Re: Mankins Trade Value.....
posted at 2/14/2011 1:08 PM EST
In Response to Re: Mankins Trade Value.....
[QUOTE]In Response to Mankins Trade Value..... Imagine taking Kerrigan/Smith at 17, Wilkerson 28, Wisniewski/Pouncey/Castonzo/Sherrod at 29. That would be a steal and still have #33 to trade back and get a couple more picks
Posted by PatsEng[/QUOTE]
I'd be more concerned if Mankins was a Tackle or Center. But, not a Guard.
I prefer continuity on the line and wish Mankins was here long term, but if he's going to continue to be belligerent about it, then absolutely look for a high 2nd rd type of a return and use the draft.
For some reason, these Steve Hutchinson, Pete Kendall, Alan Faneca types all think they are Hall of Famers. I am just not buying it. All very, very good players in their primes, but I don't see it as some slam dunk "the best" player type of a thing that has really triggered this movement for Guards to hold out.
What you have above here is exactly what I mean. At worst, you go into camp with Connolly, Wendell, Kazcur and a top notch rookie at Guard and see what happens.
Draft Solder, Carimi or Costanzo and get some youth in there as well. If need be, move Vollmer who knows the system. Carimi could play Guard or Tackle. So, he's also a possibility.
They have options here. This is why NE maintains the leverage in this and may just be waiting for the CBA to settle to see if they can sweeten the pot a little on Mankins.
His agent seems to have brainwashed him, just like he did with Revis, in thinking his client is by far and away the best at the position.
Not only is it debatale, it's not really the case.http://bleacherreport.com/articles/607790-belichick-patriots-set-to-dominate-2011-nfl-draft