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Posted on: March 11, 2010 3:32 pm
Edited on: March 11, 2010 11:41 pm
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Patriots Mock Draft (Rounds 1-4) Updated 3-11

Round 1 (22): Brandon Graham, DE Michigan
Graham was a monster at Michigan and I expect him to have a great NFL Career. He's also the perfect player for the Patriots 3-4 defense. He will play a hybrid OLB/DE type of a position and should make an impact right away. He was a relentless player at Michigan, even on a bad defense, just the kind of player that Belichick wants. Someone who wont take plays off and work hard everyday.

Round 2 (44): Arrelious Benn, WR Illinois
The Patriots don't have a young WR who can play alongside Moss at this point and it looks like they might lose Moss after the 2010 season, so they need a WR who could be a #1 in as early as 2011. Benn fits that role perfectly. He has good size at 6'1'' and ran a 4.48, 40 at the combine, so he has a nice combination of size and speed. He would be a solid pick for the Patriots.

Round 2 (47): Brandon Spikes, ILB, Florida
Spikes would of been at 1st round pick if he left Florida after his Junior season, but he decided to go back to school. Although that hurt his stock, I still think he's a 1st round prospect. The Patriots need to get younger at LB and drafting Spikes makes a lot of sense. Having Mayo and Spikes in the middle of the Patriots defense for years to come would be a great combination.

Round 2 (53): Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida
Since the Patriots lost both Baker and Watson, TE is a big need, so drafting Hernandez makes a lot of sense. Hernandez is a bit under sized at 6'3'' and 245 pounds, but has excellent receiving ability. I think he will need to become a better blocker, but he's a solid pick in the 2nd round.

Round 4 (116): Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan
There's a good chance Warren isn't on the board at #116, but if he is it would be a great pick for the Patriots. Warren is ready to step in right away and help a Patriots defensive back field that struggled in 09. He has great overall coverage and CB abilites. He's also a great athelete, with 4.4 speed. CB is a need for the Patriots, so drafting Warren would be a nice addition.


Category: NFL Draft
Posted on: March 10, 2010 3:25 pm
 

Patriots Mock Draft (Rounds 1-4) Updated 3-10

Round 1 (22): Brandon Graham, DE Michigan
Graham was a monster at Michigan and I expect him to have a great NFL Career. He's also the perfect player for the Patriots 3-4 defense. He will play a hybrid OLB/DE type of a position and should make an impact right away. He was a relentless player at Michigan, even on a bad defense, just the kind of player that Belichick wants. Someone who wont take plays off and work hard everyday.

Round 2 (44): Arrelious Benn, WR Illinois
The Patriots don't have a young WR who can play alongside Moss at this point and it looks like they might lose Moss after the 2010 season, so they need a WR who could be a #1 in as early as 2011. Benn fits that role perfectly. He has good size at 6'1'' and ran a 4.48, 40 at the combine, so he has a nice combination of size and speed. He would be a solid pick for the Patriots.

Round 2 (47): Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida
Since the Patriots lost both Baker and Watson, TE is a big need, so drafting Hernandez makes a lot of sense. Hernandez is a bit under sized at 6'3'' and 245 pounds, but has excellent receiving ability. I think he will need to become a better blocker, but he's a solid pick in the 2nd round.

Round 2 (53): Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers

Another need for the Patriots is CB. With the possibly of losing both Springs and Bodden, the Patriots need to draft a CB. I think McCourty makes a lot of sense. McCourty, who has 4.4 speed would add youth and depth to the Patriots defensive back field.

Round 4 (116): Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan
There's a good chance Warren isn't on the board at #116, but if he is it would be a great pick for the Patriots. Warren is ready to step in right away and help a Patriots defensive back field that struggled in 09. He has great overall coverage and CB abilites. He's also a great athelete, with 4.4 speed. CB is a need for the Patriots, as Bodden is now a free agent, so drafting Warren would be a great pick.

Category: NFL Draft
Posted on: March 5, 2010 4:21 pm
Edited on: March 5, 2010 4:22 pm
 

Patriots Mock Draft (Rounds 1-4) Updated 3-5

Now that free agency has started and the Patriots have lost some players, my mock draft has changed. I'm not going to change it up completely, but the Patriots now have some new needs that I think need to be filled through the draft.

