Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***
posted at 3/15/2014 7:13 PM EDT
In response to jjdbrasil's comment:
CPat, I like your idea of trading out if there is not a true 1st rd starte, but I think even with VW back(maybe) we need a young DT. Bucannon is underrated, great pick. Niklas is an all around TE, but he is not on Gronk's level. He his where I think we should pick him. Skov is a gamer not sure if he has the speed, but as a thumper he is very good. Abbrederis and Gaffney are solid. Not many have NE picking RB. I like Matthews. I think he will be a great profession and has all the makings to be a #1 receiver.
Where I don't agree is on DT, we need one. Not sure if there is a DE in FA that would work out well. I don't favor signing DE Allen from Minny.
Your draft would work for me if we picked up a DT in FA (Pat Sims), an edge rusher (Robert Ayers, on a short deal)
I would look at a OG and another DT in rounds 5-7.
Thanks for response ... good points. I guess my thinking is we have lots of young DTs already: Chris Jones, Armstead, Silinga ... I am hoping these guys are better next yr + Tommy Kelly was VERY good prior to the injury ... So I am not too worried about DT.
DE .... for sure they need another/better pass rusher, but really, what are the chances of a 29th or 58th draft pick stepping in and being better than what we have? .. almost nil IMO. I just don't see any easy answers at DE ... I would love big Jared Allen ... but the cap space must be precarious now?
At RB, Blount is over-rated and likely gone. Ridley goes in and out of the doghouse ... Vereen is injury prone and not physical .... Bolden is a solid special team back up ... so get Gaffney in R4 and sign him for rookie R4 money = cheap. He can catch and comes from a pro style offence at Stanford ... plus Stanford kids are more often than not smart kids ... we get lots of Stanford games on TV out West, and I am impressed by him and Skov ... Stanford pro day is the 20th, let's see if Skov can fully participate (40 time??)