Re: Pats Draft Room Video
posted at 5/5/2012 3:38 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Pats Draft Room Video
[QUOTE]Guys, The Pats believed SD would take Wilson at 49. If you recall, SD took my third rated safety in the 3rd round, Brandon Taylor of LSU. If the Pats believed that Wilson was the 3rd best S, not Taylor, and were convinced SD also felt the same way, then I can understand why they took him at 48 because they couldn't trade down past SD. The Pats needed a FS badly. Taylor is really more of a SS so their hands were tied. I bet they were hoping Harrison Smith would slide into the 2nd round where they could make another trade up to get him but as we know, MIN ruined that idea. The Pats came into this draft with 3 goals, get help on each level of the Defense. After addressing the DL and LB positions, they lost out on Smith and had to go with the S next on their board, which as we now know, was Wilson. They clearly weren't blown away with the choice as they went DB again twice in the 6-7 round.
Posted by Faucetman[/QUOTE]
If San Diego decided to take Wilson at #49, so what? Let them reach, and try to manufacture a FS! Really...was Wilson that much better than Brandon Taylor? Agreed that Taylor is better suited to play SS...but San Diego moved in in round three to get him.
I don't see Wilson being anywhere near the quality of prospect that were available at other positions, such as DT: (Kendall Reyes, Jerel Worthy, or Brandon Thompson), CB (Josh Robinson, Casey Heywood, and Trumaine Johnson), or LB David Levonte, Vinny Curry, or Zach Brown. Nonetheless, BB still chose to reach. Whether he searched for other options and found none doesn't alter or mitigate the fact that he got very low value for his 48th overall pick.
If Wilson is another Guss Scott/Dexter Reid/Wheatley/Butler type failure, BB deserves to be heavily criticized for this move.