I’m not sure if he counts as elite, but I think the Patriots will sign Brandon Lloyd, and get one or two WRs in the draft. That’s the best move for me. Lloyd already knows the McDaniels offense and could step in right away across from Welker.
The offense was already so good last year, I can’t even imagine how much better they’d be with Lloyd.
Lloyd does has had some character and effort questions in his past, but he does seem to respect McDaniels, and hasn’t been a problem yet under him.
This is a perfect question.
According to the show’s intro, Dave Hester is “The Mogul,” Darrell Sheets is “The Gambler,” Jarrod and Brandi are “The Young Guns,” and Barry Weiss is “The Collector.” Let me be the first one to say I don’t agree with some of those tags, but I’ll break it down:
Dave Hester: This is pretty obvious, isn’t it? Hester is the Patriots. He’s the constant enemy, none of the other bidders like him, and he constantly wins with a knowing smirk on his face.
The Belichick hoodie is the Dave Hester YUUUUP hat. Dave Hester’s YUUUUP is the Patriots running up the score.
Darrell Sheets: Sheets is obviously the Jets. Darrell talks a big game, but is never really around when it matters. He thinks that Hester is his biggest enemy, but it’s likely that Darrell isn’t even on Dave’s radar.
Sheets is also a big jovial guy, who seems to get on every one’s nerves.
Jarrod and Brandi: The couple just increased their weird thift shop’s size and they constantly seem to be having problems filling it with stock. They’re able to bid more and more each new episode, but they’re still nowhere near able to spend as much as the big guns.
They never really ever get along either, and there’s constantly a power struggle within the group.
That’s why Jarrod and Brandi are the Bengals. They’ve done a nice job of building up their team, but they still can’t fill their stadium, there’s always problems within the organization, and it will take a lot to topple the Ravens and Steelers.
Barry Weiss: Finally, the star of the show, Barry. Barry’s an ex-produce mogul, who has more money than he knows what to do with, so he goes around to storage auctions goofing on other bidders and searching for collectibles. Many times, Barry will buy a storage locker, aimlessly throw all of the items around searching for one gem that he will likely keep, rather than sell for profit.
Barry’s hard to pin down to one team, but I’m thinking the Redskins. They like to overspend on old relics, they’re fun to have around while never being too much of a threat, and their glory days were spent in the 70s and 80s.
I think he’s a good fit, but until the Patriots take a rush linebacker in the first or second round, I’m doubtful that they’re willing to do it.
If Branch is around with the Patriots first second round pick, I think they’d take a long look at him.
The most surprising move in the draft would be a trade up. I think there’s players like Courtney Upshaw and Fletcher Cox who fit the Patriots perfectly, that they’ll likely need to trade up for.
In free agency, I doubt there’s a huge splash made. Brandon Lloyd is still my big target for New England.