NFL Draft First Round Winners and Losers for Madden NFL 12

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Posted April 29th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft contained a number of surprises as teams look to fill needs in this unique situation where picks are being made prior to free agency. Evaluating the selections from the standpoint of influence on Madden 12 there were teams that clearly succeeded by adding impact players while others did little to improve their outlook. 

Winners
Arizona Cardinals (Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU)
By drafting Peterson the Cardinals add what will almost surely be the highest rated rookie in Madden 12. The team’s secondary gets that much better by pairing him with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (with last year’s #2 CB Greg Toler at nickel) while being supported by the safeties Adrian Wilson and Kerry Rhodes. He could also contribute as a fantastic returner on special teams. Though the Cardinals still need a pass rushing linebacker and quarterback they will be tough to throw on in Madden.

Atlanta Falcons (Julio Jones, WR, Alabama)
Though giving up an awful lot (2nd and 4th rounders this year, 1st and 4th rounders next year) what matters to Madden 12 is the Falcons add a great third option to the passing game across from Roddy White and with Tony Gonzalez in the middle of the field. Already in the upper echelon of teams this will make them even more appealing and tougher to defend. The Falcons were already well balanced but now threaten more big plays through the air when White is doubled.

Detroit Lions (Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn)
Generally defensive tackle would be one of the positions considered to impact games the least in Madden. That started to change last year though and Ndamukong Suh made a big difference for the Lions. At one time Nick Fairley was considered to be the Suh of this draft and a potential #1 pick but his attitude and effort were highly scrutinized. Those things really don’t come into play in Madden. The Lions now have arguably the best defensive line in the league with Suh, Fairley, Kyle Vanden Bosch, and Cliff Avril. Getting pressure on the QB and stuffing the run will help cover up some of their deficiencies in the back seven.

New Orleans Saints (Cameron Jordan, DE, California – Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama)
The only team to end up taking two players in the first round, the Saints came away with the former Heisman winner Ingram and an underrated DE/DT in Jordan that will help to bolster their defensive line. Last month the team re-signed RB Pierre Thomas. Reggie Bush looks likely to be cut now so that dynamic offensive/special teams weapon will no longer be there and they won’t have a first rounder next year. Still for Madden 12 these are two guys who will immediately contribute on one of the top teams in the game.

Losers
Cleveland Browns (Phil Taylor, 2nd/4th rd picks, 2012 1st/4th rd picks)
The Browns made a very well received trade and rightfully so in their strategy of moving down. The team has more needs than just one high profile player would be able to fix. In Madden 12 however it will hurt their potential as they could have grabbed an impact WR or pass rusher at #6 and though Taylor will help bolster the run defense he won’t offer much of an immediate upgrade over other possible starting DTs for the team.

Jacksonville Jaguars (Blaine Gabbert)
Giving up their second round pick to get a QB who will likely sit for the whole year does nothing for the Jaguars in Madden 12. Issues in their secondary and lack of an elite pass rusher remains. The move makes sense for their future if they believe Gabbert will take over and be a franchise QB, but for now David Garrard will remain as the starter and surely with a higher overall rating meaning no upgrade to the team in Madden.

Minnesota Vikings (Christian Ponder)
Probably the biggest surprise of the first round was the Vikings taking Ponder at #12 given that most teams had projected him as a second rounder. Ponder has been injury prone but is the most pure fit for a west coast offense. The team will likely look to bring in a veteran QB also (rumblings of Donovan McNabb already) and so even if Ponder receives first round QB type ratings in Madden he probably won’t be contributing as the starter this year anyway.

Oakland Raiders (None)
The Raiders had no first round pick this year (used to acquire Richard Seymour two years ago). They will choose at #48 unless they pull off a trade to move up.

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  • Manny2oo5

    The Bills will be a winner at the end of the day 1Dareus 2M. Wilson MLB

    • Ghost of John Madden

      Right, because 3-4 defensive ends and backup linebackers are really important in Madden.

