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  • 2009 & 2010 Patriots Draft

    well first off, i liked the 2009 drafting done by the pats. not only did we secure ourselves THREE 2nd round picks in 2010, but we also got some pretty good steals in the 09 draft as well. Pat Chung is a controversial pick, and obviously made in order to get another hard-hitting safety to replace rodney harrison, but i think Chung will prove to be a starter in a year or 2 and his special teams value will also be valuable (hard hitting and fast). Ron Brace was an excellent pick in my opinion, not only is he a big 6'3 330lbs nose tackle but his skills were put somewhat in the shadows of B.J. Raji, and with Vince Wilfork being a real a-hole and requesting a huge paycheck Brace will be an excellent replacement. Darius Butler was also a great pickup and was arguably the best corner in the draft, and with a very old Shawn Springs could be a great 2nd corner next to Leigh Bodden. Brandon Tate was also an incredible grab and was projected as a 1st rounder until he had a injury and after he is off the PUP list will be a great target for Brady.

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    As for the 2010 Draft: The pats drafting strategy is simple, draft quantity rather then quality --> then sort through the quantity for the great steal and have this steal for very little $. This was seen in the 09 draft where the pats traded down over and over again, praying on other teams desperateness, and getting a bunch of steals and possible starters for a low price tag. However in the 2010 draft, with a 1st, Three 2nd's, and a 3rd; the patriots have all the tools to have an incredible draft. now the patriots have, before the draft even begins, all the picks that they traded down so vigorously to get, so you can imagine that the Pats will change it up in 2010 and keep their 1st rounder and maybe even trade for another 1st-round or earlier 2nd-round pick. They would do this because of their many contact year players who will need quality replacements.

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    • #3
      If I could have it any way, I'd want the patriots to somehow get Taylor Mays SS of USC. I know this may be a stretch but he is actually tailor fit to be in the Patriots offense. At 6'3 230lbs. is very close to Rodney Harrison's 6'1 220lbs. and the two Strong Safeties share an almost identical playing style. If I was Bellicheck, I would make it my #1 priority in 2010 to acquire Taylor Mays

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JwHoJwEeZy View Post
        well first off, i liked the 2009 drafting done by the pats. not only did we secure ourselves THREE 2nd round picks in 2010, but we also got some pretty good steals in the 09 draft as well. Pat Chung is a controversial pick, and obviously made in order to get another hard-hitting safety to replace rodney harrison, but i think Chung will prove to be a starter in a year or 2 and his special teams value will also be valuable (hard hitting and fast). Ron Brace was an excellent pick in my opinion, not only is he a big 6'3 330lbs nose tackle but his skills were put somewhat in the shadows of B.J. Raji, and with Vince Wilfork being a real a-hole and requesting a huge paycheck Brace will be an excellent replacement. Darius Butler was also a great pickup and was arguably the best corner in the draft, and with a very old Shawn Springs could be a great 2nd corner next to Leigh Bodden. Brandon Tate was also an incredible grab and was projected as a 1st rounder until he had a injury and after he is off the PUP list will be a great target for Brady.
        ????

        I don't think that's really the case here. Wilfork is the prototype for 34 NT in the NFL. He is, if not the best, then top 3 NTs and deserves to be paid. He has also said he is not looking anywhere near Haynesworth type money. I also refer you to Josh Cribbs' case. He didn't show up for OTAs or minicamp. Wilfork protested by not going to OTAs but when manditory workouts started he was there. Wilfork will be in camp working out and helping his team hoping for a deal. Asante Samuel didn't show up when he was looking his money. I think Wilfork has been a professional about the whole situation


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        • #5
          I agree that Vince has been a true professional with his contract situation. Pay the man his money. V-Weazy and Brace could be a lethal combo for years to come and I want them both.

          Great value by pick/round this year and the contracts they command are nice and low. So I agree this year's draft was excellent value-wise. However, until I see a pass rush that generates more than the middle of the pack total of 31 last year I will reserve judgement on the draft. Too many potential pass rushers passed up in all or our draft day trading.

          Love the extra 2nd round picks. Total score there, but that depends on the pass rush, too.

          Taylor Mays won't be a Pat. He will go too high and NE won't have a dire need there to bother trading up.

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          • #6
            Yeah our saftey situation looks good now, Mays is a beast at FS but we wouldn't use our first pick on a safety yet again. We should look at a pass rusher or a DL if we lose one of them to FA, at least thats how it looks now. OL, CB, WR, and RB could all be needs too.

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            • #7
              OLB hopefully. Burgess is not a long-term solution.
              Well, unless Woods or Crable blow up this year
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              • #8
                Hardy or Selvie could be possibilities if they fall that far.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nepg View Post
                  Hardy or Selvie could be possibilities if they fall that far.
                  In my mock I had Hardy going and that would be great as of now. Obviously if AD and Burgess play really well and Crable and/or Woods step it up then pass rusher may not be a top necessity.

                  Im starting to think if either are available I would take Rolando McLain or Brandon Spikes and have a scary pair of ILBs. All also depends on whether the 3-4 is staying. If we go 4-3 we may need a good WILL.

                  Outside bets would be on a first round RB like Spiller as well.


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                  • #10
                    It should probably be one of the receivers or a TE, though. They'll find a stop-gap at WR every year (e.g. Galloway, Lewis) without any problems, but it's worth it to take a shot at someone who could be a beast for 5 or 6 years like Benn, Bryant, Greshem, et al.

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                    • #11
                      I was thinking along those lines but unless Benn, Bryant or Gresham were to fall then I don't see that being the route. Especially with the Brandon Tate selection this year I think it gives a little more wiggle room to build a real powerhouse defense before the offense needs overhauled


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                      • #12
                        DL or OLB, possibly even OL, but they seem to have a bunch of young guys they like (Vollmer, guys they drafted this year etc.)
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                        • #13
                          The pass rush clearly needs an impact player added. Merriman is a free agent after this season as well, I wouldn't be opposed to looking his direction if he comes back a beast this year. If Seymour leaves, we are going to need a DE and probably will take one as early as we can. Everyone knows the importance of those players in our defense. I like Chung and I'm happy we picked up a safety, but if we waited until this year then we could've picked up a stud. Berry, Mays, Chad Jones, Morgan Burnett, Reshad Jones...there are some ridiculously talented safeties that will be eligible after this year. I think Chad Jones could be the best pure athlete in college football.

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                          • #14
                            OT, DE, OLB, ILB, RB
                            That's what i think we need to focus on in the upcoming draft
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Nalej View Post
                              OT, DE, OLB, ILB, RB
                              That's what i think we need to focus on in the upcoming draft
                              Maroney WILL show he can be the man!!











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