Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
posted at 4/3/2010 12:33 PM EDT
In Response to Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
faucet, I agree. I think given our current depth at DL plus the new signing, I think BB waits until later rounds to add depth. But, even with those we have on the current roster, I don't see a true 3-4 DE amongst the group other than Warren. But, perhaps guys like Wright, maybe VW plays more DE and Brace steps up and moves to NT when we are in this set. If that could work, I think DL becomes less of a need early, and look to the later round guys we have all mentioned here as possibilities. So, if we are running more nickel defenses, it would presume that the need would be CB's, perhaps a safety type like Chancellor and a speedy LB. I am comfortable with the CB situation as it is today. I still think Meriweather should move back to the CB position, and if so, this opens up a spot for a guy like Chancellor to play alongside Chung/Sanders. As far as OLB's go...this is the big unknown of course...AD, Crable, McKenzie (McKenzie by the way has the same size as Weatherspoon in this draft, and I believe to be faster). So, perhaps we are better off in this position than we anticipate assuming McKenzie and Crable both come back and can contribute. I would advocate moving out of the 22nd spot and down into round 2, and pick up a 3rd in the process if we can find a trading partner. I think if we do this, we can have the following in no particular order; Round 2 (4 picks) -Gronkowski/Hernandez (Our TE of the future) -Emmanual Sanders/DWilliams (both good route runners to serve as 2nd/3rd WR) -BGhee/DMcCourty (add quality depth at CB position) - Linval Joseph/Alualu (our 3-4 DE) Round 3 (1 pick) Chancellor (our Rodney replacement) Round 4 (1 pick) AJ Edds (speedy OLB, good motor)
Posted by PatsLifer
I would not be surprised either if we trade 22. If we can find someone willing to move up and giving up a high 2nd and 3rd it would seem to make sense.
I totally agree with the shortage of 34 DEs on the team and that we are loaded at DT. Even to draft a developmental DT/DE we need to clear a roster spot. We are currently carrying 5 RBs, most teams carry 4. If we draft a Gerhart/Hardesty/Tate/Dwyer/Blount type we can cut Morris and Taylor, freeing up a spot and nearly $3MM allowing us to carry a 7th DL type on the 53 man roster.
The other thing to consider is there is NO FREAKIN WAY 12 draft picks are making this team. We have to use our 4 comp picks but I could see us trading our 6th and two 7s to move up in the 4th. I am not ruling out making a move with a 2nd and our 22 to move up if there is someone at 13-15 range that makes sense.