***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***

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    There's a good chance Christian Ponder gets released. He wouldn't be a bad backup.



    Please, no.

     
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    I've got to admit I've been looking at a lot of these front seven defenders and I just don't see a good one falling to where we are, why not just take Jace Amaro and call it a day? Or if the kid from Oregon falls (Cooks)...take him. Either would help this team. I just keep looking at some of these tackles and ends, and I can't help but think...these are guys that we can get in the second or third. I just don't find them to be all that good - a guy like Tuitt would of been nice, but he's got that stress fracture now. Nix would be nice, but he'll be gone. I don't like Ealy and I think Ford will be gone, or just flat out won't fit what we do. The kid from Minnesota looks like a hit or miss type too.

    And I keep seeing guys who they think are going to clime into the bottom half of the first as undersized ends...they look like late second round reaches too me. Just take Amaro, at least he'll give you 50 catches a year and won't drop the ball...he might help in the redzone too. And Cooks would really make things interesting in this offense, I don't care that he's small or may be more of a slot guy, we'd find a spot for him, he'd fit here.

     
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    Question for you guys...

    I've read and heard on radio that HOU should pick up Clowney. To me Clowney is a pure rusher. Would he fit in HOU's 34?

     
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    Draftsite has a seven round mock up. Some observations...

    it has Pats taking Nix in 1st and Iowa's TE CJ Fed in the second. It has Ealy going a couple of picks after Nix to Seattle. I'd prefer Ealy over Nix at this stage. And I was hoping we could get CJ in the 3rd.

    Allot of my favorite players seem slotted for the top half of the second. This mock had Tuitt, Murphy, Bucannon and Swanson going there.

    But the 3rd round is where I want to be. This mock had a dozen players going in the third that I would love to see the Pats get - Moncrief, DQ Jones, Skov, Abrederris, McCarron, Andre Williams, Attaochu, Jack Mewhort and a couple of others. This mock had us taking a Rutgers WR, Brandon Coleman. That would disappoint me.

    In this mock's fourth there were some interesting names -Authur Lynch, Weston Richburg, Troy Niklas, Ed Stinson. The mock had Pats taking FSU LB Christian Jones. A good pick. Allot of you guys have lobbied for Niklas as Pat's 1st pick but most mocks I see have him going in the 4th or later. Why the disparity?

    We don't have a fifth but this mock had a bunch of guys I would love going there - Brett Smith, Jeff Janis, Telvin Smith, Storm Johnson, Ty Zimmerman, Marcus Martin, Larry Webster, Aaron Murray. Gotta get us a fifth.

    The 6th round in this mock had some guys of interest - Joel Bitonio, Rob Blanchflower, Jordan Zumwalt, Chris Watt, Dakota Dozier, Jordon Tripp and Joe Don Duncan, who the mock had the Pats taking.  I like all these guys. They'd all be great value in the 6th.

    And last, not least, the grand 7th round. But nobody I like. The mock had Pats taking another WR Cody Latimar of Indiana. The mock had Pats taking two TE's and two WR's.

    I should double check but most of my small school sleeper favorites like Walt Aiken and AC Leanord didn't get drafted in this mock. I still am certain this draft has quality guys in the late rounds. Pats need to score one or two.

    Ah heck, it's just one of ten thousand mocks. Wake me on 5/8.

     
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    Question for you guys...

    I've read and heard on radio that HOU should pick up Clowney. To me Clowney is a pure rusher. Would he fit in HOU's 34?



    He would have to stand up or Houston figures on being in a sub a lot of the time.  You are right I think he belongs as a 43 DE if he has to play OLB in a 34 it will take him a while to learn that position and responsabilities.

    Willie has said it a bunch, when you stand up it goes from one read to a lot of reads before ball is snapped.  it will slow down Clowney.  

