What do you want from the 1st 2 round of the draft?
posted at 2/7/2012 7:17 PM EST
I personally wouldn't mind seeing 2 DE/DTs and 2 OLB/DE drafted. Im not gonna try and guess BB's trades even though I assume one second becomes a first next year. Here's my logic:
1. Strength of defense is the front 7. Ours is weak and it is a huge need.
2. Best teams we play in 2012 are HOU, BAL, SF, NYJ...all run first teams. I only see the Cardinals and Bills as the only team that would spread us out, and Im not scared about them. Peyton Manning to Dolphins could change things, but not much.
3. WR is a need, but Brady's window is closing. Developing a WR usually takes time...time that Brady may not have. Get Lloyd...or break the bank for Vincent Jackson (which im against)
4. Secondary needs leadership. I don't want to see another rookie out there. Get some vets...secondary will also play better with a stronger front 7.
5. Center is a need too. But i wouldnt mind a short term deal with Koppen and maybe draft a center later...We have arguably the best Oline Coach.
6. Two of each seem much? you're always one injury away from being thin at a position.
I honestly feel this would be the best plan of attack for the Pats. Especially the schedule part. AFC South (all running teams), NFC West (Best passing team are the Cardinals (not scary), and then we get the Broncos and Ravens.
A lot of run first teams...