. Not by a long shot, but better than the rest of the group.

    Reconsidering, I probably wouldn't trade the farm for Dareus. Now if he was Suh and we had the ammo to do it, yes, I would move up to #6. But he ain't Suh.

    What concerns me about Dareus is his experience as well. he played in a 3-4, but he doesn't have a ton of starts to his credit. not sure why exactly, but his numbers are not stand out in my mind. sure 3-4 DE has different responsibilities than Watt did at 4-3 DE, but I would have expected a bit more from a top 5 player, and one most consider the best DL in this draft.

     
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    Here is my final mock.

    Trades:
    #33 to TEN for 2012 1st and #109

    #17 Cameron-Jordan-DE-California
    He has experience in the 3-4, and is an absolute beast.  I think he is the perfect Patriot, and that BB will get him.  The Pats are a patient team, and I think Jordan slips to them.

    #28 Mark Ingram-HB-Alabama
    With an abundance of picks, why not take a chance with the best HB in the draft.  BB drafts for value, not need, and Ingram is a potential stud.  Since we have so many picks, we should go for the top talent at HB, which is Ingram. He has the potential to be our #1 back that we've lacked since Corey Dillon.

    #60 James Carpenter-OL-Alabama
    BB gets a versatile lineman to fill the OG/OT spot on the line.  Carpenter is a strong prospect, and comes from one of BB's favorite schools.

    #74 Joseph Barksdale-OT-LSU
    Many consider him the most technically sound lineman in the draft-Scar would love it.  BB doesn't take OL too early unless it is a pressing need, and I think BB feels Light will re-sign. Barksdale is good value here, and could step in to the RT position (Vollmer at LT) after a year or so.

    #92 Dontay Moch-DE/OLB-Nevada
    BB doesn't like taking conversion types early, but Moch is a physical specimen.  This guy is alittle raw, but if BB can coach him up, he has a shot to be a force as a pass rusher.

    #109 Buster Skrine-UT Chattenooga
    Another burner.  Skrine has blazing speed, and provides good ST value-a must at this point in the draft.  Skrine should compete with Wilhite to round out our CB crew.

    #125 Greg Salas-WR-Hawaii
    The NCAA Division I recieving leader.  He may not be fast, or a deep threat, but he can catch the ball and run routes extremely well.  The Pats are a short pass offense, and this quick WR should fit right in.

    #159 Greg McElroy-QB-Alabama
    A smart, accurate, great decsion making Quarterback.  He scored the highest wonderlic at the combine, and is exactly what BB looks for in a QB.  Some say he'll be a great back up. But, this guy is a winner, and I think he'll make a good NFL starter.

    #193 Mark Herzlich-ILB-Boston College
    With their last pick, NE takes a chance on a local kid.  Herzlich is a tough, high character player, who used to be a first round prospect.  The Pats take injury risks, and in the 6th, it's well worth the risk on a hometown favorite.  At worst, he provides help on Special Teams, at best, he returns to top form and even provides some pass rush for the Pats.
    #193 

    We also get a 2012 1st rounder, and fill every need.  Please give your feedback.

     
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    smokescreen central the pats are going draft a o-lineman and trade their 28th pick for a first rounder next year( they only have 5 picks in next years draft)
     
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