Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED WITH MOCK V1***
posted at 11/28/2010 1:36 PM EST
My Latest mock. This assumes Kerrigan who is rising, Watt, Fairley and Dareus are all gone. Many will be shocked in that I only took 2 defensive players. Our defense is young, it will improve plus we are getting Warren and Bodden back. I loaded up on offense and Brady will go crazy with his new toys. It will be 2007 all over again.
#17 WR Julio Jones, 6-4, 220, 4.49. Dynamic receiver who can stretch the field and make big plays. Tate is not the answer and Branch is getting old. This goes against the grain of traditional BB thinking.
#30 OT DeMarcus Love, Arkansas, 6-5, 315, 5.18. Plug him in at RT allowing us to move Vollmer over to LT to replace Light
#33 RB Bilal Powell, Louisville, 6-0, 215, 4.52. All purpose back becomes featured back with BJGE backing up.
#62 LG John Moffitt, Wisconsin, 6-4, 323, 5.26. Replaces Mankins if he leaves, otherwise he moves over to RG replacing Neal.
#70 OLB KJ Wright, Miss State, 6-4, 250, 4.60. Has 6 sacks, solid in both running and passing game. Should push Ninkovich.
#94 WR Titus Young, Boise State, 5-11, 170, 4.48. Branch turns 32 and is a $6MM man. He also is prone to injury. Young's 18 yards per catch is among the best of the top WRs. Young is tough, runs great routes and has great hands. I've been impressed with him the 3-4 games I've seen him.
#126 CB Mario Butler, Georgia Tech, 6-0, 284, 4.49. Perhaps this Butler will pan out either at CB or FS.
#6C RB Keith Payne, Virginia, 6-3, 255, 4.67. We get him for one thing, short yardage plays.