Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread***! UPDATED W/ MOCK V3 4/12!
posted at 4/21/2012 4:19 PM EDT
In Response to Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread***! UPDATED W/ MOCK V3 4/12!
[QUOTE]...DEFENSE 25 Players DE 26 Pryor '13 T. Scott 24 Cunningham DT 30 Wilfork '14 25 R. Brace '12 DT 26 Love '11 75 M. Martin DE 30 J. Fanine '13 25 Deaderick '13 WLB 26 Mayo '16 25 D Fletcher '12 63 B. Irvin MLB 25 B Spikes '13 30 White '12 SLB 29 Ninkovich '13 B. Carpenter LCB 23 Dowling '14 93 J. Jenkins RCB 26 McCourty '14 26 Arrington '12 23 S Moore '12 SS 25 Chung '12 23 S. Brown FS 27 H. Smith S. Gregory SPECIAL TEAMS 3 PK 28 Gostkowski '14 P 25 Z. Mesko '13 LS 24 D Aiken
Posted by Faucetman[/QUOTE]
that defensive depth chart does not inspire confidence in me that they will play much better than last year.
let me start at DL.
i did not like love on 43 dt assignment
i do not like fanene on 34 de
neither of the DEs on the depth chart is a true 43 DE. sure you can plug in nink or cunningham, i just do not consider either one of them as starter quality 43 DE.
bottomline, i'd prefer they draft DL upgrade in the form of someone who can play 43DE/34DT or better yet someone who can play either on 34 - reyes or thompson are my choices.
and faucet, if they pick poe at 27, i will trust that bb saw something in him.
let me shift to LB. you have them set up for 43. if that is the direction they go, i'd prefer a quicker mlb than spikes. he's great against the run, but his lack of quickness will be a liability against a good passing attack.
then there is the issue of that LB corps not being built to go 34. assuming nink keeps improving, i would not feel confident about depending on cunningham opposite nink. they need one more anderson/carter type player or better.
corner? i can't believe i will say this but we'll have to wait and see what dmc and rasi bring next year.
safety? any safety crew that gives s brown a chance to step on the field is a big problem to me.
crowded or not, faucet, they need players who will push the bar at the starting spots. my baseball analogy to the situation is a team with many starters but none of the starters is a bona fide #1 or #2. they need to draft starting talent, not depth fillers.