New England Patriots Rundown: Darrelle Revis, Randy Moss
1. A league source told the New York Daily News that what is going on between the New York Jets and cornerback Darrelle Revis will get “very ugly” “I think it’s going to get ugly, very ugly. You can’t trade your best player. You do everything to keep him. It’s going to get ugly with the player and the agent. I don’t know how you get around it. It’s very difficult.”
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Honestly, I don’t see eye-to-eye with the opinion depicted by the source, because based on what I’ve heard from John Idzik and Rex Ryan, the Jets are taking a more measured approach. They want to keep Revis, but they know it is in their best interest to gauge offers from other teams for Revis and try to do what is best for the future of the franchise. The Jets need to retool, and a big contract down the road to Revis could stall that retooling process, whereas the draft picks he would yield in a trade would aid it. It’s up to them to decide if they can get fair enough value for Revis in a deal, because this is more about economics to me.
2. Randy Moss indicated that he will not be playing for the San Francisco 49ers next season, as he tweeted out, “Wished we could’ve finished the job!!thanks for the opportunity an good luck in the future 9ers.”
I wish Moss and the 49ers “finished the job” against the Baltimore Ravens as well, and it is fair to wonder where Moss will land. And no, I don’t think Rotoworld’s 11th-ranked free agent wide receiver will land with the New England Patriots, because the Pats don’t need any more veteran wideouts.
3. NESN has the New England Patriots selecting Tennessee Tech wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers in their 2013 NFL Mock Draft, because they believe Rogers would fill the team’s void for a deep threat. Rogers looked horrible last season even against weaker competition at Tennessee Tech, and he was finally dismissed by the Tennessee Volunteers after repeated offenses and too many second-chances. Rogers has talent going deep, but he is inconsistent and I would much rather have a better prospect with less character concerns. Rogers is not on my radar, and I would prefer guys like DeAndre Hopkins and Stedman Bailey in a heartbeat.
4. WEEI has a great look at Georgia Bulldogs cornerback Sanders Commings and wonders if he could be picked by the New England Patriots this year. Commings is an interesting prospect, and the piece is well-worth the read.
5. NEPD editor James Christensen takes a look at five overvalued draft prospects, and he lists a potential Patriots target among them in Florida Gators safety Matt Elam. I hope Christensen is correct in his statement that Elam will fall to the the late second-round, because that means the Patriots would get him at a nice value. His other overvalued prospects that I agree with include Notre Dame duo Tyler Eifert and Manti Te’o, as well as Star Lotulelei. He also lists Jarvis Jones as overvalued, and I agree with the logic he presents.
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