Re: 2011 NFL draft has plenty of depth
posted at 1/14/2011 4:18 PM EST
I say a 3-4 DE is # 1 priority. Cannot see them keeping #17 though unless Cameron Jordan is still there (or other higher rated DL's like Dareus, Bowers, Fairley, of course but they won't be...). Maybe Cameron Hayward or JJ Watt, too, but I'm not as high as most with those guys, at least not at #17.
Ingram isn't good enough at 17, maybe at 32-33.
I can see trades happening everywhere in this draft for the Pats, since it is deep with Spikes- and Cunningham-type of depth but no stars outside top 8-12 guys.
I say go DE, FS, OG, OLB & WR...so if all picks are kept, but no Jordan at 17:
33-DT Wilkerson, (yeah, I see 2 DL's - Ty Warren, G. Warren and injuries...)
74-FS Sands, (sleeper, may not be here this low, after the combine)
96-WR Hankerson, or Danny Watkins OL, or a RB - can't see them keeping this...
132-OL Boling (tough guy, comp pick for Watson).
I really see NE trading #17 down with a team that wants a QB (Cam Newton), and also 1 if not both of those picks at 32 & 33...