Re: What I don't want @17
posted at 1/11/2011 9:47 PM EST
In Response to What I don't want @17
[QUOTE]As a different take on draft talk, here's what I don't want @17: 1) Any Offensive Lineman: after watching much Youtube et al, I don't see anyone worthy. 2) Akeem Ayers: too stiff. 3) Mark Ingram: appears injury prone, too easily taken off the field. How much better is he that the Law Firm? Am I off base here?
Posted by pats-fan-2007[/QUOTE]
I'd have to agree. My hope is that the top pick is used on a DE - someone like JJ Watt would be perfect. I've heard Cameron Jordan's name thrown around quite a bit, but I personally haven't seen a lot of tape on him (not an indictment on him), so I can'treally make a call on him one way or the other yet. Jordan does have experience in a 3-4 scheme, however, and you have to think Belichick will at least look at someone with Jordan's talent and familiarity with a scheme similar to what Belichick runs.
However, I do think the OL is definately a need after DE - especially if Mankins or Light aren't back next year (though I think the former of the two is more likely to leave). I'd like to see our top 3 picks shake out like this:
1 (17) - JJ Watt - DE (6'6" 292) Already one of the best pass-rushing DE's in this draft, has the frame to add a bit more weight (Belichick's ideal wieght for a DE is about 300 lbs). He has serious elite potential.
1 (32) - Best available OL (position depends upon who leaves or stays [i.e. if Mankins goes it would make sense for a guard here]).
2 (33) - Justin Houston - OLB - (6'3" 260) - Great pass rusher from the edge, ideal size for the 3-4, and has some experience dropping back into coverage, which is invaluable in Belichick's scheme.