***2013 Patriots Draft Thread V2***

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    What are we likely to get for comp picks in 2014?  A third for Welker and maybe a 5th or 6th for Chung?

     




    Good point.  Losing Wes should net us a nice Comp Pick next year.  I tell ya, that Belichick thinks of everything!  :)  I really like the Amendola acquisition.  I've thought he would be great in a Pats uni for a long time.  Hate to see Wes go to Denver, as I think they will have a nice 1-2 year window to win a SB, but BB made the right move today.  Denver will crash hard in 2-3  years when Manning/Welker get old.

     



    Educate me... but doesn't Pats picking up Amendola cancel out losing WW to FA, therefore no comp? 

     
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    The Baltimore Ravens "really like" Kansas State WR Chris Harper, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

    Harper unofficially ran in the 4.38 range at the school's pro day on Tuesday, but is drawing plenty of comparisons to Anquan Boldin due to his size and ability to make catches in traffic. We expect an early third day selection to be in his future.-Rotoworld

     



    We said this months ago!

     

     



    yes sir we sure did. NE drafts just ahead of the Ravens so if BB feels the same about him he can scoop him up first.

     



    Good point... or at the very least cause Baltimore to maneuver to get him.

     
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    What are we likely to get for comp picks in 2014?  A third for Welker and maybe a 5th or 6th for Chung?

     




    Good point.  Losing Wes should net us a nice Comp Pick next year.  I tell ya, that Belichick thinks of everything!  :)  I really like the Amendola acquisition.  I've thought he would be great in a Pats uni for a long time.  Hate to see Wes go to Denver, as I think they will have a nice 1-2 year window to win a SB, but BB made the right move today.  Denver will crash hard in 2-3  years when Manning/Welker get old.

     

     



    Educate me... but doesn't Pats picking up Amendola cancel out losing WW to FA, therefore no comp? 

     

     



    yeah, i already tried throwing that out there. i must be on ignore lol

     



    Now I see what you wrote... just above where I started reading!!! LOL

     
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    What are we likely to get for comp picks in 2014?  A third for Welker and maybe a 5th or 6th for Chung?



    Since we signed Amendola to a similar deal it might actually wash Welker out. Chung might garner a 6th or 7th because his contract is low compared to other Ss on the market. Vollmer, if he leaves, or Talib, if he leaves, could command 4th's but that's all dependent on what they sign for and if we don't sign anyone else

     
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    NFL.com's Gil Brandt writes Texas A&M WR Ryan Swope could get drafted in the "fourth round or so."

    Brandt added Oklahoma wide receiver Kenny Stills to that group. Swope has been become a popular favorite for many after his impressive combine performance, but he doesn't play as fast as he times and has medical issues. The latter refers to his history of concussions, which teams are paying more attention to than ever before.




     

    I agree that he doesn't play like a 4.3 kid, though he's prob near the top of my board if he's around at the end of Rd 3.

     
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    I think there are several kids that we could draft and develop in rounds 3 or 4 this year. Swopes is one, I like stedman bailey as well. MB, do you see stedman going in the 4 th or later?

     
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    I think there are several kids that we could draft and develop in rounds 3 or 4 this year. Swopes is one, I like stedman bailey as well. MB, do you see stedman going in the 4 th or later?




    Personally, I don't think Stedman makes it out've Day 2.

     
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    That is what I thought. Maybe he is duplication now that we have amendola, unless josh uses Danny more outwide, bailey could be a great slot guy, and maybe he and Danny could interchangat playing all over the formation. Maybe if we draft a WR, we look at a bigger kid, in the 6'2"+ range. Honestly after the amendola signing and them bringing in donald jones, I have no idea if the pats view it as a need assuming they sign jones..

     
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    I think there are several kids that we could draft and develop in rounds 3 or 4 this year. Swopes is one, I like stedman bailey as well. MB, do you see stedman going in the 4 th or later?



    Unless the Pats make moves to come up with extra picks. I don't believe they have put themselves in a position to wait till the end of 3rd or later round for a developmental WR prospect.

    In this particular case I prefer they take an outside receiver earlier if still in the current situation come draft time. That's not something you would typically hear me say either.

