If the media is saying Coples, it probably won't be then. Outside of Cam, when was the last time we selected anyone in the first round that any reporter said we would?
2011: Everybody knew Cam was the pick by the time the draft came around, that was a no-brainer.
2010: No Pick
2009: No Pick
2008: Picked Jonathon Stewart, everybody said to pick Ryan Clady or Chris Williams. (Also traded back in to get Otah)
2007: Picked Jon Beason, everybody said Greg Olsen or Brandon Merriweather
2006: Picked DeAngelo Williams, everybody said Lendale White
2005: Picked Thomas Davis, everybody said Derrick Thomas
And so on and so on.
um, well for one it's kind of hard to pick a player that somebody already picked to begin with. other than that I remember in 2007 Jon Beason was mocked to us in PFW magazine, and it was honestly a shocker that DeAngelo Williams was still there at 27 in 2006, and if New England picked him over Maroney we might have ended up with White.