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    Talk about a true "Patriot Type", Owen Marecic (6-1 244) the FB/LB (yes he starts on both sides of the ball) from Stanford is one of the toughest players I've seen in a while, a true throwback.  He's a devastating lead blocker and shows suprising instincts at ILB, looks tough against the run and appears to possess good awarness in coverage.  He also just scored on back to back possessions, one on a fullback dive play and then on an INT return.

    I'd love to see this kid in Foxboro.
     
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    MB - just to resurrect some of last years ruminations you and I had - see what Dexter McCluster of Ole Miss is doing for the Chiefs - 94 Yd TD return; 31 yard TD pass reception.  I think BB wanted him - as you did in 2nd round, except Scott Paoli had the earlier pick.  Also, Ole Miss, Greg Hardy - whom I wanted in 4-5 round went to Pathers in 6th - starting - 1 fumble recovery, 2 sacks in a couple of games!  You and the buddies on this thread need to respect Ole Miss players more - BB too!  Think about Eli Manning, Patrick Willis, Mike Wallace (Steelers WR - 2 TD's last week), Mike Ohr of Ravens, BJGE - Law Firm of Pats.

    You better have Kentrell Lockett on your OLB position for Pats next year!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options: Player Spotlight Week 1 : sp70, Thanks for the feedback, I prefer to keep things to one thread, makes it a one stop shop for everything draft related.  Also, thanks for the kind words!
    Posted by mbeaulieu07[/QUOTE]

    Yeah this thread looks great, I'll have to take some serious time and read through it more so sorry if I ask about someone you have covered before...

    but what do you think of Von Miller?

    Will he be around for our pick in the 20's? 

    The 2 games I saw him play in he was always at the QB... haven't looked at a lot of mocks yet but the couple I saw have him all over the board in rd's 1 and 2.

    We need a 3-4 DE like Sey was early on and a pash rushing OLB in the worst way. If we get both with our 1st 3 picks in the top 40, I'll be pumped.

    We can always try to lure D'Angelo Williams or Jamaal Charles here if we don't go for Ingram.

     
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    [QUOTE]MB - just to resurrect some of last years ruminations you and I had - see what Dexter McCluster of Ole Miss is doing for the Chiefs - 94 Yd TD return; 31 yard TD pass reception.  I think BB wanted him - as you did in 2nd round, except Scott Paoli had the earlier pick.  Also, Ole Miss, Greg Hardy - whom I wanted in 4-5 round went to Pathers in 6th - starting - 1 fumble recovery, 2 sacks in a couple of games!  You and the buddies on this thread need to respect Ole Miss players more - BB too!  Think about Eli Manning, Patrick Willis, Mike Wallace (Steelers WR - 2 TD's last week), Mike Ohr of Ravens, BJGE - Law Firm of Pats. You better have Kentrell Lockett on your OLB position for Pats next year!
    Posted by fyyankees[/QUOTE]


    fyyankees,
    Yeah, McCluster has looked good thus far.  No Ole Miss bias on my end, I could show you my 2009 mock that had either Johnny Knox or Mike Wallace listed as targets in rd 5.  Knox ended up going to Chicago in Rd 5 but Wallace went a couple rounds earlier to Pittsburgh. 

    Lockett has the ideal height/weight combo (6-5 265) but tore his ACL in their last game and is out for the season.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options: Player Spotlight Week 1 : Yeah this thread looks great, I'll have to take some serious time and read through it more so sorry if I ask about someone you have covered before... but what do you think of Von Miller? Will he be around for our pick in the 20's?  The 2 games I saw him play in he was always at the QB... haven't looked at a lot of mocks yet but the couple I saw have him all over the board in rd's 1 and 2. We need a 3-4 DE like Sey was early on and a pash rushing OLB in the worst way. If we get both with our 1st 3 picks in the top 40, I'll be pumped. We can always try to lure D'Angelo Williams or Jamaal Charles here if we don't go for Ingram.
    Posted by rameakap[/QUOTE]

    rameakap,
    Thanks, below is what I had written on Von Miller:

    Miller showed a great ability to get after the QB last season leading the nation with 17 sacks but what concerns me is his size.  He's listed at 6-2 243 which leads me to believe he will measure in shorter and lighter than that (as a lot of players generally are listed bigger than they are).  With that being said, I wouldn't have him on my list of potential NE targets due to his size.  While BB has no issue with acquiring players (via trade/free agency) that are shorter/lighter than ideal, he has shown no willingness to draft these types of players.  It's almost as if he wants to see them perform in the NFL level before giving them a shot. 

