In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED MOCK 1/15***
[QUOTE]I am relatively new at posting on this board, but aside from the Patriots games, the draft is my favorite part of the year, and I put a lot of work and time and thought into things. So here is my top 10 at each position, and in the next post I will put some more thoughts. Along with some PAtriots fits that I see. QB 1. Andy Dalton, TCU 2. Christian Ponder, Florida State 3. Jake Locker, Washington 4. Blaine Gabbert, Missouri 5. Colin Kaepernick, Nevada 6. Greg McElroy, Alabama 7. Nathan Enderle, Idaho 8. Cameron Newton, Auburn 9. Ricky Stanzi, Iowa 10. Pat Devlin, Delaware RB 1. Mark Ingram, Alabama 2. Mikel LeShoure, Illinois 3. Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech 4. Daniel Thomas, Kansas State 5. Bilal Powell, Louisville 6. Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State 7. Demarco Murray, Oklahoma 8. Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington 9. Derrick Locke, Kentucky 10. Dion Lewis, RB, Pittsburgh WR 1. AJ Green, Georgia 2. Julio Jones, Alabama 3. Leonard Hankerson, Miami 4. Torrey Smith, Maryland 5. Titus Young, Boise State 6. Jon Baldwin, Pittsburgh 7. Jerel Jernigan, Troy 8. Niles Paul, Nebraska 9. Randall Cobb, Kentucky 10. Vincent Brown, San Diego State TE 1. Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame 2. Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin 3. Julius Thomas, Portland State 4. DJ Williams, Arkansas 5. Luke Stocker, Tennessee 6. Charles Clay, Tulsa 7. Wesley Saunders, South Carolina 8. Lee Smith, Marshall 9. Richard Gordon, Miami (FL) 10. Mike McNiell, Nebraska OT 1. Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin 2. Anthony Castonzo, Boston College 3. Tyron Smith, Southern California 4. Nate Solder, Colorado 5. Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State 6. Ben Ijalana, Villanova 7. Marcus Gilbert, Florida 8. Lee Ziemba, Auburn 9. Jason Pinkston, Pittsburgh 10. James Carpenter, Alabama Interior-OL 1. Rodney Hudson, Florida State 2. John Moffitt, Wisconsin 3. Marcus Cannon, TCU 4. Mike Pouncey, Florida 5. Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State 6. Danny Watkins, Baylor 7. Will Rackley, Leheigh 8. Stephen Schilling, Michigan 9. Kristopher O’Dowd, Southern California 10. Zach Hurd, Connecticut 4-3 DE 1. Robert Quinn, North Carolina 2. Da’quan Bowers, Clemson 3. Aldon Smith, Missouri 4. Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue 5. JJ Watt, Wisconsin 6. Brooks Reed, Arizona 7. Jamaal Sheard, Pittsburgh 8. Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma 9. Sam Acho, Texas 10. Allen Bailey, Miami 3-4 DE 1. Marcell Dareus, Alabama 2. Cameron Jordan, California 3. JJ Watt, Wisconsin 4. Muhammed Wilkerson, Temple 5. Cameron Heyward, Ohio State 6. Jarvis Jenkins, Clemson 7. Christian Ballard, Iowa 8. Kenrick Ellis, Hampton 9. Marvin Austin, North Carolina 10. Lawrence Guy, Arizona State DT 1. Marcell Dareus, Alabama 2. Nick Fairley, Auburn 3. Stephen Paea, Oregon State 4. Phil Taylor, Baylor 5. Drake Nevis, LSU 6. Corey Liuget, Illinois 7. Marvin Austin, North Carolina 8. Phil Taylor, Baylor 9. Sione Fua, Stanford 10. Terell McClain, South Florida 4-3 OLB 1. Bruce Carter, North Carolina 2. Greg Jones, Michigan State 3. Akeem Ayers, UCLA 4. Lawrence Wilson, Connecticut 5. Dontay Moch, Nevada 6. Mason Foster, Washington 7. Colin, McCarthy, Miami (FL) 8. Ross Homan, Ohio State 9. KJ Wright, Mississippi State 10. Greg Lloyd, Connecticut 3-4 OLB 1. Robert Quinn, North Carolina 2. Aldon Smith, Missouri 3. Von Miller, Texas A&M 4. Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue 5. Justin Houston, Georgia 6. Mark Herzlich, Boston College 7. KJ Wright, Mississippi State 8. Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma 9. Tom Keiser, Stanford 10. Jabaal Sheard, Pittsburgh ILB 1. Mark Herzlich, Boston College 2. Martez Wilson, Illinois 3. Scott Lutrus, Connecticut 4. Greg Jones, Michigan State 5. Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina 6. Casey Matthews, Oregon 7. Kelvin Sheppard, LSU 8. Chris White, Mississippi State 9. Nate Irving, NC State 10. Bruce Miller, Central Florida CB 1. Patrick Peterson, LSU 2. Prince Amukamara, Nebraska 3. Jimmy Smith, Colorado 4. Brandon Harris, Miami (FL) 5. Aaron Williams, Texas 6. Ras-I Dowling, Virginia 7. Jalil Smith, Colorado 8. Curtis Brown, Texas 9. Johnny Patrick, Louisville 10. Kendrick Burney, North Carolina S 1. Rahim Moore, UCLA 2. Ahmad Black, Florida 3. DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson 4. Quinton Carter, Oklahoma 5. Robert Sands, West Virginia 6. Duenta Williams, North Carolina 7. Shiloh Keo, Idaho 8. Eric Hagg, Nebraska 9. Da’Norris Searcy, North Carolina 10. Jeron Johnson, Boise State
Posted by sportslover21[/QUOTE]
Welcome to the board/thread. Nice work, some debatable picks there, but nothing too crazy, outside of QB. I'm curious of your thought process for ranking Andy Dalton #1 overall at QB while Gabbert (head and shoulders the best QB prospect available) is all the way down at #4, behind the likes of Ponder and Locker.
Interesting pick with Scott Lutrus as your #3 ILB. He seems a little out of place there as most publications have him as a 7th round/URFA, so I wanted to research him a bit and see if I could find any tape on him. He's a good sized kid (listed at 6-3 245) that looks to have some pretty good speed, quicks, is an active player with decent instincts that fills downhill quickly and seems to be around the football a lot, evident by his 213 total tackles (17 TFL) as a Freshman/107/9 and Sophmore/106/8. He's since seen his production decline with 69 as a Junior and 59 as a Senior and he's also had some neck/stinger problems which will need to be looked into (neck problems for a LB aren't a good thing). He is however, a player that I will keep an eye on.