Re: Patriots trading Partners for the Draft...
posted at 3/27/2010 8:04 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Patriots trading Partners for the Draft...
In Response to Re: Patriots trading Partners for the Draft... : OKAY now humor us and tell us what kinds of things you believe would be offered for the first pick of day 2....... Remember now- we have already given up our first pick to get this pick... and that was the 22nd choice (in terms of quality) out of the top 60. Now we have dropped back to 33.... + a pick OUTSIDE of the magical top 60 which you speak. SO what do you propose we would get with the #33... which would be better than what we could have gotten with the #22.... and still would keep us with a pick within the magical top 60 (though you said the sweet spot is under #40). If you keep trying to outsmart the world and overthink the draft you end up stepping on your own junk.
Posted by NotPickinPeyton
It's not that 33rd is better than the 22nd. It's just that the picks that many mocks have going to NE are DE's or a TE ranked in the 30+ range for BPA, or a position BB does not normally use first round picks on such as WR, RB, OLB
(Kindle, Graham). He has historically picked a DE, NT or TE. So if you are looking at available DE's in your first round, Odrick or Dunlap will be likely choices. Odrick may not even be there at 22. But as BPA rankings Odrick is rated in the 30's and Dunlap in the late 20's to 30's and his stock is falling. So, either may be considered reaches at 22. But, if you think that either Odrick or Dunlap is a viable replacement for Seymour, then spend the 22 on them and forget the trade. If you think BB will break tradition of not drafting OLB's in the first round, and draft Graham or Kindle if they are available, then forget the trade.
But if not, then I am just saying that a 33-38 they still have a chance to get a player of about the same quality as at 22. There should be a decent selection of RB, WR, TE, and OL at the second round.
If this draft truly has 60 or so first round quality picks the more you have the better. If that's the case why not get two quality players for one. Chances are that one of the top 60 or so falls into the 3rd round, and the reason for getting a high 3rd rounder.
There are enough holes to fill: DE, OL, OLB, WR, RB, TE at least. That's six right there. If you can fill five of them with first round quality picks, I don't think you would be stepping on your junk.
As far as the first pick of Day 2, who knows what may be offered up. It depends how desparate the other team to get the player they have their heart set on after thinking about it. But even if there was nothing worth trading for, I still think I would rather have the 33 and 65 picks rather than the 22 and what is now 119 pick.