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This suits the Pats better IMO. They will now most likely offer Welker less per year, and trade down from the #28 pick into the second round and pick up a 7th as compensation. In this scenario, all we'll have done is spent a 2nd on a good all round contributer, who may well have a big year for us.
I would hate for my team to give up a 2nd round pick on a player....You never know who can fall to the mid/late 2nd round...A player like Wes Welker could seemingly be drafted in the 3rd-4th round....But im sure Belichek and company have better insight than me....and he is much more qualified
I'm probably the biggest Wes Welker fan on the forums (being that I attend TTU and everything), but... a 2nd rounder AND a 7th? Wow. All I'll say is do your damn thing, Wes.
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You guys. Seriously. It's one of the last picks in the draft. It's basically the same as being an UDFA, it means absolutely nothing. Most of those guys don't even make the roster anyway. It was just a formality.
I think this was an intriguing move by the Pats. Not up, nor down as of now, but they do get a guy who could fit very well within the scheme and be a solid contributor. A late 2nd isn't anything to laugh about, and the Fins got a good deal with the 2nd/7th combo.