***2012 Patriots Draft Thread***! THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!

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    ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread***! THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!

    It’s that time of year again…….welcome back boys (and girls)!

    The 2012 CFB season kicks off this weekend and the NFL season gets underway next week, which means it’s time to kick of 2012 Patriots Draft talk!

    Below is my initial short list of players to keep any eye on this season: 

    Defense: 

    LB:
    Manti Te’o-  6-2 255- ND
    Luke Kuechly- 6-2 235- BC
    Shayne Skov- 6-3 243- Stanford
    Chase Thomas- 6-4 240- Stanford
    Dont’a Hightower- 6-3 260- Alabama
    Courtney Upshaw- 6-2 271- Alabama
    Nico Johnson- 6-3 245- Alabama
    Tank Carder- 6-2 230- TCU
    Chris Galippo- 6-2 252- USC
    *Kenny Tate- 6-3 220- Maryland
    Vontaze Burfict- 6-3 252- Arizona St *ADDED 9/26*

    CB:

    +Janoris Jenkins- 5-10- 180- North Alabama
    Dre Kirkpatrick- 6-2 190- Alabama
    Chase Minnifield- 6-0 187- Virginia
    Brandon Boykin- 5-9 181- Georgia
    Stephon Gilmore- 5-11 193- South Carolina
    Morris Claiborne- 6-0 173- LSU 

    S:

    Mark Barron- 6-1 223- Alabama
    Robert Lester- 6-2 210- Alabama
    Ray Ray Armstrong- 6-3 212- Miami (FL)
    Lance Mitchell- 6-2 205- Oregon State
    George Iloka- 6-3 215- Boise State 
    Harrison Smith- 6-2 214- ND *ADDED 8/31*

    DE/OLB:

    Vinny Curry- 6-3 260- Marshall
    Jake Bequette- 6-4 263- Arkansas
    Cam Johnson- 6-4 273- Virginia
    Andre Branch- 6-4 260- Clemson
    Devin Taylor- 6-6 245- South Carolina
    Brandon Jenkins- 6-3 255- FSU
    Devin Taylor- 6-7 260- South Carolina *ADDED 9/1*
    Shea McClellin- 6-3 255- Boise State *ADDED 9/21*

    DT:

    Alameda Ta’amu- 6-3 334- Washington
    Kheeston Randall- 6-5 297- Texas
    Jared Crick- 6-5 286- Nebraska
    Kendall Reyes- 6-4 291- Uconn
    Billy Winn- 6-4 293- Boise State 
    Baker Steinkuhler- 6-5 290- Nebraska *ADDED 9/1*

    Offense: QB:

    $Ryan Tannehill- 6-4 222- Texas A&M
    Kirk Cousins- 6-2 202- Michigan State
    John Brantley- 6-3 218- Florida  

     RB:

    Trent Richardson- 5-11 224- Alabama
    Doug Martin- 5-9 213- Boise State
    Brandon Bolden- 5-11 222- Ole Miss
    Davin Meggett- 5-9 215- Maryland
    Chris Polk- 5-11 214- Washington
    @Lamar Miller- 5-11 212- Miami *ADDED 9/8*

    WR:

    Justin Blackmon- 6-1 211- Oklahoma State
    Alshon Jeffrey- 6-4 232- South Carolina
    Jeff Fuller- 6-3 220- Texas A&M *ADDED 9/1*
    Ryan Broyles- 5-10 185- Oklahoma
    +Michael Floyd- 6-3 225- ND
    Mohamed Sanu- 6-2 218- Rutgers
    Marquis Maze- 5-8 192- Alabama
    Theo Riddick- 5-11 198- ND
    Robby Toma- 5-9 185- ND
    TJ Moe- 6-0 195- Missouri
    Jermaine Kearse- 6-1 212- Washington
    Damaris Johnson- 5-8 170- Tulsa
    Kendall Wright- 5-10 194- Baylor
    Juron Criner- 6-4 212- Arizona *ADDED 9/11*
    Aaron Pflugrad- 5-10 182- Arizona St *ADDED 9/26*

    TE:

    Coby Fleener- 6-6 252- Stanford
    George Byran- 6-5 268- North Carolina State 

    OT:

    Riley Reiff- 6-6 300- Iowa
    Nate Potter- 6-6 295- Boise State
    Ryan Miller- 6-8 312- Colorado

    OG:

    Kevin Zietler- 6-4 322- Wisconsin
    Barrett Jones- 6-4 312- Alabama
    David DeCastro- 6-5 312- Stanford

    OC:

    Ben Jones- 6-3 310- Georgia
    Michael Brewster- 6-2 302- Ohio State
    Peter Konz- 6-5 313- Wisconsin 

    *Playing this year at LB, played 2010 season at S and could also generate some interest there.
    +Player has character concerns.
    $ Also has experience at WR.
    @ Player is a RS sophmore.
     
