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

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    Some believe that Irvin is the best pure pass rusher in the draft. The issue as MB pointed out is that he's a one trick pony. He's horrible against the run and can't cover worth a lick so he's situational at best. That could be an issue as many 1 trick ponies fall in the pro's because teams figure them out and they are no longer affective (ie Anderson after his first year in Chi and in Hou before breaking back out in NE)

    The other thing about Irvin is that he has serious red flags: assault, destruction of property, dropping out of high school, dealing drugs after dropping out and was arrested as recently as two weeks ago

    Between being a 1 trick pony and the red flags I might stay clear of him
     
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    On the Eve on Draft Day, here is my final prediction of what BB and the Patriots will do to improve the roster this weekend.  At one time I had NE trading up for Barron, and while I still think that is a slim possibility, I find it more likely that Belichick will do what Belichick does and trade down for better value and similar talent.  Enjoy!

    #37 (From Clev) BB does what he does best and selects another player with a 1st round grade, who fell a bit due to concussion issues. Shea McClellin OLB/DE BSU gets the nod here. Although the 3 concussions in college are a concern, McClellin's motor and ability win the Patriots over. After passing on Clay Matthews several years ago, BB is happy to pounce on this pass-rusher who has drawn many comparisons to Clay. Cleveland sends NE pick #37, their 2012 4th, & a 2013 3rd in exchange for #31, where they select QB Brandon Weeden.

    #49  (From San Diego)  Patriots get a top 10 talent here, but not without some considerable risk. Janoris Jenkins is one of the more controversial figures in this draft.  His talent is unquestionable, as he may be the best cover-corner in this draft, but his multiple arrests/repeated marijuana issues/questionable decision making have dealt his draft stock a serious blow. NE has the kind of leadership in the locker room that can help a guy like Jenkins keep things on the right track, and BB has shown that he isn't afraid to take a gamble on guys with "character concerns" in the past. This pick was acquired, along with a 2013 first rounder, from San Diego as they lept up to 27 to select Brockers.

    #51 (From Philly) A suprise pick here for some, but I love the coverage skills of this Big 12 LB from Nebraska, Lavonte David. This kid may be a bit undersized, but he plays bigger than he is, and his ability to cover slot recievers and TEs is something that NE's defense was sorely missing last season. He has terrific speed and could also be a pass rushing asset for the Patriots. BB keeps the annual trade streak with Andy Reid alive here, as Philly jumps up to grab Zach Brown, giving NE this pick (51), and a 2013 5th.

    #75 (From KC) Finally Pats fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as the safety position get addressed here in the form of Brandon Taylor S LSU. Taylor is not the flashiest name in the draft, but he is a very solid player who will be a huge upgrade in the Patriot's secondary. Solid player who has been battle-tested against the best conference in the country. KC moved up to pick 62 in exchange for this pick (75) a 6th this year, and a 2013 2nd.

    #93 Josh Chapman DT Bama. I think this could be a classic BB "plan for the future" value pick. I think Chapman is an under-rated prospect in this class. He looks like he could fit perfectly as a NT in a 3-4, and I believe NE could draft him with the idea that he could be the replacement for Wilfork when the sad day comes when Big Vince hangs it up. Love the value here.

    #100 (From Clev) Jaye Howard DE/DT Florida Howard could be a steal here. He was great against the run at Florida, but has the ability to penetrate the pocket with a powerful bull-rush. Played mostly on the interior of the DL in college, but has a quick enough first step to play as a 5 tech for NE.

    #126 Although already crowded at WR after a busy FA period, BB still decides to bring a talented rookie in. Greg Childs WR Arkansas would have never been available here were it not for an ACL injury. He has recovered well from it, however, as evidence of his outstanding Pro Day. This guy could be the big, fast, physical outside threat that we as Patriot fans have been craving since Moss left town. Child's relationship with college teammate Ryan Mallet probably doesn't hurt either...

