Originally Posted by patsfan13
Kiper has his board which is based on his abstraction of talent. The Patriots have their board based on talent. However the analysis for the Patriots includes how a player fits THEIR SCHEME and THEIR LOCKER ROOM. Kiper little book doesn't and really can't factor that in for 32 teams.
When Kiper criticizes a team when the diverge from his board it is silly since he doesn't know a teams scheme and loker room needs as well as teams with competent management and team philosophy.
BTW making the Patriots roster is a lot tougher than making a lot of other rosters.
Fair analysis but the Pats motto is "value". When I hear him use that it is almost a swear. This Wilson kid was not a second round pick I don't care if BB is the best ever. Please no..... In BB we trust, stuff.
I think BB got in late this evening and someone else made the pick, The fifth he got from GB at #163 gets this kid with slots to spare. Watch his tape. Mediocre to poor. If you tell me we used a second round pick for an ST gunner that would really hurt my feelings. Or if you had a shot at #48 to get a Curry, a Still or a Randle and someone waterboarded you to take this kid at #90, so be it. One of those three will be long term contributors to some NFL Team. This kid might have lasted until a UDFA.
Lets give BB the benefit of the doubt. He is only tied for the worst pick of the day with the Jaguars taking a punter in round three. I think the same guy (the janitor?) that picked Malcomb whatsis name last year in the 2011 Draft did this pick. Perhaps his parakeet was named Tavon or he really liked the movie Castaway
and Wilson was his favorite character. BB must have been some pysed when he walked into that war room.
Another scenario: The ghost of Al Davis made this pick when none of the other 31 Teams would chase you at that slot and you by golly are going to make that pick anyway and show them all. Wasn't that #48 Pick, Oaklands' Pick? Was this headscratcher a Tribute to Al Davis?
Bill, this guy does not have the prerequisite speed!
Note to Bill B: Please don't ever use the word "value" unless it actually means that. You wasted a second which I know is your sink or swim slot in each Draft. You had us eating out of your hand last night, then this. Come on Bill . This was no where near value.
This kid is out of the league by year three and is setting up a Surf shop rental on the Cape with Wheatley on the money they fleeced Kraft out of as second round choices.
On a different note. Statistics say only two picks will make it by year three anyway. I am thinking yesterday. I guess we should not be so hard on this kid. Looks like he needs the money. It's not his fault he was over drafted.
Weap not Pats fans. We won't get but two players from the Draft anyway.17% success rate per league average.