Re: My Prediction for Rounds 1 and 2 for the Pat 2009 Draft
posted at 4/17/2009 3:01 PM EDT
My hot list
WR Brandon Gibson couldn’t run during the senior bowl, during the combine and during his pro day. The guy admits he has a hammy. I’d bet a nickel that his hamstring clears up by September and never comes back. A bargain as a fifth rounder, perhaps a fourth.
CB Jairus Byrd, another guy that couldn’t run on pro day. Ask him why. Hammy? Pick him up at the end of the third round at #98.
Michael Johnson, DE/OLB/Elephant, huge gamble as he takes plays off, but so does Randy Moss. Worth a #34 pick easily. Notably stronger than Ty Warren, can fly like a younger Adalius Thomas, reasonable hips in coverage, can swat passes and hold tackles at arm’s length like Paul Bunyan. Should be unstoppable by his third year.
Everett Pedescleaux, DE, a pretty big small school project who can fill in for Ty Warren someday. Grab in the late 4th round.
Pat White at #89. He’ll be a role player and not a real pocket passer, but on third and 1 he’ll frighten defenses with his ability to run outside of the cornerback’s containment on one play, then throw the bomb on the next third down. Give Brady the ball normally.
I have no opinion at all on offensive linemen. BB looks for brainpower. I can't find any info on this talent on the web.
Expect Wall Street trading volume from the Patriots war room, probably in the upward and outward directions. Tune in around 6:00 or you'll miss the first trade.