Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread***! UPDATED W/ MOCK V3 4/12!
posted at 4/26/2012 9:26 AM EDT
In Response to Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread***! UPDATED W/ MOCK V3 4/12!
[QUOTE]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 Barron DL- 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. 62 - 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
Posted by mbeaulieu07[/QUOTE]
This would be an awesome draft, MB. Solid players throughout, just like BB likes it. Nice work bro!