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thebow305
02-05-2009, 07:12 PM
Completely hypothetical question here:

With the way the 2008 first round played out, as well as the rest of the draft, what are the chances that the Phins would have taken Kenny Phillips at 32, if the G-Men hadn't taken him at 31?

I was thinking about it the other day. We must have targeted Kendell Langford, if we took him at the top of the 3rd. And I doubt we feared he would have been gone by then. IMO, the only reason we selected Merling was because he was the overwhelming BPA. He had no business still being on the board and we jumped on him.

Now, Phillips also would have held great value at that spot and with our safety position the way it was, with Bell the only starter that is above average, would Phillips have been the pick instead of Big Phil?

JoeyJr09
02-06-2009, 04:49 PM
If both Merling and Phillips were on the board Merling would still have been the pick.

Now if Merling were gone, you might be on to something.

But Merling was just too great a fit to pass on.

thebow305
02-07-2009, 10:05 AM
If both Merling and Phillips were on the board Merling would still have been the pick.

Now if Merling were gone, you might be on to something.

But Merling was just too great a fit to pass on.

Hmmm.. I guess I can live with that. It still bothers me the idea of possibly having KP on the Phins and being so close.

JoeyJr09
02-07-2009, 11:25 AM
Hmmm.. I guess I can live with that. It still bothers me the idea of possibly having KP on the Phins and being so close.

Thats not what our staff was targeting at the time. How many DBs did we draft or sign last year? Nate Jones?

Doubt they would waste a high pick on a safety with Merling on the board but they might have passed even without him there.

thebow305
02-07-2009, 11:29 AM
Thats not what our staff was targeting at the time. How many DBs did we draft or sign last year? Nate Jones?

Doubt they would waste a high pick on a safety with Merling on the board but they might have passed even without him there.

Well, I guess I'm glad Merling was there, because if we passed on Kenny, I would have been PISSED!!