Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***
posted at 3/16/2014 11:12 AM EDT
Looks like going into the draft the Pats because of FA signings will the flexibility to go after a specific guy in their range. If they really like a dt and hes still there in mid 20s they do what they neef to
They dont need to draft 7 or 8 guys this year 4 or 5 guys that r studs probably based on moves is what their draft day game plan could b
Maybe it's the residual hops and barley in my brain, but I could very well see some semblence of 2012, with Kony Ealy being the prime target (similar to Chandler)... then maybe a DaQuan Jones or Telvin Smith or Deone Bucannon in Rd 2. If Ealy is there at 29, I think he's a homerun pick and you save your 3rd rounder.
That's what I was thinking, in 2013 they clearly were going after some guys Collins, Harmon, Ryan but they felt they could get them without making moves.
Harmon was reported as a "reach" and Ryan borderline reach.
I can see him going hard after someone in 1st round if they fall in mid 20s, then trade out of 2nd round and pick up a few players in 3rd and 4th. If they get a premiere guy in the 1st I'm good with DTs, TE and WRs that are available in the 3rd and 4th.
I still want to see Kevin Norwood drafted, too good on value where he'll get picked. HE knocks Thompkins immediatly down the depth the depth chart. His style of game and abilities are too perfect match to NE for him to go else where.
I like Norwood on Day 3... not a ton of upside, but a solid, reliable possession type target that could quickly get on the same page as TB.
I don't know if he makes it to day 3, after the week of the SB and running as well as he did at the combine, the drills and game tape this guy as you said nothing flashy but a 1st down machine with the ability to get you big plays when needed. His hands are as good or better than anyone in the draft.
This is the type guy Brady loves to have IMO, knows when it's 3rd and 6 or 7 and he needs his WR to make the catch this is the type WR who he can look towards aside from Edelman. His football IQ is also according to all reports very high as well has his work ethic.
LOL no I'm not that high on the kid.