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poppa12645
02-10-2009, 12:16 PM
Poll Time

What position do you think we should draft with our first round pick??
Don't forget to give your reasoning

OLB - our most obvious defense of need was the secondary last season.. With that being said one cornerback Is not going to fix our secondary issues. Speed at OLB position will give some more pass rush the we desperately need. Sacks is the ultimate goal but qb hurries and knockdowns do wonders for a secondary. Forcing mistakes and bad throws. Most teams will have to play more on that side or double team the OLB. Giving Seymour, Wilfork, Warren, or Thomas and Vrabel some very good one on one match ups. I do see them getting depth at corner in the second and safety in the third

poppa12645
02-10-2009, 12:23 PM
I dont know how to edit the poll But ILB should be OLB

kbjohnson26
02-10-2009, 12:42 PM
I think TE is the way to go. We drafted LB and CB last draft. I think between Guyton, Wilhite, and Wheatly, they all showed alittle bit last year. Plus you still have Crable, who is a pass rush specialist and I'm sure he beefed up this offseason. There was a reason why he never was active for a game, yet he always held a roster spot.

I'm thinking TE or OL in the first round. This is a OL heavy draft, so the value could still be there at their pick in the first round.

The Intimidator
02-10-2009, 02:00 PM
I think TE is the way to go. We drafted LB and CB last draft. I think between Guyton, Wilhite, and Wheatly, they all showed alittle bit last year. Plus you still have Crable, who is a pass rush specialist and I'm sure he beefed up this offseason. There was a reason why he never was active for a game, yet he always held a roster spot.

I'm thinking TE or OL in the first round. This is a OL heavy draft, so the value could still be there at their pick in the first round.

There will still be quality offensive linemen available in the second round, maybe even in the third. I'm not saying that we won't draft a lineman, but it isn't our biggest need. Unless there's a guy still on the board who Belichick thinks is a can't miss player (Logan Mankins, 2005), I think we avoid spending our pick on a lineman.

MossIsBoss
02-10-2009, 03:58 PM
CB, the patriots have enough lbs, Adalius, Mayo, Bruschi, Vrabel, Colvin, and Crable. The cbs last year could be good, but they need to get someone who will instantly fill the void. If they pick up some solid free agent cbs then go for another position but cb is the biggest need for the team.

kbjohnson26
02-10-2009, 05:02 PM
There will still be quality offensive linemen available in the second round, maybe even in the third. I'm not saying that we won't draft a lineman, but it isn't our biggest need. Unless there's a guy still on the board who Belichick thinks is a can't miss player (Logan Mankins, 2005), I think we avoid spending our pick on a lineman.

I think there will be quality OL in later rounds, but with the depth of Lineman, by the time our pick comes around I believe thats where the value is. Why take a risk on a LB or CB when you could grab a potential Pro-bowler for the line. Especially since last year was a LB heavy draft. You'll have Mayo, Guyton, and Crable on the roster. They may lose Woods and Alexander, but I see Woods getting resigned and Izzo.

I just don't see any other positions that carry the value of OL. If Pettigrew is still on the board, I think its hard to pass up on him. The only thing that could pose an issue with that is his character concerns.

Wake's Fastball
02-10-2009, 06:03 PM
I'm down to grab a safety or possibly even a wideout if Jeremy Maclin is still on the board. Brandon Meriwether is the only remotely decent safety we've got under contract for next season.

J-E-T-S
02-11-2009, 01:50 AM
I see either OLB or CB in the pats draft.

bagwell368
02-11-2009, 09:24 AM
Different name, same thing as the other threads.

OL: LT is very tough to get, if you want one that can play right away it usually means in the top 20 of the 1st round. You can get Guards all the way down to the 5th round. So it depends what you want. I want a stud LT a lot.

TE: Likewise hard to find the HOF types below 20th pick, although some good ones can be snagged as low as the 4th round. Depends on the strength of the draft next year. If they see it as stronger, they'll wait, and sign some out of tread vet for a year. If the draft next year is worse (not very good this outside of the top guy) then they move this year.

OLB/ILB: Better draft year then ILB, but the Pats are in desperate need at ILB. They are fine at OLB for one more year. What could you be looking at? More pressure on the QB? Blame Harrison's age/health for that, the OLB's didn't fall off last year there was no run stopping/blitzing S available, thus sacks totals went down.

S: If the Pats think there is a Harrison type in the draft or FA, then yes along with ILB that will be a focus.

RB/CB: expect some roster moves, can't say if there will be any splashes.

bagwell368
02-11-2009, 10:02 AM
Facts to chew over:

Sacks from DL/OLB/ILB/S postions - 04/06/08:

year DL - OLB ILB S

'04 14.5 21.5 4.5 3

'06 18.0 18.5 2.5 2

'08 16.5 10.0 0.0 2

DL is fairly steady unlike the ranting of some on the boards some months back.

ILB has slid to nothing - help. I love Bruschi, but he is done.

S is down, but, I think on the field Rodney had to be accounted for, which left more holes for the LB's, now he isn't so they look for Thomas more.

OLB has slid, they had 3 guys in rotation that had impact, now they have 2. So, are one of the guys on the roster ready to step up? How about Crable? OLB's are somewhat harder to get then ILB's and it is a crappy draft for ILB's (unlike you like Laurinitis - which I don't, not here).

OK: FA signing of an ILB, draft 2 out of 3 of these positions LT, OLB, TE in the first round; RB/S/CB will have activity I just think at most one position could get a #1 or high #2 pick, they'll have to make due with lower picks and FA's.