    6th round (From KC) Tom Compton OT South Dakota 6'6" OT who has pretty good footwork. Fits the mold for what BB like in OTs as far as size. Pretty raw coming from a small program, but Scar could coach this guy up really well. Likely a Practice Squad kid to begin with, but likely would develop into a valuable reserve OT with Light gone and Vollmer's back a constant worry.         

    So...to summarize, I predict we will walk away from the 2012 draft with:
    Shea McClellin
    Janoris Jenkins
    Lavonte David
    Brandon Taylor
    Josh Chapman
    Jaye Howard
    Greg Childs
    Tom Compton
    2013 1st Rounder from SD
    2013 2nd Rounder from KC
    2013 3rd Rounder from Clev
    2013 5th Rounder from Philly
     
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    Here is my final mock draft.  Again, let me know what you think.

    #27 Derek Wolfe-DE/DT-Cincinnatti 
    Yes, I understand this is a reach, but this seems to be consistant with what the Pats have been doing for years.  Wolfe is a solid 2nd round prospect, but the Pats have always grabbed players that they wanted, even if it meant it was a little early.  Nate Solder was viewed as a late 1st, early 2nd round prospect, they took him in the mid 1st.  Devin McCourty was viewed as a mid 2nd rounder, the Pats took him at the end of the first.  Taking Wolfe would seem to be in line with their past tendencies.  Plus, they are getting a very productive player.  He is a very strong pass rusher, and solid against the run too.  He works hard, and played at every position on the line in college.  I think he can step in and be our starting 3-4 DE on Day One.

    #31 Traded to Cleveland for #37 and #101
    Cleveland trades up for Brandon Weeden, as many expect them too.  As much as I'd like them to come out of Round One with Shea McClellin and Harrison Smith, it won't happen.

    #37 Vinny Curry-DE/OLB-Marshall
    He has been one of the most consistant pass rushers in all of college football throughout his college career, as opposed to one-year wonders like Whitney Mercellius.  He is versatile and has good speed and strength, so he can play both 4-3 DE and 3-4 OLB.  He is a phenomenal pass rusher, and solid against the run.  He's a hard worker, and is a durable and experienced 3 year starter. He also has ideal BB size at 6-4 268.

    #48 Brandon Boykin-CB/KR/PR-Georgia
    A very solid, but some what undersized corner, Boykin should help provide depth at the DB position for the Patriots.  He is very good in zone coverage, and was often thrown away from.  He even played some offense, where he showed solid hands.  Boykin is also a top notch Kick Returner, which will help fix an area of need for the Patriots.

    #62 TRADED to Arizona for #81 and 2013 2nd
    Arizona jumps into the 2nd as they lost their pick in the Kevin Kolb deal.  NE gets one of their coveted 2013 picks.

    #81 Ron Brooks-FS/CB-LSU
    Yeah he wasn't a starter, but LSU's defensive backfield is STACKED.  At CB, he would have had to surpass Top 5 picks in Morris Clairborne and Patrick Peterson, as well as Tyrann Mathieu who could be a 1st rounder next year. At FS, LSU has Eric Reid who is viewed as a 1st round pick in next years draft. That left little room for Brooks, but he flashed talent when he played.  I think NE will like the speedy Brooks at FS, finally addressing their need at the position.

    #94 Traded to Arizona for #113 and a 2013 3rd
    BB gets a 4th and a future pick that he loves.  Arizona wants to make a run for the money, and trades back into the 3rd, giving BB another 4th to work with.

    #113 Ryan Broyles-WR-Oklahoma
    He was dynamic before getting injured, and seems to be in the mold of a typical Patriot WR.  While he is largely a slot receiver, he can also go deep once in a while.  He has phenomenal hands and runs good routes.  The only reason the Pats get him here is because of an ACL injury.  But we are in position to put him on the PUP/IR this year, and let him develop.

    #126 Traded to Philly for #153 and #196
    BB has to keep the streak alive, and Philly has an abudance of late round picks. Might as well cash in on some of them mid way through.

