Re: [patriots] First Round Tid Bits
- Quinton Coples has the ideal teammate, Captain Santonio Holmes; with any luck, the firing of Rex Ryan will be Radio Topic For Debate # 1 by the time we play them on Thanksgiving.I never supposed the Patriots would trade up for Gilmore, nor get Gilmore by being patient, but what attracted me to Gilmore is what leads me to pre-approve should the Patriots use a pick tonight on Josh Robinson.From: Mark Morse <packy001@...>
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Subject: [patriots] First Round Tid Bits
Draft Tid Bits
Bills wanted Keuchly desperately. There was a strong rumor out on the net Wed night that Buffalo was going to make a surprise pick at #10 if that player was still on the board. However settling for Gilmore, is not just a consilation prize, they get a heck of a player.
NY Jets extensively scouted Chandler Jones. They sent their entire scouting hierachy including GM Mike Tannebaum and HC Rex Ryan to Syracuse to privately work out Jones. They took Quentin Coples DE North Carolina, who some compare to Vernon Gholston ... classic Trick or Treat player! NC is a pretty dirty program and Coples dropped off significantly his Senior year. Jets didn't expect Copled to be there when they pick, and switch from Jones to Coples. Our gain!
Pittsburgh was locked into Don'ta Hightower. Every mock draft I saw had him going to the Squealers. However, OG David DeCastro (a legit player for many years to come) dropped into their laps. They need help on the OL and expected to take an OG later, but the #1 rated OG fell to them and they switched. Interesting side note is that the Patriots made the trade to get the 25th pick from Denver even before Pittsburgh had made their selection, which means the Patriots would have been happy to get either DeCastro or Hightower!
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