    Texas A&M is implementing a 3-4 this year, so he'll have a year in the system, which if successful (vs. the run, in coverage and rushing the QB), might force BB to re-evaluate his size premium for the position.
     


    As far as where he'd be available, I've seen him mocked in the top 10, though I'm not sure he'd go that high. 

    An increase in talent at the 5 tech would help immensely, a kid to keep an eye on is Jared Crick (6-6 285) the DE from Nebraska.  He's only a junior and it will be interesting to see how he performs now that Suh is in the league.  Tough kid, good motor, hard working, strong against the run, shows the ability to anchor against the double team and can locate the football to make the play.
     
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    In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options: Player Spotlight Week 1:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options: Player Spotlight Week 1 : Yeah this thread looks great, I'll have to take some serious time and read through it more so sorry if I ask about someone you have covered before... but what do you think of Von Miller? Will he be around for our pick in the 20's?  The 2 games I saw him play in he was always at the QB... haven't looked at a lot of mocks yet but the couple I saw have him all over the board in rd's 1 and 2. We need a 3-4 DE like Sey was early on and a pash rushing OLB in the worst way. If we get both with our 1st 3 picks in the top 40, I'll be pumped. We can always try to lure D'Angelo Williams or Jamaal Charles here if we don't go for Ingram.
    Posted by rameakap[/QUOTE]

    von miller is the best 34 pass rushing olb in the draft, playing the 34 and racking up all those sacks at the position last year was sick, if he gets similar numbers this year (i think he had 17 last year) or around 10 sacks he is a sure fire mid first rounder.
     
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    i still think adrian clayborne would be huge, i posted earlier in this thread that i think if we come out of the draft with clayborn and ingram in the first round it would be huge, another pass rush specialist i would like to see us nab is ryan kerrigan, we could get him in the early 2nd round i guess we just have to see how free agency and the draft shakes out
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options: Player Spotlight Week 1 : rameakap, Thanks, below is what I had written on Von Miller: Miller showed a great ability to get after the QB last season leading the nation with 17 sacks but what concerns me is his size.  He's listed at 6-2 243 which leads me to believe he will measure in shorter and lighter than that (as a lot of players generally are listed bigger than they are).  With that being said, I wouldn't have him on my list of potential NE targets due to his size.  While BB has no issue with acquiring players (via trade/free agency) that are shorter/lighter than ideal, he has shown no willingness to draft these types of players.  It's almost as if he wants to see them perform in the NFL level before giving them a shot.  Texas A&M is implementing a 3-4 this year, so he'll have a year in the system, which if successful (vs. the run, in coverage and rushing the QB), might force BB to re-evaluate his size premium for the position.   As far as where he'd be available, I've seen him mocked in the top 10, though I'm not sure he'd go that high.  An increase in talent at the 5 tech would help immensely, a kid to keep an eye on is Jared Crick (6-6 285) the DE from Nebraska.  He's only a junior and it will be interesting to see how he performs now that Suh is in the league.  Tough kid, good motor, hard working, strong against the run, shows the ability to anchor against the double team and can locate the football to make the play.
    Posted by mbeaulieu07[/QUOTE]

    Thanks

    Will be interesting to see how he does this entire year in a 3-4

    Even if he plays his entire NFL career at 6'1 and 250, that is what Dumervil is and I'd like to not pass on a shorter guy like that ever again to go with the Crable's of the world
     
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    [QUOTE]i still think adrian clayborne would be huge, i posted earlier in this thread that i think if we come out of the draft with clayborn and ingram in the first round it would be huge, another pass rush specialist i would like to see us nab is ryan kerrigan, we could get him in the early 2nd round i guess we just have to see how free agency and the draft shakes out
    Posted by isurfvb35[/QUOTE]

