Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
posted at 3/24/2010 4:56 PM EDT
In Response to Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
Hey guys I have been reading all the forums for quite some time, but haven't responded, but I wanted to put my two cents in; First of all I wanted to say mbeaulieu07 , I am seriously impressed with your array of knowledge on the draft. I come on here daily just to check what you've written. Anyways, I have been doing quite a bit of research and as much as i'd love to see Kindle or Graham at the 22nd spot, I just can't see Belichick going there. First of all, when we were winning super bowls the team was built in the trenches. We consistently took D Lineman even it wasn't a need, and I have to believe that building through the trenches is going to be priority number one in this draft. Also, it's incredibly difficult to peg whether or not those tweener D end/linebackers will pan out transitioning in the league (Graham, Kindle). With that said I have to believe that the best D Tackle (Seymour replacement) will come off the board at 22. Not sexy, but it would help alleviate the double teams that Wilfork and Warren will see. Maybe Odrick? As for the puss rush, I definitely think that Sapp will be a Patriot by the time the second round is complete. I can't say I know what they will do with the other picks, but i'd like to see a WR taken somewhere. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if they take Demaryius Thomas at 22 (Serious upside and would be a steal down the road).
Posted by ALAN2012
Thanks! This has been a great thread as there are a ton of educated draft/football fans that bring excellent insight an opinions.
I think your opinion on OLB vs DE is shared by a lot of the posters on this thread. My personal feeling is, I like Graham as a player and what he could bring to this team off the edge and vs. the run, but BB has shown no willingness to take a shorter edge OLB/DE hybrid high in the draft. I think Odrick is certainly in the discussion as his height and length are ideal for a BB 3-4 DE, and he appears to have some scheme versatility with the ability to potentially play 4-3 DT and 3-4 DE. In the end, I think he could very well be the guy, though there are still questions on his ability as a true 5-tech. If it's determinded that he's a great fit at the position, it'll be tough to pass on him based on the value they place on the DL and their history in the draft.
Personally I don't like Sapp, he just wreaks of bust to me, but he makes sense from a size/speed perspective. I see them addressing the OLB position in the mid-late rounds, with a guy like Lindsey Witten, Austen Lane, Daniel Te'o-Nesheim etc., just my opinion.
Thomas has been shooting up draft boards, though it's a little suprising as he hasn't hasn't done anything since the season ended to warrant this type of movement. Maybe scouts have had more time to breakdown his film and are catching things they didn't see previously or maybe his size, speed and upside are too much to pass up. All I know is he has some big questions about his game, route running and the offense he played in at GT, but the talent and measurables certainly seem to be there. I prefer Golden Tate at this point.