Round 1 (22): Brandon Graham, DE Michigan
I still like Graham in the 1st round for the Patriots. Even though both Jarvis Green and Derrick Burgess are now free agents and Graham will most likely play most snaps as a OLB. I think Graham adds youth and depth to the Patriots LB'ing core. Graham in my mind is the perfect pick if he's still on the board at #22. If he's not a few options would be Sean Weatherspoon, Carlos Dunlap, and Sergio Kindle.

Round 2 (44): Corey Wootton, DE Northwestern

Now that both Green and Bugress are free agents I think the Pats need to target the DE position need early on. I think drafting Wootton at #44 makes a lot of sense. He stands at 6'7'' and 280 pounds, so weight wise he will be a little small as a DE. He uses his excellent size to diagnose the play and find the ball carrier on run plays. It will be tough for him to get a lot of penatration on run plays, but he's a excellent pass rusher, something the Pats lacked in 09. If he's still on the board at #44 it would be a solid pick for the Pats.

Round 2 (47): Brandon Spikes, ILB, Florida
Spikes would of been at 1st round pick if he left Florida after his Junior season, but he decided to go back to school. Although that hurt his stock, I still think he's a 1st round prospect. The Patriots need to get younger at LB and drafting Spikes makes a lot of sense. Having Mayo and Spikes in the middle of the Patriots defense for years to come would be a great combination.

Round 2 (53): Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers

Another need for the Patriots is CB. With the possibly of losing both Springs and Bodden, the Patriots need to draft a CB. I think McCourty makes a lot of sense. McCourty, who has 4.4 speed would add youth and depth to the Patriots defensive back field.

Round 4 (116): Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan

There's a good chance Warren isn't on the board at #116, but if he is it would be a great pick for the Patriots. Warren is ready to step in right away and help a Patriots defensive back field that struggled in 09. He has great overall coverage and CB abilites. He's also a great athelete, with 4.4 speed. CB is a need for the Patriots, as Bodden is now a free agent, so drafting Warren would be a great pick.


Category: NFL Draft
Posted on: March 4, 2010 6:01 pm
Edited on: March 10, 2010 12:52 am
 

Patriots Mock Draft (Rounds 1-4)

Patriots Mock Draft (Rounds 1-4)

Round 1 (22): Brandon Graham, DE Michigan
Graham was a monster at Michigan and I expect him to have a great NFL Career. He's also the perfect player for the Patriots 3-4 defense. He will play a hybrid OLB/DE type of a position and should make an impact right away. He was a relentless player at Michigan, even on a bad defense, just the kind of player that Belichick wants. Someone who wont take plays off and work hard everyday.

Round 2 (44): Arrelious Benn, WR Illinois
The Patriots don't have a young WR who can play alongside Moss at this point and it looks like they might lose Moss after the 2010 season, so they need a WR who could be a #1 in as early as 2011. Benn fits that role perfectly. He has good size at 6'1'' and ran a 4.48, 40 at the combine, so he has a nice combination of size and speed. He would be a solid pick for the Patriots.

Round 2 (47): Brandon Spikes, ILB, Florida
Spikes would of been at 1st round pick if he left Florida after his Junior season, but he decided to go back to school. Although that hurt his stock, I still think he's a 1st round prospect. The Patriots need to get younger at LB and drafting Spikes makes a lot of sense. Having Mayo and Spikes in the middle of the Patriots defense for years to come would be a great combination.

Round 2 (53): Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers

Another need for the Patriots is CB. With the possibly of losing both Springs and Bodden, the Patriots need to draft a CB. I think McCourty makes a lot of sense. McCourty, who has 4.4 speed would add youth and depth to the Patriots defensive back field.

Round 4 (116): Ben Tate, RB, Auburn

Tate hasn't gotten a lot of attention, but is opening eyes after the combine. After running for 1,362 yards last season at Auburn, having 26 reps and running a 4.43, 40 at the combine, he's rising up draft boards. He could be taken higher then the 4th round, but there's good chance he falls this far. If he does, the Patriots should draft him. They don't have a lot of talent at RB at the moment and taking a RB in the 4th round with this kind of potential makes a lot of sense.



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