Re: Patriots Need In 2010?????
posted at 1/17/2010 12:16 AM EST
Please dont take this the wrong way, Im not trying to be rude, but your not bringing anything new to the table. You sound alot like some "know nothing fans" out there that scream about a pass rush and thats all we need on D. Believe me Ive been on this point for the past two and half years. AD never fulfilled anything close to his potential, when Vrabel was here he would start out strong and then fade from mid-season on, TBC's numbers are very misleading, take his two big games away and his year was just ok. Plus hes terrible against the run. So believe me this is a point Ive been hammering for awhile, but Ill ask you who do you want to get? Needless to say after the last couple of drafts(to soon to call for 09') this one is huge. Im not sold on any of the OLB's coming out this year, in fact I like Morgan the best and hes most likely to be a 43 end. This D, like this team has holes everywhere, Im always a "best available guy" and that path is perfect for us this year where we have needs at every position. Yes we need a pass rush in the form of a OLB, but Im not biting on any of them until the 2nd round. Maybe Kindle, Hughes, I think because of all the duds the past couple of years teams will be more reluctent to use a first round pick on a position that is very hard to translate from college to pros. I would have liked Matthews and Cush as well, but lets not go overboard on them. Nobody thought Matthews would have 8-9 sacks and step in so quick. I love some of the "know nothings" that use them as an arguement, but conveniently forget about Ghoulston, Jackson, Maybin, English, Ayers, Long, Lawson and alot more. So thats where I stand on that, you wanna take a Kindle, Hughes, Wooten, in the second ok, but to me their not first rounders. At 22 we can get a very good player and I think this team needs some studs on it. OLINE is no longer a question, we need help..end of story. We need help at guard and tackle, I think this years class is pretty good. Im thinking wait until the 2nd, there will be a very good player there. Cambell, Black, and Bulaga all have really good potential, I like Cambell, I think hes a good athlete that can play LT or RT. Also Mike Johnson might be a sleeper in this draft, I think he can be a very good guard in the pros. This team needs help at ILB, one of the guys I love is McClain, I think hes worth trading up a couple of spots for. Despite what some think we really need help at ILB and Spikes could fall to the second, if so he could be the steal of the draft if he lives up to his potential, he has big time ability. Safety and corner are big needs as well, Earl Thomas might be my fav. guy, reminds me alot of Eric Berry, ballhawk, can hit/tackle, and be a leader. Thomas could be there at 22, if so Id grab him. Corner is a weak position this year, but Haden looks like a sure thing, he'll prolly go around 10-15, I wouldnt have a problem with moving up 5-7 spots if we can. Weve had one corner the past 3 years that has just been abused by opposing teams, if we lock up Bodden and somehow grab Haden our secondary could be one of the best in a year or two. Again, this team just has real needs everywhere, a respectable running game would be very welcome. No team takes ours seriously and Moss has been our only consistent scoring threat the past 3 years. A back like Spiller or Dywer could really help, both seem like guys who can handle 18-22 touches a game and both can put up 6. I also keep hearing that we need a number 3 rec, really, whos are number 2? I hate saying it, but forget about Welker for at least 2 years, hes gone for until Dec, maybe NOV at best. When he does comeback hes not going to be the same guy, its not going to happen. Even at his best teams all to happy to give us the underneath all day. The guy didnt put up 6, he just didnt get into the end zone. Im saying go big here, get Marshell before the Seahawks, 49ers, or someone else does. Like Moss, Marshell's nickname is perfect for him, the beast! He'll catch a 100 balls, gain 11-1300 yards and give you 7-10 TD's. Hes 26 in his prime and can get better. Grab him and go after Scheffler for a tight end. You remember the tight end position, big, fast guys who can actually go over the middle and make a couple of big plays, not just run one seem route and call it a day. If we step up and get those two guys are rec. corp is scary good. Moss/Marshell/Edelman and Scheffler(luv this guy, he'll catch everything and will take any hit you throw at him) If not then there might be a couple of receivers in the draft, but they usaully take 2-3 years to really produce. Only guys I can think of that really produced their first year were Moss and Q. This is a tough O to pick up too. I like Benn(good size, nice hands, I think a good pro, could get him in 2nd rd) , Bryant is a big time playmaker with great hands , Tate is a guy I really like, reminds me of D-Jackson(I called him from the begining, his size didnt bother me at all) Tate is bigger than him and has all the same qualities except as a returner. Williams from USC has very good hands, runs very good routs and could be a good pro. Lafell is very interesting, hes a big guy who has real potential to become a playmaker. Im not sure any of these guys can be that true number one receiver, but all could be very solid pros and very good 2's. I think we can get one of these guys in the 2nd round. I think Tate, Benn, and Gilyard will all be 2nd round guys. A couple other guys that with some real potential are Shipley(lol I like him as well, this kid will be a good pro, you throw it and he'll catch and run, run, run!) Mike Williams has first round potential and could be a sleeper, Im interested who will pick him up, he'll be there at mid-late 2nd rd. Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas will also be late 2nd to mid 3rd round guys depending on their workouts. Thats about 10 receivers, this is a deep class, 3-4 of these guys have the skills to be big time playmakers.