Wozzy's draft guide for PAT's fans

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    Wozzy's draft guide for PAT's fans

    Let me start by saying I don't take this very seriously, I base all picks on my own personal junk science and perceived knowledge of Patriot systems; certain players fit Patriot systems better than others IMO.  

    I've compiled a list of potential draftees by my perceived positions of need and give little thought as to where they will be picked, also ONLY using combine measurables; no home track, "pro day" advantage; besides most of those guys will go 1,2,3 which won't affect the PAT's picking later in the round. 

    Keep in mind that I watched little/no college football in recent years, nor have I invested any time listening to so called draft "experts;" I'm basing everything on stat's and measurable's from the combine and CBS sports draft webpage.

    Defense

    Defensive End - Defensive ends in a pro 3/4 system were typically tackles in college, I've made a short list of big men I believe are athletic enough to make the jump and that the PAT's are positioned for.

    Marcel Dareus - 6'3" 320 pounds and an all around athlete.
    Lawrence Guy - 6'4" 305 with room to add weight and good all around mobility

    Brandon Blair and JJ Watt are too light for every down play in the 3/4, unless they add weight or are good enough to play outside linebacker in the Pros I don't see them becoming Patriots, again, if a situational rusher like these 2 guys slip, BB could very well take them.  Nick Fairley and Marvin Austin would be a solid addition to any D line but Fairley will be long gone by the time we pick.

    Outside Linebacker - Outside linebackers in the Pros were typically defensive ends in college, I've compiled a list of guys I think are athletic enough to make it happen in the NFL.

    Brooks Reed
    Ugo Chinasa

    Both are mobile in 4 directions and big enough to man the edge.  Von Miller is being projected as an outside linebacker and has great measurable's but he would be better served outside on a 4/3 team rather than as an OLB in the 3/4.

    Again Brandon Bair or JJ Watt; if either could make the switch from defensive end to outside linebacker, unlikely, but if possible they could become a force in the NFL.  Watt is, athletically, more likely to be able to make the switch.

    Inside Linebacker - Most would say we don't need an inside linebacker but i believe Colin McCarthy from the U would be too good to pass up if he is sitting there.  The guy will be a game changer in the Pros...  Mike Mohamed from Cal isn't too shabby either.

    Corner - Why another corner, well this is Belichick we are trying to predict so I see at least one corner being taken.  There is a run on large cover corners in this years draft, I suspect due to the wave of larger receivers over the last decade or so...

    Obviously if they are available to us Patrick Peterson, Prince Amaruka (?) or Jimmy Smith would be nice pick ups if we took a corner this high, but I don't think we'll spend that high, far more likely players;

    Buster Skrine - Belichick would love to have a smallish slot corner who could cover effortlessly, the kind we haven't had since Hobbs left and anyone named Butler/Wheatley hasn't transformed into yet.  Another smallish guy is Demarcus Van Dike, but he is very light...

    Marcus Gilchrist, has good measurable's, size and is extraordinarily strong. Davon House also is a good ratio of size and athleticism.  Chris Culliver is projecting as a free safety but he may make a pro corner yet.  Josh Thomas and Curtis Marsh are projects but might make a pro team.

    Safety - again it's Belichick, don't say it couldn't happen...

    Quinton Carter, not a leap to think he'll go high
    Mark LeGree, small school but good athlete
    Da'Norris Searcy, solid athlete, 220+ pounds
    Will Hill, JR may be leaving too early, possibly becoming a Belichick project
    Jermale Hines, big guy from a big program 
    Joseph Lefeged, big, fast, mobile.

    Tomorrow I'll check out the offense, if I have enough time and energy to post...



    *some addendum have been made, as not to confuse the trolls and nit wits

     
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    Dareus will go between 2 and 6 in the draft.

    Guy is a nice 3rd round option.

    Reed projects mostly as a pass rushing specialist for the Pats. His short arms are a great concern for the Pats since it will likely limit him to just passing downs. I like him to the Pats in the middle to end of the second round but I expect a 4-3 team or a 1 gap 3-4 team to have him higher on their draft board and take him at the end of the 1st round or beginning of the second round.

