Re: NE's Top 4 Draft Picks
posted at 2/19/2010 2:29 AM EST
Im not sure how many of u feel , but IMHO this team has major needs everywhere. I mean everywhere you look we can use an upgrade. Im a "best available guy" for the most part , look at Vikes when they took AD a couple years back. They had needs in other places , but superior talent won out. QB , DE , CB , S , WR and C were all positions they could have upgraded , the chance of a game changing , franchise , all world top 1-2 RB was too hard to pass up. And IMHO would have been foolish. I really think we have to wait and see how this draft starts to play out. Im always for trading up and grabbing an elite player , I know thats not this teams M.O. , but most of the time their are guys that are worth it. This years no different with guys like Haden , Berry , McClain etc. Theres a decent chance one of those guys slips a lil' and is around at 12-16. Ive loved all three for a couple years now and if their there at , say , 13-15 I jump on it. I like Odrick and Price and think DE is a huge need for us, teams made no secret all year about running to what would have been Sey's side. An OLB isnt going to help in the running game if we have that type of play on that side. Not to mention Warrens play has dropped off a lil' , injuries have hurt him alot , but IMHO hes gone in 2-3 years. Thats brings both sides in question , I actually think that at this moment that might be our biggest need. None of the OLB's impress me enough to take in the first round , the past 4-5 drafts have killed us , we cant afford a Gholston , English , Maybin etc. Olinemen will be taken in the first 2 rounds , I really like Mike Johnson for our right guard spot. Hes a versatile athlete that could come right in and make a difference and I think we can get him with our 2/3 second round pick. WR and RB absolutely have to be addressed also either through trade , F/A , or the draft , I would love for us to trade for a Marshell/Q , both would fit in great here. Stepping right in at that X position that has killed us the past 2 years. Edelmans could be a great 3rd rec , maybe even a solid 2 , but hes a slot guy and this team needs a big upgrade at receiver. Most notably at the X spot. Moss has been are only real , and consistant scoring threat the last 3 years , this team needs another playmaker. I would love to see this team get a Tate( reminds me of D-Jackson , could be just as good) , Benn , Gilyard ,Lafell and Williams. All have real potential and I think all will be late first at best , but most likely second round picks. Samething at the RB spot , maybe a Dwyer/Best in early 2nd round. One guy I love and have been screaming about the last two years is Earl Thomas , I really think hes on Berrys level and could be even better as a pro. This guy is a football player that can ballhawk with the best , diagnose O's , and can and will tackle and isnt afraid to throw his weight around. We could upgrade both S positions , this guy is worth taking , no doubt! And while everyone was ranting and raving about the lack of pass rush , which we really need , the ILB spot is just as important. Extremely poor play from that spot this year trading up for McClain if hes around at 13/15 would be a smart move if hes there. If not then I really like Spikes , a big , physical , guy that can run , hit , tackle , diagnose/read , I think hes going to be a very good , maybe even great player won day. He'll be there at 22 , maybe even early second round. Every guy mentioned could really help this team and all are position we need to fill/upgrade.