Re: What If BB Did This:
posted at 3/17/2013 4:28 PM EDT
In response to mthurl's comment:
In response to RidingWithTheKing's comment:
I know this sounds counter-intuitive but just bear with me:
1. Trade a 1st rder to NYGs for Victor Cruz. They have no money to really sign him long term and are sort of in a rebuilding on the fly mode now, so they may like this.
2. Sign Abraham and don't sign Dumvervil. You can probably get him for no more than 4 mil per for the next 2 years, maybe less.
3. Trade Ryan Mallett for no less than 3rd rd pick. I think BB can get a 2nd here, however.
4. Hope Pitt can't match NE's tender to Emmanuel Sanders.
5.. Trade back with your 2 2nd rders (the one you get in a Mallett deal), to get the 3rd rder back. So, you'd have no first rounder in this deep draft.
So, you'd have a 2nd, 3rd and 4th to make your draft count.
I guess my point is, how many more younger players do we really need in the next 2-3 years?
Would it be that bad if BB treated this draft like the 2007 draft and addressed a final pass rushing piece in Abraham for 2 years, handled the Safety spot already and most importantly have WRs who you know have experience, good football IQ, can run routes from all spots and can be locked up on your own terms for the long term?
You basically address all the spots you need to before the draft even happens, so the picks are now more seen as developmental players instead of players of need right away.
Brady's WRs would be:
Amendola, Cruz, Sanders, Jones and Slater.
His TEs: Gronk, Hernandez, Ballard
That's a pretty ridiculous set of weapons and the key is the balance within their skill sets.
Interesting. Can't really argue, but how about this...
Sign Dumervil, resign Lloyd and make sure the deal for Sanders comes through. I imagine the three of these deals will add up to 13 million or so (which is roughly what we have left). By doing this you add a pass rusher that is under 30 and productive. We get a experienced receiver in our system and a young one that has some of the potential that a young Deion Branch had. To me this will add the offensive pieces we need and yet still leave us with a first round pick.
I'd try to get something in return for Mallett - let's say the football gods allow us to net a second rounder for him...I'd select a tackle to take over for Vollmer. I'd use the first rounder we still have to select one of the five defensive tackles that will go in the first round this year. With our other second round pick I'd select the best available player - and I don't care what position he plays - just don't reach for need. I'd even by open to selecting Carradine and waiting for his knee to heal up...at least he's a first round value.