Re: My prediction for Pats first and second round
posted at 4/24/2011 12:07 PM EDT
This is about what I think will happen
- not what I think should happen
. We only have a handful of 2012 picks, which is not the BB/Patriots way.
And, unlike past years, free agency has not happened. BB will target some help in free agency, which will happen once a CBA is in place. He could use one of the high 2012 picks acquired below and other picks to get a high impact player like Larry Fitz or someone on defense if he could get the right deal:
Pick 17: Trade for 2012 1st round pick; 2012 4-5 rounder and, if he can get it, one pick in 6-7 range this year or next
Pick 28: Trade back for either pick 29, 31 or 32 this year and a pick in the 5/6/7 range this year
Pick: 29, 31 or 32 (via trade): Selects Muhammad Wilkerson, DL, Temple.
Pick: 33: Trade for 2012 2nd round pick (with a quarterback-hungry rebuilding team so the pick will probably be comparable), a 2012 third rounder and 2012 5-7 rounder
Pick 60: Traded back to mid third round this year and a lower pick this year or next
Pick 74: Best RB available
Pick 82 to 85 (via trade): Best olb available
Pick 92: Trade for one lower 2011 pick and one lower 2012 pick
Rounds 4-7: In this order of priority: Best OL, linebacker, DL, DB available