  • http://twitter.com/HappyContra The Contra Commander

    Hey were the Seahawks winners or losers? Because you said the new OL you got would help a bunch on your teams D… remember that… cause I saved the tweet lol (know your positions)

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      It was intended as a tongue-in-cheek joke! I realized after I should’ve tagged it as such since people thought I was serious.

      Not a flashy pick (I think anything but Locker would’ve felt like a let down) but he’ll fit nicely at RT and it was comforting to hear that the Packers intended to pick him at #32 and even the Ravens might have at #26.

    • Ohioeman3

      I say that their 2 picks were both very, very bad value. The OG from Alabama was projected as a 3rd rounder, and Moffitt was a late 4th early 5th rounder.

      • http://www.debragames.com Daron Andrew

        Smh. Seeing as how Carpetner was very highly praised by both Nick Saban and Tom Cable (offensive line guru) among others, AND labeled as one of the most underrated lineman in the draft by Pat Kirwin, I’d say it was a pretty good pick given the Seahawks need on the o-line. With Carpenter and Okung as bookends at the tackle positions they’ve solidified the line greatly. And Moffitt has been called an “ass-kicker”, just the type of guy you want on your o-line. Hawks line now looks leaps and bounds better this year than last. Both good picks, certainly a far cry from “very, very bad”. It also frees them up from having to spend money on the line in free-agency, leaving a lot of resources to solidify other areas of weakness.

        You have to look at a teams weak areas and needs, as well as other circumstances when evaluating their draft picks…if you don’t you just come off looking like a shallow thinker.

        • Anonymous

          Was that why Saban, Ingram, AND Jones had the utter look of surprise on their faces when Carpenter’s name was announced to the green room?

          • http://www.debragames.com Daron Andrew

            That translates to it being a bad pick? Hardly.

          • Anonymous

            Well when his own coach and teammates obviously didn’t think he was a 1st rounder and most other draft boards had him as a 3rd you may not want to go yelling from the rooftops just yet. That’s all.

          • http://www.debragames.com Daron Andrew

            I’m not sure what is your argument is? I’m not yelling anything from the rooftops dude. Not at all. My original reply was in context to the guy who posted that it was a “very bad pick” (when its really the opposite). He just shat that out there without any analytical thinking – Thats what I’m speaking to. Not calling Carpenter the next Walter Jones.

  • Def

    I agree with all those.

  • HaloUnion

    I’m glad you see the Falcons as winners. We might have had some beef if you had not :P

    • Squints Palledorous

      The Falcons could easily end up losers in this draft. They gave up a ton to draft a WR that will have a hard time earning his money. The first round is littered with WR drafted way too high.

    • forty six & 2

      Julio Jones isn’t going to help the Falcons’ defense get after the QB or come up with a big stop when they need it. The Falcons are a good team, but Jones does not make them Champions. A defensive player would have been a better pick in my opinion and next season they are going to miss those picks they gave up when they realize they need more on D and can’t do anything about it.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MN7WG5N33RIZ6SVCCQNQTAVXJA jason c

        I feel the Julio Jones pick was amazing hes exactly the type or WR that complements Roddy white fast and big. Ray Edwards (DE was on the VIKS) is on the falcons radar as our number 1 free agent target, so him and Julio and whatever else we get from this draft, maybe a noel devine and a OL and a safety and a nickel CB. I think we will be more than fine and i think Julio is more nfl ready then any wr in this draft

  • coolcam

    i agree with everything except ponder….the guy is good well deserving 1st rounder, i don’t believe they will sign mcnabb on account that he isn’t near as good as he used to be(he is decent at best, now). ponder will prove himself in pre-season

  • coolcam

    i agree with everything except ponder….the guy is good well deserving 1st rounder, i don’t believe they will sign mcnabb on account that he isn’t near as good as he used to be(he is decent at best, now). ponder will prove himself in pre-season

  • coolcam

    i agree with everything except ponder….the guy is good well deserving 1st rounder, i don’t believe they will sign mcnabb on account that he isn’t near as good as he used to be(he is decent at best, now). ponder will prove himself in pre-season

  • coolcam

    i agree with everything except ponder….the guy is good well deserving 1st rounder, i don’t believe they will sign mcnabb on account that he isn’t near as good as he used to be(he is decent at best, now). ponder will prove himself in pre-season

  • http://twitter.com/LilLos007 Corey ♛ Hackett

    how are the eagles not up here as loser…?