    Chinasa is a bit like Dontay Moch in that he is more athleticism than production. In the 4th through 6th round range, he makes a nice project. I'd rather him be the 2nd OLB the Pats take in this draft since he has a long way learning curve.

    I have the same feeling with JJ Watt and Brandon Bair as you. They aren't fits for the Pats.

    The Pats aren't drafting an ILB unless it's Martez Wilson. Wilson projects as the top ILB in this draft but also to the OLB position. At Illinois he played DE, OLB, and ILB. He was a productive player with tremendous athletic skills and yet is projected as a 2nd or 3rd round pick by "experts". I don't really get it, but I like his potential with the Pats.

    There are a lot of interesting corner prospects in this draft. Skrine didn't face quality competition. Van Dike is too light and lost his starting job in his last season. Gilchrist, House, Culliver, Thomas, and Marsh could all be on BBs list.

    Safety isn't happening, unless it's a corner like Jalil Brown or Aaron Williams that project originally to corner but could perhaps be converted to safety.
     
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    It's important to remember that football players get injured.  Even if the Patriots have two good inside linebackers, if one of them goes down then the third guy plays. 

    Drafting is the art of maximizing wins in the next four years or so.  If you draft a backup inside linebacker, he might sit for a year, then give you three good years of being better than average.  You certainly don't want to draft two expensive backups because the second guy might sit for 3 1/2 years and only play eight games. 

    Projects can be drafted and they might start for the second, third and fourth years, but they take up a valuable roster slot on the first year.  For this reason, it's often better to draft an injured project like Brandon Tate who can be stuffed onto the IR list for a year or two, than a healthy but raw project like Taylor Price who takes up space and drinks valuable Gatorade all day. 

    BB has a rule that his first round pick should be able to start all four or five years.  Mayo jumped right in after his first training camp.  McCourty jumped right in last September.  Logan Mankins jumped right in too. 


     
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    Watt is not a fit?  Why is this?  We don't want hard working players with plenty of production in college who haven't peaked yet?

    The kid hasn't even grown into his body yet. He's a perfect 3-4 fit.

    I bet Dallas takes him.

    Also, I don't agree with overanalyzing Brooks Reed's arms when you are looking for the other parts of a skill set which carry more weight.  Jermain Cunningham barely has an inch more than Reed in arm length. 

    Brooks Reed would be a good fit here as well.

     
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    Player           Height   Arm Length
    Kyle Wilson    5' 10"      30 1/2"
    Brooks Reed   6' 3"       32 1/4"
    Ben Ijalana    6' 4"       36"
     
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    Watt is not a fit?  Why is this?  We don't want hard working players with plenty of production in college who haven't peaked yet? The kid hasn't even grown into his body yet. He's a perfect 3-4 fit. I bet Dallas takes him. 
    Posted by BBReigns

    He is 285 pounds soaking wet, he's not a great fit at end in the 3/4...
     
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    You think Watt isn't capable of playing the 3-4?  He's not fully grown yet.

    Mike Mayock calls him the "premier" 3-4 DE in the draft and I agree. Outside of Dareous being kicked outside to a 3-4 DE and being a more likely 4-3 DT in the pros, Watt is absolutely able to gain some weight and still maintain his skill set.

    Added Mayock of Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt, “He’s a beast. He’s a first-round pick.” Mayock says he just finished watching tape on Watt, and ranked the onetime Central Michigan tight end as the premier 3-4 defensive end in the 2011 class. Cal’s Cameron Jordan and Ohio State’s Cameron Heyward are second and third, respectively.
     
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    wozzy IMO Watt is a good fit at 34, he's not the 300lbs we always talk about at that position but the kid is extremely strong and quick.  He's got long arms and big hands which help keep OL away from his body.

    He put up 34 reps at 225 lbs, he's also a very lean 290.  He's body fat % is under 10, he holds very well against double teams and has been going against Carimi and Moffitt day in and day out.  He's a day one starter in the league.

    I also like Guy, he's a bit raw but he will be a starter in the league.  he didn't have a ton of help in Arizona's line.  Teams made sure he was taken out of plays and they would control the LOS.  he would be good value in the 3rd.

