Just for fun, what if the Patriots drafted nothing but linemen or pseudo-linemen with ALL their draft picks? So who's eligible? Any DL/DE/OLB/OL/TE who weighes at LEAST 270 lbs. Yes that's the cutoff point.
To make it simple.
1. No trades.
2. Must weigh at least 270 lbs.
3. Pick up to 1 slot higher on day 1, 2 slots on day 2, 3 slots on day 3.
Rankings Board (Uptaed 4/1/11)
#17 Gabe Carimi OT Wisconsin. 6-7 314. Vollmer slides over to left to protect Brady's blindside. Carimi becomes our RT of the future.
#28 Muhammed Wilkerson DE Ohio State. 6-4 315. Wilkerson trains to take over the RDE spot from Stroud who is in turn an upgrade over JAG Gerrard Warren.
#33 Danny Watkins OG Baylor. 6-3 310. Generally considered the most ready prospect to step in for the now retired Stephen Neal. Mankins will be franchised.
#60 Kenrick Ellis DT Hamption. 6-5 356. Character concerns? Yes. Low level of competition concerns? Yes. Potential to dominate at the next level with physical tools and strength? Also a yes. A late 2nd round gamble on what could be a bear of a guy who could play inside or possibly outside at DE as well.
#74 James Carpenter OT Alabama. 6-4 321. Carpenter is a technically sound player who could backup either tackle position or even be pushed inside to guard if need be. His versatility makes him a good glue player for the OL.
#92 Pernell McPhee
, DE Miss. St. 6-3 278. Finally a pass rusher. Stout against the run, can ably set the edge, and strong at the point of attack. Has the block shedding skills that an OLB needs in the Pats defensive system. Is he a conversion project? Absolutely. But the potential to stop the run and rush the passer is a valuable combo.
#123 Tim Barnes
C Missouri. 6-4 298 lbs. Koppen gets pushed around too easily by the bigger NTs in the division. Barnes has the frame to bulk up and leg strength to stand his ground and push back. Let's bulk UP that interior OL and give Tom Brady some breathing room.
#156 Sione Fua
DT Stanford. 6-2 308. A typical, thick, powerful, low to the ground nose guard. Stout at the point of attack. Fua gives us Wilfork insurance at a palatable price late in the draft.
#184 Weslye Saunders
TE South Carolina. 6-5 270. The eventual successor to Crumpler's blocking TE/OL role. Saunders has the power and size to pave the way for the Pats running game. There are red flags with this kid. But this late in the draft if he turns out to be a loser, you cut him loose with little regrets.
This has been the ALL-GRIZZLY DRAFT!! Are you not ENTERTAINED!! Next it's Your Turn!
Notes: There could have been any number of ways this could have turned differently. This is just for fun. How does your Grizzly draft come out?