    • Ttrefs

      Because it’s not a bad pick? Sorry you wanted Jimmy Smith but this pick improves the O-Line and he will be a solid and immediate starter to protect Vick.

    • TCrews22

      yall coulda got some good people but at least yall didnt give up mad picks for julio jones. at least you gotta first next year

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/YNPLC6XLXD44JA73ZGZRIU5WXY Jesse

    If the offensive and defensive line play are truly “fixed” this year from a gameplay standpoint I can really see the Lions being a team on the rise as far as online users go. As far as real life is concerned Im happy they went with BPA rather than reaching for a “need”. My theory is when you reach for a player it ends up burning you in the long run, so no matter how good you are at a certain position always take the best player and implement him into what youre doing or you get good trade value and fill your needs with a proven committee rather than reaching for an unknown. Good pick by Mayhew and Jim Schwartz aka GymShorts lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Schonger/100000306175444 Bobby Schonger

      if offense and defensive lines work better the steelers,dolphins,cowboys,broncos and jets will be used more than the lions

  • Skihawks

    I thought it was a very uneventful first round other than Fairley falling to Detroit. Lots of OL went early which tells you teams are filling needs instead of names…

    I can’t believe that Carolina is going away from Clausen at this point. The guy had no help last year. The offensive line was a mess and the vaunted running game was nothing like it had been in previous years. People can argue that Cam Newton was the best player in the draft but, in my opinion, it was a great opportunity for Carolina to get players to build around Clausen. I just found it to be an odd pick. Kind of like the Matt Millen days in Detroit when he drafted a WR every year.

    • Infemous

      Clausen sucks, did you not watch any Carolina games last year? They needed a QB… Not sure Cam was the best choice though.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Schonger/100000306175444 Bobby Schonger

        hahah i dont understand some people you give what, a 2nd round rookie one year to play and if he flops people automatically turn on him, this is whats wrong with the nfl you need to give young QBs a chance what are you going to say when cam throws 20+ints this year? he sucks? cause he will throw 20+ ints this year.

  • NoFro904

    Watch out for my Lions next year.
    If Stafford is healthy and we get another RB like Leshore, Williams, Thomas etc..
    cant wait

    And im still mad that the Jags didnt address there Defense in the first round, or at least traded back.
    they have to many holes on the defense to make reach for a QB.

    • http://twitter.com/NL_Sports Nick Linder

      Stafford will be a star if he can stay healthy, and without turf toe, you’ll see the Jahvid Best of Weeks 1 and 2 of last season. Solid RB, QB, WRs, insane D-Line.

      • http://twitter.com/gdeuce Graham

        and they still will get passed all over, because they dont have adequate DB’s

        • Anonymous

          Look at who your biggest division contender nabbed

      • http://twitter.com/mattdabearsfan Matthew Duncan

        Jahvid Best had 20 yards rushing in week 1 …… lol

    • Skihawks

      Being from Michigan (lifelong Seahawks fan) and watching the Lions through the Barry Sanders era to the Matt Millen debacle, there is something to get excited about in MoTown. I still have no faith in Stafford however Shaun Hill did a solid job last year. If the QB position wasn’t so thin, I could see the Lions looking for another QB. I wouldn’t mind seeing Carson Palmer in Detroit as insurance. Although I think his best years are behind him, a change of scenery could impact his performance.

      • Squints Palledorous

        A change of scenery and WR’s that care more about team than self.

