Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread***
posted at 10/21/2011 9:01 PM EDT
with the huge number of DE's on our team who are FA i deciided to draft a few more in my first mock of the year, let me know what you guys think, it is very BB like.
1st round pick (new orleans)
Jared Crick, DE/DT, Nebraska
Height: 6-6. Weight: 285.
Projected 40 Time: 4.88.
Projected Round (2012): Top 20.
10/10/11: After not playing against Wyoming, Crick had a poor showing against Wisconsin. He did not match up well with Wisconsin's big guards as they were able to run up the middle against him throughout the game. Crick also did not get much pass pressure on quarterback Russell Wilson. He had five tackles in the game and blocked an extra point.
Crick's best game of the year came when he had six tackles with a sack and was extremely disruptive against Washington. It was his first sack of the season, and he had other pressures on the quarterback.
In four games, Crick has collected 19 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, one sack and one pass broken up. The game against Wisconsin is proof that he does not have the size to play the inside in the NFL. Crick really should be a 3-4 defensive end. If he is in a 4-3 defense, he should play defensive end on running downs and move inside to rush from defensive tackle on passing downs.
8/24/11: Jared Crick got noticed in 2009 when he had a strong season next to Ndamukong Suh. Crick recorded 9.5 sacks with 12.5 tackles for a loss with 73 tackles. In 2010, Crick started out slowly as he adjusted to life without Suh. As the season progressed, Crick picked up his play with seven sacks in the final eight games. For the season, he totaled 9.5 sacks with 14.5 tackles for a loss and 70 tackles. At the pro level, Crick looks like he could fit as a five technique defensive end in a 3-4 defense, or stay as a 4-3 defensive tackle.
1st round pick (ours)
Traded for a 2nd round pick, a 4th round pick, and a 6th round pick
2nd round pick (trade)
Michael Brewster, C, Ohio State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 293.
Projected 40 Time: 5.08.
Projected Round (2012): 1-2
9/10/11: Brewster had a strong start to the season as Ohio State rolled Akron. The Buckeyes ran for 224 yards and won 42-0. Brewster will see a strong test from Marcus Forston and Miami in the third game of the season.
8/20/11: Mike Brewster enters his senior year as the top center in the nation. He started as a freshman and has been a standout for the Buckeyes ever since. Brewster will be challenged with the turmoil at Ohio State. He will have to quickly get in tune with a new quarterback to take his snaps, and offensive tackle Mike Adams will be suspended for the first five games. Thus, some new challenges are in store for Brewster, but nothing that should hurt his draft stock. Brewster is an excellent run blocker and pass protector. He looks like the next center that is likely to crack the top 25.
2nd round pick (oakland)
Traded for a 1st next season
2nd round pick
Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
Height: 5-10. Weight: 188.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Projected Round (2011): 2-3.
9/27/11: Jenkins has returned nine punts for 163 yards (18.1 average) with a touchdown return and a long return of 87 yards. He does not have an interception, but has returned a fumble 49 yards for a touchdown. Jenkins has 27 tackles with three passes broken up. His draft stock is dependent on him staying out of legal trouble and interviewing well with teams in the months prior to the draft.
8/25/11: Janoris Jenkins does not have great size, but he has a top-15 skill set as a cover corner. The only reason why he's ranked here is because of a few arrests for smoking pot that got him kicked out of Florida. If Jenkins had stayed out of trouble, he easily would have been a high first-round pick. He was a starter as a true freshman in 2008 when the Gators won the National Championship. Jenkins recorded three interceptions in 2010 to go along with 44 tackles and eight passes defensed. He is fast with great feet and athleticism. Jenkins can flip his hips and run with speed receivers. Even though under six-foot, he had success going against the best big receivers he saw in the SEC.
Jenkins held South Carolina's Alshon Jeffrey to six receptions for 53 yards and no scores last season, after Jeffrey notched six catches for 57 yards in their first battle. Georgia's A.J. Green had four catches for 42 yards and a score in last year's game. In three years of playing Jenkins, Green never had a 100-yard game.
3rd round pick
(trade back into later in the round and pick up a 7th round pick)
Kenny Tate, SS, Maryland
Height: 6-4. Weight: 220.
Projected 40 Time: 4.64.
Projected Round (2012): 3-4.
10/1/11: Tate started out the season well with 11 tackles and an interception against Miami. He has totaled 26 tackles with a forced fumble, interception, and tackle for a loss this season. It could be a tough decision whether to have Tate gain weight and stay at linebacker, or drop weight to go back to safety.
8/26/11: Kenny Tate would probably be best used as a safety at the NFL level, even though he is going to play linebacker for Maryland this season. Last year, he had 100 tackles with 8.5 tackles for a loss, three interceptions and four forced fumbles. Tate is a safety/linebacker tweener who should probably trim down and play safety as a pro. Bigger safeties are no longer prominent in the NFL.
Gives BB his safety LB hybrid
4th round pick (from trade)
Devon Still, DE/DT, Penn State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 311.
Projected 40 Time: 5.03.
Projected Round (2012): 3-4.
10/10/11: Still played Alabama tough early this season. In five games this year, he has a total of 24 tackles with 7.5 tackles for a loss and one sack. If Still adds some more weight, he could possibly fit as a 3-4 nose tackle.
8/24/11: Devon Still had a strong 2010 season with 10 tackles for a loss and four sacks. He saw frequent double teams, and still was a difference maker for Penn State. As a sophomore, he had 5.5 tackles for a loss and two sacks. He has scheme flexibility and could fit a 3-4 defense as a defensive end, or he could stay in a 4-3 defense as a nose tackle.
4th round pick (ours)
Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas
Height: 6-5. Weight: 271.
Projected 40 Time: 4.80.
Projected Round (2012): 3-4.
9/23/11: Bequette started the season with three tackles and got two .5 sacks against Missouri State. He injured his hamstring and missed the third game against Troy. Bequette's return is unknown.
8/21/11: In 2010, Jake Bequette had seven sacks with 32 tackles and 8.5 tackles for a loss. Bequette enters his senior year with 13.5 sacks over 32 starts. He has already finished his bachelor's degree and is getting a master's. Bequette's intelligence and character will appeal to teams during the interview process. If Bequette adds weight, he could be a five technique in a 3-4, otherwise he looks like a left end in a 4-3 defense.
6th round (from trade)
Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette
Height: 6-6. Weight: 230.
Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
Projected Round (2012): 5-6.
10/14/11: In the first three games of the season, Green had one catch for minus-one yard. In the last three games, he has been much more productive, and for the season, he has 12 receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown.
8/19/11: Ladarius Green is a dangerous receiver who presents mismatches to exploit a defense. Last year, he caught 44 passes for 794 yards and seven touchdowns. As a sophomore, Green had 32 catches for 533 yards, while missing three games with a neck injury. The issue for him is the same as with Charles, he needs to add muscle to be a better run-blocker at the NFL level. Otherwise, it will be hard for him to be an every down tight end. Green has the height and frame where he should be able to add 10-15 pounds of muscle for the next level.
7th round pick (from trade down)
Derek Moye, WR, Penn State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 198.
Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
Projected Round (2012): 6-FA.
9/14/11: Moye was fairly quiet against Alabama and their NFL-laden secondary. He caught three passes for 51 yards. For the season, he has seven receptions for 108 yards.
8/19/11: Derek Moye is huge receiver who has led Penn State in receiving the past two years. Last year, he caught 53 balls for 885 yards and eight scores. A year earlier, he had 48 receptions for 785 yards and six touchdowns. Moye finished the year with a quality game against Florida, but Moye has only three 100 yard games over the past two seasons.