Re: CLIFF AVRIL
posted at 4/12/2011 1:04 PM EDT
In Response to Re: CLIFF AVRIL
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: CLIFF AVRIL : do you believe there is a rookie who NE can take at #28 or #33 who can come in out of college and translate to 3-4 OLB right away? avril, began his college career as an OLB and switched to DE later on. he has the size, athleticism, speed, pass coverage, and obviously has proven he can get to the QB by leading all 2008 DE draft picks in sacks with 19 so far.
Posted by ricky12684[/QUOTE]
You can say the same thing about Edwards who will be a FA.
But to get to your point at #28 and #33 here are some options that might turn out better then just Avril
#28 (possibility of being there but might not be) - Sherrod T, Carimi T, Heyward DE, Wilkerson DE, Reed OLB, Ingram RB, traded for future picks and/or into the 2nd
#33 All mentioned above, Sheard OLB, Acho OLB, Harris CB, Ijalana G/T, Watkins G, traded into future picks
Odd's are that one of those picks is traded and with the additional picks those are traded into future picks. Personally in the end I believe that by trading those picks back it will end up getting us a 1st next year too, whether that be directly for the picks or adding additional picks to trade another pick later.
So to answer your question would I rather trade 2 highly prized picks picks and have to sign a high end long term contract with Avril or a couple draft players with the possibility of another 1st next year that could be a top 10 depending on the team, I'll take the latter everyday
But that still doesn't answer my question why both #28 and #33 when you could sign him to a poison pill deal and spend a 1st and a 3rd? Why waste pick #33 on him? And again Edwards is a very similar player but will be a FA, why trade picks when you can sign the same type of player for a contract that will most likely be similar to what Avril is looking for?