Re: ***2013 Patriots Draft Thread V2***
posted at 1/29/2013 11:11 AM EST
Here is my wild and crazy mock draft. It's completely non-realistic and realistic at the same time because of the teams involved.
#29, #91, Ryan Mallet traded to Clev for #6 and their 4th with a conditional 5th-7th pick in 2014 (prior to draft)
#6, #61 to TB for #13, #43, 6th TB targets DeMarcus Milliner and need to jump ahead of Tenn and maybe the Jets if they trade Revis to get him
Pats trade 2013 4th and Clev 4th to move back into middle of 3rd
#13 - Sheldon Richardson DT/DE - One of the best interior rushers in the draft who's very explosive with rare athletic ability. Above average against the run but really excells at being disruptive behind the line and often seen chasing RB's down from behind. Non-stop motor full effort guy with highly developed pass rushing moves
#43 - Da'Rick Rodgers WR - A first round talent WR that will drop because of a drug related incident. BB doesn't shy away from the drug related incidents if the value is right and he doesn't have other issues following him. A mid 2nd for a top 20 talent with the size and fight the receiver core has been missing might be too much to pass up.
mid 3rd - Micah Hyde CB - Hyde is the reason the Pats move back into the 3rd. Hyde is a bigger physical CB that is comfortable in zone or in man which makes him an ideal slot CB. With the trend towards bigger physical CB's the Pats have been making Hyde only makes sense as he has the size to cover the larger slot receivers and hybrid TE's in the league but good enough speed to also cover to quicker CB's as well. Of course if McFadden or Poyer somehow made it to the 3rd they would be the choices but I see a run on CB's and the Pats moving up to try to scope up a guy that fits the new aggressive style of play
6th - Alex Carder QB - A lot of people are going to say who? but this kid is an interesting developmental QB from a smaller school. As the years progressed you could see his decision making drastically improving and his arm strength increasing. In 2010 he had a 63% completion %, 11' jumped to 65%, in 12' it jumped again to 68%. It wasn't just his completion % that increased, all his numbers steadily increased. To make matters better in big games, including a bowl game against Purdue, is where he really shinned. He's also going to drop because of an injury to his throwing hand but I think this kid with the right development could be worth a long look.
7th - Tyrann Mathieu CB - This one might be a pipe dream but no one expected Dennard to drop as far as he did either. Given Mathieu's size and off field issues (an arrest in October after a stint in rehab) and not playing all of last year it wouldn't shock me if he fell all the way to the 7th. If he does the Pats have to pinch themselves that 2 extremely talented CB's fell that far in back to back years and grab him up hoping his issues are behind him, otherwise he gets bounched quickly.
7th - Denard Robinson QB/WR/RB - Not sure who mentioned him first here but I like the kids style. He could be a less injury prone Edelman. When watching the kid in space and traffic he is electric with the ball and can make tacklers miss. Very quick CoD ability and smooth hips. As a late round conversion he'd make for an interesting choice
Yeah this is a crazy mock draft and most likely wouldn't happen but it would be interesting to say the least