Another fact to this little tease is that; on the sportscenter bottom line, it said that John Elway is trying to work out a deal with Champ Bailey before the CBA runs out to keep him in Denver.
The first thing I thought was Peterson dropping.
I can't see in any way, how a team AFTER Denver would make a corner/safety a top 5 pick under each teams circumstances. (I actually thought PP would go 2nd because of the high need.) The Broncos could very well address their D with Bowers or Fairley. What a great dilemma if Newton goes first. I think they take Bowers. And hopefully Champ to go with him.
I cannot see in any way, how Buffalo spends a #3 pick on Peterson. Even though they have a pretty good group at receiver, I believe its more of a chance to draft Green than on cornerback.
Cincinnati, this team I see would have power to trade down because of the top-flight talent available. A few needs to address can be made at the bottom of the first. So I can totally see a team with few needs like Minnesota, or the Titans, who need a qb or Patrick Peterson, make a jump to this spot. Very realistic.
A quarterback who shines more than a cornerback at the Combine will be the reason for Arizona's pick. #5, I cannot see Patrick Peterson chosen if he falls from #4. The team will not be improved drastically the way it would if Newton
or Gabbert was drafted. This team needs a top tier qb because whiz doesn't have the gift of developing qbs who have some question marks; like other coaches do.
Von Miller to the Browns anyone. I think so.
Or our worse case scenario - a trade down with the Cowboys, who snag Peterson without breaking the bank. Very possible, I think this could happen
Bowers to the Broncos
AJ Green third
Cincinnati stays and picks Newton.
Gabbert in Arizona
Peterson at 6 by trade (Dallas)
We miss out if we don't move
[ Edited by SFL49ER on Feb 17, 2011 at 7:11 PM ]