Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***
posted at 3/23/2014 7:57 AM EDT
In response to minnypat's comment:
My QB wish is Colt McCoy when he is released by 49'ers (they traded for Gabbert, disclosure I am a diehard Horn fan). Colt excels at the short passing game. Then take a late round flyer on a Logan Thomas or Brett Smith or the kid from Cornell. And look to take a QB high next year.
I could see all of these QB's as options, would also add in Pitt's Tom Savage (believe he was originally started for Schiano at Rutgers) and UNC's Bryn Renner. Connor Shaw and Kenny Guiton have also been mentioned.
Pats just have to find a way to get a 2nd or 3rd for a package of Mallet and someone/something. They need four players that can hit the field next year - at S, DT, OG and TE. And you could easily throw C and WR and even an edge rusher in there.
I too would like to see them recover something for him, before losing him for nothing.
I suppose on the OL BB is thinking of Connolly at center and either Kline or Cannon being the RG. We'd all prefer a high pick at RG and Cannon remaining the swing tackle.
At Safety maybe BB and staff honestly believe in Harmon and plan on spotting Browner there. Still, it seens almost imperative to pick a safety. Everyone seems to have a man crush on Buccannon but I am not sold on his range or his prediliction for penalties. He's a hitter, but I prefer my Safeties to be really smart. I'm not sold on his smarts. I'm leaning more to the BYU or Stanford guy in the late rounds - Dan Sorenson or Ed Reynolds.
Yeah, they very well could believe Harmon is the guy. Sorenson certainly has the triangle #'s that BB covets, though he's not really physical... Reynolds looks like he could be a solid, yet unspectacular mid round guy.
At DT it all depends on T Kelly's health and if BB sees Siliga or Jones as frontline players. And of course the Armstead mystery. But if Nix, Hageman, Tuitt and Jernigan are all gone at 29 there's nobody left that can step in and play. Guys like DeQuan Jones and McCullers are spot guys - 5 to 10 plays a game- just like Vince would probably be if he returns.
I'm not a big McCullers guy, but I think Jones could be a solid contributor in year 1.
At TE I prefer the late round flyers like Dale Murphy's kid or the small school guys like AC Leanord or Joe Don Duncan or the Umass kid. If the fading three - Niklas, Amaro or ASF - are there at the end of 2nd you would have to seriously consider them. But no way I would do any in the 1st or trade up for em. The Iowa kid in the third would be okay.
I agree with you on the Day 2 TE's... end of Rd 2 or Rd 3 respectively... the other (3) are also popular names... I also like Florida's Trey Burton in more of that flex type role.
Just thoughts for the night...what did I hit to get italics?? It's late and I've been watching a ton of hockey. Love dem B's. 11 straight.
You prob just hit the "I" button below by mistake... and yeah the B's have been killin' it!