Re: next years draft- patriots 1st rd pick
posted at 9/25/2009 10:29 PM EDT
In Response to Re: next years draft- patriots 1st rd pick
[QUOTE]Patriots are all about value at their picks, and low risk. WR, RB, and QB are all labeled "risky draft picks". Guys like OL, DL, and LB are almost locks depending on the system. Patriots are more likely to draft a offensive or defensive linemen. I couldve seen the Patriots selecting Mays but with Merriweather and the addition of Chung last year at a high pick would be wasteful.
Posted by Boston-kyle[/QUOTE]kyle
: Taylor Mays, I would have given him a Top 5 Number IF he declared last year, But Draft wise, this
year, Unless he does something significantly to wisen up as a Free Safety (EVERYTHING I've read about his play this year is that He doesn't just take bad angles to the ball, but awful
angles), The Kid will most likely be a late first, early second rd projection (as it stands right now), and will be drafted for what's called his "intangibles" (meaning-"mor#n football IQ") and will have to make the conversion with luck and those "intangibles" (meaning-"all bulk and no brains") to Strong Safety...
In order, I pray that we go #1: ANY 6'5-6'6 3-4 fast and psychotic DE (very much a shortage of these guys in recent years, although the Giants somehow always seem to come up with an unheralded (a draft time) 6'6 4-3 DE sack-machine... #2 A PASSING WEAPON for the best QB to EVER play the game (I mean c'mon Belichick, give Brady a viable option over the middle, a short-range-slot guy, and a deep-threat can take ya far, but not quite all the way it seems #2 WR that-looks-exactly-like-Chad-Jackson, but can run a simple route, or even a good TE, I really
don't care... #3 LB-Last year, at this time I had my heart set on the kid from Boston College, who 1 Pat's Scout said was the best OLB he had ever seen in his life, once-in-a-decade...THEN He got cancer (sorry)... IF there's no heady, "Young" Mike Vrabel type, who can cover the pass, run, and all else, I'll take "an almost as heady" 'rush' LB- People say our pass-rush is nothing this
correct...It's been nothing since BB never found anyone adequate enough to replace Willie Mac...of note
: I know I just railed on about Taylor Mays's football intelligence, but intelligence AND instincts are 2 different things, and the person I wanted last year, Rey Maualuga, IMHO, Belichick should have drafted for his football "instincts" alone... IF BB wants ever to play a true 3-4 again, The Pats need a Strong Inside Linebacker that can just play smash-mouth into Blockers in order to make way for Mayo's perfect angles and tackling prowess (now the Pat's just need ANY ILB)...Kid was fast, big, could rush the QB, play the pass, In 2 limited games this year, He has something like 12 Total Tackles, 2 Forced Fumbles and a Sack... Sheez, I know He might have been less brainy than the Rhodes Scholars of the Wonderlic you want BB, BUT c'mon now, make a concession or 2 in the intellect department under instincts, size and skill, man....