Originally Posted by Buddylove
Here we go: constructive criticism always welcome. I know the pats have signed some defensive backs lately but I truly believe they'll grab these two corners (Marshall and Hunter) to plan more for the future. Don't forget Asante is a free agent soon and Randall Gay injury prone, the pats always plan ahead.
1. Chad Greenaway LB Iowa
Because of team needs and depth at linebacker slides to #21. Can play inside or outside.
2. Richard Marshall CB Fresno State
Played for Bills buddy Pat Hill at Fresno State, in 3 years could be the best corner from this draft.
3A. Maurice Stovall WR Notre Dame
Knows the patriots offensive system, it'll be nice to see some size out there catching passes.
3B. Gerris Wilkinson LB Georgia Tech
Another versatile linebacker who just makes play.s
4A. Jerious Norwood RB Mississippi State
Strong, fast and can catch. Put up big numbers in the best conference in college football.
4B. Darrell Hunter CB Miami (oh)
Good ballhawking corner who can also return kicks.
5. Cooper Wallace TE Auburn
A great blocker who also has good hands, won't be confused with Ben Watson when it comes to speed.
6A. Chris Gocong OLB Cal Poly
Played DE in college but will play standing up. Has enough athletic ability to move to OLB- reminds me of Tully Banta Cain
6B. Adam jennings WR/KR Fresno State
Another pat hill guy, ladies and gents- this is the new and improved version of Bethel Johnson
6C. Jon Scifres K Missouri State
Best overall kicker when it comes to kickoffs and field goals.
7. Paul Pingear QB Fresno State
Great leader with good accuracy but doesn't have the stronest of arms. Another in the fresno to new england pipeline.
People need to stop putting so much emphasis on guys that have played for BB affiliated coaches. There were some that played AGAINST BB affiliated coaches that BB has drafted as well.
Now, about the rest of your draft:
1) The knock on Greenway is that he doesn't tackle well. Not what the Patriots look for in a LB
2) Marshall is a good pick, but not a priority.
3) Wilkinson is the prototypical MLB, not an ILB. There is a difference. And Wilkinson being only 233 makes him too small for the Pats ILB position by a good 20 lbs.
4A) Norwood is over-rated. Didn't do much at the Senior Bowl and the scouting on his route-tunning and hands directly contradicts your evaluation. Also, I don't know how strong he is, but the scouting knocks him for his inability to break tackles and the idea that he gets tripped up too easily because of a lack of lower body strength.
4B) You took Marshall and the Pats already have 6 legit CBs. Why take another one? Wasted pick in my honest opinion.
5) I think Wallace is a stretch so early. He's rated as a 7-UDFA.
6A) I don't think Gocong is going to last this long.
6B) For a KR/PR
, I would look at RB Andre Hall this late.
6C) Scifres isn't the best K overall. Not sure where you got that info, but Scifres has problems with kicks beyond 40 yards. Granted, having 31 of 55 kick-offs end up as touchbacks is good, but I am curious as to what the average length of his kicks are. Scifres leg isn't as strong as Huston's or Gostkowski.
7) I like the Pinegar pick.