Re: ***2013 Patriots Draft Thread V2***
posted at 3/18/2013 12:46 AM EDT
In response to Low-FB-IQ's comment:
In response to bredbru's comment:
In response to Faucetman's comment:
I've gotta say, I am not happy with how our WR situation is shaping up. Right now we have Amendola instead of Welker and Jones instead of Lloyd. Both significant downgrades. We take two durable guys with better production and replace them with guys who have injury/health issues. With our two less-than-durable TEs, I could see us in big trouble if these guys start to drop like flies.
Now I'm hearing Edelman could go to San Fran. That would not be good at all.
Even if we got Sanders, we have not improved over last year's WR corpes. The F/A class is getting thin at WR. Heyward-Bay could be the best option left. I think we have to draft one WR for sure. If we don't get Sanders or add another quality F/A WR we need to draft 2 of them in the first 3 rounds.
This is looking like 2006 all over again. Brady cannot be happy.
i dont think its ideal. welker is a tank, virtually indescructable., a team first guy, i could see letting him go if we went and paid jennings 8 mil per year on a big contract. otherwise paying wes 2yrs -16 was a safeer way to go. amendola has more talent than wes probably and better hands, but its a gamblel that he stays healthy. he broke his chest open diving to the turf. we'll see.
whether we had lloyd or jones, we are going to need a big outside wr.
been saying for a few weeks, we shoudl get all our needs ie cb, pass rusher, o line, and if dt needed, in fa and take pass rusher and 2 big wrs in the draft (hopkins / rogers or similar)
trade mallet, use 2014 picks, whatever.
facuet i agree, wood, edelman, wlekr, lloyd were more reliable proven guys than what we have
and too, i did want ot revamp the offense and nto have 6,000 passes for 4 yards and have a big reliable fast guy take 2 defenders with him on every play on the outside (not lloyd).
so its a big risk. but there is a chance we can be better.
there might have been a middle ground???
bring abrahmam and grimes in, sanders im ehh. more proven than a rookie, but not the size i want in say a da rick rogers.
If you gotta have size size size why not advocate engs guy Nelson and draft hunter. They both make Hopkins and Rogers seem small if the difference of a few inches matters that much.
well cause obviously its not just size.
re rogers try this:
"Rogers is a virtual Julio Jones clone, exhibiting an exciting combination of size, strength and explosiveness." (draft scout)
and due to his pot issue got kicked off tenesse and is projected to bew in 3rd rd.
(and 6 3' 220 aint bad :)
hunter could be a big player too.
hopkins i think may be more likely a star and has more skils.
(ps hunter is only 1 inch taller than rogers and 2 " taller than hopkins)