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TexasNiner Ideal Draft/Off-Season

It starts with a trade with New England.

Our first pick (#13) for their first rounder and last second rounder, (numbers 21 and 53 overall).

They get a player they covet, and with 3 second round picks, both other of which are higher, they have the ammo to do it easily to get an impact player. The draft value chart has the trade as almost an exact value.

We now have picks 17, 21 (first round), 49 and 53 (second round), as well as our 3rd-7th round picks.

With our first four picks we take 4 of the following 7 players:

Brian Bulaga/Trent Williams, Mike Iupati/Jon Asamoah, Sergio Kindle/Jerry Hughes, Terrance Cody

and then Dexter McCluster in the third.


OR: If we think we can land one of those guys in the third (some draft sites have some of them slipping, but I don't see it), we can either use a second on McCluster if it's needed and/or trade a second for Cribbs if that will get it done.


Then, with picks 4-7, we can go true BPA as we have addressed our major needs, possibly taking a shot on a guy like Jevon Snead if he slips a little. (Though I doubt he goes past the 3rd personally.)

It's a little optomistic, but at this point, it's not unreasonable. I've seen McCluster in the 4th or later consistantly, though I think he'll rise. And I've seen Williams, Asamoah, and Kindle as seconds if not thirds and Hughes and Cody as seconds as often as first. So, to think we could go oline in the first and have some combo of DE/OLB, NT, and OL with the next three picks is very possible.

And if we really address the lines like that AND find a way to add a skill player/kick returner, I will be a VERY happy camper.
Optimistic for sure but I'll take all the optimism I can get right now. You never know!
Not bad, but I dont see New England as a team to move up in the draft.
Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
Not bad, but I dont see New England as a team to move up in the draft.

they should start looking to do it. they dont got the talent anymore to just trade back and back over and over again especially with their d being as weak as it is. will not be surprised if they do move up
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Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
Not bad, but I dont see New England as a team to move up in the draft.

I would not be surprised to see this year being the year they do if they do. They have a 2011 1st rounder from Oakland as well as 3 2nd round picks. I could see them move up for 3 players : Rolando McClain, Dez Bryant or CJ Spiller. Not saying they will but they have the ability to do so should they truly covet one of those guys and it would not shock me.
Originally posted by FredFlintstone:
Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
Not bad, but I dont see New England as a team to move up in the draft.

they should start looking to do it. they dont got the talent anymore to just trade back and back over and over again especially with their d being as weak as it is. will not be surprised if they do move up

Agree they just may do that
Whether or not the Pats trade up, it's the right idea if two of our four draft picks are OL. According to CBS draftscout, this year, there are 5 Dline players in the top 15 players and only 2 OTs. Last year, it was just the opposite.

Based on player rating, the 20's will be the place to take OTs.

Of course, teams draft on need, so there might be another run on OTs because OTs are less likely to bust than say a OLB/DE.

Hopefully, McCloughlan has trade scenarios in mind, so if there is a run on Dline in the first half of the first round, we can pick up an extra second and still get a RT.
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I also liked Asamoah in the 2nd, but at barely 300 lbs and shortest arms of all OL at senior bowl, he may be a 3rd rounder now, and with so many college OT's that will be OG's in the NFL, he may even drop lower

Its hard to pay too much attention to mock offseasons that involve a trade
but i like that your focusing on OL
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