    I think looking at the weight is important but along with that we have to look at strenght, quickness and motor.  All of those are above average in Watt.  None of the 1st round OT prospects had more than 29 reps. 


    To me this is why draft is fun, give us all the chance to look at some guys and all have different opinions on them.  At the end of the day BB probably picks a guy we are all going who?  But turns him into a pro bowler.

     
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    JJ Watt walks around at about 293-295 and college players only have about 20 or so hours to get their lifts in. I bet Watt is about 295-298 right now. 10-15 lbs of muscle can be added in weeks , especially when your talking about a kid that hasnt even filled out yet. Any S&C coach , P.T. etc. will tell you that around 23-24 is when you really "grow/fill" into your body. Im betting Watt will show to training camp around 308-312 built like a pick-up truck. To me JJ Watt is every Chris Long was supposed to be and alot more. Long had a pretty good year last season , hes coming along , but Watt is on a different level imo. Hes long , very strong and has a motor on him that just wont quit. I can also see him kicking inside and playing the 3 tech. in a 4-3. If hes there at 17 he shouldnt be and we should take him w/ the quickness.
     
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    Only recently, and imho it's due to having a shortage of decent 3-4 DEs on NE, Have NE's the 3-4 DEs been pushing the "below 6'3" and/or "above 310lbs" limits.  When NE first acquired Seymour and Warren, Seymour was 6'6 and 290lbs (I believe he's now upped that to 300lbs) and Warren was 6'5 and 300lbs (and I believe Warren's now listed @ 310lbs).  True, you don't want your true 3-4 DEs to get to high and get washed, but it's all about lean/technique vs stack-shedding/strength abilities vs basic physical attributes.  Ideally, ya want the best of ALL worlds, but it's very hard to come by.  Personally, I don't want my ideal 3-4 DE 1 milimeter shorter than 6'4 (but I'd MUCH rather have them 6'5-6'6-more imposing prescence, more room to grow, and even added height + wingspan to slow a runner down and/or bat down a pass).  And weight wise?  290-310=perfect.  And I'd rather get a 6'6 guy @ 290lbs (Watts just above 290 and Blair's 286), then get a 6'3 or 6'4 guy @ 310lbs...no brainer.  Also Watt's strong as he!! @ 34 bench reps...much better than Dareus/Fairley's @ around 24-26 bench reps...I even think Blair's a few reps above Dareus/Fairley too.

    As for CB...  To help further matters for the basic laymen (as this thread suggests).  NE employs (unless and when they're up in the game)-A press-man coverage.  Can't hide your faults in a press-man imo.  This is when the CB is right up face-face with the WR at the LOS.  In a 3-4 Defense imho, it's a far better choice, because that CB can help (as there's only 3 down lineman)- turn a sweeping RB inside and help contain/tackle him.  So this means alot here:  Look for a CB BOTH strong enough to jam the wideout at the LOS, AND a good tackler (read-no "duck and swipe Asante Samuel garbage").  Also, you'd like excellent read-reaction and overall instincts, a good backpedal, and just very good overall awareness and instincts (think-an attacking CB over a route-jumping INT machine).  It's what I looked for in targeting DMC last year...  Personally, I see a couple good 3rd Rd values in Colorado's Jalil Brown, and (the name's escaping me)- the CB prospect from Louisville.  Miami's top CB is tempting...but idk, a pretty high very late 1st rder or very early 2nd rder would be needed to nab him (Miami's 2nd CB VanDyke ain't too bad, but CU's Jalil Brown and Louisville's guy=would be perfect).

    Oh, and for Safety I want a banger too.  But one with simply superb instincts (not like USC's 6'3 4.3 40 runnin' Safety Taylor Mays last year=All physical skill but h#rsesh#t for football IQ).  Top guy at a great value?  Temple's Jaiquan Jarret.     
     
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    I have been watching Lawrence Guy for the last 3 years. All I can tell you is that he will be a much better Pro than College Player. He is going to end up starting year one for someone, he is that good.JJ Watt would be a great pick for the Pats, I think he will be gone though. Cam Jordan or move up and try and get Quinn.
     
