Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***
posted at 4/3/2014 6:36 PM EDT
My critique of your original post:
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DE/OLB- Kony Ealy No way is he a 1st rounder. He's a 5th rounder at best. Why do we need DE OLB anyways we have Chandler jones that we traded up for. Ealy is a skinny guy that would easily get boxed inside in the run. I'm even sure this guy can set the edge.
OLB/DE- Jeremiah Attaochu 4th rounder at best, he's very mediocre off the edge and needs to be superb to be an every down OLB. He's never dropped into coverage before
LB- Ryan Shazier I agree that he is a 1st-2nd round, where he struggles is getting past the pass blocker to get to the QB, He's getting in run and has room for growth in the passing game.
DT- Stephon Tuitt I like Tuitt, solid 1st rounder in my opinion
OLB/DE- Dee Ford I think Dee is a little overrated at this stage. I know he had a good senior bowl, but he jumped offside at least once on one of the sacks he got (he was never called for it). I have him at 3rd round
WR- Kelvin Benjamin KB is a big athlete but struggled a lot in the national championship against a smaller DB. I think he is a situational red zone player and that does not warrant a 1st round pick in my eyes.
CB- Kyle Fuller Hands down beat all around CB in the NFL draft
DT- Ra'shede Hageman 1st-2nd round, needs more experience at DE, he use to be on the offensive side of the ball.
S- Jimmie Ward Great cover S. Apparently his stock is dropping. He will be awesome in the NFL. 1st round for sure