04-04-2009, 08:29 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Re: Love this mock...
I, on the other hand, don't like any of the 4 picks. In reverse order:
#58 - Levitre is ok, but with Woods still on the board? That's a no brainer for me. If I want to go interior line, I'll take Woods over Levitre any day.
#47 - Patrick Chung is a fine player, but with Connor Barwin and Jarron Gilbert still on the board?
#34 - Alphonso Smith is a nice ballhawk but small and with average speed. If I go CB at #34 (which I don't), then Darius Butler (going #44 to Miami) makes more sense. I also prefer Sean Smith (going #54). And with Robert Ayers (35), Louis Delmas (38), William Beatty (39), Barwin (48) and Gilbert (50) all available, to pass on all of them would be unlikely. As an aside, Rob Rang lists Alphonso Smith among his pro day sliders in his most recent column, noting "Though he leaves Wake Forest as the ACC's career leader in interceptions, the 5-9, 193-pound Smith did little in workouts to prove NFL quarterbacks shouldn't challenge him, choosing to stick with his marginal 4.51 second 40-yard dash at the combine and only posting a 32-inch vertical jump at his Pro Day."
Pro Days wrap: Who helped their stock, hurt it, still has questions - NFL - CBSSports.com Football
The amazing thing to me was that everyone I like for the Pats was available after the 34th pick (Barwin, Beatty, Delmas, Gilbert, Wood, Sean Smith and Ayers), and we passed on all of them, many more than once.
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