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    Time to post the offensive player's I've got who fit the Patriot mold...

    Offense

    Offensive tackle - I see the Pats going line (both offensive and defensive) early and often, there's a really good selection of O linemen in this year's draft class.

    Nate Solder - In my eyes the best tackle prospect in the draft, huge at 6'8" 320 pounds with the best vertical and shuttle time at his position, 2nd best 40 time and played against solid competition.  Needs to get a little stronger but a bench press is little indicator of total body strength...

    Nate Castonzo - Right up there with Solder, I know most people have him ranked higher, the difference between the two is minimal.

    Derek Sherrod - Only ranked slightly lower on my board the difference is also slight, this draft is stacked with talented tackles.

    If the team doesn't spend an early pick at tackle, some guys to look at in the later rounds would be Chris Hairston, Joe Barksdale, Jarriel King or Jah Reid.

    Guard - Another need position for the Pats, especially if they tag and move Mankins.

    Danny Watkins - Prototypical size/weight ratio, very mobile and strong.

    John Moffit - Big, heavy and mobile, New England native who needs to get a little stronger but has experience at center.

    Steve Schilling - From O Line factory Michigan, extraordinary combination of size strength and athleticism.

    Clint Boling - Another strong bruiser with little downside.

    Other possibilities late include Julian Vandervelde who needs to add strength but is supremely athletic, Andrew Jackson and David Arkin.  Zack Hurd might project better at tackle, Garrett Chisolm and Marcus Cannon may be projects taken in the late rounds.

    Center - Just a quick glance at center, this is more in the hopes that we'll add some beef to what amounts to a light line.

    Ryan Bartholomew - Short but heavy, very mobile and incredibly strong.

    Stefan Wisniewski - In a recent pre-draft rant I suggested we should draft Clay Matthews for his bloodline alone, this is another one of those circumstances.

    Brandon Fusco - Small school prospect who needs to get stronger but the athleticism is there.

    Kris O'Dowd - good combination of mobility and strength but has a history of injury.  As a late pick might be worth a look...

    Tight End - Don't discount the idea of Belichick taking a tight end early, he has a fondness for the position and Alge Crumpler isn't getting any younger.

    Jordan Cameron - If athletic talent alone determined draft status this guy would be a high 1 pick, as it stands if BB is looking at tight ends late this kid is raw but very talented.

    Rob Housler - Small school prospect with a ton of talent.

    Virgil Green and Lance Kendricks might be more fullback than tight end (ala Aaron Hernandez) but there may be room on our roster for more players like these two.

    Wide Receiver - Always a position of need when talent is left laying on the board, when the 2nd and 3rd rounds roll around that's typically when BB finds small school gems.

    Julio Jones - In my eyes the best receiver prospect in the draft, probably won't be there when we pick but worth snatching up if possible.  Would fill the dreams of the draftniks who pine over the "big" receiver, but highly unlikely that BB will burn a pick on a receiver that high in the draft...  Torry Smith and Leonard Hankerson also fall into this category.  

    Far more likely:

    Ricardo Lockette - A division 2 receiver with everything you look for in a receiver; size, speed, agility... remember Jerry Rice was a small school guy.

    Aldrick Robinson - Another tiny but extremely quick slot guy who looks custom made for this offense.

    Edmund Gates - Too fast to be ignored...

    Denarius Moore - fast, agile, underrated...

    Niles Paul - They don't catch a lot of passes at Nebraska but he is big fast and agile.

    Joe Morgan - Tiny school but good measurables...

    Running back - See what I said about receivers above, BB might spend a high pick on one of these glory positions but highly unlikely.  Some of these guys might be hanging around the 2nd or 3rd:

    Demarco Murray - Might need to pack on a few pounds but productive, really fast, agile and strong...

    Jordan Todman - smallish but really strong, effective runner.

    Mario Fannin - perfect combination of height, weight and speed who lost some of his stock due to fumbles, if he can be coached up at the next level is talented enough to be a star.

    Roy Helu - good size and speed but needs to get stronger

    Alex Green - big, fast, powerful

    Anthony Allen - big bruiser who runs tall, but good athlete

    Derrick Locke might be a change of pace back to fill in for Woodhead if need be.

