Re: ***2013 Patriots Draft Thread V2***
posted at 4/8/2013 5:38 PM EDT
In response to PatsLifer's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
Time for another crazy but interesting mock draft:
Mia trades with Clev for the #6 overall pick and trades #54 to Clev to move up
#29 - traded to Buf for #41 and a 4th: Buf is hard after Nassib according to reports. Unfortunately they are on the backend of the 2nd round as far as QB needy teams goes. Buf needs to move up and the Pats might be looking to add some picks. It makes sense from both aspects and they have made trades in the past regardless of being in the same division
#41 - J. Jenkins or J. Willams DT: There's a good possibility that one of these giants makes it to pick #41. If one does I think the Pats pull the trigger and grabs one. Either are immediate upgrades at the 2nd DT spot and can sub in for Wilfork when they switch to 34 depending on opponent and scheme that week.
#54 - Rogers or Bailey WR: The Browns trade the newly acquired pick to the Pats in exchange for Mallett. Which ever player is available they grab a WR with the first 2nd pick. Either can play outside with Bailey giving you slightly better hands, quick CoD, and ability to create separation while Rogers gives you size, better run blocking, and ability to block out CB's. Either would be welcome additions to the lineup and have the possibility to be #1/2 type WRs
#59 - Blidi Wren-Wilson CB: The more I hear about Pats interest in him and the more I hear him compare to McCourty with better size and speed the more I think he could be the Pats pick back here. He's got the size tand speed to play outside but also the fluid hips and CoD to play inside just don't expect a lot of picks coming from him. Overall he'd be a solid player who has Ras's size and McCourty's intangibles
#91 - Jamie Collins OLB: In Collins they have a kid who can cover from the LB spot and play as LB in either the 34 or 43. He also brings some pass rushing ability and can play well against the run. With that in mind they could move Hightower to more of a 43DE and 34OLB type role and really run 4 deep in the LB position while strengthing up the DL too
Bills 4th - Nick Kasa TE: After thinking about what Faucet said I'm starting to wonder if they would dump Fells and get a backup TE with high upside that can play behind Gronk and Ballard. If Gronk starts the season injured Hern and Ballard can be your starters and once Gronk is healthy you can move Hern to the WR position essentially doubling down on WR this year by adding quality TE depth. Kasa is one of the largest TE's in the draft and still one of the fastest posting up a 4.7 speed. He's got good hands that should only improve coming over from a DE position. He has tremendous upside and can be more of a traditional large blocking TE that can give you 25-40 recs a year.
first 7th - Jeff Tuel QB: They will need to replace Mallett and this kid is the player they typically look at. If not for an 11' injury ridden season and platooning in 12' he'd be talked about as a day 2 type of QB. He has high upside and can provide some reassurance coming off the bench. With McDaniels and Brady to give him pointers he could come out as another late round Pats QB steal
second 7th - Lawrence Okoye ??: The Pats need more bodies at the DL spot and have taken risks on players who haven't played the sport before. This kid has very nice triangles numbers and worth the back of the 7th risk to see if they can do something with him. Another rugby pickup
Nice mock Eng...one question...why would Miami want to move up? Who are they targeting?
, good stuff. ive posted my thoughts on wreh-wilson. yeah id like a more elite corner with better upside, but i see a bb guy in him.
i dont know collins, but if your assesmwenrt is right i see the need.
i switch 41 for de who is avail ie hunt or okafor, take rogers with 54
i see your thinking wiht kasa, good gronk insurance, though i could just as easily see value in nabbing a secoond high upside wr.
hear you on okoye and tuel.