    #153 Audie Cole-LB-NC State
    Solid against both the pass and the run, Cole is an experienced leader on defense.  He was highly productive in college, and has the traits that BB looks for in his LB'ers.  While Cole may not be the best linebacker in coverage, he will suffice, as the Pats have far greater needs.

    #196 Joe Long-OT-Wayne St
    Just some depth along the O-Line.  Long is the younger brother of the Dolphins' Jake, and could be a DII sleeper.  Won a few awards at the DII level.

    While this isn't my ideal draft, it seems like what BB would do. Still, we fill all our holes, and come up with 2nd and 3rd round picks for next year.
     
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    So Mayock had NE taking Perry/Smith at 27/31 in his mock, which was televised on the NFL network.

    By his own admission, he had Perry 49th on his board, while he had McClellin (who was given to GB at 28) 14th overall on his board and likened him to Vrabel.  Confusing to say the least...  He then gave Hightower to Baltimore at 29.

     
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    [QUOTE]On the Eve on Draft Day, here is my final prediction of what BB and the Patriots will do to improve the roster this weekend.  At one time I had NE trading up for Barron, and while I still think that is a slim possibility, I find it more likely that Belichick will do what Belichick does and trade down for better value and similar talent.  Enjoy! #37 (From Clev) BB does what he does best and selects another player with a 1st round grade, who fell a bit due to concussion issues. Shea McClellin OLB/DE BSU gets the nod here. Although the 3 concussions in college are a concern, McClellin's motor and ability win the Patriots over. After passing on Clay Matthews several years ago, BB is happy to pounce on this pass-rusher who has drawn many comparisons to Clay. Cleveland sends NE pick #37, their 2012 4th, & a 2013 3rd in exchange for #31, where they select QB Brandon Weeden. #49  (From San Diego)  Patriots get a top 10 talent here, but not without some considerable risk. Janoris Jenkins is one of the more controversial figures in this draft.  His talent is unquestionable, as he may be the best cover-corner in this draft, but his multiple arrests/repeated marijuana issues/questionable decision making have dealt his draft stock a serious blow. NE has the kind of leadership in the locker room that can help a guy like Jenkins keep things on the right track, and BB has shown that he isn't afraid to take a gamble on guys with "character concerns" in the past. This pick was acquired, along with a 2013 first rounder, from San Diego as they lept up to 27 to select Brockers. #51 (From Philly) A suprise pick here for some, but I love the coverage skills of this Big 12 LB from Nebraska, Lavonte David. This kid may be a bit undersized, but he plays bigger than he is, and his ability to cover slot recievers and TEs is something that NE's defense was sorely missing last season. He has terrific speed and could also be a pass rushing asset for the Patriots. BB keeps the annual trade streak with Andy Reid alive here, as Philly jumps up to grab Zach Brown, giving NE this pick (51), and a 2013 5th. #75 (From KC) Finally Pats fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as the safety position get addressed here in the form of Brandon Taylor S LSU. Taylor is not the flashiest name in the draft, but he is a very solid player who will be a huge upgrade in the Patriot's secondary. Solid player who has been battle-tested against the best conference in the country. KC moved up to pick 62 in exchange for this pick (75) a 6th this year, and a 2013 2nd. #93 Josh Chapman DT Bama . I think this could be a classic BB "plan for the future" value pick. I think Chapman is an under-rated prospect in this class. He looks like he could fit perfectly as a NT in a 3-4, and I believe NE could draft him with the idea that he could be the replacement for Wilfork when the sad day comes when Big Vince hangs it up. Love the value here. #100 (From Clev) Jaye Howard DE/DT Florida Howard could be a steal here. He was great against the run at Florida, but has the ability to penetrate the pocket with a powerful bull-rush. Played mostly on the interior of the DL in college, but has a quick enough first step to play as a 5 tech for NE. #126 Although already crowded at WR after a busy FA period, BB still decides to bring a talented rookie in. Greg Childs WR Arkansas would have never been available here were it not for an ACL injury. He has recovered well from it, however, as evidence of his outstanding Pro Day. This guy could be the big, fast, physical outside threat that we as Patriot fans have been craving since Moss left town. Child's relationship with college teammate Ryan Mallet probably doesn't hurt either... 6th round (From KC) Tom Compton OT South Dakota 6'6" OT who has pretty good footwork. Fits the mold for what BB like in OTs as far as size. Pretty raw coming from a small program, but Scar could coach this guy up really well. Likely a Practice Squad kid to begin with, but likely would develop into a valuable reserve OT with Light gone and Vollmer's back a constant worry.          So...to summarize, I predict we will walk away from the 2012 draft with: Shea McClellin Janoris Jenkins Lavonte David Brandon Taylor Josh Chapman Jaye Howard Greg Childs Tom Compton 2013 1st Rounder from SD 2013 2nd Rounder from KC 2013 3rd Rounder from Clev 2013 5th Rounder from Philly
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    sign me up for that!!

