Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
posted at 4/7/2010 11:17 AM EDT
In Response to Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
[QUOTE]What do you all think? link below to where I got this mock with trade scenario. I don't think this is a dream scenario, close but not there. http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2009/12/2010-dream-patriots-draft.html
Let's get on to our dream scenario... also check out the Patriots 2010 Draft Picks page. Round 1: 8th Overall Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama Giving the Raiders their 1st round pick in 2011 plus #47 this year lands the #8 pick for the Patriots. McClain would be an instant starter at the SILB position, having played there under Nick Saban. Moving Jerod Mayo to WILB would allow him to make more plays. Round 1: 22nd Overall Jared Odrick, DL, Penn State We went into great detail about our love for Odrick , but we're hoping now that he makes it to the 22nd spot, as many teams are interested in the former Nittany Lion's services. Round 2: 44th Overall Jerry Hughes , DE/OLB, TCU Hughes is an incredibly gifted athlete that is still learning the defensive side of the ball. He has the natural ability to play 3-4 OLB, 4-3 DE, and even play some SILB with some development. Doesn't have the motor/strength issues that Kindle has nor the injury issues that Ricky Sapp has. Round 2: 53rd Overall Andre Roberts , WR, Citadel Roberts is an incredibly talented receiver that is fearless going over the middle. He runs solid routes and has a very nice 2nd gear. Tom Brady will love this guy immediately, as he reminds us of Deion Branch at his best. Round 4: Tony Moeaki , TE, Iowa Classic NFL TE with great in-line blocking skills and good receiving skills. Should go higher, but hasn't been very durable at Iowa (wrist/head). We feel that he is the best TE in the draft for the Patriots when healthy. With Ben Watson and Chris Baker gone, Moeaki would be a great fit. Round 6: Syd'Quan Thompson, CB, California With Leigh Bodden resigned, corner is less of a need. However, the nickel CB position is still a place that the Patriots can improve on. (Wilhite/Wheatley) Thompson is very physical, even with his small size, and has lots of experience in the slot. Can really lay a guy out in run support. Round 6: (Compensatory) Danny Batten, OLB, SDSU Would be gunning to be a special-teams star in the mold of Larry Izzo, with the added benefit of developing into a rotational LB. Always a great guy to have around. Round 7: Mike Brandtner , P, Iowa State While a punter might not be a sexy pick, they can be useful. Brandtner is great inside the 20 and kicks the ball well in directional situations. Round 7: Jameson Konz, ATH, Kent State The Patriots hit big with an athlete from Kent State last year, Konz is a workout superstar that could develop into at least a special-teams demon. Round 7: (Compensatory) Dace Richardson, OG, Iowa Lumbering big man that has solid technique and a good understanding of pro-blocking due to his time with Kirk Ferentz. Round 7: (Compensatory) Tim Hiller, QB, Western Michigan Backup caliber quarterback with a decent arm. Good touch on deep balls and solid decision-making. Round 7: (Compensatory) Kerry Meier, ATH, Kansas Meier is a former QB that can play FB/H-Back/WR and probably a few others. Just a good football player.
Posted by Pats7393[/QUOTE]
I already wrote something about this on this board back when that rumor first circulated.
If they did that I would rather have Trent Williams at #8.
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.
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.
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.
There are a number of guys they can go with at TE so I don' think they need to chase anyone based on 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.
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.
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.
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.
In the end I am not sure that rumor has any validity.