[QUOTE]Chandler Jones - Certainly has the size/length/athleticism that BB covets in the mold of Big Willie and that appears to be how they intend to use him at this point. Has the ability to play 43 DE and will play 34 OLB as well. Huge upside with this kid. Dont'a Hightower - My favorite pick in this class, big, versatile, proven, smart... could start at/play any LB position in either scheme, IMO... also has the ability to put his hand in the dirt, rush off the edge when they go 43. I really like his pass rush upside. Tavon Wilson - Tough to get excited about this one, the kid was generally rated as a Rd 6-7 prospect and most would be hard pressed to view him as the best S remaining on the board, let alone the BPA. Certainly have to give BB/NC the benefit of the doubt until we can see him play, but wow did this one come out of no where... similar to when Al Davis took unknown Ohio S Mike Mitchell in Rd 2 of the2009 draft. Curious to know if he was another teams radar given that BB didn't trade back here as on the surface, one would think he would've been available later on Day 2. Pick 62 - Their compensation seemed a bit light (90 &163), especially considering the Browns traded pick 67 for 87 and 120. Jake Bequette - I like this pick too, another kid with the height/length/motor that BB covets. Kid can rush the passer, and while it appears to signal a shift to more 43, it gives them depth/size/length/pass rush ability on the edge to play 34... some solid athleticism and versatility. Fans have been clamoring for BB to draft pass rush talent for years, and that is just what he did. Overall, I'm stoked about this size/length/skill/versatility/edge rush ability that was brought in in this class.
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(NOTE: Credit to NYPat for fishing this out)
"But others might look closer and learn that Wilson had seven teams that brought him in for visits (Buccaneers, Texans, Cardinals, Falcons, Colts, Ravens, Chargers), while Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio and director of college scouting Jon Robinson -- along with another club -- worked him out privately.
So while draft analysts might have missed the mark on Wilson, it's not like other teams in the league were sleeping on him and the positive traits that made him a desirable prospect. In recent weeks Wilson was a "travel guy" in scouting circles, the player who has a high volume of visits as clubs attempt to gather more information on him before setting their draft board."
BAM! MB, I know you haven't been one of the highly critical ones, but I'm sharing this everywhere possible.