Originally Posted by kiwitexansfan
When has Belichek been picking at 1:1?
Talent differential at 1:1 would be much greater than at 1:28 or whatever the Patriots normally pick at.
I've seen Belichick trade completely out of the first round. If he thought he could swindle... errr... trade that 1-1 pick for more picks He would.
Let me ask you this:
Don't you think Belichick could trade back to saaay 8-12 (just to pick a number) from 1-1 and still
get the guy he wanted that fit his scheme? I do.
As you said yourself, the Pats are used to mining talent (that perpetually keeps them in the playoff hunt) waaaaay
late in the first round; usually back at #26 to 30-something. Getting a pick at 8-12 would absolutely be ice cream and cake to Belichick. And that's not counting the extra picks he swindled ....errr negotiated for during the trade.