Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***
posted at 3/24/2014 10:09 AM EDT
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.