     
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    I heard a name and want to know what you think about this kid, Blidi Wreh-Wilson what about  

    this kid?

     
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    I heard a name and want to know what you think about this kid, Blidi Wreh-Wilson what about  

    this kid?



    Good size CB, moves well, physical kid but needs to tackle better as he can take some bad angles and/or not break down in space.

     
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    Emmanuel Sanders in for a visit!!!  I suggested this.  Giving up a late third for Sanders is not a bad deal as I don't see any WR in this draft who would be better than Sanders at this point.  The Steelers are so up against the cap it would be hard for them to match.

    If we get Sanders, and restructure Lloyd - as we are in the process of doing, we have Lloyd, Sanders, Amendola 1-2-3 with newly signed Donald Jones as our #5 to compete with Branch, Stallworth or whoever.  If Edelman comes back, he'd be our #4 and maybe rotate in at slot with Amendola in an effort to keep both healthy.  We then would be set at WR.

     

     

     
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    Not sure I'd like using a 3rd on Sanders. We just signed Jones who is a very similar player to Sanders. We have a couple outside guy and some inside but we still don't have any WR over 6'2" which I think could be a mistake. Given Brady's age you should have one giant red zone threat other then Gronk just to jump up and get the ball so Brady doesn't have to be perfect.

    I think I'd rather go after Nelson and use the 3rd on Mathieu considering we still basically only have Dennard on the team for CB. Not sure I count Ras since I've been on the field longer then he has (love Pats tours)

     
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    With the FA moves they've made, it looks like they are pretty confident the draft has good depth on interior DL. That said, it looks like a lot of teams are thinking the same.

     
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    I would have no problem giving up a near end of round three pick for sanders if the contract value was right. Especially IF the Patriots were considering that round of the draft to target a WR again.

    Lets not kid ourselves. TE title aside, Brady's top two "receiver" targets (taking health into consideration) are going to be Gronk and Hernandez. 

     
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    I would have no problem giving up a near end of round three pick for sanders if the contract value was right. Especially IF the Patriots were considering that round of the draft to target a WR again.

    Lets not kid ourselves. TE title aside, Brady's top two "receiver" targets (taking health into consideration) are going to be Gronk and Hernandez. 



    This is why I'd rather them go after a larger WR in the draft truthfully. Sanders is a proven #3 with #2 potential but so is Jones who we just signed. What we are still missing is the bigger body to fight for balls inside the 20 where we stalled this year. With Jones, Lloyd, Amendola in the mix I'd like to get a 6'2"+ 215+ guy as a red zone threat

     
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    I would have no problem giving up a near end of round three pick for sanders if the contract value was right. Especially IF the Patriots were considering that round of the draft to target a WR again.

    Lets not kid ourselves. TE title aside, Brady's top two "receiver" targets (taking health into consideration) are going to be Gronk and Hernandez. 

     



    This is why I'd rather them go after a larger WR in the draft truthfully. Sanders is a proven #3 with #2 potential but so is Jones who we just signed. What we are still missing is the bigger body to fight for balls inside the 20 where we stalled this year. With Jones, Lloyd, Amendola in the mix I'd like to get a 6'2"+ 215+ guy as a red zone threat

     



    Felt like thePats struggles were a ton to do with health. I don't see the size as being a big deal. Helpful yes but not a major decision factor for me.

    With Edleman out, Gronk and hernandez you were left with Edleman, Lloyd and Branch(useless last year). Which is why they went with stallworth. If you have jones, Sanders, and lloyd in a game , even with Gronk, Hern, and Amendola out you still have three guys who have great quicks, good hands, and great leaping ability. I believe all three of those guys have close to 40 inch verts.

    I feel confident if that scenario happend that they could get open and defenses would not be able to just focus on one or two options.

    Not just that but I believe you have been referencing a guy like Da'rick. I like him. However, are you ready to draft him at the end of round 2? or you risking that he would be there at the end of round 3? What if he wasn't? What if the same thing happened again as it did when the Pats took Price? A 7 WR run in a 13 pick span right before the Pats pick in the 3rd.

    You got other guys you like at 6'2 plus at the end of the 3rd round that are better than Sanders just in case?

