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    Alright, I'm in full root against your own team to get a better draft pick mode. Last year I was in this state of mind at around week 3. Took a little longer this year and the Raiders have lost a few close games but yea it's time to start tanking it.

    Our run defense is just atrocious so if Dorsey is available he makes the most sense. And our oline sucks again so Jake Long makes sense But if



    is available, I'm all over him. He's #1 on Paolo's big board for the Raiders. Assuming he comes out of course.

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    Miami @ Philly
    @ Pittsburgh
    vs Jets
    @ Buffalo
    vs Ravens
    @ New England
    vs Cincy

    It's hard to see anyone beating Miami for the first overall. Looks like they sealed that one up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Natural View Post
    It's hard to see anyone beating Miami for the first overall. Looks like they sealed that one up.
    Yea, this is going to be an interesting draft. There will be a number of first round QBs (Woodson, Brohm, Ryan, and Brennan), and you could make the argument that the teams inline for the first 5 picks don't need a QB(Dolphins, Rams, Jets, Patriots, Raiders). That's right, the Patriots own the Niners first round pick so let's all pray the Niners start winning.

    Anyways, the Dolphins drafted Beck last year and Cameron seems high him even though he's like 26 and he can't beat out Cleo Lemon. It makes sense for them to draft a QB but they have holes elsewhere and I'm not sure Cameron will admit to the mistake(not drafting Quinn)

    The Rams have Bulger and I believe just gave him a pretty big extension. He's not the most durable QB, but spending a top 5 pick on a QB does not seem wise.

    The Jets have Kellen Clemens, not sure if he's the answer but I think he looks promising. They're probably the front runners for the McFadden sweepstakes.

    The Patriots obviously have Brady, no need for a QB.

    And the Raiders of course have JaMarcus so no QB need there.

    So Atlanta might luck out and get their pick of the litter(smart money seems to be Brohm with the Petrino link)

    Similarly, you could make the argument that the two worst teams don't really have the need for a RB. So McFadden could slide to 3. The Dolphins have Brown(Torn ACL I know, but he's still young) and the Rams have Jackson(got hurt this year but usually durable). It'll probably behoove one of those teams to trade down for extra picks, I'm sure someone would love to get McFadden(Cowboys?)

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    Let's not count out the Jets just yet. I believe 1-15 is totally feasible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by So Sumi View Post
    Let's not count out the Jets just yet. I believe 1-15 is totally feasible.
    Good point, the Jets and Dolphins have one more game against each other. The loser of that one will probably be in the driver seat for that #2 pick.

    For the Jets it's pretty simple right, Darren McFadden? Jones hasn't been very good this year and he's close to 30(29). I know there's a few Jet fans on this board(TBrown33 is one I think). He would know their needs better than me.

    If McFadden is available I think they have to take him. Then the rest of the draft, build up that defense(I think there will be a lot of turnover since some of their personal are more suited to the 4-3). Give Clemens a full season next year with McFadden and they won't be as terrible.

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    I tell yea Sedrick Ellis looked awesome last night. He looks like a Warren Sapp clone. The Raiders need more of a plugger at DT but Ellis could be a very good pick if the Raiders win some cheap games and end up picking in the top 6 rather than the top 3.

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    Big game today for the potential #1 draft pick Darren McFadden. LSU's defense is banged up but it'll be the best defense he'll face this year.

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    Bulger out with another concussion. Maybe they do look for a quarterback in the first round. I say the Patriots draft Steve Slaton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CIrvine View Post
    Bulger out with another concussion. Maybe they do look for a quarterback in the first round. I say the Patriots draft Steve Slaton.
    Hmmmm, I don't think Slaton will go in the top 10 or even the top 15. If they draft a RB it will be McFadden. If not they'll probably draft a dlineman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASUcruz View Post
    Good point, the Jets and Dolphins have one more game against each other. The loser of that one will probably be in the driver seat for that #2 pick.

    For the Jets it's pretty simple right, Darren McFadden? Jones hasn't been very good this year and he's close to 30(29). I know there's a few Jet fans on this board(TBrown33 is one I think). He would know their needs better than me.

    If McFadden is available I think they have to take him. Then the rest of the draft, build up that defense(I think there will be a lot of turnover since some of their personal are more suited to the 4-3). Give Clemens a full season next year with McFadden and they won't be as terrible.
    Heyo, sorry for being late to the losersville party. As for my Jets...

    Let me preface this by saying that the Jets historically like to surprise us with how they pick, so it's safe to say that nothing is set in stone.

    With that said, they won't be drafting a quarterback. Clemens is the guy, end of story.

    Now a premier RB would be interesting if he were available to us at the draft. I say interesting because we just traded for Thomas Jones, who hasn't exactly been lights out, but I would pin that more on our offensive line. Mangold has been great since he's been here, but D'Brick...well, I hate to use the word bust ...but he hasn't been fantastic. He's still a bit undersized and he has shown some flashes (he dominated Jason Taylor this year). But even with D'Brickashaw on top of his game, the Jets OLine is still a far cry from great. I don't know that even a real good RB can perform with the OLine we have. The debacle with Kendall before the season was so absolutely retarded and made no sense, and it really hurt us this year. Guy is a great LG, and we managed to alienate him. Stupid, stupid way of handling things from the front office.

    So, maybe an OL. But I'd like to see us use later picks on that.

    But really, I think our number 1 most pressing need is a D-Lineman, specifically, a nice big nose tackle to make things happen in a 3-4 defensive scheme. Robertson (who can also be considered bustworthy) has proved he's not capable of filling that role in a 3-4, and before the Pitt game, we were dead last in the NFL in sacks. The D-Line needs to be improved big time.

    With that said, I'm not really entirely sure what the incoming draft class looks like yet. But, there's my input for what will surely be a top 5 picking team.

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