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the difference between 7-9 and 8-8.


So basically the season is done. yes we have one more game to go and I would love to finish at .500 instead of below .500, but thinking long term it would be much better for us to lose. I have included a link to espn that discusses draft position and big difference between 7-9 and 8-8. basically the best 8-8 team would pick 20th while the worst 7-9 team would pick 9th. that is a huge difference and IMO the difference between landing a franchise LT and either reaching for a OT or taking a player at a position we do not need.

Basically there are a few scenarios that I would like to see happen. First, I want the Cards to lose to the Seahawks. This would hopefully secure us a pick around 11-12th overall in the first round.

1. with that pick I would like to see one of 2 possible OT's picked: Matt Kalil, USC (probably gone by this point), or Riley Reiff, Iowa. These are the only 2 OT I would like to see us draft in the 1rst round.

2. Trade down. Ever year it seems a player falls out of the top 10 that is a stud. (ei. Amukamara) If that happens and we have a one of the top CB's (Kirk or Claiborne) or QB's (Landry Jones or Griffin), I would like to see us trade down and gather more picks because lets face it, the draft is still a crapshoot and the more shots you have the better.

3. If scenarios 1 & 2 do not work out, I would like to see us take the BPA that is either a WR or an OLB. I feel with the way Acho and Scho have been playing as well as our whole D for that matter, OLB is not nearly as high a need as it was at the beginning of the year. plus we will get our depth at CB next year with Toler returning, plus we get an upgrade at LB. What I mean by this is I fully expect Bradley to get comfortable in the defense and take over for Lenon as the starter and mic'd up player for the D. Bradley is a perfect fit for us beside Dwash. He is intelligent, big, fast and quite good against the run. That should allow Dwash to roam the field making plays...but I digress. Also, Horton said that it will take until about halfway through next year until the whole playbook is installed. yikes, can you say top 10 D next year? Early'er (pun intended) I felt that we were set at WR, but now I am not so sure. I fully expect to see a lot more production out of our TE's next year and that should help alleviate some of the pressure on Fitz, but a Legit threat opposite of fitz would be nice. It pains me to say that because I hate drafting skill positions high, but if no worthy OT's or OLB's are available and a nice prospect falls to us...might as well draft him.

4. Trade Kolb, Skelton, all our 2012 picks and our next 3 first round picks to move up and take luck.

what would you like to see?

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Revenge of the Birds' (ROTB) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of ROTB's editors.</em>

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