Re: ***2013 Patriots Draft Thread V2***
posted at 3/26/2013 5:09 PM EDT
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to garytx's comment:
Nice to see some posts of the draft. I usually get around to it a couple of weeks before the draft. Wait for FA to settle down. PatsEng, your draft has a nice flow to it.
Here's a question for you draftniks out there. I was thinking that this draft may be over rated. There's not a lot of players who really get me excited. For instance J. Hankins is one player who I would love to see on the Pats roster but I think he'll be long gone. When I see a guard Chance Womack ranked so high it makes me think. Players like QB Geno Smith and DE Bjoern Werner are a couple who cause me questions as well. Now these players are good but I don't see them as top 10 material.
This draft is strong in certain areas and certain rounds but very weak in others. For instance:
In the top 50 it's strong in OL and DL.
In the mid 2nd to mid 4th range WR's and DB's it's fairly deep in with a lot of the players in this range having similar talent level but different playing styles
Towards the back end of the draft there's a number of talented but project QB's, RB's, and TE's.
Thanks for the response PE. I was afraid that my question would become lost in the mock draft that's going on. Far more interesting.
My thinking is with these types of positions ranked so high and the lack of skilled positions (CB, QB, RB, LT, WR) on the high end of the 1st round doesn't make this an especially good draft. Perhaps solid but not good. There's only 4 OTs projected in the 1st round when there is usually five or six that you normally would see in a good draft. There's just a lack of that 5 star talent IMO.
I've seen news on the Barrett Jones front that he will probably start on the PUP list. With all the picks SF has I can see them using one of their higher picks for him. They can afford the gamble and the wait time.