Day 2 thoughts
So 7 picks on Day 2 including 4 in Round 3. I don't think they make all 7 picks, but there are still some good players out there. I really feel like Jarron Gilbert is the only really good 3-4 DE left, but will the Pats even take another Dlineman? Seymour, Wilfork, Warren, Brace, Wright, and Green seem like locks for the team, so I am not sure there is room.
DE possibilities: Jarron Gilbert, Everette Pedescleaux, Pannel Egboh, Ra'Shon Harris
I know everybody wants LB's, but I see a better chance of an ILB being drafted than an OLB as there doesn't seem to be many good prospects left. I could see the Patriots taking an ILB that doesn't exactly fit the system as their next Larry Izzo too.
ILB possibilities: Jasper Brinkley, Tyrone McKenzie, Scott McKillop, Jason Williams, Nick Reed
"Izzo special teams ace" types: Moise Fokou, Stanley Arnoux
OLB possibility: Henry Melton
I certainly don't think there is room for another CB on day 2, but I could see the Patriots taking a safety though it seems unlikely given I count 9 near locks for secondary.
S possibilities: DeAngelo Willingham, Chris Clemons, Brandon Underwood
I could see the Patriots taking a QB, especially if they get stuck with a 3rd rounder that they can't move.
QB possibilities: Stephen McGee, Rhett Bomar
Wildcat possibility: Julian Edelman
I see the Pats possibly looking for Faulks replacement or adding a bigger back to the roster.
Pass catching back: Devin Moore, Cedric Peerman, Mike Goodson
Big back: Andre Brown, Rashad Jennings
I like the receiving TE's and they are all available after round 2 which seems like quite an upset. I think the guys I list all have a good shot at being an upgrade over David Thomas, because they can stretch the field.
Receiving TE's: Shawn Nelson, Cornilius Ingram, Jared Cook, James Casey
With the addition of Vollmer, I don't see the Patriots taking another tackle, but I do see them adding a guard.
Guard possibilities: Jamon Meredith, TJ Lang, Rich Ohmberger, Andrew Gardner
With as many WR's as the Patriots worked out, I feel confident that they will take one on day 2. With the addition of Butler, they have yet another player who can return, so I think they could afford to take a pure WR to develop.
WR possibilities: Juaquin Igelesias, Louis Murphy, Mike Wallace, Mike Thomas, Johny Knox, Brandon Tate, Eron Riley
I also think LS Jake Ingram might be on the radar as I am not sure the Pats are married to Nate Hodel.
Last edited by DocE; 04-26-2009 at 02:38 AM..
Reason: forgot a couple guys at ILB