Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread*** MOCK V2 ADDED 2/18!
posted at 2/24/2012 11:21 AM EST
In Response to Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread*** MOCK V2 ADDED 2/18!
[QUOTE]Here's my lastest mock, hadn't added trades until this one. What you think? could they happen? Pick Player Size/Weight 27 Traded to Was 39 and 2012 1st Rnd, pick QB Tennehill 31 Traded Philly 46 and 51, pick Hightower ILB 39 DT/DE Kendall Reyes 6'4" 300lbs 46 OC/OG Ben Jones 6'3" 316lbs 48 Traded Arz 2013 2nd, 2012 # 81, 162, pick Arz OT Sanders 51 FS George Iloka 6'4" 222lbs 63 Traded Chicago 80, 111, pick Chi Ronnell Lewis 8 0 WR Marvin Jones 6'2" 198lbs 81 CB Jayron Hosley 5'10" 172lbs 94 Traded Jags 101, 165, pick Tommy Streeter 101 DE/OLB Malik Jackson 6'5" 270lbs 111 DT/DE Kheeston Randall 6'5" 297lbs 126 DE/OLB Jake Bequette 6'5" 264lbs 162 FB/RB Emil Igwenagu 6'1" 245lbs
Posted by Pats7393[/QUOTE]
All the trades are plausible but I just don't like the value approach. Esp, when it comes to edge rushers. You have a better shot of getting an impact rusher earlier in the draft then later and I'd have a feeling that this type of draft would be similar to the 09' draft. A couple of starters and a bunch of backups but no impact players.
It does address the need at C and WR and I really think Iloka could make a Chung type of impact at the FS position but it brings up the question if any of the other D players you chose can be more then their draft stock suggests.
Bequette won't make it out of the 3rd and might even sneak into the 2nd so I think a 4th for him is a bit wishful thinking.
Randall couldn't finish wrapping up tackles and had trouble containing RB's. On a team that had major issues with wrapping up players I don't want to grab a player who's stock is falling because of it
Jackson for his size and potential I like but not that early. Besides we already have a Jackson kind of prospect in Markell Carter
Steeter has great size and leaping ability but is not a route runner. He's a basic go receiver right now and I'd be worried that Brady won't want to put the time in to help the kid (ala Tate, and Price)