Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***WITH NEW MOCK***
posted at 12/31/2010 10:53 PM EST
In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***WITH NEW MOCK***
Hey alll...Happy new year to everyone. First off, I read you guys all the time and appreciate all the info that you all put out there. It is an exciting time to be a Pats fan and draft fan.I.ve given it some thought and unless we can land a Fairly (doubtful) I'd be more inclined to roll these picks into the next draft. OUR real NEEDS, to me, are on the O line and rb.I really need to see Cunningham, Butler, arrington, Ninck, and Brace one more yr (playing). Chung, DM, Spikes, Mayo, Meariwether are young STUDS. Vince, Warren, Bodden, and Sanders are really good young vets. So...not so sure D is the need(unless the STUD de is there). They just need to play more .I wanna stockpile mopre picks for next yr and fill a few holes on offense So here's what I would do trade #14 (oaks pick) for a late 1st and a 2011 2nd trade #32 for a 2011 1st, 2010 3rd trade # 33 for a 2011 1st, 2010 3rd trade 2010 ( 1 of 4 ) for a 2011 2nd So our 2010 draft would look like this A late 1st, a late 2nd, and 3 3rds. So if a j. Jones, or M ingram slip we grab him with the 1st. A stud gaurd ( love Henry ) with our 2nd . A project rt in the 3rd along with another rb etcccc... there is really good value in the 2nd and 3rd rnds at Oline and rb this yr as you all know. Which is a true need for us THEN......next yr we are sitting with 3 more 1st, and 3 more 2nd rnd pks to stockpile any holes in the D that don't develop as we like. Oh well.....Just a though : )
Posted by makonikyman
I think there is a good chance Watt makes it to 15. If he's there, to me it's a no brainer. However, if he isn't there, we could trade back 10 spots to 25 and pick up a 2010 2nd (57). We then trade that pick for a 2011 1st. I would rather be picking in the 1st or 2nd round than the 3rd round. We've had bad luck in the 3rd round, it seems.
I agree OL is a huge area of need, lots of guys getting gray hair. But, I put our need a WR higher than RB. Branch will be 32 and Welker 30 and both are free agents after 2011. Tate isn't the answer, don't know about Price. Slater? Please. Edelman, really off year. I just watched the first half of the ND/Miami game and I think Michael Floyd, Justin Blackmon, Julio Jones and AJ Green all belong in the same sentence. I would really love to see us get one of those guys perhaps at 32/33 then move back with the other pick as you suggest.
Mankins is key to the whole draft. There are four possibilities.
1) Extension - least likely IMO because today was the last day to do it and put most of the compensation into uncapped 2010.
2) Tag and Trade - The Cassel Case. Most likely IMO. SF might be a good spot - frequent trading partner, they have a big need at OG, gets him close to home, gets him out of the AFC. DAL and CIN would also be good. The idea would be trade Mankins and the OAK pick to move up to take Fairley or Peterson.
3) Tag and hold out - The Samuel Case. He holds out, ends hold out on condition we won't tag again. We get a 2013 comp pick
4) We let him walk and get a 2012 comp pick. The least likely case unless there was some kind of secret agreement in place.
If we are losing Mankins, we need to extend Light 1-2 years and draft a stud OG somewhere in the first two rounds.