The Duluth Normans rejected all trades last year, so we have the Chiefs' basic picks.
Normans reject the trade of the 102nd (4th round) and 144th pick (5th round) for the 93rd pick (3rd round) that was made by the Chiefs to select Tony Moeaki. (The Normans already have a pretty good Tony at TE.)
Normans accept the trade that sent Tyler Thigpen to the Dolphins for the 142nd pick (5th round)
Normans reject the trade that sent Tank Tyler to the Panthers for the 144th pick (5th round). We still think Tank has potential.
Since we rejected the Alleman/Ndukwe trade last year, we retain the 173rd pick (6th round) that the Chiefs traded.
Since we rejected the draft pick trade leading to Jake O'Connell last year, the Normans retain the 212th pick (7th round)
So our draft lineup is:
1st - Pick 5
2nd - Pick 36
3rd - Pick 68
4th - Pick 102
5th - Pick 136
5th - Pick 142
6th - Pick 173
7th - Pick 212
We will draft the following:
1st - Pick 5 - RB C.J. Spiller. (Bills) Do we need him? No. But we think he's a playmaker, and we want playmakers on this team.
2nd - Pick 36 - QB Jimmy Clausen (Panthers) Yeah, even though we have Sanchez. We believe in depth and competition at key positions.
3rd - Pick 68 - DE Alex Carrington (Bills). We're shifting to a 4-3 and he can man the left side.
4th - Pick 102 - OT Bruce Campbell (Raiders) We need help at tackle and he's available.
5th - Pick 136 - FS Kendrick Lewis (Chiefs) Like the Chiefs pick, so we'll take him.
5th - Pick 142 - SS Reshad Jones (Dolphins) Looking for a little strong safety help, too.
6th - Pick 173 - WR Dezmon Brisco (Bengals) Any help we can get at WR would be appreciated.
7th - Pick 212 - LB Dekoda Watson (Buccaneers). Hope he can develop into a full-time LB
This is our current roster coming out of last season.
Mark Sanchez (Jets)
Tyler Thigpen (Dolphins)
Tim Castille, FB
Chris Chambers, WR
Derrick Williams (Lions)
Lance Long, WR
Bobby Wade, WR
Tony Gonzalez (Falcons)
Leonard Pope, TE
Alex Boone (49ers)
Duke Robinson (Panthers)
Jermail Porter, OL
Reshard Langford, S
Ricky Price, S
D.J. Moore (Bears)
Travis Daniels, CB
Rey Maualuga (Bengals)
Pierre Walters, LB
Myron Pryor (Patriots)
Bobby Greenwood, DE
Dion Gales, DT
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