     
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    I hope we draft Courtney Upshaw!! Great Kid and gets to the ball!!!
     
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    [QUOTE]So Mayock had NE taking Perry/Smith at 27/31 in his mock, which was televised on the NFL network. By his own admission, he had Perry 49th on his board, while he had McClellin (who was given to GB at 28) 14th overall on his board and likened him to Vrabel.  Confusing to say the least...  He then gave Hightower to Baltimore at 29.
    Posted by mbeaulieu07[/QUOTE]

    I would actually be okay with getting these two in the first round.  I think Perry has a solid skillset and could really excell in our defense.  I think #31 is a slight reach for Smith, but he is a very solid player who has virtually no "bust-potential."  We could certainly do worse.
     
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    secondary players i would not mind the pats picking up on the third day

    coty sensabaugh, cb, clemson
    eddie pleasant, s, oregon
     
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    [QUOTE]I hope we draft Courtney Upshaw!! Great Kid and gets to the ball!!!
    Posted by jaflentje[/QUOTE]

    I have both Upshaw and Hightower at the top of my list, assuming Barron and Brockers are off the board.
     
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    If the stars align...

    27.  Shea McClellin
    31.  Harrison Smith
    47.  LaMichael James
    62.  Derek Wolfe
    93.  Janoris Jenkins
    126. Senio Kelemente

    Our defense would be dramatically improved and can you imagine and offensive set with Welker, Lloyd, Gronk, Hernandez and James?  Who is going to be able to stop 5 big time weapons?
     
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    Call me crazy but I am still holding out hope that BB has fallen in love with Richardson or Kuelchy as "once in a generation players" and sells the farm for one of them. Brady has 4-5 years left and you GOTTA get him a couple of difference makers, on both sides of the ball.
    You draft Kuelchy, trade for Omi, hope that Dowling or McCourtney can morph into a primo FS, and you got yourself a seriously upgraded D.
    Add Richardson or even Blackmon to the offense and it is different party.
    Difference makers, playmakers - they win championships. Ron Brace doesn't win you a title. Or Donald Butler. Or Jerome Cunningham. Please, for the love of Babe and Gino, no more second round JAGs.
     
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    And Draft Day is officially upon us!
     
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    YEAH!!!! finallly
     
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    you guys up already!
    i havent turned in yet.
    wait, that's right, its "christmas"!
    see you tonight after the draft.
     
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    I am but bredbru man, I feel like I'm reading one of Laz's posts when I see your thread titles on the main page. Short and sweet man. Thank god you don't have those in capital letters like you use to, lol
     
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    Happy draft day everyone! Is everyone going to be online tonight at draft time? Would love to discuss the various picks as round 1 unfolds.
     
