Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED TOP 75***
posted at 4/25/2011 1:55 AM EDT
In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED TOP 75***
[QUOTE]Below is my final mock until draft day, as well as a list of potential URFA’s/7th round options: The Mock: 1A- Ryan Kerrigan or Anthony Castonzo 1B- Danny Watkins or Muhammad Wilkerson 2A- Randall Cobb or Kyle Rudolph 2B- Brooks Reed or James Carpenter 3A- Jarvis Jenkins or Clint Boling 3B- Shane Vereen or Mason Foster 4th- Buster Skrine or Rock Carmicheal 5th- Mark Herzlich or Greg McElroy 6 th - Tim Barnes or Darren Evans URFA’s / 7th Rounders: Mike Person- OT/OG - Montana State - The next late round/URFA OL for Scar to develop. Mana Silva- S- Hawaii - Good size/speedcombo, 14 INT’s, 169 in career. Ricky Lumpkin- DL- Kentucky - Good size for the 5 (6-4 313). Jeff Tarpinian- LB- Iowa - Could be a stud special teamer. Noel Devine- LB- WVU - Tough kid, ultra productive, excellent speed and quicks, tiny frame (5-7 179) Shane Bannon- FB- Yale - BB loves big, tough and smart, kids. Karl Klug- DE/OLB- Iowa - Tweener with a huge motor and good program pedigree. Julian Vandervelde- OG- Iowa - Notice a theme. Justin Trattou- DE/OLB- Florida - BB loves Florida kids. Alex Wujciak- ILB- Maryland - A big thumper in the middle for their 34. Darrin Walls- CB- Notre Dame - Good combo of size, speed and COD. Preston Dial- TE/FB- Alabama - Tough kid, could provide value as FB or H-back. Lee Smith- TE- Marshall - Very good size, solid in-line blocker. Jeff Maehl- WR- Oregon - Very good short area quicks, high character, productive against top competition. Kealoha Pilares- WR- Hawaii - Tough slot player with good speed and quicks.
Posted by mbeaulieu07[/QUOTE]
This is a great thread you have going here mbeaulieu07, I've been following it's progress for a while. It's cool seeing how interested all of Patriot's nation is in our team and the annual NFL draft, like myself. I guess I'm not the only draft nerd afterall. I like your draft scenario of 1A www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2010/05/ryan-kerrigan-scouting-report.html
and 1B www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2010/06/muhammad-wilkerson-scouting-report.html
, If this happens I will definitely be celebrating Thursday night! But as I go over countless mock drafts I don't see www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2010/06/muhammad-wilkerson-scouting-report.html
slipping to us that late in the 1st round. I actually think he might go before pick 17 as well. I do see www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2010/05/ryan-kerrigan-scouting-report.html
being there and I think he's a can't miss player at 17, I think his size is fine for OLB and he has great speed off of the edge. Some draft experts are saying BB will take www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2010/06/prince-amukamara-scouting-report.html
here at 17, this would not shock me as BB will take the best talent at 17 he feels is there. I think it depends on who falls to 17, there are certain stud DL that could be there that are NFL ready and the Pat's are in need of a passrushing DE that can play either the 4-3 or 3-4 as BB is known to switch it up at times even though I think the 3-4 is our base D. I think BB will try to get one of the following DL's if they drop to our pick: 1.www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2010/06/marcel-dareus-scouting-report.html
2.k Fairley 3.www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2010/06/daquan-bowers-scouting-report.html
I think only Watt could be available here and I think BB will take Watt if he's there, if none of them are there he will take Prince Amukamara, If Prince is gone I think he'll take Ryan Kerrigan--I would be happy with any of these pick's as I feel merriweather has a short shelf life as a Patriot and will need to be replaced at some point. If we do end up with Kerrigan at the 1st pick, I feel like your right about pick 1B being an OL, there's some nice value at pick 28 with either 1.Anthony Castonzo 2.Gabe Carimi and even 3.Pouncey 4. Nat solder and 5.Tyron Smith any one of these fine prospects would be nice. So my ideal 1A Kerrigan and 1B Castonzo would be a sweet day 1 of the draft which potentially might happen. There are several other players that could drop to pick 17 which I could see BB taking that I didn't mention:1.Aldon Smith2.Adrian Clayborn at pick 28 there should still be some good DL prospects available 1.Cam Heyward 2.Cameron Jordan and even 3.www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2010/07/phil-taylor-scouting-report.html
whose a beast nose guard from Baylor. But I wouldn't be surprised to see a corner like www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2010/06/brandon-harris-scouting-report.html
from Miami or the very talented www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2010/10/jimmy-smith-scouting-report.html
from Colorado get snatched up here if there available and I would be happy to have one of them--you can never have enough secondary help. Again, great thread--your insight is appreciated.