Re: Brooks Reed anyone?
posted at 4/26/2011 11:53 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Brooks Reed anyone?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Brooks Reed anyone? : I don't think Belichick views Cunningham as an ideal fit either, but in the middle-late stages of the 2nd round he was worth the risk. You could make the same argument for Reed in that sense. However, I'm hearing that his stock is up into the late first round with teams like Baltimore and the Jets as possible teams, so I'm pre-emptively diffusing any sour grapes arguments from angry Pats fans if this were to happen by saying that Belichick does not have Reed that high on his board.
Posted by ShiningWizard[/QUOTE]
If what you are saying is true about BB not viewing Cunningham as an ideal fit, then that tells me if we are drafting OLB in a few days, we need a can't miss player if there is one. If we are getting a little bit of the same in Cunningham wiht Reed, then we need to look elsewhere. Currently, we have 3 OLB's that are so-so talent, with Cunningham being the highest drafted in round 2, TBC being a situational pass rusher, and Nink playing solid but not a game changer (less the game he had 2 interceptions last year..I'm basing my opinion on average).
My concern is if we draft again an average player, this makes our OLB corp average. I'm more willing to take a gamble early on a potential game changer, than with a safe pick late. Safe doesn't do anything to improve the position...at the very least the early pick will be hopefully equal or better than the safe pick.
My vote is Kerrigan. He fits the measurables perfectly. Good height, weight, strength, quickness, speed, intelligence and motor. Sure he didn't play OLB in college, but there really isn't anyone on the list early other than Houston and Miller that did...all the top guys beinig discussed Quinn, Smith, Kerrigan, Reed, etc. are all converts. And I believe Kerrigan of the group best represents what we are looking for.