Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
posted at 4/7/2010 11:55 AM EDT
CB in the 6th round is a waste since a heavy heavy percentage of starting CB's were taken in the 1st 2 rounds in drafts. It's not one of those positions you find someone late. It happens but not the best position for it by any means. The CB class has turned out to be considered a very good class not deep.
I agree with you, now if that player is looked at as a very good return player then drafting him regardless of what position he plays but drafting him to be a returner then I understand the pick. What do you think about a 7th on Sam Shields?
If they have a grade on a player like alualu close enough to odrick then take your CB at #22 and alualu at #44. Or even a guy later since the DL class is deep but not great. Big difference. I have no problem taking Odrick at #22 either since I was one of the ones who initiated the importance of the DE hole.
Also agree, although I have Odrick ranked higher Alualu is not far behind which makes it then a value against another position where you would have a big difference in ranking, CB as you point out.
Roberts seems high at that pick even with being a big fan. They are kind of stuck though so depends how much they like him. If at all. You have to take him there if you want him because he isn't lasting until your 4th. However, IF you think he lasts close to your fourth you can take a pass rusher or RB here then try and package up your 6 and 2 7ths to move up as much as possible to try and get Roberts earlier in the fourth or later 3rd. If they have grades on Blair white or Riley Cooper or whom ever that are similar to Roberts then it doesn't even matter because they won't reach. Wouldn't we all love to have a look at the Patriots value board post draft. Even one from years past, just once.
I think it might be known I'm extremely high on Roberts and do not mind the pick. I don't know if gets deep into the third.
There are a number of guys they can go with at TE so I don' think they need to chase anyone based how how they use the position historically. One kid I like late that no one really talks about is the kid from Wisconsin. Garrett Graham I think his name is. He plays much faster on film then his 40 time and he can play TE and fullback, when they want to use one. Similar to what they had Dave Thomas doing before trading him.
Give you a name which I've been bringing up, Scott Sicko TE UNH. This is deep draft based on that I don't think you see a TE until late.
Can't believe they don't have the Pats taking a RB at least with one of those late picks for youth if nothing else. The Bell or Starks kids might slide a lil bit later for 2 examples.
Couldn't agree more, I think they take a RB in the 2nd Gerhart, Tate, Best one of those there's also a RB Alfonso Smith who I think can help and develop into good option for the Pats, he is projected as a UDFA or 7th.
Also very surprised they don't have them following the Tully Banta-Cain route this year considering this draft has an overwhelming amount of DE/OLB projection types compared to most years with a good dozen or so players that fit the perceived Patriots size speed requirements they want for the OLB spot. Most are also mid to late round guys.
Two players who are the height you want 6'4" and both bring a nice set of skill both right now are projected as 4th rounders. If one is not picked at 22 I would wait until the 4th trade for a 2nd pick inthe 4th and pick both A.J. Edds and Daniel TeoNesheim.
I will be posting this list to my website later today with the DE/OLB players broken down into two groups of ideal size and not. Mighty Mites not meeting the requirements and possible ILB prospects instead of DE/OLB's and those that do meet the requirements separated by college position they played, DE or OLB.
We all know the punter position is a need and special teams are important BUT unless a punter they have worked out absolutely blows them away I am not sure they use a pick on one.
Punter UDFA or last Comp pick in the 7th.
In the end I am not sure that rumor has any validity.