Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***WITH NEW MOCK***
posted at 1/16/2011 3:09 AM EST
In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***WITH NEW MOCK***
In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***WITH NEW MOCK*** : I watched a few u-tube clips on him, he's a big time hitter too. NFLDraftScout.com has him as their top rated FS for 2012. They haven't updated to include all the declared underclassmen so I wonder where Tate fits into the Carter, Moore, Sands, Barron, McDaniel, Hill, Johnson and Black discussion. Condraft thinks Tate is the best. It's possible that not a single safety gets picked in the first round. One or two Safeties could slip in the back end of the first round but I don't think so. If we assume no safety goes in the top 24 then we can see none going in round 1. As I showed before, CB is not a top need, Safety IMO is, maybe not for 2011, but certainly for 2012. BB doesn't draft based on his current year weakness, he drafts based on what his team looks like in the future 1-2 years with contracts, age, performance and positional depth as key factors, IMO. The last 8 teams to draft are set, just not their order yet; but if we go by record, these are the teams and their supposed top needs. These teams all have one thing in common, they all have OL needs. The top of the board is loaded with defensive players while it appears the lower half of the first round is loaded with offensive players and teams with needs to match. 25. Seattle - OT, OG, C followed by QB and SS 26. Green Bay - RB, OG , OLB followed by DE, CB, OT 27. NY Jets - WR, DE followed by OLB, OG 28. Chicago - OT followed by WR, OG , and OLB 29. Baltimore - C, OT , CB, SS, FS followed by WR, OLB, OG 30. Pittsburgh - OT, OG followed by CB 31. Atlanta - DE, DT followed by OG , TE, OT 32. New England - OT, OG , OLB followed by RB, DE Positionally, CB projects to be a deep and stable position for us in the coming years. The projected starters McCourty (2014), Bodden (2013) are signed long term. Then we have Arrington (Exlusive Rights F/A who will probably get a 4 year deal), Butler (2012), and Wilhite (2011), But look at the S position; a lot of uncertainty. Starters Meriweather (2011) and Chung (2012), only signed for another 1 and 2 years respectively. Meriweather with his multiple Pro Bowls will want a huge contract and I can't see us giving it to him. Then we have Page (2010), and Sanders (2011). Unless you want to count UFA Sergio Brown and Josh Barrett , that's it. Page could be gone when the season ends and Meriweather and Sanders after next season. So while we have 5 CBs signed through 2011 we only have 3 S signed through next season. I am going to start mocking a safety somewhere in the 2-3 round.
Posted by Faucetman
though I'm no expert and don't procalim to be one ,BB liked enough of what he saw in Josh Barrett to pick him up off waivers at his contractural price and then IR'd him giving him his entire salary for the 2010 season ,I'm thinking BB has a plan we aren't seeing. Could it be that Barrett takes spot on next years roster as a FS/SS???? O-line is the main concern for this team going forward.