1 8 Whitner, Donte SS 5-10 203 Ohio State
1 26 McCargo, John DT 6-2 301 North Carolina State
3 70 Youboty, Ashton CB 6-0 188 Ohio State
4 105 Simpson, Ko FS 6-1 208 South Carolina
5 134 Williams, Kyle DT 6-1 298 Louisiana State
5 143 Butler, Brad OT 6-7 309 Virginia
6 178 Ellison, Keith OLB 6-1 229 Oregon State
7 216 Pennington, Terrance OT 6-7 325 New Mexico
7 248 Merz, Aaron G 6-3 346 California
There is madness to their method: They are going for a fast ball hawking secondary and quick penetrating DL; Jauron is remaking the defensive line to his taste, while going with a lot of speed at S. CB and LB was not a concern for Beefalo though they took good depth with Youboty and an excellent coverage LB in Ellison. Over reaching or not, they are going for a heavier version of the Indy defense and will be a more challenging then I had hoped. They grabbed three heavyweight run blocking OL, I don't know much about their FA signings on OL, but McGahee looks to be the feature weapon whomever is sentenced to QB.
1 16 Allen, Jason CB 6-1 208 Tennessee
3 82 Hagan, Derek WR 6-2 209 Arizona State
4 114 Toledo, Joe OT 6-5 337 Washington
7 212 Evans, Fred DT 6-5 307 Texas State
7 226 Wright, Rodrique DT 6-5 306 Texas
7 233 Aromashodu, Devin WR 6-2 202 Auburn
Which conference does Tennessee play in? Which conference did Saban coach in? Now tell me he had no clue what he was getting when he took Jason Allen in round one. Hagan was a favorite of many here and Aromashodu is another SEC WR Nick knows well. Toledo has a fighting shot at winning the RT slot, a former TE with little experience at OT going to work for an outstanding O-line coach. Two DT just the right size for 3-4 DEs, don't look now but Tricky Nicky did nothing to hurt his team with this draft.
1 4 Ferguson, D'Brickashaw OT 6-6 313 Virginia
1 29 Mangold, Nick C 6-4 299 Ohio State
2 49 Clemens, Kellen QB 6-2 223 Oregon
3 76 Schlegel, Anthony ILB 6-0 251 Ohio State
3 97 Smith, Eric SS 6-1 209 Michigan State
4 103 Smith, Brad WR 6-2 212 Missouri
4 117 Washington, Leon RB 5-8 202 Florida State
5 150 Pociask, Jason TE 6-3 267 Wisconsin
6 189 Coleman, Drew CB 5-8 173 Texas Christian
7 220 Adams, Titus DT 6-3 305 Nebraska
Tangini started with a natural advantage thanks to Herm the magnificent, whom I greatly miss. No. one need, O-line - looks like they did okay. No. two need, QB - another decent choice with good value. No. three need, secondary - I don't know either player, but who was that secondary coach NE used for plug and play with their young CBs? Schlegel is a smart run stuffer to play alongside lil Vilma inside. Leon Washington is quick, fast, and has decent hands out of the backfield. The Pats looked closely at Pociask, not a bad player to back up Jolly. Adams is an okay run stuffer and Brad Smith was known for his running ability if I recall. They also got the Skins 2nd rounder in 2007 and does anyone know if they got another 2007 pick with their second day trades?
There is nothing in the AFCE draft to urge any complacency for New England. The Pats are going to be playing a much tougher schedule then people hoped because these three clubs are getting back into the business of playing football.