    QB's - I didn't do a lot of QB homework but I tend to look for someone tall, with a high completion percentage, who threw a lot of passes in a pro system, has a good ratio of TD's/INT's and has a decent average yards per attempt. 

    These are my QB's, regardless of draft status or hype, all are 6'4" or taller with relevant stats attached, if BB spots one he likes sitting there don't be surprised if he snatches one up:

    Ryan Mallett - 65%, 411 att, 32 tds/12 ints, 9.4 ypa
    Colin Kaepernick - 65%, 359 att, 21 tds/8 ints, 8.4 ypa
    Ricky Stanzi - 64%, 345 att, 25 tds/6 ints, 8.7 ypa
    Mike Hartline - 66%, 405 att, 23 tds/9 ints, 7.8 ypa
    Taylor Potts - 67%, 551 att, 35 tds/10 ints, 6.8 ypa
    Blaine Gabbert - 63%, 475 att, 16 tds/9 ints, 6.7 ypa

    Obviously Potts loses points for playing at Texas Tech which has a "Run And Shoot" style offense and some of you will think I'm crazy for dropping Gabbert (considered the #1 rated QB in the draft) to the bottom of my chart but this is Wozzy's draft guide not Kipers... he said Ryan Leaf and Matt Leinart were can't miss, #1 overalls; what does that hack know?  

    Again this list wasn't compiled with any seriousness so feel free to rip it apart... and when the draft is over you'll realize Wozzy knows more than you... or Kiper at least.

     
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    Gabe Carimi, IMO, is by far and large the best OT in the draft.  He has great film, and shut down every single elite DE he faced in college, and practiced against Watt in practice all year.
     
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    Wozzy's woozzy--- JJWatt, for de, Kerrigan for olb, Pouncey for O line, where needed. Where did he get BB likes midget db's? Not-- they were just mistakes he made, and hopefully no more- db's, at least 5'10" now on. And "draft college ot's, to play de in the NFL?" because blah, blah-- wrong, draft de's, then convert then to ob's.  OK woozzy?
    For the rest of 3 in the first two rounds, haven't picked them yet- but, I've mentioned here before- beat the bushs, and find an rb that's a clone to Hillis,
    6'2", 250lbs, a punishing runner, dont' waste one of the top 6, on a rb.  
     
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    Wozzy's woozzy--- JJWatt, for de, Kerrigan for olb, Pouncey for O line, where needed. Where did he get BB likes midget db's? Not-- they were just mistakes he made, and hopefully no more- db's, at least 5'10" now on. And "draft college ot's, to play de in the NFL?" because blah, blah-- wrong, draft de's, then convert then to ob's.  OK woozzy? For the rest of 3 in the first two rounds, haven't picked them yet- but, I've mentioned here before- beat the bushs, and find an rb that's a clone to Hillis, 6'2", 250lbs, a punishing runner, dont' waste one of the top 6, on a rb.  
    Posted by jjaycee

    The first J in your name must stand for "jenious," you sound like your reciting Mel Kiper's draft guide line for line, also you must think the first 25 picks go to the Patriots?  

    Tell me this oh sage of football wisdom, if you're defending a team like, say... the Patriots with their arsenal of midget, laterally quick receivers, would you want to use 6 foot tall DB's like Leigh Bodden or would you want one of those terrible small guys like Darrell Green or Terrell Buckley? Right... after your done looking those guys up on Wikpedia get back to me.

    Wasn't Vernon Gholston the #1 rated OLB in a previous draft, other players also considered the top at their respective positions; 

    1.Ryan Leaf (QB-Wash. St.)
    -PK. 2, 1998 SD Chargers
    2.Brian Bosworth (ILB-Oklahoma)
    -1st round sup pick, Sea Seahawks, 1987
    3.Andre Bruce (OLB-AUB)
    -PK. 1, 1988 ATL Falcons
    4.Tim Couch (QB-Ken)
    -PK. 1, 1999 Cle, Browns
    5.Lawarence Phillips (RB-NEB)
    -PK. 6, 1996 Stl Rams
    6.David Carr (QB-Fres. St.)
    -PK. 1, Hou Texans, 2002
    7.Charles Rogers (WR-Mich St.)
    -PK. 2,Det Lions, 2003
    8.Joey Harrington (QB-Ore St.)
    -PK. 2 Det. Lions, 2002
    9.Blair Thomas (RB-Penn St.)
    -PK. 2 NYJ, 1990
    10.Art Schlister (QB-Ohio St.)
    -PK. 4, BLT. Colts 1982


    That's someone else's list BTW but I thought it fit.

