Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread*** MOCK V1 ADDED
posted at 1/12/2012 6:27 AM EST
In Response to Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread*** MOCK V1 ADDED
In Response to Re: ***2012 Patriots Draft Thread*** MOCK V1 ADDED : Absolutely!! We don't want Hightower taking over for Ray Lewis and have the beat go on in Baltimore. Let's hope the Saints fall to the 49ers this weekend so that this is not an issue. We can then take Hightower ahead of them like we did Gronk. They might be looking to leapfrog us like we did to them in 2010. I do think Ingram and Hightower both still being on the board this late is unrealistic. However, I think we will have at least one of these guys we like to select from: Hightower, Konz, Barron, Sanu.
Posted by Faucetman
I think we will have at least one of these guys we like to select from: Hightower, Konz, Barron, Sanu.
faucet and all. not sure this is the case, but will add another scenario to consider here. of the above, id like hightower first preference, konz second.
i want a fs in free agency so we dotn have to take barron over the other 4-5 positions i want to fill via draft. and re sanu, unless bb has him rated so far above all the other wr in the top half of the draft, i hold off till the second rd. again i think other positions are more important with our top picks.
so im using walter footballs 1/9 mock update to illustrate and query folks on this scenario.
so if this is the scenario, the bad news is a lot of the first round defensive players ( and center)we coveted are gone by our pick:
konz 23, hightower 24 to pitt, burfict 27 to balt
but for those who feel we can use brown, he makes it to the top of the second.
heres who is gone and who remains till the second.
given this scenario it may make sense to trade back with one pick 5 spots or less if if gives us another 2nd round pick in the top 24 imo (ie if someone has to move up to get a player).
2 griffin to wash ( i like this. puts him in the nfc and on a bad team).
14 de castro
16 mercilus (too bad if we dont get a shot)
25 lamar miller
26 fletcher cox
27 alshon jeffery
28 kenadall wright
30 pats 1a worthy
31 pats 1b barron
32 dwayne allen te
that was the bad news now the good news:
left is : (they have coming off in rd 2)
33 zack brown (top tier lb)
34 sanu top tier wr
35 poe gap plugger
36 olb lavonte david
37 minnefield cb / kr
38 hosley cb va tech
39 sander tackle
40 brandon thompson clemson dt
41 adams oh st o tackle
42 nick foles qb
43 andre branch de
44 david wilson rb va tech
45 josh robnson centr fl cb kr
46 crick de/dt
47 braandon washington g/t miami
48 brandon jenkins de/olb (i coulda swore mb said he declred hes staying in school?)
49 fleenr te (only te in the draft we have been speaking of and i say we draft)
50 toon wr wisc. (nother possiblilty)
51 wagner lb utah st
52 osemele g
53 polk rb wash
54 curry de (nother possible patriot)
55 ben jones c ga (nother possible patriot)
56 ta' amu nose
57 gilmore cb (some like, gimme fa if a cb)
58 nix g
59 chapman nose
60 ronnel lewis de/olb
61 irvin de olb w virginia
62 travis lewis
63 dwight jones - they give to us
64 winn mb liked a while back
so if draft is falling this way around pick 20 or 24 in the draft,
what are you thinking with our first 4 rds of picks
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3, 4.
for me if we go down i only would go down up to 5 picks and i would only move from 1 to upper 2/3 of 2 cause of value there. also only consider 1 trade down.
what are your thoughts in this scenario.
also if nay of those folks who threw out players today and i commented why i wouldnt ie poe, can you offer any info in regard to a retort.