    Yes, Clayborn looks like one of he top DE prospects in the nation and from what I've read on his performances this year, he has the skill set to develop as a pass rusher and possesses the ability to anchor vs the run which is key to a 3-4 5-tech.  You know BB will get all the info he needs from his boy Ferentz too.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options : Yes, Clayborn looks like one of he top DE prospects in the nation and from what I've read on his performances this year, he has the skill set to develop as a pass rusher and possesses the ability to anchor vs the run which is key to a 3-4 5-tech.  You know BB will get all the info he needs from his boy Ferentz too.
    Posted by mbeaulieu07[/QUOTE]

    man does he remind me of of when willie m was playing at usc
     
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    Clayborn is certainly a possible choice as a 3-4 DE. He's not as ideal as Marcel Dareus or Cameron Heyward for the position but should certainly be high on the Pats list.
     
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    I thought this might be helpful, next years contract situation and picks:

     

    QB: Tom Brady/Brian Hoyer

    RB: BenJarvis Green-Ellis (RFA)/Danny Woodhead (RFA)

    WR: Wes Welker/Julian Edelman/Brandon Tate/Taylor Price/Matt Slater

    TE: Alge Crumpler/Rob Gronkowski/Aaron Hernandez

    OL: Sebastian Vollmer/Dan Koppen/Dan Connolly/Stephen Neal/Nick Kaczur/Mark Levoir/Ryan Wendell (ERFA)

    DL: Vince Wilfork/Ty Warren/Mike Wright/Ron Brace/Myron Pryor/Brandon Deaderick/Kyle Love (ERFA)/Kade Weston (ERFA)/Darryl Richard (ERFA)

    OLB: Jermaine Cunningham/Tully Banta-Cain/Rob Ninkovich/Shawn Crable (RFA)

    ILB: Jerod Mayo/Brandon Spikes/Gary Guyton/Dane Fletcher

    CB:  Leigh Bodden/Devin McCourty/Darius Butler/Jonathan Wilhite/Terrence Wheatley/Kyle Arrington (ERFA)

    S: Pat Chung/Brandon Meriweather/James Sanders/Josh Barrett (ERFA)/Bret Locket (ERFA)

    ST: Stephen Gostkowski/Jake Ingram/Zoltan Mesko

     

    Practice Squad: Carson Butler (TE)/Tyrone McKenzie (ILB)/Sergio Brown (S)/Rich Ohrnberger(OL)/Darnell Jenkins (WR)/Javaris James (RB)/Tony Carter (CB)

     

    Key FAs: Kevin Faulk, Matt Light, Logan Mankins, Brandon McGowan, Sammy Morris, Randy Moss, Jarrod Page, Fred Taylor

     

    Patriots 2011 Draft Picks:
    1st
    1st (Raiders)
    2nd
    2nd (Panthers)
    3rd
    4th
    4th (Broncos)
    5th
    5th (projected compensatory pick, Ben Watson)
    6th (Saints)
    7th

     
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    Keeping my eye on Dareus, Romeus, Bailey, Clayborn, Crick and Heyward. What's funny is where I live I basically get Big 10 (11) games so I guess I should keep an eye on Kerrigan. As mentioned I hate draft do-overs. They never make any sense and are grounded in speculation of what might have been. So, naturally I appreciate any Pats draft thread; even one that comes this early. Considering the Raiders first will be a top ten pick and the Carolina 2nd could easily be a top ten 2nd. The Pats brass could easily end up with three players with first round grades.
     
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    I have to look for Robert Quinn with that first pick, the kid is a beast and will continue to be.  He's a junior but I don't think there's any chance he goes back for his senior year.

    An interesting thing to watch is how Brace continues to develop, if he does and becomes a solid run stuffer and can account for two blocking OL then a DE might be lower in the list of 2011 picks.  If the Patriots make deap into the playoffs they will have a late 1st round which probably turns into another 2nd when traded down and will pickup a few other 2nd rounders.  Look for a DT an OL and maybe a RB or WR.
     
