Re: Emmanuel Sanders?!?
posted at 3/15/2013 2:05 PM EDT
In response to RidingWithTheKing's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to PatsLifer's comment:
Sanders is proven in the league. Da'rick rgoers is not. Sanders will require a 3rd as will da'rick, but sanders will command a higher salary. Sanders can probably contrivute right away, Rogers maybe.
I compare sanders against WR we could grab this year in round 3 possibly.although not bigger than jones or Danny, he is a good route runner n's speedy. I only do this if we can turn mallet into a pick, a 3rd rounder plus some. Otherwise, I think I look elsewhere.
I'd torn on that. Rogers might have higher upside and is bigger which I still believe the Pats need size at WR but Sanders at least proved he can be a #3 WR right now with potential to be a #2. For a 3rd that's not a bad deal. Since we got Jones though (similar to Sanders) I might roll the dice on higher upside and size personally
The 3rd rd tender at 1.5 for Sanders is similar to how Mallett would be viewed in a thin QB market.
The WR market in the draft is not deep and it's thin in FA, too. Wallace and Bowe were overpaid wildly at 13 and 11 million.
So, instead of gambling in Rd 3 for a WR, you get someone you might like who is cheap, has experience, can be developed and a price you can control for a new deal.
Mallett is actually worth no worse than a 2nd rd pick at his price in this market.
If we didn't have Jones I'd agree but with Jones who is a similar skill set as Sanders I think you could afford to take a chance on a larger WR who has 1st round talent but is dropping because of character concerns. Is it a risk, yep but at 6'3.5" he'd make for a great red zone threat, one that Brady needs outside of Gronk. Don't forget we got stalled inside the 20's because or WR's didn't have the size to out fight for balls most of the time