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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Draft deals cooking #1 Teams maneuvering to take WR Johnson, LB Willis Posted: Wednesday April 25, 2007 4:42PM; Updated: Wednesday April 25, 2007 7:56PM • While everyone has focused on No. 4 Tampa Bay as the most likely trading partner ...

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Old 04-26-2007, 06:40 AM   #1
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Draft deals cooking #1

Draft deals cooking #1
Teams maneuvering to take WR Johnson, LB Willis
Posted: Wednesday April 25, 2007 4:42PM; Updated: Wednesday April 25, 2007 7:56PM
• While everyone has focused on No. 4 Tampa Bay as the most likely trading partner for No. 2 Detroit in the Calvin Johnson Sweepstakes, it's the No. 8 Falcons who might truly be in the driver's seat. Sources say Falcons owner Arthur Blank has pretty much ordered Atlanta general manager Rich McKay to do everything he can to put the team into position to land Johnson at No. 2.
Blank wants Johnson for a couple of reasons. First, Johnson played at Georgia Tech and would help sell tickets to disillusioned Falcons fans who have endured two non-playoff seasons after Atlanta went to the NFC title game in 2004. Second, the Falcons still have their long-standing need of a reliable big-play receiver for quarterback Michael Vick to play pitch and catch with.
With seven picks in the first four rounds (including two second-rounders and three in the fourth), Atlanta definitely has the ammo to make the deal with Detroit. The Falcons could send the Lions their picks at 8, 39 and 44 for the No. 2 spot, and still have a third-rounder and three fourth-rounders to fill other needs.
The Lions are known to covet middle linebacker Patrick Willis of Mississippi and would be perfectly situated at No. 8 to select him. Picking up at least two extra second-rounders in the process would meet Matt Millen's goal of turning the No. 2 slot into a first-day package of picks. Detroit is likely to draft a quarterback with its own second-round pick at No. 34. Stanford's Trent Edwards remains slightly favored over Michigan State's Drew Stanton.

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Old 04-26-2007, 06:49 AM   #2
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Atlantas offseason dealing make more sense. I would think Oakland would rather have 1 of the 2 2nd's in 2008. Now The highest one that Atlanta has in 2008. I bet the would have to sweeten the pot to out bid all others. one of there 4th?

So if anyone wants Edwards they will have to think Oakland would take him at 33. So they would have to deal into the first to get him. talk about stock climbing. Miami, Tampa and Detroit come to mind.All depending on how round 1 plays out if the trade did go through.
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:50 AM   #3
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...........................hmm
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:24 AM   #4
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The GM in Houston coulda used this kind of thinking when he let Vince Young slip...
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Old 04-26-2007, 04:47 PM   #5
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i'd rather see atlanta do just that........take a reciever........
their defense will never get em to the superbowl and i doubt vick will ever blossom no matter how many elite recievers he has..........the one reciever that'll make him look good is horn because he's a true clutch reciever who will go after any ball........other than that, rush vick, pressure vick, and it's the same old story, a frazzled backlot qb.......................
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