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    [QUOTE]I have to look for Robert Quinn with that first pick, the kid is a beast and will continue to be.  He's a junior but I don't think there's any chance he goes back for his senior year. An interesting thing to watch is how Brace continues to develop, if he does and becomes a solid run stuffer and can account for two blocking OL then a DE might be lower in the list of 2011 picks.  If the Patriots make deap into the playoffs they will have a late 1st round which probably turns into another 2nd when traded down and will pickup a few other 2nd rounders.  Look for a DT an OL and maybe a RB or WR.
    Posted by Pats7393[/QUOTE]

    I also think an instinctive, ball-hawking safety with cover skills to pair with Chung is a possibility in the first three rounds.  This is of course assuming Meriweather continues to regress.  A kid I like (while only a junior) is Tyler Sash (6-1 210) from Iowa, 11 career INT's, good instincts, not overly physical, but is a secure wrap up tackler, takes good angles, always around the football.  I noticed him when watching some tape on AJ Edds prior to the 2010 draft, the kid jumped off the tape to me due to his big play ability.  I think we may have discussed him back then as well.  I've swapped a couple emails with Wes Bunting, the lead draft analyst for The National Football Post and he grades him out as a potential starting caliber safety at the NFL level while stating the following in a Dec, 2009 article "(he) possesses some of the best instincts of any defender in the Big Ten. All he does is make plays on the football.".  When was the last time NE had a big play, ball-hawking safety roaming in the secondary?  Of course he first would need to declare, though he is a red-shirt junior.
     
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    [QUOTE]I have to look for Robert Quinn with that first pick, the kid is a beast and will continue to be.  He's a junior but I don't think there's any chance he goes back for his senior year. An interesting thing to watch is how Brace continues to develop, if he does and becomes a solid run stuffer and can account for two blocking OL then a DE might be lower in the list of 2011 picks.  If the Patriots make deap into the playoffs they will have a late 1st round which probably turns into another 2nd when traded down and will pickup a few other 2nd rounders.  Look for a DT an OL and maybe a RB or WR.
    Posted by Pats7393[/QUOTE]

    I'm high on Robert Quinn as well, independent of how Brace progresses. I think Quinn although a beast, is still a bit light to play 3-4 DE at 270 lbs. I think he possesses the speed, quickness and other attributes to play 3-4 OLB or 4-3 DE. What i think would be interesting is to play him at both with Brace. Brace stays at 3-4 DE (based on his progress) and Quinn plays OLB. When we go 4 linemen, Quinn shifts to DE, Brace to Tackle. With Quinn, Brace, Willfork, Warren(s), that to me is a formidable line. 


     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options : I also think an instinctive, ball-hawking safety with cover skills to pair with Chung is a possibility in the first three rounds.  This is of course assuming Meriweather continues to regress.  A kid I like (while only a junior) is Tyler Sash (6-1 210) from Iowa, 11 career INT's, good instincts, not overly physical, but is a secure wrap up tackler, takes good angles, always around the football.  I noticed him when watching some tape on AJ Edds prior to the 2010 draft, the kid jumped off the tape to me due to his big play ability.  I think we may have discussed him back then as well.  I've swapped a couple emails with Wes Bunting, the lead draft analyst for The National Football Post and he grades him out as a potential starting caliber safety at the NFL level while stating the following in a Dec, 2009 article "(he) possesses some of the best instincts of any defender in the Big Ten. All he does is make plays on the football.".  When was the last time NE had a big play, ball-hawking safety roaming in the secondary?  Of course he first would need to declare, though he is a red-shirt junior.
    Posted by mbeaulieu07[/QUOTE]

    A safety to compliment Chung would be interesting, but it seems we are fully stacked at that position unless we shed some weight. I really want to see how Page develops, as he was productive in KC. Meriweather to me is a disappointment because of his lack of consistency. He has the physical skills, just lacks (i think) the mental part and technique. 

    Where do you put safety as priority? To me, I got it listed, but not ahead of DE, OLB, OL. Of course, best player available at spot thing assumed, but don't know if BB will take a safety with any of our 1sts or 2nds. 