     
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    I've got to admit I've been looking at a lot of these front seven defenders and I just don't see a good one falling to where we are, why not just take Jace Amaro and call it a day? Or if the kid from Oregon falls (Cooks)...take him. Either would help this team. I just keep looking at some of these tackles and ends, and I can't help but think...these are guys that we can get in the second or third. I just don't find them to be all that good - a guy like Tuitt would of been nice, but he's got that stress fracture now. Nix would be nice, but he'll be gone. I don't like Ealy and I think Ford will be gone, or just flat out won't fit what we do. The kid from Minnesota looks like a hit or miss type too.

    And I keep seeing guys who they think are going to clime into the bottom half of the first as undersized ends...they look like late second round reaches too me. Just take Amaro, at least he'll give you 50 catches a year and won't drop the ball...he might help in the redzone too. And Cooks would really make things interesting in this offense, I don't care that he's small or may be more of a slot guy, we'd find a spot for him, he'd fit here.



    I love Ealy and I think most agree with you on Hageman, boom/bust time with a ton of upside but is very inconsistent.  I also don't think Amaro is out of the question in Rd 1, but he's almost exclusively a flex type TE and I'd almost rather have Kelvin Benjamin in that capacity... Cooks could also be under consideration in Rd 1, he has the prototye WR skill set for a BB offense.

     
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    In response to minnypat's comment:

    Draftsite has a seven round mock up. Some observations...

    it has Pats taking Nix in 1st and Iowa's TE CJ Fed in the second. It has Ealy going a couple of picks after Nix to Seattle. I'd prefer Ealy over Nix at this stage. And I was hoping we could get CJ in the 3rd.

    Allot of my favorite players seem slotted for the top half of the second. This mock had Tuitt, Murphy, Bucannon and Swanson going there.

    But the 3rd round is where I want to be. This mock had a dozen players going in the third that I would love to see the Pats get - Moncrief, DQ Jones, Skov, Abrederris, McCarron, Andre Williams, Attaochu, Jack Mewhort and a couple of others. This mock had us taking a Rutgers WR, Brandon Coleman. That would disappoint me.

    In this mock's fourth there were some interesting names -Authur Lynch, Weston Richburg, Troy Niklas, Ed Stinson. The mock had Pats taking FSU LB Christian Jones. A good pick. Allot of you guys have lobbied for Niklas as Pat's 1st pick but most mocks I see have him going in the 4th or later. Why the disparity?

    We don't have a fifth but this mock had a bunch of guys I would love going there - Brett Smith, Jeff Janis, Telvin Smith, Storm Johnson, Ty Zimmerman, Marcus Martin, Larry Webster, Aaron Murray. Gotta get us a fifth.

    The 6th round in this mock had some guys of interest - Joel Bitonio, Rob Blanchflower, Jordan Zumwalt, Chris Watt, Dakota Dozier, Jordon Tripp and Joe Don Duncan, who the mock had the Pats taking.  I like all these guys. They'd all be great value in the 6th.

    And last, not least, the grand 7th round. But nobody I like. The mock had Pats taking another WR Cody Latimar of Indiana. The mock had Pats taking two TE's and two WR's.

    I should double check but most of my small school sleeper favorites like Walt Aiken and AC Leanord didn't get drafted in this mock. I still am certain this draft has quality guys in the late rounds. Pats need to score one or two.

    Ah heck, it's just one of ten thousand mocks. Wake me on 5/8.



    I can't speak for the mock creators projection, but I can say that I disagree with some of his projections.

    1.  I don't think CJ is a lock for Rd 2, would be more comfortable with him in Rd 3.

    2.  I don't think anyone is really talking about Niklas in Rd 1 recently, but I don't see a scenario in which he lasts until Rd 4.

    3.  No way Joel Bitonio lasts until Rd 6... heck, I'd be surprised if he makes it out've Day 2 and I honestly think that he could be a Mankins type that ends up in Rd 1, when most don't project him there.  Kid can play either T or G position.

    4.  I don't see Cody Latimer being available in Rd 7.

     
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    Lets assume for argument, we get Vince under contract (which in my mind means BB and Bob Kraft see him as able to play this year) and Tommy Kelly. 

    How would that change your draft? 