  • Madboyblack

    ALL I KNOW MY FALCONS BETTER BE RATED AS A TOP FIVE TEAM

  • Madboyblack

    ALL I KNOW MY FALCONS BETTER BE RATED AS A TOP FIVE TEAM

  • http://www.facebook.com/grant.l.b Grant Black

    I wonder if Cam is gonna change his number, cause Jimmy Clausen has 2 right now and i dont expect him to want to give it up.

    • http://twitter.com/mattdabearsfan Matthew Duncan

      he has number 1…

  • http://www.facebook.com/grant.l.b Grant Black

    I wonder if Cam is gonna change his number, cause Jimmy Clausen has 2 right now and i dont expect him to want to give it up.

  • Giantjedi

    What about Giants? They got a top 10 CB at 19! Amukamara is a great player and was a steal for the Giants.

    • Lonnie

      yes he is,as a steelers fan i was hoping he would keep dropping,i was shocked that he fell that far.

      • Skihawks

        I honestly thought the Lions would have drafted him, that is until Fairley dropped to them….It was a great pick…

        • Giantjedi

          I was convinced that the Texans were gonna get him…super excited we got him, can’t wait for this season…we also got another top 15 player in the second round Marvin Austin, another steal.

  • kevin

    You are a video game reviewer, don’t try to be a football scout as well

    • Skihawks

      I believe this article is to show which teams will improve in Madden based on the draft.

    • Squints Palledorous

      Did you read this? It’s directly tied to how this would affect teams in Madden, not real life. “Evaluating the selections from the standpoint of influence on Madden 12″

  • Dymez

    Let me also add in the Baltimore Ravens as winners. Drafting Jimmy Smith (who is the best man-to-man cover corner in this draft) gives them not only the opportunity shutdown the opposing team’s best receiver but it also gives them the ability to allow Ed Reed to reek even more havoc on defense. Now that you have some one who can play man-to-man on his side, it allows him to press the line, blitz or fake and drop back, line-up in different areas basically like Troy Polamalu and with Reed’s speed, that’s going to be a problem for your Quarterback. He doesn’t have to just play centerfield all the time and get picks.

    • Dymez

      Now with the addition of speedster WR, Torrey Smith to go along with Joe Flacco’s big arm strengthens the Ravens’ even more. Torrey will burn the opposing DB in man-to-man which will take the top off the defense for Anquan Boldin, Derrick Mason and TJ Houshmandzadeh, and a wide-open second level for Ray Rice.

      • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

        I like what the Ravens are doing, they’ll probably make the ‘Winners’ list when I do it for the entirety of the draft with those two on board.

        • Pete Rose

          The Ravens almost always have a great draft. And as a Bengals fan, I hate it. :(

          • Lonnie

            as a steelers fan i hate it even more lol

          • Lonnie

            as a steelers fan i hate it even more lol

      • OrangeJuice

        jimmy smith is a good player, but in the end a CB does not instantly make you a superbowl contender. that’s exactly why the panthers did not pick what many believed was the #1 overall player Patrick Peterson. having a good corner means less throws to that receiver. i know your optimistic about your ravens, but drafting jimmy smith and Torrey smith does not make you a Superbowl contender.

        • Dymez

          Ok. And? You act like they don’t have any other position covered. They have a QB, they have a thunder/lightning combo at HB, they have probably the best FB in the league, they have a top 5 TE, one of the best offensive lines, defensive lines, linebacking core.. They even already had a great receiving core already, just no deep threat but they’ve filled that need. All they really didn’t have was a shutdown corner and they have that now. They aren’t even my Ravens, I’m just giving recognition to a good draft. As far as the Panthers, that was a mistake. They were just desperate, they needed a playmaker.

        • Dymez

          Ok. And? You act like they don’t have any other position covered. They have a QB, they have a thunder/lightning combo at HB, they have probably the best FB in the league, they have a top 5 TE, one of the best offensive lines, defensive lines, linebacking core.. They even already had a great receiving core already, just no deep threat but they’ve filled that need. All they really didn’t have was a shutdown corner and they have that now. They aren’t even my Ravens, I’m just giving recognition to a good draft. As far as the Panthers, that was a mistake. They were just desperate, they needed a playmaker.