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    One other player who was once a surefire top ten pick who has seemed to be falling recently is Quinton Coples.  I'm not so sure of his ability to play 3-4 OLB, he seems right on the cusp of being too heavy and so I don't know how he'd hold up in coverage.  I know the knocks on him as he didn't play as hard as he could have his senior year and that he may have been playing not to get hurt.  Make no mistake though, this kid is an athletic freak and if he slid into the late teens or early 20's would he be a guy worth moving up to get?  He has the prototypical size of a 4-3 DE at 6-5 285 so it might really be a stretch to fit him into the OLB position.  Comparatively, Willie Mac was 6-5 270 and was probably as big as you would want out there.  Was just kind of throwing him out there because he hasn't been discussed much because it seemed like he was completely out of range for much of the process.
     
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    [QUOTE]One other player who was once a surefire top ten pick who has seemed to be falling recently is Quinton Coples.  I'm not so sure of his ability to play 3-4 OLB, he seems right on the cusp of being too heavy and so I don't know how he'd hold up in coverage.  I know the knocks on him as he didn't play as hard as he could have his senior year and that he may have been playing not to get hurt.  Make no mistake though, this kid is an athletic freak and if he slid into the late teens or early 20's would he be a guy worth moving up to get?  He has the prototypical size of a 4-3 DE at 6-5 285 so it might really be a stretch to fit him into the OLB position.  Comparatively, Willie Mac was 6-5 270 and was probably as big as you would want out there.  Was just kind of throwing him out there because he hasn't been discussed much because it seemed like he was completely out of range for much of the process.
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    One big reason Coples is dropping, and the main reason I don't want him on the team, is his complete lack of effort. He admitted that he didn't give 100% his senior year because he didn't want to get hurt before the draft. Image what he's going to do before any contract year. From multiple reports that lack of effort came through in interviews too. A number of different sources said that he sounded lazy in interviews and didn't appear as if he even wanted to be in the interviews.

    That's a huge red flag for me. In the 1st and 2nd actually I want big motor guys. You can teach technique, you can't teach motor
     
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    Its here! Draft day, should be a national holiday lol
     
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    I'll be online PL, have my man cave under lock and key.  No one allowed down here the second the draft starts.  
     
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    I'll be here Lifer. I'm starting to get very excited actually. I don't know why but if Upshaw or Brockers falls to #23 I think the Pats move up 4 spots to grab one of them.

    The reason I believe that is that the Lions are looking for OL and either Glenn or Adams will be available at #27 so they can move back and grab an extra pick while still getting there guy. The Pats would be jumping in front of Pit, Hou, Den all of which could be looking at front 7 players. My guess would be the trade would be the Pats #27 and a 3rd and get back #23 and a 5th. Then they can trade back #31 for a 3rd this year and a 1st next year. Essentially it would be like trading both 1st's to get a player they want, a 1st next year, move up in the 3rd and a 5th this year. Not a bad deal imo
     
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    Morning Boys, awake and ready for some draft talk! 

    Two days later and I still want Ronnell Lewis in Rd 2!
     
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    I think I'd want McClellin, Upshaw, Perry before Lewis but if none are available or they go Reyes or Brockers then Lewis would be a great consolation prize in the 2nd.

    I'd also have to take a hard long look at Vinny Curry before Lewis too. Lewis played in the better conference and put up great numbers but for some reason I keep feeling Curry as the talent and drive to be better. If only Curry was in the same conference we could get a apples to apples comparison but for now I'm going with Curry being the better pass rusher of the two and a 43 DE/34 OLB which adds some flexibility we lost with Anderson and maybe Carter. Lewis is a pure OLB with better coverage abilities in either a 34 or 43. So imo it comes down to whether you want the better pass rusher or the better coverage LB
     
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    have heard now from two "experts" the Pats are extremely high on Chandler Jones Syracuse.  Mayock has him ranked in the top 10 (#9) in his top 100 prospects and said 3 years from now he will be the best D player to come out of this draft.

    Could this be a smoke screen?  I find it hard to believe the Pats never give anything accurate on their board and all of the sudden a few experts have inside information on how high the Pats are on Jones.
     
