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11 + 23 = 2010 points, halfway between picks 3 and 4. No 3rd round pick for the Queens so maybe a 2025 2nd and try to trade up with the Pats?
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Grizzled wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 9:42 am 11 + 23 = 2010 points, halfway between picks 3 and 4. No 3rd round pick for the Queens so maybe a 2025 2nd and try to trade up with the Pats?
It would take 11+23+R1 2025 to get to pick 3.
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I think they are targeting the Cards/Chargers pick. If MHJ goes #3 to the Pats, then AZ or LA may want to move down to get a WR later. LA also needs defensive linemen.
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UOK wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 9:50 am
Grizzled wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 9:42 am 11 + 23 = 2010 points, halfway between picks 3 and 4. No 3rd round pick for the Queens so maybe a 2025 2nd and try to trade up with the Pats?
It would take 11+23+R1 2025 to get to pick 3.
Could be. If I was the targeted team, I'd sure ask for that pick also.
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Odd. Allbright things the Comms will take Daniels at two.



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Yeah this move, to me, portends their desire for a top 3 or 4 pick -- QB.

Williams
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UOK wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 10:45 am Odd. Allbright things the Comms will take Daniels at two.



Brugler is keeping an open mind.

I think the Maye-to-the-Vikings thing is mostly driven by the Fact that Josh McCown is the Vikes QB coach, and he also coached Maye in high school.

But I do agree that Washington goes with Daniels.
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wab wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 10:55 am
UOK wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 10:45 am Odd. Allbright things the Comms will take Daniels at two.



Brugler is keeping an open mind.

I think the Maye-to-the-Vikings thing is mostly driven by the Fact that Josh McCown is the Vikes QB coach, and he also coached Maye in high school.

But I do agree that Washington goes with Daniels.
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G08 wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 11:53 am
wab wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 10:55 am

I think the Maye-to-the-Vikings thing is mostly driven by the Fact that Josh McCown is the Vikes QB coach, and he also coached Maye in high school.

But I do agree that Washington goes with Daniels.
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I assume they are stocking first rounders to acquire JF1. /sarcasm

I think it's nuts that the Patriots don't draft a QB.
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The Vikes signed Darnold, who has pretty much performed at a mediocre level his career. But maybe McConnell thinks he can draft a couple of blue chippers to give him more targets (taking a page from the Bears?) and resurrect his career, a Geno Smith act in Minny. Plus Minnesota signed a couple of DL to replace guys they lost, maybe they snag a DE or even DT to shore up their DL.
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wulfy wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 2:46 pm I assume they are stocking first rounders to acquire JF1. /sarcasm

I think it's nuts that the Patriots don't draft a QB.
The Patriots might have a bad roster that includes lots of FA bust veterans so, if I was their GM, I would have a placeholder quarterback throwing to Juju and Kendrick Bourne this year while I start to turn it over. I guess a rookie could sit behind Brissett and learn the offense... if you think that's the offense you're going to run in two years with an entirely new skill position group.
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crueltyabc wrote: Mon Mar 25, 2024 9:52 am
wulfy wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 2:46 pm I assume they are stocking first rounders to acquire JF1. /sarcasm

I think it's nuts that the Patriots don't draft a QB.
The Patriots might have a bad roster that includes lots of FA bust veterans so, if I was their GM, I would have a placeholder quarterback throwing to Juju and Kendrick Bourne this year while I start to turn it over. I guess a rookie could sit behind Brissett and learn the offense... if you think that's the offense you're going to run in two years with an entirely new skill position group.
I think the Pats should draft Alt or one of MHJ/Nabers. Let Brissett be the placeholder during the reset.
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UOK wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 9:50 am
Grizzled wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2024 9:42 am 11 + 23 = 2010 points, halfway between picks 3 and 4. No 3rd round pick for the Queens so maybe a 2025 2nd and try to trade up with the Pats?
It would take 11+23+R1 2025 to get to pick 3.
Let's hope it happens and whoever they take is a bust. When you give up that much draft capital for a player and it fails, you have to get lucky like the 49ers to avoid falling into the pits of being awful.
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In Allbright's mock draft 3 of the 4 QBs are going to teams who stuck and picked. That feels unlikely to me. Obv the Bears get to pick their favorite and the Commanders PROBABLY like 1 of the other 3 but seriously the vikings are so sure that their 3rd favorite guy is worth all this maneuvering? And the Giants are just like "oh perfect I wanted JJ the whole time"? I dunno. I think at least one guy is going to slide and it's gonna get weird
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crueltyabc wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 4:58 pm In Allbright's mock draft 3 of the 4 QBs are going to teams who stuck and picked. That feels unlikely to me. Obv the Bears get to pick their favorite and the Commanders PROBABLY like 1 of the other 3 but seriously the vikings are so sure that their 3rd favorite guy is worth all this maneuvering? And the Giants are just like "oh perfect I wanted JJ the whole time"? I dunno. I think at least one guy is going to slide and it's gonna get weird
Pretty much every mock has Williams going first, then Maye and Daniels--in whatever order. And, as weird as that seems, that's probably how it's gonna go, seeing that the Commanders traded Sam Howell and the Patriots traded Mac Jones. I wouldn't be surprised to see one of the QBs fall, though. As that always seems to happen. As to what the Vikings are up to--that's a tough call. Maybe they have something set up with the Cardinals? Maybe the Vikings are happy with any of the four QBs?

And I agree that this draft will most likely get weird--one way, or another. Not on the Bears side of things, though. Praise the football gods for that one. :D
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I would imagine the Vikings moving up hinges on who the Commanders take. If they take Daniels, I think the Vikings make a push to move up for Maye.

After the Mac Jones thing, the Pats may be content to roll with Brissett in a reset year and take a guy like Rattler outside of R1. They REALLY need an OT and a WR and could address both of those...and still get a QB if they trade back from 3 with Minny.

If the Commanders take Maye, the Vikings might be content to sit for a bit and see what happens with JJ.
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Saw another mock draft today in which the Cards trade Murray and a 3rd to the Vikes for #11 and take McCarthy at #4. Any draft in which QBs go 1-4 will definitely help the Bears at #9.
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I really hope the Vikings trade up to take the 4th QB. I think it's a terrible waste of resources for them. 2 or 3 of these top 4 QBs are probably going to be busts. Since Caleb is going to excel the Vikings chances of drafting a dud are even better.
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