Re: Draft workout/visits listed
posted at 4/3/2012 10:32 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Draft workout/visits listed
[QUOTE]Brockers would be a nice addition. He would add a kind of versatility to the set. He could (and has) playe 3-tech, under, and END on either side. In practice I think he is a good candidate for left end, across from whoever is playing elephant DE. He is an incredibly athlete by any regard, but I'm not so sure about BB taking a flyer on an underclassmen that high. Intriguing, to me, are Bruce Irvin and Ronnel Lewis. Either of these guys could contribute at that elephant position. Given the loss of Anderson, and the uncertainty about a player of Andre Carter's vintage, I see it as a major question marks going in. And both of these men would stand as second round pickups likely, maybe 3rd, meaning NE could address other holes (DB) a bit higher. All in all, I agree with the draft strategy we are seeing take shape here. Frankly, I think the offense has enough talent, and NE needs to focus on getting the defense up to snuff. They would get more out of the offense by adding more talent on defense than by adding another star player in the former. A defesnse that could get more timely stops, and more forced turnovers, in short more possessions for the offense (3-4 more per game), could net this offense another 10-14 points per game, especially against stingier opponents.
Posted by zbellino[/QUOTE]
Irvin seems to be only a pass-rusher who hates contact, in a limited role in pure rush situations he could replace some of what Anderson gave us, but not being a 3 down OLB and all those character issues makes me not want to touch him till round 3.
Lewis would be a good grab at the end of rd 2... he is the opposite of Irvin, def more of a 3 down back, good character/veteran leader type. But I question his pass-rushing skills and if he has the smarts for the Pats system, although he can tackle and hit real well. I'd MUCH rather have McClellin, but I am beginning to think he will go in the 35-50 range now and Lewis 50-65.