Re: the pats should draft with oaklands pick
posted at 1/1/2011 10:31 PM EST
In Response to Re: the pats should draft with oaklands pick
[QUOTE]There are only three ways I think BB will go with the Raider pick assuming he doesn't trade down. 1. Draft Fairley, Dareus or Watt. I think the first two will likely be gone. If JJ Watt is there, we need to be all over him.
So far not overly impressed with Watt compared to the Hype. I only saw him today in the bowl game and some on youtube.
Reading to many reports that Fairly is a liability against the run because he's undisciplined but can't discern if thats because he's only asked to penetrate and get after the Qb. Don't know his responsibilities as no one does that is not on that team. Only a concern because the job in the Pats 3-4 is to anchor, know your fits, and stop the run first.
Dareus certainly looked great in the bowl game but no idea if the players he was going against were worth a lick.
2. Draft the best OT available, hopefully Solder or Castonzo. I like Carimi too but think he's a little less nimble than the other two.
Haven't really seen them play enough but two thoughts.
Costanzo - got to love the pedigree of the program he's coming from. BC has produced some solid NFL linemen over the years.
Solder - I always get nervous when i read far to much hype about a players massive size and potential and not enough about his substance and performance.
3. Draft Julio Jones if he's there.
Really looks good but really who cares so much about the elite WR's that early. It would at least be an interesting discussion. How many super bowl rings do WR's drafted in the top 16 picks have in the past 10 years or so?
Ted Ginn Jr
Darius Heyward bay
All of those WR's were drafted 16th or higher since 1996. You are good at research Faucet. I would be interested to know how many of those guys won superbowls for the team that drafted them.
I'm sure everyone will disagree with the Jones pick and I know BB has never drafted a WR in the first round. Jones is a special player and he's a Nick Saban boy. Branch will be 32 next year and set to earn $6MM. Welker turns 30, both are set to become F/A after 2011. Tate is not the answer. Jones would make our offense even more lethal if possible. My other rationale is we have 2 picks essentially at the bottom of round 1. I am really liking Justin Houston there as our OLB. I think he's better suited for us than any of the first round OLB options like Ayers or Kerrigan. If we go option 1 or 3 with the Raider pick we can still move Vollmer over to LT and draft a RT a little later on like a Pinkston or Watkins. For OG, we can wait until the 3rd round at the earliest. I'd look for a quick OG or a guy who played OT in college. BB doesn't like too much beef on his OL. He wants them to be able to pull etc.
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