The New England Patriots Control the draft not exactly but this how we could. The Raiders 17th pick has the most value in the draft consider it a major pawn in getting what we want which is a pass rusher. one of these top 5 teams are not pleased with being forced to take a top 10 talent or get a QB that they dont want to try to win. The Patriots can offer the most to any team, When your in the top 5 you have many needs one player wont change if its not a top 5 QB. I would think with Andrew Luck out there next year i would trade down for multiple picks and fill as many holes as possible. Then make moves for Luck next year.
Belichick is famous for smoke screens and discussing picks. Everyone is predicting the Pats to move down only a few predict to move up. The 17th pick holds a trade value of 950 points not to mention less of a risk for a team to trade and not fall to far down the draft board.
The Patriots Jump up the draft board with a bold move with the 17th pick , 33rd and 2 3rd round picks 220( 74), 132 (92) would equal 950 (17) + 580 (33)+ 352 (74,92) = 1880 that would moves us to top 5 range. Sounds like we gave up a lot. This will cause a panic Thinking Von Miller, Fairley, Peterson but the smoke screen is we are looking in the 10-11 range at a Robert Quinn. Heres how this would work. If either the Panthers or Bills takes a QB that will change everything in the draft with The Patriots sitting comfortably at 4, now we control the draft. With a value of 1700 Points New England puts pressure on teams to make moves and we would gain more picks from 5-10 its about 550 point value i dont think Quinn will last later then 11.
Still holding the 28th Pick we can select a tackle or continue to trade up with picks from trading down. Is the Price of 1st rounder, 2nd rounder and a 3rd worth a top talent in a much needed hole on our defensive line.
With Da'Quan Bowers possibly falling mid round if he checks out after the Pats meeting he could be on our radar and since we have our pass rusher maybe take a chance on a once top talent . Saying his knee will take away from his skill the Player is a lot slower but the power and ability is still there i say we make a move on him. questioning his knee lets not forget Warren just coming back and we are happy he'll be back no one questions his ability to play what about Bodden Can he play CB with a shoulder injury even if healed just saying Bowers could become a still. We fill OLB and DE in the 1st RD. get a Tackle in the 2nd which only becomes a big deal if Nick Kazur gets released he can play multiple positions on the D-LINE.