Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
posted at 3/15/2010 3:55 PM EDT
There are like 4-7 players that keep coming up in this post for 22...Odrick, Graham, Hughes, Pouncey, Williams, Tate, Gresham.
If we look at value & need, all of the above fit with the exception of Williams. (Not that we don't need Williams, it's just we have VW, Warren, Pryor, Brace, Wright, etc....)If we then take the remainder, and look at profile/skill-set/physical attributes, all fit except Graham, Hughes.
That leaves us with Odrick, Pouncey, Tate & Gresham.
Given the Pats history, they've never been shy of drafting a TE in round 1, nor a DE/DL, or OL. they have never drafted a WR in round 1...not to say they wouldn't, but I think that takes Tate off the board. Tate's good, but I don't think the Pats have him at 22.
With that, I think the picks to consider at 22 are Odrick, Pouncey or Gresham.
I think these are the ones to watch in round 1 at 22. All fit Pats needs, all good/decent value picks, all fit skill-set/profile/physical attributes prototypcial to their position, and also what the pats covet at those positions.
If I had to choose between Odrick, Pouncey & Gresham, I think I am going with Gresham. I like everything about him, and I think the total package (pass catching, blocking ability)...I think this is especially important given the pats lack of receiving threats going into next year. Gresham could be a big part of the offense. Prior to his injury, he put up WR numbers his Junior season at OU...66 catches, 950 yards, 14 TD's. That's production.
I think our DE/DL, OLB can be had in round 2, and our WR, OL, later in the draft.
Therefore..in Round 2, I'm going with;
2a - Spikes/Alualu (Spikes here, if not Alualu)
2b - Spikes/Misi (If not Spikes at 2a and we take Alualu, then take Misi here)
2c - Gerhart