      • OrangeJuice

        jimmy smith is a good player, but in the end a CB does not instantly make you a superbowl contender. that’s exactly why the panthers did not pick what many believed was the #1 overall player Patrick Peterson. having a good corner means less throws to that receiver. i know your optimistic about your ravens, but drafting jimmy smith and Torrey smith does not make you a Superbowl contender.

    • Dymez

      Now with the addition of speedster WR, Torrey Smith to go along with Joe Flacco’s big arm strengthens the Ravens’ even more. Torrey will burn the opposing DB in man-to-man which will take the top off the defense for Anquan Boldin, Derrick Mason and TJ Houshmandzadeh, and a wide-open second level for Ray Rice.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Schonger/100000306175444 Bobby Schonger

      yea Baltimore always drafts well i have a feeling jimmy will be the steal of this draft, but torry smith has small hands

  • Wingedeagle84

    Seahawks are the losers.

  • Wingedeagle84

    Seahawks are the losers.

  • Pete Rose

    All I know is my Bengals got the best overall offensive player in the draft and an NFL ready QB (IMO) in Dalton.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Schonger/100000306175444 Bobby Schonger

      hahahah dalton

    • Giantjedi

      Dalton should paint black stripes through his hair

  • Richmond

    Teams do not draft to improve their Madden ratings.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Stating the obvious?

      • Richmond

        I just think its silly to grade teams on how their draft picks helped their Madden ratings.

        • Anonymous

          How is it silly though? Team drafts a player, player makes team better, team and player is represented in football sim, team in football sim is now better. It’s not rocket surgery….

        • Def

          This site is about sports video games… if you didn’t know

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Schonger/100000306175444 Bobby Schonger

      wtf are you talking about, what do you think the raders do every year?

  • Earthquake29

    They going to have rookie ratings again this year?

  • Sdwalls

    Why has no team taken Mallet??

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Character/off-the-field issues

    • Anonymous

      Most likely because their is a pretty strong indication that he enjoys meth and coke a little too much.

      • Alai912

        what’s wrong with methane and coca cola

  • http://twitter.com/Starfoxleon The Great Leon

    Mallet is going to be like Matt Jones. Both went to Ark, both did hard drugs they just never grill him to say which drug. Any ways Bucs are winners I think Bowers will get healthy and will be productive.

  • TCrews22

    panthers are losers.. Cam doesnt fit their offence. they should have takin blaine gabbert cuz hes a more pro ready quarterback than cam is

  • Ohioeman3

    I wonder if Madden will give us the draft/off-season experience. Where there are unexpected picks, late round steals, “off-the-field” problems to let people slide, suspensions, future draft pick trades, value in late rounds.

  • Philosophy

    The reason why Fairley or any other player with attitude problems as an example with many other factors that affect ‘Real Life’ proves that MADDEN is an ARCADE game rather than a SIM. I must wait until 2020 for such ideas to be implemented damn..
    Quote from Pasta. “At one time Nick Fairley was considered to be the Suh of this draft and a potential #1 pick but his attitude and effort were highly scrutinized. Those things really don’t come into play in Madden.”

    • Anonymous

      You play a football sim for FOOTBALL, not for off-field soap opera drama…..

    • Dymez

      Bro, it’s already frustrating enough that you can lose your best player for an entire season because of an injury, you can’t control that, but it’s realistic so it’s fine. But to lose a player because he got into an argument with his girlfriend and went on a shooting spree in Madden or NBA 2K would just be downright ridiculous.

