Re: ***2013 Patriots Draft Thread V2***
posted at 11/22/2012 5:01 PM EST
In response to natesubs' comment:
new idea, since BB is bad at drafting WR's and most teams have trouble covering TE's why not just draft a set of TE's. using TE's in place of WR's. Have one burner WR who a team would have to double cover, place Hernandez at WR, gronk at TE and draft another big and fast TE such as
Levine Toilolo*, TE, Stanford Height: 6-8. Weight: 265. Projected 40 Time: 4.62.
the shear size of these guys require double coverage and it would be tough to choose who to double cover. You can't use just a regular CB to cover these guys because they wouldn't have the strength to tackle them after the catch. having a WR/TE core of guys who are bigger than 6'-5" and 240 lb would mean that most teams wouldn't have enough big CB's or safeties to be able to cover this. they would also have to have a safety deep to cover the burner WR who would go deep every play. next season we would have Jake Ballard, gronk, hernandez, hauwanaimi (however you spell his name) this frees us from spending a high draft pick at the WR position and allows us to let welker go if he does not accept a reasonable contract. We would also resign endelman as a backup option. I think with added playing time he could be quite good and perhaps close to as good as welker.
Vollmer might not be back due to his back problems and the value of a good OT, he might want to be paid as if he were a LT being that he can play the position. Therefore i propose that we bring in King Dunlap, the Eagles OT. He is a bit raw but we have the best O-line coach in the league. We have issues with our OG's staying healthy therefore i propose that we use our 1st round pick on Barrett jones and placing him at Center. With the increasing size of DT/NT in this league teams need a big C to stand them up. This would also free up connolly to play right OG his more natural position. I would also draft og braden hansen in the 5th round.
Wilfork can't do it all by himself. he needs help, i think adding jones helped him and gave us a lot more pass rush. I would also add Israel Idonije DT in FA. However while i like what Nink has done so far this season i would love to add another Pass rushing DE. I think the best value would be to select Margus Hunt in the second round. he is a physical freak, who could help on special teams and could easily break up passes if taught to keep his hands up.
Our core of DB's who have checkered pasts has worked pretty good. Denard and talib played great together. I propose we use a late round pick on tyrann Mathieu because of the shear value he brings. A heisman finalist who could really help our DB's. we would also need to pick up a safety in FA, perhaps Dashon Goldson or Jairus Byrd. Either of these guys paired up with McCourty would be a great combo. I would also hire a new DB's coach. Brett maxie of the Tenessee titans would be my first choice. In order to bring him in we would have to promote him to assistant-D coordinator, but if it fixed our Db's it would be well worth it. We also will have to resign talib. hopefully Wilson will improve to be the top rotational S for our team.
bring in Brett maxie as new DB's coach
resign woodhead, endelman, brace, Talib, and fletcher.
sign King Dunlap OT, dashon Goldson S, Aaron Curry OLB, Israel Idonije DT
letting walk- welker (need the cap $), Vollmer (will be offered too much by ther teams), chung
2013 NFL draft
1st Round - Barrett Jones, T/G/C, Alabama
2nd Round - Margus Hunt, DE, SMU (2-3 round)
3rd Round â trade down in 3rd round and pick up a 5th Levine Toilolo*, TE, Stanford
4th Round - Tyrann Mathieu*, CB/S, LSU
5th Round - Braden Hansen, G, BYU
7th Round - Ron Powell*, OLB, Florida or Jake stoneburner, TE, OSU
very thorough nate.
my only complaints
1. you dont mention letting arrington walk: a must
2. chung cant cover a lick and earns more than he worth in fa (hes worth nothing to me, i cut ties)
3. i would try to tag and trade welker if he wont sign reasaonable 3 year offer.
addendum: i would try to resign volmer to reasonalble contract. his back seems to have healed from last year (but i could go your way as well).