In response to PatsEng's comment:
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In response to sportsbozo1's comment:
Here's a question we all must think about when mock drafting the Patriots, which way will BB go if Talib,Wendell, Edelman, and Blount decide to go for the pay day? How would it change their perspective???? More importantly how would it effect your mocks??? Add another scenario, lets just say for the sake of argument VW had to retire? Now you could almost bet the farm that BB would trade out of round 1, because that's a lot of talent out the door. MB how would that change the draft in your opinion? Also has anyone here had an inkling as to whether BB would take Andre Williams in any of their Mocks? He's an absolute beast, if you don't like him how about Jeremy Hill the LSU back who only scored 16 rushing TD's last year. Because if Blount leaves they may be looking for a new star. Edelman isn't a big worry because they already have in house options: TJ Moe, Danny Amendola, Austin Collie and Boyce. They would still need a DT only difference is they would need a guy who could anchor the line immediately. The one guy they would have the hardest time replacing is Talib because they would need a #1 CB, All these things could come to fruition.
If all those players left, I could see him trading back. Would probably go FA CB, FA WR, draft a DT, TE, Connelly to OC, draft a RB, draft a OG, S, DE, LB.
WR - Moe, Harrison, Orton, Amendola, Thompkins, Dobson, Boyce, FA WR, Collie
That FA WR better be a home run! Ha Ha! Same with FA CB
We might end up with 10 picks in the draft (3 compensation) and 7 in day 3 alone. Of the players listed 3 were starters this past year. Why would you trade back into the sub/role player range (late 3rd and beyond) that take a couple years to develop when you need to replace starters this year immediately? If anything the logic should be to move up to gain immediate talent and starting caliber replacements.
I think so too. If we do in fact end up with 3 comp. picks, then those are 3 picks in the 6th and 7th rounds that we will be making. Can't trade those. In addition, we have 2 6th rounders and a 7th. We certainly do not need 6 late round picks. Package our 6th and 7th rounders to get up into the 4th or use them for multiple trade ups. Whatever. Just come out of this with 4-6 immediate contributers in the first 4 rounds (depending on if BB trades back from #29, trades Mallett, etc...), and then you can use the comps on depth/project guys.