    • Dymez

      Bro, it’s already frustrating enough that you can lose your best player for an entire season because of an injury, you can’t control that, but it’s realistic so it’s fine. But to lose a player because he got into an argument with his girlfriend and went on a shooting spree in Madden or NBA 2K would just be downright ridiculous.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Unfortunately the NFL won’t allow them to factor in things such as attitude, effort, off-the-field concerns…

  • Anonymous

    I think the Packers added some great value to the team by just waiting patiently for the BAP and not making any stupid moves up and keeping all his later round picks. TT does it again with Cobb and Green. Two extremely versatile players with great hands and can be immediate producers next year. Cobb is Harvin-esque and Green is a prototypical Packer RB being a big, one cut, lower the shoulder, downhill rusher with a little wiggle in the open field. Grant, Starks, and Green are of the exact same mold and the RB trio of McCarthy’s dreams. Let’s not forget Sherrod either, with a little strength conditioning and some work on his bull-rush blocking he could be a second to third year Pro-Bowler in a division where he has to play the likes of Allen, Peppers, and (Fairley, Suh, Williams, Vanden Bosch…..who the fuck knows at this point who they’ll put on the end with all that talent) twice a year each.

  • http://twitter.com/sniperhare Jeff H

    I don’t see how the Jaguars are losers for getting the best QB and only having to give up a second for him. In M12 you could trade Garrard to a team like the Vikings or Dolphins and net a 4th or 5th in the 2012 draft.

  • Mike Jones

    Thanks Pasta for recognizing that my Falcons made a good choice trading up to get Julio Jones. Receiving a lot of flack lately for my Falcons making the decision to trade away a lot of picks(thanks to the lockout banning trading players). We needed a number 2 WR and Julio is a big play number 2. Do you(Pasta or anybody) have a guess on what Julio’s rating will be when Madden 12 is released? I’m guessing somewhere between 82(With AJ being a 83 or 84).

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FDHTJKV7CEJ5EO5AM35ZPGNF2Y Carter

      it was good for the game…. not so good in real life where it counts

      • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

        It could be good for them, I understand the move given that they’re “close” as contenders.

  • Alai912

    Falcons are out of their minds.

  • N51_Rob

    Don’t see how you can call Cleveland a loser. They are not going to compete for a Super Bowl this year. Adding Taylor and picking up draft picks is a very nice move. With two first rounders next year they are in a position to take any player they want next year. If Atlanta is a winner (4 draft picks for a WR who had trouble staying healthy.), I don’t see how Cleveland is a loser. Especially in a physical division like the AFC North.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Schonger/100000306175444 Bobby Schonger

      LOSER IN MADDEN!!! WINNER IN THE LONG RUN!!! READ PEOPLE!!!

  • Dymez

    The reason why the Falcons are winners while giving up so much is because they didn’t need much to begin with. Their entire core is young, offensively and defensively, they have no needs. The only thing that stopped them from going to the Superbowl was another playmaker on the opposite side of the field and Julio Jones helps tremendously. In Madden 12, this is a GREAT pick. In the NFL, this is actually an even better pick because Julio is a great run blocker. That provides holes in the second level for speedsters like Jerious Norwood and now Jacquizz Rodgers to hit homeruns.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Schonger/100000306175444 Bobby Schonger

      what happens when you start getting bitch slapped by good offensive teams in the playoffs, DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!!

      • Dymez

        I never said it didn’t. But this is about Madden 12, not the NFL.

        Point is, a playmaker on the other side of Roddy White was the biggest need and they accomplished that. That same defense last year? 13-3

    • Squints Palledorous

      I think this trade, in Madden 12, will depend on how you play the game. Playing with friends, local or online, it’s great for the Falcons, not so much for the Browns. If you’re playing Franchise, unless you are controlling them, it’s a bad move for the Falcons. The cpu isn’t going to utilize a WR like that, like we would. They also won’t have draft picks.

  • Dymez

    The reason why the Falcons are winners while giving up so much is because they didn’t need much to begin with. Their entire core is young, offensively and defensively, they have no needs. The only thing that stopped them from going to the Superbowl was another playmaker on the opposite side of the field and Julio Jones helps tremendously. In Madden 12, this is a GREAT pick. In the NFL, this is actually an even better pick because Julio is a great run blocker. That provides holes in the second level for speedsters like Jerious Norwood and now Jacquizz Rodgers to hit homeruns.

