Re: This is a watershed draft for the Pats
posted at 2/6/2012 2:29 PM EST
In Response to This is a watershed draft for the Pats
[QUOTE]Their weaknesses have never been more obvious and they need to get young players to help fix it. They need to get some pass rush, pass D and a wideout to stretch the field (a Torrey Smith type guy). They have the picks this year to try to fix their problems and they can't afford to get any busts. Bill and company need to do their homework.
Posted by FcukUPayMe[/QUOTE]
Every draft is a "watershed" event, for every team. The teams that draft well win, while those that don't suck. The 2010 draft saved the Patriots from becoming a 10-6/9-7 type team, as they added Gronk, Hernandez, Spikes, McCourty, and Mesko to the mix. In 2011, they picked up OT Nate Solder. Of course, they missed out on Torrie Smith...choosing RB Shane Vereen over him.
Though the 2009 draft was disappointing overall, the Pats drafted Pat Chung and Vollmer. In 2008, they added Jerod Mayo. In 2007, they used draft picks to acquire Wes Welker and Randy Moss. So...things aren't quite so dire as they seem.
In the upcoming draft, they own the 27th, 31st, 48th, and 63rd overall picks. I expect that one of their #1 picks will be traded for a second rounder, and a #1 next year.
They need help on the DL, a pass-rushing OLB or DE, a WR who can stretch the field, a FS or CB, a RB, and another TE.