Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***IT'S GO TIME!***
posted at 4/29/2011 10:18 AM EDT
In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***IT'S GO TIME!***
[QUOTE]The Solder pick, or any starting LT pick, means we can let Light walk (perhaps get a 4th round comp pick in 2012), save the $7-8MM he wants, cut Kaczur saving another $3.5MM. Now we have $10-11MM to play with once free agency starts. Maybe we go after Cullen Jenkins and Reggie Bush with that money getting two vets instead of the rookies the Saints have.
Posted by Faucetman[/QUOTE]
That's a great point and one not lost on me for sure. We are going to do something in FA, but I'm curious as to if it will be an impact player, or more depth.
If you add TBC to that list, what is the yearly savings, how much do we have to play with? Any others you might want to add as well?
I think we still have a ton of flexibility here in FA. With money saved and an extra 1st next year, we could see something interesting transpire. I got to thinkn the Pats and everyone else know who they want to target in FA already, and the draft will reflect that in some ways.
My bet on round 2 if we stay with 3 picks, is we add a WR, RB and G. I think BB will go back to the OL late round and sure up the G position. I'm not getting my hopes up on an OLB in round 2. I don't think BB for some reason likes Reed nor Sheard. (see below).
I think another trade occurs with 33. 33 is traded to Washington for 41 plus? Washington gets their pick of leftover QB's.
#41 /> Torrey Smith
#56 /> Ryan Williams
#60 /> Will Rackley
What worries me about round 2 is there are going to be a whole lot of good players going in the 33-56 range.
Something tells me we might not draft an OLB in round 2, and instead go grab Chris Carter or Mason Foster in round 3, or maybe Moch or someone else that is going to provide 3rd down pass rush to start and not be that 3down OLB day 1.