04-27-2007, 03:36 PM
In the Starting Line-up
Join Date: Mar 2007
Re: Revised Pats' draft needs heading into draft weekend
Originally Posted by Box_O_Rocks
With the report that Thomas has broken a foot, and Gay not signing an offer sheet, I have a slight revision to my Patriots' draft "needs" for 2007.
1. LB depth
3. RB depth
4. S depth
5. WR for 2008
6. Competition at OT and TE
1. LB depth
2. CB depth - Gay and Scott between them handle nickelback needs.
3. TE depth - Another receiver who can learn to block would be good here.
4. RB depth
5. S depth
6. WR for 2008
7. OT competition
Safety is higher than fifth or fourth the list. Don't just go by their '07 roster, but the '08 roster. They basically have jack for Safeties under contract for '08. Rodney? I don't think he'll play after '07, and he's been hitting the injury wall lately. Sanders? He could be their starting SS in '08, but I'm not completely sold on him as a full time player, and he's likely gone after '08. Hawkins will be gone after '07, and I think he's about done. Wilson will likely be gone after '07, and he's been injured lately. Basically, they have jack for dependable Safeties this season, and they have zero Safety depth at both Safety positions in '08. It also seems like a lot of people forget how good NE's defense has been when they had good play from the Safety position.
I still think they draft two Safeties in this draft.
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Last edited by sebman2112; 04-27-2007 at 03:38 PM..