    Yeah "draft college ot's, to play de in the NFL?", that's what I said!  No wait, I didn't say that at all, in fact I don't know what you were trying to say there...? Please no bong hits immediately prior to writing, 420 was two days ago, stop celebrating...

    I don't buy my running backs by height, only by mass; a 220 pound running back is big by weight.


     
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    Time to post the offensive player's I've got who fit the Patriot mold... Offense Offensive tackle - I see the Pats going line (both offensive and defensive) early and often, there's a really good selection of O linemen in this year's draft class. Nate Solder - In my eyes the best tackle prospect in the draft, huge at 6'8" 320 pounds with the best vertical and shuttle time at his position, 2nd best 40 time and played against solid competition.  Needs to get a little stronger but a bench press is little indicator of total body strength... 
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    If you want to find out who the Pats will take in the 2nd round you'll stop listening to Kiper and Mc Shay and start listening to Wozzy... those fools know nothing.
     
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    good call
     
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    Thanks Kyle, 

    Alway good to be recognized by the board's resident expert on salary cap and a damn fine talent evaluator at that!

    If I nail 2 out of 3 picks in the 2nd round I swear I'm publishing a draft guide of my own next year.
     
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    Yep good call on Solder Wozz! After reading his bio I see why BB took him....not sure we couldn't have got him at a later pick but at least we ensure one of the best tackles in the draft. Good for Brady and the offense, now lets do some work on D!!!
     
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    If I nail Brooks Reed at two than we're looking pretty good...
     
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    Thanks Kyle,  Alway good to be recognized by the board's resident expert on salary cap and a damn fine talent evaluator at that! If I nail 2 out of 3 picks in the 2nd round I swear I'm publishing a draft guide of my own next year.
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    gotta give one of my all time favorite posters his do
     
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    I was too quick to pat myself on the back after round one, Belichick shook me in the middle rounds...

    The Dowling pick is solid, he is probably the best "big" cover corner in the draft, would have gone top of the draft if he came out last season and his measurables from his pro day were amazing.  Did we need another big cover corner, well Leigh Bodden was only signed to a short deal and has lost one of those to injury.  In Bill I trust...

    The Vereen pick is interesting, this kid might be the next LaDanion Tomlinson. I had to watch his 2009 highlights on youtube, at 4:04 on the video I thought I was watching Barry Sanders.  He is incredibly strong, 2nd most presses at the combine, legit 4.4 speed and crazy agility.

    Stevan Ridley is the big bruising runner that people were clamoring for, he reminds me of Antoine Smith.  Runs tall, lowers the shoulder, good burst in short space...

    Ryan Mallett = The best QB in the draft.  It wasn't until the 3rd round when I finally hit on another pick. 

    Grabbing Mallet made this draft because it's like turning a 3rd round pick back into a #1.  A season or two from now we could trade him for a #1 and/or continue to keep him as insurance.

    The same thing happens every year, the moaning Nancy's come out saying Belichick has lost it, then when the season rolls around they say things like "it's a good thing BB took Devin McCourty, he's an all pro and in hindsight was the best corner in the draft."  Bill's draft board is better than the mock board you constructed, it was better than mine.  

    If Ty Warren doesn't get hurt last season we sack a lot more QB's, we get him back and also signed Marcus Stroud to go along with Wilfork, Gerrard Warren, Brace, Deadrick etc...  Belichick will pick up a pass rusher in free agency and all this panic will have been for nothing.



     
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    Great final day of drafting, Bill makes the rest of the league look silly.  The Browns had a good draft and Lions continue to get better... I'll track the players I pegged prior to the draft once the season kicks off and see how my picks would have panned out.
     
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