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    [QUOTE]Hey man I love where your head is at but don't you think its a bit early to start with the draft talk? We have not even started the season yet.
    Posted by MVPkilla4life[/QUOTE]

    For myself and a ton of other posters on here, it's never too early.
     
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    Carry on MB Your threads make college football more interesting to watch for me. My son and I pick out a couple guys and follow them thru the season and see where they go on draft day. He was crushed when Tom Zibikowski *sp* went to the ravens  lol.
     
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    Too bad we (Pats) blew our loads on RB's this past year.  Richardson is a stud!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread*** : The 1st official dumb post of the thread.
    Posted by tcal2-[/QUOTE]

    really, so drafting vereen in the 2nd round, and ridley in the 3rd round means nothing?  How many times have you heard of any team taking 2 RB's early in a draft taking a RB very early in the following draft, smart guy?!
     
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    I can see a C and FS coming early for us.  BM will be gone. 
     
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    Ah...what happend to Andrew Luck?..Kind of a big omission, don't ya think?
     
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    I've been looking forward to this MB. Thanks!

    Last year you kicked it off by calling out a specific player (Ryan Kerrigan) for us to watch. You thought he might be a Patriot come draft day. This year you are kicking it off with a list of potentials. Like the list btw. Do you have 1 player in mind that you are high on at this point that you feel would make the consumate Patriot given our need/potential picking order?

    Also, given our desire to run more 4 man lines, 3 backers, do you think this carries over to next year, and how does it affect our draft strategy & FA? I see you have listed a few "smaller" LB's, not traditional 3-4 guys, guys like Luke, Kenny Tate, etc
    Of course this has ripples on the DL as well. Do we draft more 4-3 type ends? Guys in the 6'3-6'5" range, 260-275 or so...

    One last point...I see you excluded Justin Blackmon on the WR list. Is this because he's not a Patriot type pick, or he just goes too high in the draft? I for one think he is the premier WR coming out this year.
     
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    Agree with Bloodmoon. Brewster and Jones should be on the radar. FS also a concern. Meriweather will want a big deal he's not going to get. Could this be the draft where BB drafts an OLB in the first two rounds ? Also like the potential WR class in 2012.
     
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    I can't pick a BB selection one day ahead of the draft, much less know if that pick will even be there, or if it has moved farther down in the first or second round, has been traded up from the third round, has been traded into 2013 or has been traded for some other team's malcontent player.

    The main reason to write on this thread is that the fourth game is mostly garbage.  You can't tell anything by it, except that the Giants are really tired after Monday night's Irene game.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread*** : The 1st official dumb post of the thread.
    Posted by tcal2-[/QUOTE]


    Guys,
    I'm not the moderator of this post, MB is, however, we have established some decorum here in terms of how we handle differences in opinion. This post is different than any others, as we do not take kindly to calling folk's posts "dumb" or "stupid". This is a post designed for those interested in the draft, Pats and college football to discuss potential Patriot targets heading up to the 2012 draft. Lets keep this board respectful please.
    Thanks.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread*** : Guys, I'm not the moderator of this post, MB is, however, we have established some decorum here in terms of how we handle differences in opinion. This post is different than any others, as we do not take kindly to calling folk's posts "dumb" or "stupid". This is a post designed for those interested in the draft, Pats and college football to discuss potential Patriot targets heading up to the 2012 draft. Lets keep this board respectful please. Thanks.
    Posted by PatsLifer[/QUOTE]

    lol



     
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    Hopefully BB will be keeping an eye on some tall CBs and WRs
     
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    I have only one guy on my must draft list Luke Kuchely.
     
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    [QUOTE]I have only one guy on my must draft list Luke Kuchely.
    Posted by sportsbozo1[/QUOTE]

    Guess we could use another LB. he pretty good?
     
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    Love the draft talk.  Thank you MB. 
     