  • who dat!?

    I hope they show our 3rd lb some love on the speed for the saints. Who dat

  • who dat!?

    What yall think about friendly spectating on madden? A simple yes or no

  • Pete Rose

    Need to add the Bengals in the winner slot. Plenty of analysts are putting Bengals as winners. Kiper said they had the best draft out of everybody.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      I’ll be looking at the entirety of the draft for an upcoming article.

      The thing that maybe knocks the Bengals down is that they picked up a WR and QB who will replace Palmer and TO/Ocho. So the team as a whole really hasn’t gotten better in the near term by plugging in rookies.

      • Pete Rose

        TO/Chad/Palmer suck. Chad is will most likely be cut, not even traded, Palmer is retiring and TO is TO. Will Dalton be as good as Palmer pre injury? No, probably not. Will he be afterwards? Yes. Not to mention the article is about impacts through the draft. We got the best WR, a great ‘collage vet’ QB, one of the biggest fastest LB in the draft(ran a 4.44 at the combine and a 4.31 in Nevada). We got a great CB out of WV. Etc.

      • Pete Rose

        TO/Chad/Palmer suck. Chad is will most likely be cut, not even traded, Palmer is retiring and TO is TO. Will Dalton be as good as Palmer pre injury? No, probably not. Will he be afterwards? Yes. Not to mention the article is about impacts through the draft. We got the best WR, a great ‘collage vet’ QB, one of the biggest fastest LB in the draft(ran a 4.44 at the combine and a 4.31 in Nevada). We got a great CB out of WV. Etc.

      • Pete Rose

        TO/Chad/Palmer suck. Chad is will most likely be cut, not even traded, Palmer is retiring and TO is TO. Will Dalton be as good as Palmer pre injury? No, probably not. Will he be afterwards? Yes. Not to mention the article is about impacts through the draft. We got the best WR, a great ‘collage vet’ QB, one of the biggest fastest LB in the draft(ran a 4.44 at the combine and a 4.31 in Nevada). We got a great CB out of WV. Etc.

        • Pete Rose

          EDIT: ‘College’ and WV Safety.

      • Pete Rose

        TO/Chad/Palmer suck. Chad is will most likely be cut, not even traded, Palmer is retiring and TO is TO. Will Dalton be as good as Palmer pre injury? No, probably not. Will he be afterwards? Yes. Not to mention the article is about impacts through the draft. We got the best WR, a great ‘collage vet’ QB, one of the biggest fastest LB in the draft(ran a 4.44 at the combine and a 4.31 in Nevada). We got a great CB out of WV. Etc.

  • redhotbluecold

    Hey Madden Creators, in Madden 12 can the Patriots and Browns actually receive the picks they traded into the 2012 draft?? It would be nice.

  • DawgPoundMBA

    I think that you are a Little off base with your evaluation of the Browns. The Browns only had one starting caliber 4-3 NFL DT on the roster prior to the draft. (Robaire Smith, Kenyone Coleman, Shaun Rogers are gone) Also, this added force in the inside will help the entire D. Finally, we got a play making DE in Jabaal Sheard than can rush the passer. And we got a very talented WR in Greg Little that Donny Moore, Madden Ratings Guru, said is the next Terrell Owens.

    • DawgPoundMBA

      Not to mention that every expert (Mayok, Kiper, Banks, Schefter, etc.) that I have seen has said the Browns did very well. The choice was WR Julio Jones OR DT Phil Taylor (improves DL greatly over guys like Schaefering, will be at worst the 2nd best rated DL on the roster), AND WR Greg Little (will be at worst 3rd best WR with ridiculous potential), AND RB Owen Marecic (utility back, lead blocker, pass catcher) AND then add in a 1st in 4th round pick next year.

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