Ditto. If only Jones is available of the Big 5, they'll sit back and wait to 15. Bill's in GFIFN mode after TB+TB's win, and with a refreshed roster, QB of the future is the only major concern.Let it play out for a bit, then move to 7 or 8 and grab Fields.
I think you’re on safe ground here. I can’t imagine BB taking any first round QB he didn’t really believe in. Which is why I’m less freaked about the notion of taking Jones at #15. If they take him, they believe in him.I want the Pats to trade up to #4 because moving up that high probably means Bill/McDaniels fell in love with a guy rather than just picking whoever of the 5 QBs dropped.
This is exactly how I feel after that crazy free agency period, where many of us wondered if Bill had lost his marbles but were so excited to see all of the great players he acquired.I voted trade up to 4 for a QB, but really what I mean is that I want the Patriots to be as aggressive as they need to be to get whoever they think the right guy is. If that's at 4 or 7 or 10 or 15, good. Do it. The rapid reworking of the team we all lost our minds over has got me all fired up--I'm itching for that cherry on top and I won't sweat it if that cherry costs more than it should in a vacuum. Blow my sox off now and I won't complain when the bill comes due later. I don't always feel that way, but this year I do.
I recognize that this emotional decision is one of at least three reasons I'm not running a football team at the level Bill Belichick does, and I'm ok with that. I also recognize that I have the barest fraction of the knowledge of the Pats staff and of so many on this forum, so if this is just not the year we draft our QB of the future I'm not going to second guess that too damn much. But if I had my way and the difference between the package that would land a solid QB and the maximum package we *should* offer is a decent pick a couple of years from now, I say pull the trigger now and let's have some fun.
R-R-Ron?It's probably irrational, but since the OSU/Clemson Playoff Game I've wanted Fields. Preferably he falls to 15 and they don't have to spend additional assets to get him. I'd be willing to trade up to the 7-10 range to get him.
That said, I'm an idiot who wanted them to take David Terrell in 2001 and was unhappy with the Richard Seymour pick.