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Old 09-13-2009, 03:10 AM   #1
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Default What will the high draft picks next yr want?

In an uncapped yr, is there still a rookie pool? will there be slotting?

Since the playoff teams are handtied by the rule they can only sign a FA, if they lose a FA, will they be looking to move up in the draft to spend there money that way?

Any thoughts to add? Or maybe someone knows if the rules next yr have any rookie pool at all?
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:27 AM   #2
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I don't know but they need to come up with a cap for rookies, thats all i know. The **** is outta hand!!
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:39 AM   #3
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I betcha that the Broncos Brain Trust thought about that when they blew next years #1 on Alphonso Smith.
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:44 AM   #4
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I betcha that the Broncos Brain Trust thought about that when they blew next years #1 on Alphonso Smith.
I bet the Patriots thought of that too when they traded Richard Seymour for a 2011 first instead of a 2010 pick.

Odds are you'll see a top 15 or so of kids who want to get PAID. You'll have a large undergraduate class as a result, though I think it might lack the talent we've seen in the recent two year rotating cycle of mediocre then great undergraduate classes because we had a very good undergrad crop last year.

The only positions the draft might be fat in are QBs (three or four solid ones is a "big" QB class) and DL talent. Other than that I don't see many corners of worth, possibly the best TE in the class by a mile just blew his knee apart (Gresham), a ton of OLs jumped last year leaving this one rather sparse, and WR is an infrequent talent pool in good years.

In short, a lot of guys who probably wouldn't have been first round picks this year are going to get picked in the top 15 and get paid like this year's top 5. All it takes is for one team to break slot. Imagine how hard the #7 pick will be to sign next year now that Oakland gave Heyward-Bey a 20% bump over '08. That will trickle down and you won't sign a single top 15 guy for anything less than a 10% bump, and probably most will be in the 15-20% range. This after everyone has been complaining about rookie deals breaking a team's cap.
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