    We would now have added two corners and have decent backups in the secondary. We get Mayo back, so we would have Hightower, Mayo, and Collins. We lost Spikes, so we could need some LB help. 

    We could possibly wait until round 4 and get Daniel McCullers at D-Tackle. 

    I would spend a first round on Kelvin Benjamin, a second round on best interior lineman available and a third round on CJ Federowitz. 

    Pick up Andre Williams from BC in the 4th to replace Blount. 

    What would you do?

     
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    I may see about taking CJ Mosley in the first now - then possibly Jordan Mathews in the second. 

     
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    I cant ******* wait for this draft. This class is loaded!

     
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    I may see about taking CJ Mosley in the first now - then possibly Jordan Mathews in the second. 



    Yeah man I think we should take a game changing rushing linebacker also.. And Mathews that would be a steal! He reminds me of Vincent Jackson.

     
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    Lets assume for argument, we get Vince under contract (which in my mind means BB and Bob Kraft see him as able to play this year) and Tommy Kelly. 

    How would that change your draft? 

    We would now have added two corners and have decent backups in the secondary. We get Mayo back, so we would have Hightower, Mayo, and Collins. We lost Spikes, so we could need some LB help. 

    We could possibly wait until round 4 and get Daniel McCullers at D-Tackle. 

    I would spend a first round on Kelvin Benjamin, a second round on best interior lineman available and a third round on CJ Federowitz. 

    Pick up Andre Williams from BC in the 4th to replace Blount. 

    What would you do?



    I think they've set themselves up nicely to target BPA.  Now, I don't anticipate a CB in Rd 1, which means, they'll prob take one, ha.

     
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    Some food for thought below... with this info, I absolutely love FSU's Devonte Freeman on Day 2 or the middle rounds if they choose to go the RB route.  I also think Alfred Blue is an underrated kid that can prob be had on Day 3.  Jeremy Hill has had some off field troubles, but he too could come at a value

    "— You might be surprised to hear the New England Patriots are interested in running backs, but several of this year's backs have told me the Patriots' staff met with them after the combine."

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1999274-2014-nfl-draft-matt-millers-scouting-notebook-for-2nd-week-of-free-agency

     
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    I may see about taking CJ Mosley in the first now - then possibly Jordan Mathews in the second. 



    Kid's a stud.

     
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    In response to mcboyd22's comment:

    Lets assume for argument, we get Vince under contract (which in my mind means BB and Bob Kraft see him as able to play this year) and Tommy Kelly. 

    How would that change your draft? 

    We would now have added two corners and have decent backups in the secondary. We get Mayo back, so we would have Hightower, Mayo, and Collins. We lost Spikes, so we could need some LB help. 

    We could possibly wait until round 4 and get Daniel McCullers at D-Tackle. 

    I would spend a first round on Kelvin Benjamin, a second round on best interior lineman available and a third round on CJ Federowitz. 

    Pick up Andre Williams from BC in the 4th to replace Blount. 

    What would you do?



    I have no interest in McCullers. That would be a waste of a pick.

     
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    In response to mcboyd22's comment:

    Lets assume for argument, we get Vince under contract (which in my mind means BB and Bob Kraft see him as able to play this year) and Tommy Kelly. 

    How would that change your draft? 

    We would now have added two corners and have decent backups in the secondary. We get Mayo back, so we would have Hightower, Mayo, and Collins. We lost Spikes, so we could need some LB help. 

    We could possibly wait until round 4 and get Daniel McCullers at D-Tackle. 

    I would spend a first round on Kelvin Benjamin, a second round on best interior lineman available and a third round on CJ Federowitz. 

    Pick up Andre Williams from BC in the 4th to replace Blount. 

    What would you do?



    I have no interest in McCullers. That would be a waste of a pick.



    How about Kelcy Quarles.. love this kid to be on the pats.

     
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    I may see about taking CJ Mosley in the first now - then possibly Jordan Mathews in the second. 



    Kid's a stud.



    He's a stud and a few teams are in need of a 4 down type LB, he's not getting out of the teens.  

