Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
posted at 2/10/2010 3:02 PM EST
On the VW discussion....I don't think the Pats trade him away for picks. I think he is franchised and plays this year.
I pray the Pats do not draft any OL in the 1st or 2nd round unless it is late in the 2nd round, or a great 1st round talent falls to round 2. OL although a position of somewhat need, does not compare against what we need in terms of defense and other offensive positions like WR, RB and possibly TE. Mike Martz's comments on "if we wanted a TE to catch, why would we not put a another WR on the field" are interesting." Do the Pats have the same philosophy given the TE's lack of importance (pass catching) in our offense, or is a product of Ben Watson? I tend to think it's the former,and therefore do not have them drafting Grisham early. I do like Anthony Hernandez if he can be had later.
There is going to be a ton of talent, and talent we need at #22. In fact, I think if the Pats could find a trade partner, I would opt out to trade out of round 1, and pick up another mid 2nd and possibly mid 3rd. With those, we could address all needs and do so with quality players. For some reason I think Spikes is going to slip to round 2, and will be picked up by KC, unless we pick him at #22, or jump ahead of KC in that spot in round 2. Therefore, possible trading partners for VW i like are KC, Cleveland, Oakland.
Since we are projecting, I'm going to go out on a limb and say the Pats trade out at 22 and pick up a mid second and third. With 4 picks in round 2, and now 1 in round 3, my picks as follows;
Round 2a: Spikes
Round 2b: Odrick
Round 2d: Cam Thomas, Lamarr Houston (I like Houston because he can play DE and DT)
Round 3: ?...Best WR available