     
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    Emmanuel Sanders in for a visit!!!  I suggested this.  Giving up a late third for Sanders is not a bad deal as I don't see any WR in this draft who would be better than Sanders at this point.  The Steelers are so up against the cap it would be hard for them to match.

    If we get Sanders, and restructure Lloyd - as we are in the process of doing, we have Lloyd, Sanders, Amendola 1-2-3 with newly signed Donald Jones as our #5 to compete with Branch, Stallworth or whoever.  If Edelman comes back, he'd be our #4 and maybe rotate in at slot with Amendola in an effort to keep both healthy.  We then would be set at WR.

     

     

    Agree, no need to draft a wr !


     
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    I would have no problem giving up a near end of round three pick for sanders if the contract value was right. Especially IF the Patriots were considering that round of the draft to target a WR again.

    Lets not kid ourselves. TE title aside, Brady's top two "receiver" targets (taking health into consideration) are going to be Gronk and Hernandez. 

     



    This is why I'd rather them go after a larger WR in the draft truthfully. Sanders is a proven #3 with #2 potential but so is Jones who we just signed. What we are still missing is the bigger body to fight for balls inside the 20 where we stalled this year. With Jones, Lloyd, Amendola in the mix I'd like to get a 6'2"+ 215+ guy as a red zone threat

     

     



    Felt like thePats struggles were a ton to do with health. I don't see the size as being a big deal. Helpful yes but not a major decision factor for me.

     

    With Edleman out, Gronk and hernandez you were left with Edleman, Lloyd and Branch(useless last year). Which is why they went with stallworth. If you have jones, Sanders, and lloyd in a game , even with Gronk, Hern, and Amendola out you still have three guys who have great quicks, good hands, and great leaping ability. I believe all three of those guys have close to 40 inch verts.

    I feel confident if that scenario happend that they could get open and defenses would not be able to just focus on one or two options.

    Not just that but I believe you have been referencing a guy like Da'rick. I like him. However, are you ready to draft him at the end of round 2? or you risking that he would be there at the end of round 3? What if he wasn't? What if the same thing happened again as it did when the Pats took Price? A 7 WR run in a 13 pick span right before the Pats pick in the 3rd.

    You got other guys you like at 6'2 plus at the end of the 3rd round that are better than Sanders just in case?



    Well I'd take Da'Rick in the back of the second knowing I had a 3rd to spend on Matheiu. But, if you don't have that 3rd it changes the game completely and I'm not sure I'd take Mathieu in the back of the 2nd but we do need another CB so do you take and equal chance drafting a Davis, Alfrod, McFadden all of who are nice corners but could be busts or draft Mathieu in the 2nd and say well we don't have picks 3-6 so we needed to take him there? Now anything could happen and Mallett could get traded for a 2nd or 3rd but with no mid round picks I'd feel more comforatble grabbing a Mathieu and Da'Rick then Sanders and only grabbing one or the other

    Not to mention they still need to sign Sanders first so what is his asking price?

     
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    You still want to draft Matthieu with Arrington just inked? As you said earlier, Matthieu given his size probably a slot corner, not a guy you would line up on the outside. I would rather give a 3rd for sanders, grab a bigger cb we can play outside at the end of round 2, and get our stud interior DT or de in round 1..

     
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    You still want to draft Matthieu with Arrington just inked? As you said earlier, Matthieu given his size probably a slot corner, not a guy you would line up on the outside. I would rather give a 3rd for sanders, grab a bigger cb we can play outside at the end of round 2, and get our stud interior DT or de in round 1..

     



    I would of rather not had Arrington at all but we still only have 3 CB's currently on the roster (I don't count Ras until he can actually stay on a field). So given what they paid Arrington you don't give a pure slot guy that much money so they must believe he can play outside (I can't truthfully) so if I'm going to go CB and most in that range are slot CB's (as the outside CB players will go early and there is much talent past them for outside guys) yep I'd rather bring in a Mathieu then say a Hawthrone or Ryan. Though Gratz and Poyer might not be bad options in the back of the 2nd as outside guys

    I think Slay and Amerson will be gone mid 2nd

     
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