01-19-2011, 06:17 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Re: Patriot Type 3-4 DE's
Dareus - lacks length
Liuget - lacks length
Wilkerson - I really like
Jenkins - good choice if a first round DE isn't worth it
Bowers - better fit at OLB for the scheme
Clayborn - lacks bulk and length
Heyward - huge motor concerns
Jordan - lacks ideal bulk, screams 1-gap DE or 4-3 LE
Watt - Has Condon as his agent
Bailey - far too light, tons of potential but will never get there
Ballard - I don't like what I've seen
Dareus are Liuget are two guys who could fit if they end up a true 6-4, rather than under 6-3 as projected. I could see Bowers in a McGinest role much easier than a Seymour role. Clayborn just doesn't fit. Heyward seems like a very unpatriotic player. Jordan is very talented, but is like 30 pounds from ideal weight (and only Clay Matthews can gain 30 pounds in one year). Watt has the same agent as Ben Watson, and the Patriots refuse to work with him. Therefore he's off the board. Bailey said he weighs 275 right now. Looks like he's a 4-3 LE or 1-gap DE. I just don't like Ballard, but he's not a bad fit physically.
That leaves Wilkerson and Jenkins, I guess.