Happy Friday Boys,
Of course it’s only my opinion, but I feel pretty good about this mock and players in it.
It provides and instant upgrade along the DL, some potential offensive weapons at TE/RB/WR, talented depth and size at CB, a good sized OLB with some upside and some intelligent, high motor, high character “football players” in the late rounds.
You’ll notice some of my “usual suspects” but also a couple of new names to keep things fresh.
Of course there are alternative picks that I think will be on the radar, but I couldn’t fit everyone in. Players that I like and think are good fits in NE are:
*Added after original post* WR Golden Tate ND- My thoughts on him are well documented.
LB- AJ Edds Iowa- Extremely versatile, good size speed and quickness, great in coverage.
S- Myron Rolle FSU- Extremely intelligent player which will appeal to BB, also has great athleticism and upside.
WR- Riley Cooper FLA- Great size and quickness, good athleticism, projects as a potential possession WR and red zone target at the NFL level.
* Added after original post* WR- Eric Decker Minnesota- Big, tough, smart WR prospect that has been extremely productive In the Big 10, projects as atleast a #2 WR.
OLB- Koa Misi Utah- Good size, speed and athleticism, projects as a potential 3-4 OLB or maybe ILB, a true “football player”.
DT- Tyson Alualu Cal- High motor, high character DL prospect with good size and versatility. Could be effective in both a 34 and 43 scheme another “football player”.
Let me know your thoughts.
22 DL Jared Odrick- (6-5 300) Penn State- Possesses ideal size and length for a BB 3-4 DE and has the versatility and skill set to be effective in both a 34 and 43 scheme. Should be the starter opposite Warren from day 1.
44 TE Aaron Hernandez- (6-2 245) Florida- Fast, quick, athletic, productive and versatile offensive weapon that BB can move all over the field.
47 RB Toby Gerhart- (6-0 231) Stanford- The future lead back and fan favorite. Good quickness and power and is effective as both a pass blocker and receiver out of the backfield.
53 CB Jerome Murphy- (6-0 196) USF- Big, physical CB prospect with good speed and quickness, good tackler and nose for the ball (8 career INT's, 4 in 2009), experience in both zone and man schemes, will also provide value on special teams. You can't have enough quality CB's in todays NFL. 119 WR Emmanuel Sanders- (5-11 186) SMU- Great speed, quickness and big play ability, was ultra productive in college.
190 OLB Daniel Te'o-Nesheim- (6-3 263) Washington- Great size for a hybrid 3-4 OLB, great motor, high character, good production in college getting after the QB and making plays behind the LOS (30 sacks, 47 TFL).
205 DL Al Woods- (6-4 309) LSU- Big, thick, strong DL prospect that plays with great leverage and strength at the POA, appears to be good fit as a 34 DE and an ideal 2 down run stuff at the NFL level.
229 OT Chris Marinelli- (6-7 301) Stanford- Tough, smart, durable OT prospect that plays with a nasty demeanor and will provide some OL depth.
231 WR Kerry Meier- (6-2 224) Kansas- Extremely smart, high charcter kid with good size and quickness, run's good routes, good production at the college level.
247 TE Jim Dray- (6-5 246) Stanford- Good size and projects as a potential two way TE at the NFL level.
248 S Kyle McCarthy- (6-0 205) ND- Smart kid, good nose for the ball, gym rat, film rat, will do what it takes to get better.
250 LB Matt Mayberry- (6-1 235) Indiana- Plays with a great motor and speed (4.5 40) for a LB, also shows good instincts and a nose for the ball (108 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 3 INT's in 2009). He should earn a spot on special teams.