Re: ***2013 Patriots Draft Thread V2***
posted at 2/18/2013 12:16 PM EST
In response to Low-FB-IQ's comment:
This has probably been brought up many times already so apologies if its been discussed.
With the Pats at #29 and no real sure 1st round QB's apparently, does anyone think any of the following teams from the top of the 2nd round might be interested in trading up into the bottom of the 1st for the QB of choice if none had been taken?
Just curious on your thoughts.
I would not be surprised at all if no team trades up to #29. I think, the need for QB is dire for Chiefs and Cardinals. The others, I think have enough (yes, even the Jets) to get by and not have to spend high picks to get a QB - the right approach given no must-have QBs in this class.
Jaguars: They could decide to wait another year before giving up on Gabbert
Raiders: In no position to be a buyer after giving up picks for Palmer; Also I think Pryor showed very good signs on their last game, which he started. I thought he was a better QB than the stats he achieved that day.
Eagles: I believe I heard them re-sign Vick the other day. They also signed Dixon, who is familiar with Kelly's system. Question is whether his legs can still run.
Browns: They are looking for an upgrade to Weeden. I'd be surprised if they see anyone in the draft as that upgrade, that they would be willing to spend their first or second. They also forfeited their second round.
Bills: They are not going to upgrade over Fitz with the QBs in the draft.
Jets: As bad as Sanchez played, none of the QBs in the draft show a lot of promise being an upgrade. Besides, he can't play any worse.... Can he?
Consider also that Alex Smith could be available. Flynn could be available at a more reasonable cost.
Out of the box thinking, if I were San Diego, I'd trade Rivers for 2014 picks (Rivers' career would be over before they are able to rebuild that team). That would be a good gutsy move for a new FO.
Pats' #59 may attract more demand if QBs are available and there are still teams looking for backups. If that is the case, I'd prefer they trade the pick with someone who has a pick in the first half of the third, take that third plus an additional 2014 pick to even out the value.