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    Morning Boys,

    Below is my Final Mock V4, today is the day. As you all probably know by now, Mark Barron is the top player on my board and has been since very early on. 

    I’m also realistic to the fact that he’ll prob be off the board when NE is slotted to select at both 27 and 31, if he isn’t, he’s my guy. 

    ü The top of my Rd 1 Board today looks like this, though I think will likely be gone by 27/31:  

    S- Mark BarronDL- Michael Brockers

    ü
     I’m also of the belief that when all is said and done, BB will likely have traded one of, if not both of his Rd 1 picks due to some combo of maybe moving up into the early 20’s to draft a player that is sliding a bit and/or to move back to acquire more picks for this year and the future as he seems to do every year.

    With that being said, below is my projection, not factoring in potential trades: 

    27-
    Courtney Upshaw- BB finally gets his high round edge rusher.   I think he makes too much sense for them.   A lot of experience against elite competition and in a BB style 34 defense (which should reduce his ramp up time), has excellent upside as an edge rusher, is well versed in a BB style 34 scheme, kid also has good size, plays with a huge motor and is very stout/physical vs. the run.  He brings scheme versatility with the ability to play on his feet in a 34 and with his hand in the dirt when they go 43.  He projects as 3 down backer at the NFL level. Alternatives: Donta Hightower- LB- Alabama / Stephon Gilmore CB/S South Carolina
     

    31- Harrison Smith- S- ND- Very good size, moves well, very instinctive and always around the football, good ball skills, good tackler with knockout potential, has the ability to play in the deep half/third as well as down in the box and is very strong is run support.  He’s also a team leader/captain with very good character; another great fit in NE. Alternatives: Shea McClellin- OLB/ILB/DE- Boise State. / Doug Martin- RB- Boise State. 

    48-
    Kendall Reyes- DL- UConn- Very good character/team captain, good size and athleticism, smart kid, scheme diverse and has a big motor, moves very well for a kid his size (6-4 299).  He’s another kid that fits the Patriot’s player profile and would make an excellent addition upfront.  Alternatives: Josh Robinson- CB- UCF / Alshon Jeffery- WR- South Carolina / Amini Silatolu- OG- Midwestern State.
     

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    Ronnell Lewis LB Oklahoma- BB sees his new generation LT; kid wears #56 at Oklahoma and plays with the same “pack of crazed dogs” mentality.  He’s very quick off the snap, has excellent plays speed and a violent/ferocious temperament.  He’s strong enough to set the edge vs. the run, has excellent range and displays solid instincts/awareness.  He’s also has the COD and athleticism to drop into coverage.  Also a potential All-Pro on special teams. Alternatives:  Alameda Ta’amu- DL- Washington / Bruce Irvin- OLB/DE- West Virginia / Mohamed Sanu- WR- Rutgers

    93- Ron Brooks CB/S LSU- Overshadowed a bit by Morris Claiborne and The Honey Badger, but this kid is also a very good defensive back with play making ability.  Decent site (5-10 190) with 4.3 speed and excellent quicks, versatile and can prob play both CB & S, physical kid, effective blitzer and is proven against SEC competition.  He’s yet another prospect that also projects as an excellent special team’s player. Alternatives:  / Marvin Jones- WR- Cal. / Derek Wolfe- DL- Cincinnati / Cam Johnson- DE/OLB- Virginia / Jayron Hosley- CB- Virginia Tech

    126-
    Greg Childs- WR- Arkansas- This would be a great value pick IMO, as the kid has Rd 1/2 talent (he could also be an option in Rd 3).  Very good size/speed combo, good quicks and RAC ability, physical player with upside as a blocker and isn’t afraid to work the middle of the field.  He’s also well schooled in a pro-style offense and BB should be familiar with him due to time spent scouting Ryan Mallet. Alternatives:  Devon Wylie- WR- Fresno State Arkansas / Joe Adams- WR/RS- Arkansas / Josh Chapman- DL- Alabama / Senio Kelemete- OG- Washington  
     

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