Re: 2012 NFL MOCK DRAFT (3/25/12)
posted at 3/27/2012 8:34 AM EDT
In Response to Re: 2012 NFL MOCK DRAFT (3/25/12)
[QUOTE]To me it all comes down to who is available at #27 or #31. For example, if Hightower miraculously falls into #27 you could see alot of teams that covet that pick. I said that someone would want Ingram to be their potential feature back and that I could see someone targeting him shortly before the Pats traded that pick. I just don't know that there are any players that teams would trade picks to get (aside from RGIII which we all knew was going to happen). We could see a team like the Bengels manipulate this draft a little given the position of their picks is better than the Pats. For example, if two teams want #21 for specific player it will be because that player will be gone by #27. Just saying that the Pats aren't the only team capable of trading up or down. Welker is still in limbo and that could be a tag and trade given recent acquistions at WR. No teams' board is exactly the same. I am excited about this draft because of the 4 picks in two rounds I just don't think BB is all that excited about what is available with those picks. You and I agree on that one, but you need a partner if you want to dance and BB is very selective about who he trades with.
Posted by JohnHannahrulz[/QUOTE]
Don't know how BB feels about the guys that should be around when the Pats are up to pick at #27 and #31. But, for what it's worth, I'm not terribly excited about the players that should be available. I don't see them as being worthy of being #1 picks.
This draft seems to be deep at WR, and fairly deep at DT, RB, OL, OLB, and CB. But, there aren't that many blue chip prospects. At WR, there are perhaps three ...Justin Blackmon, Michael Floyd, and Kendall Reyes. At DT, there's Dontari Poe, Fletcher Cox, Devon Still, and Jerel Worthy (I see Michael Brockers as a project...not worthy of a #1 pick). At RB, there's Trent Richardson. On the OL, there's Ryan Kalil, Reillt Reiff, David DeCastro, Cordy Glenn, and Johnathan Martin. At OLB, there's Nick Perry, Courtney Upshaw, and Mel Ingram. At CB, there's a huge drop-off after Morris Claiborne, Stephon Gilmore, Dre Kirkpatrick, and Janoris Jenkins. Thereafter, there's a bunch of 2nd - 4th round types.
BB will find a trading partner. There's always some team that falls in love with a certain guy...and sees themselves a player away.