Open Discussion on the 2010 NFL DRAFT
posted at 12/23/2009 9:48 PM EST
Redundant Note to naysayers: NEVER too early for Draft talk, X-Mas for NFL-fans...~
Now, For those creating NFL Mocks/and ALL others simply interested on How The N.E. Patriots look in regards to Overall Selection placement and number of picks: As it stands now, Before
Compensatory Selections, N.E. has 8 Overall Selections
. Good News, that We're already ahead of the game...
Given 8, It looks like the OLB Burgess pick wasn't too costly, with Oakland's "Undead Al" snagging our 3rd and 5th rders. Also too, I wasn't aware that N.E. had an extra 5th rder at the onset of this season, So looking at this optimistically again, We can wipe the slate clean with the failed TE Alex Smith experiment as we're giving Tampa the other 5th rder. Finally, I, for one, wasn't aware that N.E. was able to secure an extra
7th rder from Philadelphia for WR Greg Lewis.~PRE-Compensatory Selection(s)/Addition(s) NOTE
Our Draft Total Allotment is now 8 (which I'll break down momentarily). First however, Perhaps someone better in the know, Can offer WHOM exactly we lost due to Free Agency this year, AND more specifically, I forget IF The Compensatory Selections that are awarded go off of THIS particular Free Agency OR The PREVIOUS Year's FA? In otherwords, the 2 big-names I can come up with are Asante Samuel (last year) and Matt Cassel (this year)... Was N.E. granted the AS selection already in the 2009 Draft?
Here is the Draft Breakdown (by rd) as it stands at this moment in the season (courtesy of Walterfootball.com
):RD 1: #27
RD 2: #17
RD 2: #19
RD 2: #26
RD 4: #27
RD 6: #25
RD 7: #27
RD 7: #28~
So That's it guys...I'll leave this as an open forum Where ANYONE
can ask ANYTHING Draft related
, trades, picks...anything ya want.
ALSO, I found this interesting list of Draftable Collegiate Players, which not only shows (unintentionally) How utterly stacked the 2010 Draft is going to be (compared to several of the recent years), BUT This site's board is ranked NOT on a particular Mock Draft, But rather, next to each draftee's name is a number that corresponds to where scores of other Mock Drafts, have the draftee being picked (example: for those that want N.E. to Trade-Up for Nebraska's DT Suh, The site has him in Position #1 @ a 1.9 average Mock Spot, So You ALL had better be talkin' about getting to spot #2, IF Suh falls even that
Here's the site:http://draftdebacled.com/DraftProspects.aspx