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http://walterfootball.com/draft2012.php

I would change the 2nd and 3rd round picks so my draft would look like this...

1st- QB Andrew Luck

2nd- NT Dontari Poe

3rd- CB Casey Hayward

4th- OLB Sean Spence

5th- Best WR available

6th- Best OG available

7th- Best S available

We will probably get a compensatory pick for Wayne as well if he goes and that will probably be a 3rd or 4th rounder.

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I love the Dontari Poe selection, however we should be getting Multiple compensatory picks for Session and Charlie Johnson leaving during free agency. Does this mean you plan to have Luck sit under Manning? Cause this sure doesn’t do anything to improve our team short term or long term…

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Does this mean you plan to have Luck sit under Manning? Cause this sure doesn’t do anything to improve our team short term or long term…

It all hinges on Peyton's health. If he is not 100%, chances are he either retires or gets released, IMO.

If Peyton is 100% healthy and we draft Luck, we can do one of 2 things:

1) Use Luck as a trade pawn to improve our team with the QB piece of the puzzle already known to us with Peyton

2) Let Peyton play for a year or two with 100% health to showcase his health to the league and then see if you can trade Peyton, his contract and health may be more attractive then for a trade, and then move on to Luck who would now be more well versed with the playbook and reps. Thus Luck will get playing time within year 3 of his contract.

As much as I hate to say it, I'd be fine with option 2 if the risk of Peyton having downtime even after coming back is high enough.

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It all hinges on Peyton's health. If he is not 100%, chances are he either retires or gets released, IMO.

If Peyton is 100% healthy and we draft Luck, we can do one of 2 things:

1) Use Luck as a trade pawn to improve our team with the QB piece of the puzzle already known to us with Peyton

2) Let Peyton play for a year or two with 100% health to showcase his health to the league and then see if you can trade Peyton, his contract and health may be more attractive then for a trade, and then move on to Luck who would now be more well versed with the playbook and reps. Thus Luck will get playing time within year 3 of his contract.

As much as I hate to say it, I'd be fine with option 2 if the risk of Peyton having downtime even after coming back is high enough.

You think that Peyton will be okay with option 2? Your wasting a year or two of his career without surrounding him with high level talent, which is why he took less money in his 5 year, $90 million deal.

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You think that Peyton will be okay with option 2? Your wasting a year or two of his career without surrounding him with high level talent, which is why he took less money in his 5 year, $90 million deal.

Not sure, he may be if he wins a SB in 1 of those 2 years that we expect him to be healthy. If we truly did save the money with his contract, by playing free agency a bit along with our draft picks, that would enable us to surround him with talent for a couple of years to have another shot at a SB, wouldn't it? If my memory serves right, the money saved enabled us to re-sign Bullitt, Addai, and Antonio Johnson plus would give some wiggle room for re-signing Mathis or Wayne for sure (one of them at least). He did make it cap friendly knowing what was coming and Kerry Collins will obviously not be coming back :).

It will not be a case of Drew Brees & Philip Rivers, that is for sure since both were young at that point and Rivers was nipping at Brees' heels. It could be a case of Joe Montana with Steve Young waiting in the wings where Montana was dealt to the Chiefs when there was some trade value left in him. He did not win a SB anywhere else, and was not the same QB without the same supporting cast. Montana was dealt across conferences, I expect the same with Peyton too if it happened.

It is a hard decision, saying goodbye to a HOF QB but all good things come to an end, he would be 37 in a couple of years. At least we will give Peyton a chance to go out on his own terms while playing the game and not because he was unable to play the game due to injury if that were the case.

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You think that Peyton will be okay with option 2? Your wasting a year or two of his career without surrounding him with high level talent, which is why he took less money in his 5 year, $90 million deal.

What does it matter if Peyton is "okay" with it?

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As much grey area as we have here, I don't see anyway around the fact that we will have to rework his contract. Come March, I don't think he will either be %100 healthy or %100 not healthy...he will be somwhere in between and the FO will have a very tough decision to make. I think Bill Polian would be more able to trade Peyton than Irsay. I see BP, Irsay and Manning actually in a room discussing it....Chris is there, but I don't think Chris has a say so in this one. I think he officially begins his act solo next year w/o Papa.

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I think we get a 4th round compensentory pick for Session and a 6th round for Johnson

I don't know if we will get any comp picks due to the fact that we signed Anderson and Simms. The picks go to teams that lost more picks than they gained. I think that is the case anyway, I would love to have a couple more picks no matter what the round.

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