Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED MOCK 1/15***
posted at 2/3/2011 7:45 AM EST
In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED MOCK 1/15***
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED MOCK 1/15*** : I'm not surprised. I think there will be a lot of action for pick 33 especially from those top teams needing a QB but not wanting to gamble in the first round. A guy like Kaepernick could draw a lot of interest early in the second. To move up, I don't know. I would hate to give up both firsts even to acquire a Fairley or Peterson. First off Fairley is known as a dirty player and he may have a shoulder issue. If not for that, the kid is as dynamic as Suh, or close to it. Peterson would compliment McCourty nicely and we could move Bodden to SS where he can cover better than Chung. Peterson is also one heck of a special teams/return man. Or, we could land Miller and solve our pass rushing needs from the OLB position. Tough call. Watt and a stud OT vs. Fairley, Miller or Peterson. If we can lock down Mankins and extend Light for two years I'd say, YES, Let's do it. We can parlay 33 into an extra 3rd and still have a low 40, 60, 74 and 92.
Posted by Faucetman[/QUOTE]
Now this is interesting...Bodden paired with Chung at safety, with McCourty and Peterson as our starting CB's. I'm all for this if we can land a stud DE/DT like you suggest with Watt at possibly 28.
I possibly suggested using both 1sts to move up for Fairley earlier, but I want to retract that suggestion. I'm not in favor of moving up in the 1st round at all, unless it's 1-3 spots, a minor move requiring a later package of picks.
I think there is a lot of talent in this draft that is going to fall to us where we pick, and it's talent we'll need across the board. No luxury picks, just places we need good players and we'll get it with minimal movement...I think...
I just don't see any player worth cashing in 2 1sts this year. Not even Fairley in my opinion.
Regardless of what happens with Light, I dont' think we need to draft a stud OT in round 1. We talk so much about moving Vollmer to LT, then why spend a 1st on an RT when we can grab a quality one in rounds 2 & 3.
Same with Guard, but Faucet's suggestion that there will be a run on Guards means we'll need to start looking for one with our 33, or if we move from 33 down into the 40 range, we'll need to grab one there. Again, supposes Mankins walks and we need to fill his spot, which to me is more urgent, the interior of the line.
If you agree with the above, then we have flexibiity with 17 and 28, meaning, we don't need to spend it on a stud OT or G. We could go defense again with both picks, or do something a bit more unconventional and draft a Julio Jones if he falls to 17 as some suggested before.
1. Do you agree we can wait until round 2-3 to grab a RT? (assumes moving Vollmer to LT, and Light walks)
2. Need to pick up a Guard with 33 or if we trade down in the 40's?
3. Pick 17 & 28...if you agree with 1 & 2, what do you do with 17 and 28?
I'll post in a bit on my thoughts on 17 & 28 based on my beliefs above.