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    [QUOTE]It was a dumb post because you said we should not of drafted a position of need (NOW) this year because we should of waited for a guy who could blow out his knee or not even be available when we draft next year. To answer your 2nd post.  When 3 of our RB from last year were all on the wrong side of 30 Faulk, Morris and Taylor with Faulk going on IR and Taylor spending most of the season hurt which forced us to overutilize an undersized 3rd down specialist type back (Woodhead) and an OK back in BJGE. Then the answer for me and BB is YES to drafting 2 RB weather anyone has done it before or not.
    Posted by tcal2-[/QUOTE]
    you read way too much into what I said.  I wanted BB to draft a RB last year, I didnt think he would draft 2 of them that early, thought he would get early one and maybe 1 later on (hoped for helu).  BUT going 2 that early means not getting 1 before round 5 unless someone gets a really bad injury.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread*** : you read way too much into what I said.  I wanted BB to draft a RB last year, I didnt think he would draft 2 of them that early, thought he would get early one and maybe 1 later on (hoped for helu).  BUT going 2 that early means not getting 1 before round 5 unless someone gets a really bad injury.
    Posted by gln826[/QUOTE]

    sorry gin.   and I will delete my post I don't want to offend lifer (still lmao)
     
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    Glad to have this thread up and running.  I think Robert Lester would be a good pick for New England.
     
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    [QUOTE]Carry on MB Your threads make college football more interesting to watch for me. My son and I pick out a couple guys and follow them thru the season and see where they go on draft day. He was crushed when Tom Zibikowski *sp* went to the ravens  lol.
    Posted by Philskiw1[/QUOTE]

    Philski,
    Glad to help. 

    I'm with you on Zbikowski.  Being a huge ND fan, I too was hoping to see him land in NE.  He was a rugged, leader of the defense type out in South Bend, came up with some big plays, thought he'd be an option for BB in Rd 3.  Turns out, he was taken by Baltimore in Rd 3 of that draft (2008; hindsight shows he would've been a better option than Crable/O'Connell) and has developed into a back up safety/solid ST type player.
     
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    [QUOTE]Ok, it just means we have to start hearing all the "we need to draft an OLB" stuff really early this year LOL. But im down if you are
    Posted by MVPkilla4life[/QUOTE]

    I'm sure that topic will come up once or twice during the season, ha, can't blame fans though.

    This thread is used as a forum to dicuss draft options during the college season, allows for some realtime feedback and debate on a player.
     
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    [QUOTE]Ah...what happend to Andrew Luck?..Kind of a big omission, don't ya think?
    Posted by hambonawilliams[/QUOTE]

    ham,
    Luck was an intended omission, I don't see any chance of him being in range for NE.  My list is for players that realistically (atleast at this point) have a shot at landing here.
     
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    [QUOTE]I've been looking forward to this MB. Thanks! Last year you kicked it off by calling out a specific player (Ryan Kerrigan) for us to watch. You thought he might be a Patriot come draft day. This year you are kicking it off with a list of potentials. Like the list btw. Do you have 1 player in mind that you are high on at this point that you feel would make the consumate Patriot given our need/potential picking order? Also, given our desire to run more 4 man lines, 3 backers, do you think this carries over to next year, and how does it affect our draft strategy & FA? I see you have listed a few "smaller" LB's, not traditional 3-4 guys, guys like Luke, Kenny Tate, etc Of course this has ripples on the DL as well. Do we draft more 4-3 type ends? Guys in the 6'3-6'5" range, 260-275 or so... One last point...I see you excluded Justin Blackmon on the WR list. Is this because he's not a Patriot type pick, or he just goes too high in the draft? I for one think he is the premier WR coming out this year.
    Posted by PatsLifer[/QUOTE]

    PL,
    Welcome back, glad to be back at it!

    It's early, but at this point, the player I have in mind is Manti Te'o, the LB from ND.  He was a big time recruit out of HS and has lived up to the reputation.  He's an absolute animal on the field, looks like a 3 down player, has a good size speed ratio, great instincts and loves to blow up ball carriers; secure tackler.  I also see him having the athleticism and versatility to play inside in a 34 (which he did last year and will do again this season) as well as kick outside in 43 sets.

    Decided to add Blackmon and Jeffrey for now as WR looks to be a potential need moving forward though I don't see either landing in Foxboro when all is said and done, anything is possible though.
     
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    [QUOTE]Love the draft talk.  Thank you MB. 
    Posted by l52094[/QUOTE]

    Welcome, glad to be back at it.
     
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    unless the saints somehow become the leagues worst team we have no shot at luck, he will go #1 overall. no point in mentioning him.
     
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