Re: y draft strategy
posted at 2/25/2013 3:44 AM EST
In response to patsbandwagonsince76's comment:
Think the Pats are in need of quality this year not quantity. Also need to keep the pipeline of young players coming in. They keep the cap low.
This is the year to trade <??> for a draft pick, package a couple picks and move up in the draft.
2 impact players from the draft, CB, SS, WR, even pass rush is all I ask. Fill the other pieces in from FA's and disgards.
agree completely though have a few higer priorities than improving our feeble 2nd safety for a legit one.
im willing to trade mallet and some 2014 mid or later in order to get the impact playmakers.
# 1 need is pass rush without that we aren't getting a ring likely. cant rush a qb with a good line (see raven game fro example).
#2 an #3 need is big corner and big outside wr who can separate and snag, get the short and middle open and get the running room to run. right now good des stay close and clog everything up.
having the offense run through our short game is part of the reason our offense can be shut down. that and josh's playcalling not making teams respect all the threats.
#4 need o line improvement. we need a better, more consistent run blocking and pass blocking (see games agaisnt better defenses like rafvens).
#5 a linebacker that can cover well.
josh needs to learn to make de respect all weapons, call better sequences
bb needs change the de to a penetrating defense instead of a clogging up one (a must in todays nfl).
if we get some pass rush in fa, we can take best player available.
ditto re cb. keep talib, sign or tag. pickup midlevel cb. then in rd #1 best player avail.
wr i would still get in draft the big separating wr even if we got a fa wr. but you are not going to get a good fa wr 6 2"+ 210+ who can separate and snag. you can in the draft in about all 3 first rounds.rounds.