Originally Posted by TealSox
Basically, which of the two players would you rather have, as a Patriots fan? Consider the round and the player.
1. Golden Tate (1st round) or Andre Roberts (4th round) or Jordan Shipley (5th round)
2. Jahvid Best (2nd round) or Dexter McCluster (4th round)
3. Jermaine Gersham (1st round) or Aaron Hernandez (2nd round) or Dennis Pitta (4th round)
4. Jared Odrick (1st round) or Alex Carrington (2nd round)
5. Ricky Sapp (2nd round) or Koa Misi (2nd round) or Jason Worilds (4th round)
Tate is the #1 WR on my board, and he seems like a perfect fit for the Pats due to his ability to get a ton of YAC. But he does run terribly sloppy routes and that won't cut it in the NFL. Roberts looked good at the senior bowl, but is a developmental WR at best. Shipley is slow, too slow in my opinion.
Best is going to need a lot of medical clearances, before I spend a draft pick on him. I thought McCluster would run much better than did, and since we have a slow small pro bowl WR already, I am not sure why we need him.
I am not a fan of Hernandez who is a glorified H Back and can't block. I was really impressed with Pitta at the combine and although he didn't block at all in college, based on his huge reps, I think he could become a decent blocker after some time with Dante. Gersham is overvalued as a 1st round pick,I think we can find 5 other 4.7 guys that can block and catch as well as he does. Depending on how Peek runs,he could be the guy.
Carrington's arms are short, but his motor runs constantly at 600 HP. He gave Alabama fits earlier this year, and I respect a guy that can do that. Odrick is a mystery. A lot of people talk him up as a five technique, but in the bowl game, he did nothing against an average LSU OL, and that scares me because the tape doesn't lie.
Worilds is NOT on my Pats type player draft board. I have no tape of Misi, except the senior bowl to look at, so I not sure about him. For all Sapp's measurables, his numbers at Clemson were not great, I think he had only 6 sacks. But unlike Hughes who has only two pass rushing moves, Sapp,does have a much wider variety of pass rushing moves and with more strength, it should translate well to the NFL.