Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
posted at 4/21/2010 9:38 AM EDT
In Response to Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
Is 17 too many to make the team? Probably so, but it does not mean they should not draft that many. I think 12 is high as well, but I guess it requires looking at the current roster (outsider perspective) and understand who is really a quality starter vs. someone they drafted late to fill need for depth, or even current starters that perhaps should not start, that are career backups guys (Wright, Guyton, Ninkovich, etc.) and your situational guys (TBC, etc.) Then look at all the special teamers we have. Sure a lot of them provide depth/back-up at certain positions, but even that is suspect. Guys like Aiken, Alexander, Woods, Wheatley, Slater, etc. When I look at the Pats roster top to bottom, one word to come to mind..mediocrity. Couple this with the great "unknowns" like Crable, Tate, McKenzie and this becomes a very difficult thing to figure out. I guess what I am saying is there is an opportunity here to trim away pieces of the current roster, and replace some of the above pieces with quality pieces we draft this year. I know rookies are unknown, unproven commodities, but I also think drafting more in the front of this draft should allow us to plug in and replace some of the above. I for one would like to see a retooling of the roster front to back. I know we are not going to field an entire roster of 1st and 2nd round picks, but when I look at the roster today, I see a lot of late round picks that are simply not that good.
Posted by PatsLifer
I think 17 its too many to draft when there's little veteran players and solid starters. I do think 10 to 12 will be how many players they draft and because you can find contributors well into the 7th round there's a good chance for all picks to make the team some might just be 3rd string and special teams but there are some solid solid players in the 7th. IMO and have also heard it said by some experts, the 6th and 7th rounds this year are like 4th and 5th rounders in previous years. Look at the TE position, there are guys in the 7th who will be the 2nd TE on teams and some could make a case to start.
DTs in the 7th, a guy I really like is the kid from UMass he can push to get some snaps at DE/DT this year. Great speed and strong, will not be pushed around put up 40 reps.
So there are many many holes on this team but there are many players in the draft and post draft FA who will come in and fill those holes and improve the team. Hey draft is a day away, we'll see how it unfolds but I'm also looking forward to see what UDFAs they bring in because they have found some solid guys who were undrafted.
I don't know if they put too many picks next year, remember they have a couple of Navy players coming off their Navy commitment a WR and FB those two guys were signed and belong to the Patriots. Right there are two rookies next season.
Will see trades this season, won't be shocked if they make 10 trades before its all said and done maybe more.