Originally Posted by Jake0
It's pretty clear that absolutely no one wants to butcher our future to trade up for him at #3, but every year someone drops and Peterson could very well be the guy due to his health concerns. IMO if he slips past the top 3, the next batch of guys have absolutely no need to bring in Peterson while having MUCH more glaring needs mostly on the defensive side of the ball. So say the top 4 goes Russell - Quinn - Thomas - Johnson. Somewhat of a longshot since Jamal Lewis doesn't seem like a longterm solution for Cleveland at all but just say that happens. Also, Johnson is so good that he could be a wildcard of some sort and go #1 or 2, making Cleveland take Russell or something along those lines as well.
Anyway, Arizona/Washington pass on him for sure, now say Minnesota does not want to gamble on him and stick with Chester.
[View Full Quote]Houston is up next, pretty sure they don't pass and now just because of Peterson's drop off, ~800 draft board points are saved (#3 is about 2200 and #8 is about 1400). Here's the question... is it worth it now to trade up? The difference we'd have to make up by swapping #1s is 1400 - 780 = 620 points approximately just going by an older board here. Our 2nd rounder would be worth ~360 points so that means 620 - 360 = 260 points left to make up. Giving up Julius or something along those lines and maybe throwing in some of our second day picks that we have an abundance of could make this work?
8 is kind of 50/50 to me, but if he magically drops to 10 then I say do it for sure. We have almost all of the intangibles now we need a gamebreaker. The fact that he got injured in college is the only reason we'd even have a shot AT ALL at him so to me that is a good thing. Barber playing on 3rd downs cuts down on injury risk and no worries of a rookie messing up blitz pickups on the major passing down.
I see him often dropping to 8 in my mocks, once to 10th and another time to 15th. I don't see him ever dropping to 15th again, because the Bills created a hole when they traded McGahee.
I don't think Peterson is worth a 1st, 2nd, and Julius myself. If I were to move up in this draft into the 6-10 range, it'd be for an elite defensive lineman, and I wouldn't give up a veteran to do it. If by some miracle I were to get into the top 3, I'd be praying Oakland and Detroit wouldn't draft Calvin Johnson.