Re: 2012 NFL MOCK DRAFT (3/11/12)
posted at 3/25/2012 2:56 AM EDT
In Response to Re: 2012 NFL MOCK DRAFT (3/11/12)
[QUOTE]In response to "Re: 2012 NFL MOCK DRAFT (3/11/12)": I disagree. Because BB will be looking to build the best possiblt team for 2013 (and 2014) while Brady is still capable of winning the SB. I don't see BB trading down and casting for the future. Its draft the best players NOW towin...and it will inlude. DE, OLB, DT CB OL in that order. The offense doesn't need any help now that Lloyd and Stallwoth are on board with exception of OL. The D will be the focus.
Posted by elDunker2[/QUOTE]
But, what happens if, when the Pats turn to pick comes up at #27, the best DEs, OLBs, DTs, and CBs are gone? Should they use a first round pick on a defensive lineman with a 3rd round grade? Or, should they trade down, and select the best player available to them, regardless of position?
In my updated mock, I chose the later path for them. They end up strengthening their secondary, their OL, their WR corps, and solidy their RB situation. Isn't that better than reaching for mashers and pass-rushers who don't have a first round grade?
The Pats will still have an opportunities to strength their pass-rush and D-line. For example, the Indianapolis Colts will soon have to release DE Dwight Freeney. They can't keep him or trade him, because he makes too much money. No team will trade for him and take on his current contract. Rather, teams will wait until he's released...and bid to sign him as an UFA.
Odds are, Freeney will want to play only for a SB contender. Of the contending teams, Green Bay or New England would be his best bets.