Re: Draft workout/visits listed
posted at 4/3/2012 10:41 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Draft workout/visits listed
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
Perhaps you are right on Brockers. Would you do make the trade up for Cox? Similar type of package (27 & 48).
I think if we are looking to replace Carter/Anderson, we need a DE/OLB bigger than both Irvin and Lewis. I like them both, but neither could play 4-3 DE in the NFL. I'm thinking a bit bigger like Curry and McClellin. Both are in the 260 range, and can move between DE and OLB. Both should be had in round 2 as well.
Something nobody is currently talking about is the knee surgery of Spikes. It seems like he will be okay and return to form, but he's missed some significant time inside. Is Fletcher the guy to start with Mayo, or do we consider a kid in this draft that we could play inside? personally, I think Ronnell Lewis could make a very good ILB. I think that is his natural position. he has the hitting capacity of Spikes, but is quicker/faster and better in coverage. he also is a ST stud. I would love to see Mayo/Lewis inside together in a 3-4, with Nink/McClellin/Curry/Branch (take your pick) on the other side.