Originally Posted by ctpatsfan77
So Box: how would you feel about a draft like this:
2. Stewart Bradley
4a. Zak DeOssie
Too soon to tell, DeOssie is hoping to run his 40 in the 4.5's, if he does that you've got a 250 lb., nearly 6'5" athlete from an NFL pedigree who could move into the first day for teams (like the Giants) who are looking for LB help. If Bradley runs a 4.7 or better he may improve his stock even further after his Senior Bowl.
As for CB, from what I've read, Darrelle Revis sliding to #24 might be worth pulling the trigger if he runs low 4.5's. I'm reading stuff on Hall, Ross, Hughs, and Houston that has me (within my very limited knowledge of secondary skills) questioning their value to the Pats in round 1. I think there are mid-round CBs, where the Pats have been shopping, who read better.
WR/RB is getting interesting as the 40 times start coming in, there are some good looking players turning in good times who look like they'll be available later than round 1. Once all their times are in it will be interesting to see where production and measurables rank them.
Right now, before Free Agency, I see the Pats "need" as linebacker with a second tier shopping list of PR
/KR, CB, S, RB, WR, and QB. That's really it for critical need. I think the Pats can find quality at S and WR anywhere in this draft. CB is more problematic, and that makes me cautious about buying one too high. RB I need to reassess, if only to control for my desire to see Brian Leonard in a Pats' uniform. We have a feature back and a third down specialist, I'm shopping for depth behind those two, someone who can do both, if not as well as Maroney and Faulk. PR
/KR is, hopefully, a supplemental function to guys who can be starters in the near future at a primary position.