     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options : A safety to compliment Chung would be interesting, but it seems we are fully stacked at that position unless we shed some weight. I really want to see how Page develops, as he was productive in KC. Meriweather to me is a disappointment because of his lack of consistency. He has the physical skills, just lacks (i think) the mental part and technique.  Where do you put safety as priority? To me, I got it listed, but not ahead of DE, OLB, OL. Of course, best player available at spot thing assumed, but don't know if BB will take a safety with any of our 1sts or 2nds. 
    Posted by PatsLifer[/QUOTE]

    I'd say it's a top 5 need at this point (DE/OLB/OL/RB/S in particular order), their lack of coverage safeties doesn't exactly give me confidence and has been exposed a bit early in the season.  Sanders isn't really cut out for that role, Meriweather hasn't performed up to expectation and Page is an unknown..
     
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    I agree MB. 

    Neither Sanders nor Meriweather have performed consistently well at that position. Thank God for Chung. 
    Page interest me. I hope he steps up and takes over for Meriweather. He has been productive. 
    Another guy, one I think you are high on is Sergio Brown. He's on the practice squad, but if he picks his game up, do you think he would be a nice compliment to Chung?
     
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    Since the start of the season, OL has dropped in terms of need, IMO. Dan Connolly has looked like a long term solution at LG. Koppen has played well and Vollmer has one of the OT spots. Light has played so well this season that I would like to see him back. He's a free agent, but I'm sure that him and the Pats would come to an agreement for an extension. If Neal comes back, that would be great. Otherwise, I would like to see Kaczur move into that spot. Add in Wendell and Ohrnberger, there would be solid competition for that spot. Levoir still is an adequate backup tackle. As compared to RB where Woodhead and BJGE are RFAs and the rest unproductive UFAs or WR with Moss perhaps leaving or DE where we could use a starting right end or at OLB where we still don't have a #1 pass rusher or CB where even with Bodden and McCourty there are questions, the offensive line looks to once again be a strong part of the team. I see a backup offensive tackle as a potential need, but such a player probably should be a third, fourth, or fifth round pick rather than a first or second round selection.

    I'm looking:

    3-4 RE (round 1 or bust)
    3-4 OLB (round 1 or whenever possible)
    RB (round 1 luxury selection, but If we decide against a 3-4 end, it'd be a good selection)
    WR (round 2+, I'd love to say round 1 and grab an AJ Green, Julio Jones, Michael Floyd or Jonathan Baldwin, but the front seven needs too much help on the outside for this luxury pick when there are still talented players late in the 2nd round and later and the Pats already have Welker, Tate, Edelman, Price, Crumpler, Gronkowski, and Hernandez)
    CB (Round 3+, we've spent too many picks on CBs and we'll still likely need to spend one in this next draft, not fair, Bodden's coming off an injury, McCourty looks solid so far, Arrington has value on special teams and may be able to play, but the other 3 are major questions at this point)
     
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    [QUOTE]I thought this might be helpful, next years contract situation and picks:   QB: Tom Brady/Brian Hoyer RB: BenJarvis Green-Ellis (RFA)/Danny Woodhead (RFA) WR: Wes Welker/Julian Edelman/Brandon Tate/Taylor Price/Matt Slater TE: Alge Crumpler/Rob Gronkowski/Aaron Hernandez OL: Sebastian Vollmer/Dan Koppen/Dan Connolly/Stephen Neal/Nick Kaczur/Mark Levoir/Ryan Wendell (ERFA) DL: Vince Wilfork/Ty Warren/Mike Wright/Ron Brace/Myron Pryor/Brandon Deaderick/Kyle Love (ERFA)/Kade Weston (ERFA)/Darryl Richard (ERFA) OLB: Jermaine Cunningham/Tully Banta-Cain/Rob Ninkovich/Shawn Crable (RFA) ILB: Jerod Mayo/Brandon Spikes/Gary Guyton/Dane Fletcher CB:   Leigh Bodden/Devin McCourty/Darius Butler/Jonathan Wilhite/Terrence Wheatley/Kyle Arrington (ERFA) S: Pat Chung/Brandon Meriweather/James Sanders/Josh Barrett (ERFA)/Bret Locket (ERFA) ST: Stephen Gostkowski/Jake Ingram/Zoltan Mesko   Practice Squad: Carson Butler (TE)/Tyrone McKenzie (ILB)/Sergio Brown (S)/Rich Ohrnberger(OL)/Darnell Jenkins (WR)/Javaris James (RB)/Tony Carter (CB)   Key FAs: Kevin Faulk, Matt Light, Logan Mankins, Brandon McGowan, Sammy Morris, Randy Moss, Jarrod Page, Fred Taylor   Patriots 2011 Draft Picks: 1st 1st (Raiders) 2nd 2nd (Panthers) 3rd 4th 4th (Broncos) 5th 5th (projected compensatory pick, Ben Watson) 6th (Saints) 7th
    Posted by KyleCleric2[/QUOTE]

