Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED 2/19 w/ PRE-COMBINE MOCK***
posted at 4/19/2011 10:37 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 made it in for a few surprises, I think Green is the much better football player but my mock is what I think the teams will do, and I think Jones is who CIN would go if they went WR. I agree on HOU, that I can't see them passing Amukamara, but recently, a few trusted draft sources, mainly Wes Bunting and Tony Pauline, that HOU is considering Kerrigan, Quinn and Smith highly at the 11 position in the draft and may take them over Amukamara, cause they deseparetly need a new pass rusher either at OLB or the 5-tech for Wade Phillips coming in. They also are interested in JJ Watt, supposedly. So while I'd take Prince again, I think that is a nice twist as for what could possibly happen. I originally had trouble with Carter as a scheme fit also, but I feel that he can hold up when he needs to against the run, can drop in coverage with athleticism and has great ability to rush the passer, which would be his #1 assignment. He may not be the best fit but if we haven't addressed the need until the late 2nd round I'd jump on him. As for Boling, as I said in the previous post, he may never be a pro bowler but he will be steady and be a very solid RG for 6-10 years, and that's good value for a pick at #61 in the draft.
Posted by sportslover21
Carter would have been a top 15 pick if he didn't tear his ACL. But I think he brings more value to a 43 team. BB took a chance on Tyron McKenzie a couple years ago and he never fully recovered, or at least not well enough to stick. Carter will not play in 2011 so I think he will drop into the late 2nd to a good team that can wait, but a 43 team, CHI or ATL perhaps.
I'm not a Boling fan. I like Schilling or Moffitt much better and both could be had 3rd round. Now it seems like I'm knit picking.
Anyway, saw a piece on PttD that WAS is seriously considering Mallett at 10. They also suggested that ARI might not go QB, that they were burned by Lienart and would prefer to let other teams draft the rookies and wait for a F/A. If to, they likely take Miller. CIN could easily take Gabbert or he could fall to SF at 7 but doesn't get past TEN at 8. BUF at 3 is the key to what happens in the top 10. Newton/Dareus then what does BUF do? Do they take Miller? I think so, because the key to beating Brady is pressure.
#9 Watt or Tyron Smith
#12 A. Smith, J. Jones or C. Jordan
This is where I get stuck because MIN has all the pieces, they just need a veteran QB to try to win it all now. Like ARI, I think MIN holds off on QB and could look to trade down or draft a DE, like Aldon Smith or even a Cam Jordan. If DAL takes Tyron Smith, the Pats could move up here with pick 74 for JJ Watt. If MIN stays put they could take Julio Jones too.
13. JJ Watt
- They need a CB but getting a stud DE to play next to Suh means they don't need their corners to cover very long.
14. J. Jones
- STL can't believe their good fortune
- There are no QBs worthy this high and RBs can be had later.
16. A. Smith
This leaves Carimi, Solder or Kerrigan,
IMO. The Ingram visit was a smoke screen meant to entice Miami to take him. BB won't touch Castonzo because of his agent. The Corey Liuget visit has me scratching my head a little. Would the Pats consider a 3 technique for nickel situations? It makes sense in that they couldn't get off the field on 3rd down. If we were going to do that wouldn't Marvin Austin make more sense? He's faster and stronger.
I think if the draft unfolds like this we look to trade down or perhaps just take Kerrigan because BB is sure to be in love with everything about the player and person.