Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread*** MOCK V1 ADDED
posted at 1/9/2012 4:35 AM EST
In Response to Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread*** MOCK V1 ADDED
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread*** MOCK V1 ADDED : Hey bredbru, I'm way behind. I try to read this board as much as I can but I just haven't had time this year as in year's past. Agreed, Welker is the only player worthy of the tag number this year. We could see BJGE get away this year. I hope not but BB doesn't pay big bucks for RBs. I think Ridley has shown that he can be the featured back and Vereen should be healthy next year. We still have Woodhead so not too worried about RB. Agreed also on WR. Ocho wasn't worth the draft choice or cash. We should cut our loses. As for Konz, I would have totally been fine with Pouncey last year if Miami didn't take him so Konz should be a no brainer. With our top picsl we want to draft players who can contribute right away. If Connolly and Koppen move on, Konz would step in start and probably be an upgrade in short order. Other than Safety, I don't see another position where a rookie can come in day 1 and start. Now, this assumes we don't cut Ocho and Branch returns. If we get rid of both then obviously we'd need 2 new WRs. Defensively, I don't know if a rookie corner or OLB could start right away over the players we have. If Carter can bounce back I think he's a lock and Deaderick and Love both have shown some things this year. I don't know that there is a DT type that would be there for us better than our current options. Right now I'm kinda hoping we can get 2 of these guys; Konz, Barron and Hightower then add a WR in the 2nd round. OFFENSE 22 Players Slot 30 W Welker '11 25 Edelman '12 WR 32 Branch '11 26 M Slater '11 LOT 33 Light '12 23 N Solder '15 LG 30 Mankins '16 C 29 Connolly '11 25 Wendell '11 Koppen '11 ROG 34 B Waters '12 RT 27 Vollmer '12 23 M. Cannon '14 TE 23 Gronkowski '13 21 Hernandez '13 QB 34 Tom Brady '14 25 Hoyer '11 23 Mallett '14 RB 26 Green-Ellis '11 26 Woodhead '12 35 Faulk '11 23 S. Ridley '14 23 S. Veeren '14 WR 33 Ochocinco '13 DEFENSE 25 Players DE 34 S Ellis '11 25 Love '11 NT 29 Wilfork '14 24 Deaderick '13 M Pryor '12 DE 32 A Carter '11 24 Brace '12 G Warren '11 OLB 23 Cunningham '13 28 M Anderson '11 ILB 25 Mayo '17 25 Fletcher '12 30 White '11 ILB 24 B Spikes '13 25 Guyton '11 OLB 27 Ninkovich '11 24 J Tarpinian LCB 24 McCourty '14 23 Dowling '14 RCB 25 Arrington '12 26 A Molden SS 24 Chung '12 27 J Ihedigbo '11 FS 27 J. Barrett '12 23 S. Brown '13 SPECIAL TEAMS 3 PK 27 Gostkowski '14 PS P 24 Z. Mesko '13 Markell Carter LS 23 D Aiken Dorin Dickerson
Posted by Faucetman[/QUOTE]
"Right now I'm kinda hoping we can get 2 of these guys; Konz, Barron and Hightower then add a WR in the 2nd round. "
well i dont know if i can catch you up on a summation of all ive written, but maybe some. re your 3 above, if we go free safety, i like lester the ball hawk. the other 2 are on my short list
my pref is to fill as much needs as possible in f.a
especially free safety and if we want cb (backfield fa vs draft preferred).
but any high needs as well in fa, so in the draft we can use the picks we have to nab the best gamechangers we can get (that fit our team) within our reach including trading up (including being willing to use a pick from next year to do so).
we have youth. 13 picks every year we dont need.
3 or so gamechangers will do the trick.
draft strategy without knowing what we do in f.a but assuming we pickup fs and, if needed, cb:
c (if we go konz first), lb(would like to move our lb pick up to get the best one who falls within reach- i like hightower, (i like upshaw if we had 2 higher picks to get both), wr, de/dt, te
lb, de/dt, wr, te (last 2 interchangeable order), c
i wish we had filled more positions last year at the top of the draft instead of going quantity and striking out a lot at the bottom half. (ie package and move up). missing so much leaves us more holes than we can fill this year.
-i would love a penetrating dt (should be obvious why)
-sackmaster de (enuf said)
-speedy lb who can get to the rb and can cover in space (our lb are too slow
and are not even adequate at covering in space)
-lb who can set the edge (nuf said)
-tall, big, smart, reliable, receiver (outside #`1 who is big-several to choose)
-blocking and receiving te (need to nave another te who can block and at least
marginal threat in pass game).
-ballhawking fs (obvious)
i have joked after watching the brady 6, that bb made the worst defense in history in order to seal brady's legend in the lore of the nfl (ie when he wins a championship with the worst record setting defense in history :)
nice to see you around these parts faucet!
will look for your and other's comments