    KyleCleric2,
    Thanks!  This is good info.
     
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    [QUOTE]I'm still holding out hope that Meri will get it together , but I think he atleast plays out his contract which I believe runs out after next year...I alwasy knew he would probably ask too much when the time comes, and now I think the decision to let him go will be easier, but he still has a year As far as picks....I like the Demarco Murray kid from, RB from O/U, I thnk he is a JR. and has decent production...DOnt know if he'll come out, but I like his style and he is big and fast...
    Posted by patsfan76[/QUOTE]

    Even more reason to hope Page is a real find
     
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    [QUOTE]Since the start of the season, OL has dropped in terms of need, IMO. Dan Connolly has looked like a long term solution at LG. Koppen has played well and Vollmer has one of the OT spots. Light has played so well this season that I would like to see him back. He's a free agent, but I'm sure that him and the Pats would come to an agreement for an extension. If Neal comes back, that would be great. Otherwise, I would like to see Kaczur move into that spot. Add in Wendell and Ohrnberger, there would be solid competition for that spot. Levoir still is an adequate backup tackle. As compared to RB where Woodhead and BJGE are RFAs and the rest unproductive UFAs or WR with Moss perhaps leaving or DE where we could use a starting right end or at OLB where we still don't have a #1 pass rusher or CB where even with Bodden and McCourty there are questions, the offensive line looks to once again be a strong part of the team. I see a backup offensive tackle as a potential need, but such a player probably should be a third, fourth, or fifth round pick rather than a first or second round selection. I'm looking: 3-4 RE (round 1 or bust) 3-4 OLB (round 1 or whenever possible) RB (round 1 luxury selection, but If we decide against a 3-4 end, it'd be a good selection) WR (round 2+, I'd love to say round 1 and grab an AJ Green, Julio Jones, Michael Floyd or Jonathan Baldwin, but the front seven needs too much help on the outside for this luxury pick when there are still talented players late in the 2nd round and later and the Pats already have Welker, Tate, Edelman, Price, Crumpler, Gronkowski, and Hernandez) CB (Round 3+, we've spent too many picks on CBs and we'll still likely need to spend one in this next draft, not fair, Bodden's coming off an injury, McCourty looks solid so far, Arrington has value on special teams and may be able to play, but the other 3 are major questions at this point)
    Posted by KyleCleric2[/QUOTE]

    To Kyle and anybody else.  Do you think that DE is that high a priority?  DE will be rich at that first pick.  We have Warren coming back with the emergence of Brace.  It's pretty crowded.  My guess is that it will be a DE but I don't know why with what we currently have.

    OT is something I feel is high on the list of needs.  After Vollmer and Light I don't have any confidence.  Kaczur always should have been a guard.  I was surprised the roles between Kaczur and Mankins weren't reversed.  I am talking about backup here so it's not going to be a real high pick but a high need.

    Well, I see Kerrigan rising up the charts.  I wish I could have seen him play some.  A possible OLB solution?  Von Miller is so small and is sliding down the charts some.  Bruce Carter?  It looks like Oaklands pick is going to be pretty high.

    I was thinking CB as well.  At this point I'm really disappointed with Butler.  A projected 1st rounder that went in the 2nd round.  If Price Amukamara is there do we take him over a DE?

    Of course we have to get a RB and that ever hanging over the head pass rushing OLB.
     
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    I hate the thought of having to worry about a safety this draft.  Surely we can make do with what we have.
     

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