Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED 2/19 w/ PRE-COMBINE MOCK***
posted at 3/27/2011 8:27 AM EDT
In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED 2/19 w/ PRE-COMBINE MOCK***
In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED 2/19 w/ PRE-COMBINE MOCK*** : I would prefer Aldon Smith to Robert Quinn. Quinn seems stiffer. I also don't like that Quinn didn't play last year. I value Jordon over Watt, but I think I now like Heyward over both of them. If I was to redo the draft now, I'd take Smith at 17, Carimi at 21, and Heyward at 25. Trading players was somewhat of an advantage. Really getting that extra first round pick. I would prefer Mankins re-signing with us. In that situation, though, I'm forced to trade him since everyone on that site would assume he's gone and that we'd need a guard. In that sense, it's a pick for me for nothing. The TBC, Maneri, and Thomas trades were also more for the benefit of those on the site there, false moves I guess. As for BB, I don't have a line through to him, but I do channel him sometimes.
Posted by KyleCleric2
Interesting. When is Heyward supposedly working out for everyone? Has he been cleared to do so?
IF Heyward has a good pro day or workout, he could push himself up in the draft. There are only so many spots however, so other players could slip.
I like Heyward too, but was cautious due to his injury and "rumor" about his motor. Honestly, I watched him a few times over the last 2 years, plus tape, he I can't see any motor issues. To me, he resembles the type of DE we would want most in this draft. The question for me on him is health (that elbow) and those nasty rumors about his motor. I dont buy the latter however.
If we don't have to trade up from 17 to get an impact player, but in fact trade down, we have much more flexibiliy to fill all types of holes. I'd rather see us come down from 17 to 20-21, land someone like ASmith if he is there, use 28 on Heyward, pick up another 2nd, and use 1 of those on the combination of Wisnewski or Watkins, one possibly on BReed, and grab a WR (Cobb, Young)
So something like this...assuming Heyward checks out..I like him
20 - ASmith
28 - Heyward (I think this is the spot for him..I think if goes beyond 28, he goes to the Jets perhaps)
33 - Watkins, possibly slight trade down, but 33 is roughly it.
51 - (Whatever 2nd we get from moving 17 down to 20) - BReed
60 - Titus Young or RCobb
74 - Barksdale (RT insurance)...