Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***
posted at 3/20/2014 10:21 AM EDT
In response to minnypat's comment:
My Responses in Red:
so if I am reading the winds correctly...I like to whittle down the names to familiarize myself with now that we have fifty days or so to go.
in 1st round we seem to be hoping that either Ealy, Nix or Pryor is there. Hageman is to iffy and it seems the three TE's aren't worth it at 29. My hope of Zach Martin seems unlikely.
Martin might be the safest pick in this class, but you're right, he'll be gone. Ealy, Pryor, Nix, Tuitt, Hageman, Jernigan, Shazier and Benjamin seem to be the most popular names in Rd 1. A definite defensive flavor.
in the 2nd most want one of the three TE's. My hope was that Attaocho would be there at the end of the second but that is looking more and more unlikely. We'd have to trade up to get him, maybe Mallet and picks or Vollmer would get the Texan's second. With our pick I will have fingers crossed that one of Trent Murphy, Kelvin Benjiman or Weston Richburg is there.
Some might project Attaochu here, but I just think his talent/upside screams Top 40 pick, and he could easily go in Rd 1. Of the (3) mentioned, I don't think there's any chance of Benjamin being available at the end of Rd 2, though there's a chance Murphy could and I'd expect Richburg to be there as well.
I love the third round and would kill for multiple picks. Give me any of these guys who might be available - D. Bucannon, Telvin Smith, Joel Bitonio, Ed Reynolds, Jack Mewhort or Donte Montcrief.
I have Bucannon and Smith as Rd 2 kids, and while they're not locks for that round, I don't expect them to be available at the end of Rd 3... of the remaining, I love Moncrief and Bitonio, who both have a shot at being on the board. DaQuan Jones is another very popular Day 2 name.
I hate not having a 4th. Maybe BB can work his magic. Some good players will be there. I love me some Dakota Dozier but he is getting buzz and probably won't be there. Ty Zimmerman or Shane Skov would be nice. And CB Marcus Roberson. Or D McCullers.
As another poster mentioned, Wazz mentioned, they have a 4th, but no 5th.
There are a bunch of guys I am high on in the late rounds -
I've addes some names that I like in:
QB - Aaron Murray, Logan Thomas (especially if he showed a willingness to try H-Back), Kenny Guiton (great kid, would love to see him cross train at WR or punt return), Brett Smith
RB- Jerrick McKinnon, Andre Williams, Alfred Blue, Tyler Gaffney.
TE - A.C. Leanord, Joe Don Duncan, Rob Blanchflower, Arthur Lynch, Trey Burton.
WR - Kevin Norwood, Kain Colter, TJ Jones, Michael Campanaro.
OL- Billy Turner,l John Urschel, Marcus Martin, Chris Watt, Bryan Stork.
DL - larry Webster, Caraun Reid, Zach Moore, Ed Stinson, Brent Urban, Bruce Gaston, Justin Ellis.
LB - Jordon Tripp, Max Bullough,
DB- Walt Aikens, Daniel Sorenson, Brock Vereen, Vinne Sunseri (from Bama, watch BB do a Tavon Wilson redux and draft Vinnie in the 2nd round)
WHO AM I MISSING THAT HAS BEEN PROMOTED ON THIS THREAD????
A couple of names that I'd like to add:
WR- Cody Latimer
S/CB- Antone Exum
CB- Stanley Jean-Baptiste
WR- Bruce Ellington
WR- Jared Abbrederis
RB- Devonte Freeman
QB- AJ McCarron
LB- Shayne Skov