    IMO outside being a 34 OLB he can pretty much play any other LB position.  

     
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    as of now I am dreaming of Ealy, Bitonio, CJ and either rb Storm Johnson or Dakota Dozier in the 4th. And one of Blanchflower, AC Leanord or Joe Don Duncan in 5th or 6th. And my man Walt Aiken in the 7th.

    I also want a trade the gets us another pick in the 2nd where we take Attaocho. I'd even give up our 1st in 2015 to get an extra RD two pick. Attaochu is that good. And an extra 3rd where we take DeQuan Jones or Kelcey Quarles.

    I also want a young wife (who doesn't speak english) and a Harley.

     
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    In response to seattlepat70's comment:

     

    In response to mcboyd22's comment:

    Lets assume for argument, we get Vince under contract (which in my mind means BB and Bob Kraft see him as able to play this year) and Tommy Kelly. 

    How would that change your draft? 

    We would now have added two corners and have decent backups in the secondary. We get Mayo back, so we would have Hightower, Mayo, and Collins. We lost Spikes, so we could need some LB help. 

    We could possibly wait until round 4 and get Daniel McCullers at D-Tackle. 

    I would spend a first round on Kelvin Benjamin, a second round on best interior lineman available and a third round on CJ Federowitz. 

    Pick up Andre Williams from BC in the 4th to replace Blount. 

    What would you do?

     



    I have no interest in McCullers. That would be a waste of a pick.

     



    How about Kelcy Quarles.. love this kid to be on the pats.



    McCullers, I do not like because he has low impact.

    Quarles, I like, a lot. He's got good length. What I like most is that he is a DT that the Pats seem to have been missing -- one who can penetrate/push the pocket to create interior pressure. His play looks good to the eye, and his stats seem to confirm that. Among the DTs he has the second most sacks, behind only to Donald. His TFL numbers is also high for a DT. But what is itneresting is that it consistently climbed over the last three years. We may even not have seen his best yet.

     
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    as of now I am dreaming of Ealy, Bitonio, CJ and either rb Storm Johnson or Dakota Dozier in the 4th. And one of Blanchflower, AC Leanord or Joe Don Duncan in 5th or 6th. And my man Walt Aiken in the 7th.

    I also want a trade the gets us another pick in the 2nd where we take Attaocho. I'd even give up our 1st in 2015 to get an extra RD two pick. Attaochu is that good. And an extra 3rd where we take DeQuan Jones or Kelcey Quarles.

    I also want a young wife (who doesn't speak english) and a Harley.




    Maybe some Brazilian twins.

     
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    With all these names out there that they have sneaking into the first round, a guy that was mentioned lately is Jeremiah Attaochu. I like him, I think any team that gets him from pick 22-32 is getting a pretty good prospect - certainly better than some of the names landing in those spots recently. I think this kid is climbing up draft boards. Anyone else impressed with this kid? Too me he has good outside 34 size, he bends around that edge, he's got long arms and he's fast. He's not a push over, stick type that needs to add 20 pounds and most likely will lose his speed because of it...he looks like he could play right now.

     
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    I've heard a lot about Attaochu in the last week or so on this - curious what created the fury. Did he have a great pro day or what? 

    I may be wrong but I don't remember us talking about him during the college season. 

     
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    I've heard a lot about Attaochu in the last week or so on this - curious what created the fury. Did he have a great pro day or what? 

    I may be wrong but I don't remember us talking about him during the college season. 



    He's been pretty solid during the college season. The all-star games was where he really started tog et noticed and reviews on him has gained momentum since.

     
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    Thanks - looks like his pro day is Friday - he was injured and didn't do the combine. 

     

     
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    I've heard a lot about Attaochu in the last week or so on this - curious what created the fury. Did he have a great pro day or what? 

    I may be wrong but I don't remember us talking about him during the college season. 



    I just read about him in a mock draft and then watched a few games of him, he looks better than some of the defensive players slated to go between 22-32, in my opinion.

     
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