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1rd Jesse Willians
2rd Da`Brick Rogers
3rd D.J Hayden
7rd Marquees Wilson
7rd OL or a K
What do u think guys?
For me I am a Kawaan short guy over williams, hankins, williams, or jenkins. He has more playing experience and "all around" production. He's better in solo tackles, total tackles, years played, sacks, passes defended(I am assuming batted balls), and forced fumbles.
Also for me I prefer Quinton Patton, and Stedman Bailey to Da'rick Rogers. but it's close. I think it will come down to just how closely rated some of the WR's and corner backs are to each other on the Patriots board and which guys they think will be there at the end of the 3rd. That will dictate what they do in the 2nd, imo.
If the Pats end up pulling the trigger on a Emmanuel Sanders for their 3rd because they do not believe any of the WR's we have talked about will be there then I think that is a wise decision. That is almost a 4th round pick.
There was a crazy run on WR's the year they got stuck with Taylor price and the same could happen to them again this year. They could avoid it by using the 2nd rounder on the WR they wish but then they might end up with the same type of run happening to the cornerbacks in the 3rd round and be stuck with what is left.
If you use the 3rd rounder as compensation for sanders then your 2nd for your choice of cornerback then you do not have to theorectically worry about a run at either position in either scenario.
That ofcourse is all based on the Pats signing a vet pass rusher in free agency still and looking DT/DL with the 1st rounder.
I like short as well. The 2 dt's I was big on early on we're Richardson and short. Looks like Richardson is going in the top 20, but, short should be there at 29.
the only knock on short is his inconsistency and motor. look at last year. He simply either dominated games or was non existent. 3 or 4 of the games he dominated were against inferior competition. I really don't know what to make of him at this point, meaning kinda lukewarm on him.
any of the kids mentioned at dt...Williams, Hankins, Jenkins, short, etc i believe are all upgrades over love, deaderick, Francis. However, I don't know if they are when compared potentially to armstead. if armstead was drafted this year, given his cfl production, where would he go? Back half of round 1? Round 2?....I think he showed some pretty good skills in the cfl albeit against inferior talent, but that talent has got to be similar at least to some top college talent...meaning they aren't all scrubs.
The point is...have the pats already drafted their DT? and if so, will they draft another one? And to your point LOW, do the pats even see it as a priority the same way we do?
My personal view is the Pat's won't draft DT at 29 because of Armstead. I heard they are pretty high on him. While Love is entering the last year of his deal, I also think they have bigger needs, especially at WR, CB and coverage LB.
We actually need 2 WRs. This looks like 2006 all over again. We have nothing at WR now with Amendola getting hurt all the time, Jones and Jenkins are #4-5 WRs at best, and we'll probably be stuck with Branch and Stallworth coming off the street by Week 6. I'm actually hoping they will bring Lloyd back. Right now our WR position is a train wreck, worst in the league if you ask me. Name a team with a worse #1 and #2 than us (Amendola and Jones according to Patriots.com depth chart)?
With just three picks in the top 200, I would like to see them address the afformentioned 3 positions first. I think we should actually double down on the WR position unless we sign a better F/A than we have so far. Trouble is Edelman is the best one left and we need an outside the numbers guy.
Right now our WR position depth chart of Amedola, Jones, Slater, Ebert, and Jenkins is pathetic!! I'd rather stand pat at DL and upgrade this group.
", I would like to see them address the afformentioned 3 positions first."
which aforementioned 3. i read advocating 2 wrs in your post (which is one of the minds i have)
I'm guessing these.