Update of Hailredskins composite-4/3
CB,LB,and RB still seen as the major areas of need. Biggest increase in RB, 15 additional mocks have the Pats picking RB in 1st rd., 12 of those going for D'Angelo Williams (up from 2).LenDale White also posted big gain from 1 mock to 8.Maroney dropped 2 from 7 to 5.
LB projections remain strong, dropping from 27 mocks to 23. Of the big 3, Lawson, Carpenter and Greenway, Lawson gained from 5 mocks to 7, Carpenter fell from 7 to 5, Greenway from 5 to 3. 2or less-Wimbley, Kiwi, D. Jackson, Ryans (dropped from 5 to 2), and Hodge.
Moderate interest in CB dropped from 13 first rd mocks to 11. Youboty the only gainer, from 2 to 4, Hill dropped from 7 to 4, Cromartie out, J. Williams (VT) and J,Joseph 2 and 1 respectively.
6 1st rd picks at WR-Holmes of FlaSt had 3, Moss 2, CJackson 1.
SS -Whitner of Ohio St had 2
Nothing solid here. On 3/7 24 sites had picks, this time I only found 18.
Of the 16 players mentioned on 3/7, only R. Marshall held his ground, dropping from 6 picks to 5. Only 4 players were picked on 4/3 that had been on 3/7, making 9 new picks not mentioned before. Of the 18, CB seems the strongest position with 8 mocks selecting, 4 picks were for a RB, the rest scattered.
3 rd round
A few sites have posted 3rd rd. picks. For the #75 and #86 picks, 19 picks were made. By position, WR had 10, LB-5, RB-2, CB, DE, and S had 1 ea.
My analysis: LB seems to be a consistent perceived need with the choice solidifying around Lawson. It's an obvious need and none were mentioned in the 2nd rd. Curious none were as many sites jumped on the DeAngelo Williams bandwagon due to FA RB signings by teams with lower picks than us. If we took DW, what about a LB in rd 2?
The number of new faces in the 2nd rd was a surprise, maybe something to do with Combine or Pro Day results.
This is the first yr I've gotten involved in the draft, and I don't know enough about the various mocks to rank their reliability, but I thought just tabulating the sheer numbers would be of some value.
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