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All eyes on Patrick Peterson

Posted on: April 28, 2011 11:06 am
Edited on: April 28, 2011 11:08 am
Cleveland is not the only one weighing potential trade offers in Thursday's draft. So is Arizona, and I can tell you why in two words: Patrick Peterson.

There is a feeling that the LSU cornerback, widely considered the best prospect in this draft, could slide past the first four teams, which would take him to Arizona. But if the Cardinals pass on him, he would move him to Cleveland at the sixth position, and, trust me: If that happens, the Browns' phones are ringing.

Figure Dallas to be among the most interested. The Cowboys have the ninth pick, and they could package a deal that would move them three spots to acquire the most coveted defensive back in the draft. It would make sense -- if, that is, you believe Cleveland is interested in wide receiver Julio Jones, which I believe it is.

I can't see San Francisco taking Jones at the seventh spot nor Tennessee at the eighth. So the Browns could take a low-risk gamble and move back, acquiring draft picks in the process to choose the player they would have chosen at six. But that presupposes that Peterson will be there at the sixth position ... which he shouldn't be.

Denver could take him at the second position. Buffalo could take him third. Heck, Arizona could win up with him at the fifth position. If Peterson gets to the Cards they'll have a tough decision because other clubs will want to move up for him or, possibly, quarterback Blaine Gabbert. But if they pass on Peterson and take someone else, look for Cleveland to be the draft's hot spot for, oh, about 10 minutes.
Category: NFL

Since: Oct 3, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2011 10:41 pm

All eyes on Patrick Peterson

Hopefully this article was written in 2010 .. it is horrible relative to TONITE'S draft ...

WHY would 'other' teams have interest in Ariz's pick ?

Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: April 28, 2011 6:04 pm

All eyes on Patrick Peterson

almost all scouts think Peterson is number one (some rate AJ GReen even). Its an important position (check GB last year with Woodsan and what he meant).  Yet, there is this weird obsession with drafting risky QBs. I think the smarter teams wont do that. If he is there at number two, Denver might well pounce. Ditto Buffalo (though they want Miller)......if denver or buffalo both pass......I will be stunned. Cincy wants Green probably, and then Arizona might just take Peterson.  Honestly Peterson or Gabbert?  Its not close.  we shall see who is smart and who isnt in a few hours.

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: April 28, 2011 4:56 pm

All eyes on Patrick Peterson

The Browns need to take Peterson,if he's there. He's a game changer and a possible shutdown corner. Capable WR's(Wes Welker, James Jones,Anquan Boldin,etc.),are a dime a dozen. Shut down corners who can return punts early on in their career,(Deion Sanders,Charles Woodson, Champ Bailey,etc) are not.My goodness Peterson has great size with 4.3 speed. If he falls that far, I need to apply for a job as a GM in the NFL.

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