Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread*** MOCK V1 ADDED
posted at 1/10/2012 12:16 PM EST
In Response to Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread*** MOCK V1 ADDED
[QUOTE]interesting scenario: posing a draft scenario after using a pro site 1/9 update. with us at 31, they give us cordy glenn guard ga, they give gb merclius at 32, sanu taken at 30 by sf if mercilus is there at 31, i think i take him at 31. you? at 29, they have burfict going to baltimore, they have us at 28 taking barron for me, even if we had not picked up a fs free agent which i plan on them doing i would take burfict assuming he checks out for us we think he can be a good character. (tell me ray lewis didnt have character concerns [no one knew his exact involvement in that killing], and how long has he been the on field coach and mentor for that defense. if we still needed the fs, lester in the second. -------------------------------------------------------------------- 3rd question, same draft, do you trade up for any of these instead? hightower goes at 25 to the giants stil 24 to the broncos ingram 23 minnefield 22 konz 19 brown 18 janoris jenkins 17 perry 16 preceded by jeffrey, dennard, floyd, upsahw, reif, keuchly, kirpatrick, rest is predictable so the top dbs gone, top lbs gone except burfict, still is gone, taylor gone. thouhgts?
Posted by bredbru[/QUOTE]
As of now, the highest our picks can be are 27/28, the lowest, of course, 31/32. I think Barron and Konz will both be gone before 27, probably 21, as anytime you have the top player at a position on the board and a team with need, a reach of 10 spots or so to fill that need isn't unusual. I could see Barron going as high as the Jets at 16 and Konz to the Bengals at 21.
As far as the LB discussion goes, can we agree there are no top 10 LBs this year? Then you have Ingram, Perry, Kuechly, Upshaw, Brown, Hightower, Montgomery and Mercilus all projected in the 10-32 range. Team need and math would seem to suggest a couple of these guys should be available late 20s.
Looking at our roster, I like the idea of adding a big run stuffer who can run in the middle like Hightower. Play him alongside Spikes and move Mayo outside as we've seen some this year. You can then have Fletcher or Ninko on the other side. If we could somehow get Upshaw, then I think we are set with Mayo/Spikes/Fletcher in the middle with Upshaw and Ninko on the edge. I've actually seen a mock recently that had Upshaw lasting until 32 going to GB.
In any event, we should be able to get a stud LB with one of those top picks. Assuming we do and Barron and Konz are gone, would we go WR with the other?
Have you guys talked about Alshon Jeffery lately? I know he had a bit of an off year compared to last and got into a little trouble. I know we got burned before taking a Steve Spurrier WR (Chad Jackson) and I know that Jeffery can be a little sloppy in his routes but there is no denying his physical skill set and having Brady throwing to him, the sky's the limit for this kid. I bring him up only because I saw one mock having us taking him at 31.
Can you imagine putting Jeffery on the outside with Welker and Gronk working the middle of the field and Hernandez coming out of the backfield and working the flat? ...and don't forget Shane Vereen or Ridley (both excellent receivers), what they could bring to the passing game too.