Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***
posted at 4/7/2014 11:45 AM EDT
Using PE's trade scenario here's a mock I personally would be happy with:
2nd T - Dequan Jones DT only reason Tuitt is not here is that I don't think he will be there to pick. Reason I have Jones even as not as a polished guy is IMO he has the power to take on multiple blocks but has quickness to rush inside as well as able to play in multiple fronts. Even though he's probably a year or two away from reaching potential in a rotation this kid could help year one.
2nd - C.J. Fiedorowicz TE think enough has been said
3rd - Telvin Smith OLB/SS although he wants to remain at LB I think one pick helps two areas. When playing SS assignment which IMO he has very good instints and movement skills to play, he attacks the LOS. Just a smart kid who's size probably makes him slide into 3rd round (at least I hope).
4th T - Kevin Norwood WR one of my favorite players in this draft, a 25 year old rookie WR. IMHO, he has the tools to give both Dobson and Thompkins a run for their money. I think he's way underated, there are negatives like not having eye poping numbers at Alabama but his strengths are what Pats could use in a WR. Next to Edelman could be TBs next favorite WR target. lol yeah I might be a little to high on the kid.
4th - Adrian Hubbard OLB/ILB/DE TBD lol This kid is hard to project, has length strength to play DE but has movement (not elite), and experience playing LB at Alabama. Like Hightower (not as gifted offcourse) this guy could play multiple positions.
4th C - Brent Urban DE/DT I know I will get shot for this, reminds me to a poor man's J.J. Watt. This is not a finished product, he shows flashes but still mastering his abilities. If he doesn't get to QB will bat balls down, long arms allows him to keep blockers away from body and shed blocks. Needs to develop but could be a very good DT/DE with coaching and as another rotation guy this year could help that interior pass rush/3rd down D.
5th T - Anthony Steen OG Solid OG can play both in run game and pass protection, needs to improve against 2nd rush moves.
6th T - Aaron Lynch DE This is a roll of the dice, cbs and other sites compare him to Coples as, very bad effort tape but off the charts physical ability. Based on physical abilities alone, ignoring for a second his bad effort tape this guy should be a late day 1 early day 2 pick. He has that speed and power, but add tape and he just doesn't show it. Under the right system with the right guys in the locker room could be 5 years from now a "how did he make it to the 6th round"
6th - David Fluellen RB Big tough RB who catches the ball extremely well, lateral movement is much better than n/s speed but runs good routes. Patient between OT runner who chews up yardage.
7th - Casey Pachall QB Story is almost identical to Mallet's.
Not your star filled up mock. Some players I'm higher than most on, some are a bit of a gamble but HUGE upside/payoff. For OL, I think Steen can start at RG moving Connolly back to OC. I like that idea a lot better than Connoly and Wendel.
LBs IMO important in this draft, there's little depth behind the big 3.