[QUOTE=Beerfish;3531502]Very simple, the Pats formula of constantly trading down has not worked well at all. The Jets formula of trading up has worked very well. There is pretty well no disputing that at all. As for the player, the Pats have pretty well done without a real weapon as a back for a while. Faulk is almost done, the array of old and recycled backs have been mediocre at best. Welker may not be back to start next season and who knows if he is the same player when he does come back. There are tons of good players in this draft so they could very well stay put and take what they get but if they want to get one of the higher tier players ie top 12-15 they have to move up.[/QUOTE]
The pats have been trading down for ten years and getting more picks. and it has served them well for ten years. The pats had the 10 best running game in the NFL last year while being a passing team. Light and Neal being out 1/2 the year had a great effect onthe game. Is there room for improvement you bet. But to trade two top 50 picks in a deep draft for a 190 lb scatback is not the way to go.
You say emulate the jets, are the jets the only team that trades up, they are teams that trade up besides the jets. the jets hit big on Revis and Harris, so does that mean you break up what you stop what you have been doing for ten years because one team that trades up had some some success for a couple of years, if the jets trade up this year and dont hit, do the pats go back to picking up more picks?