03-08-2008, 12:46 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Re: Pats Mock
I am not sure about all the trade ups, Avril is a nice player but he is really being hyped because of his workout numbers. Comparing him with Ware is not really fair, Ware was much more productive than Avril. Production is more important than measureables.
2:1 trades are risky (see Chad Jackson, we could have had Jones-Drew or Jennings and another good player instead of Mr. Workout wonder)
Avril - 13 career sacks, 35.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage
Ware- 27.5 career sacks, 57 stops behind the line of scrimmage
The Pats should come out of the draft with 1 very good player, 1 solid starter, 2 good backups and maybe 1-2 special teams \ fringe players.
I will list my picks in order of preference (assumes Gholston, Long & Long are gone and no trade backs are available)
#7 - Harvey, Jenkins, Clady
#63 - Carl Nicks, Avril
#69 - Eddie Royal, Red Bryant
#95 - Jackson - LSU, King - Penn State
#112 - Bell - UNLV, Douglas - Louisville, Barton - Ohio State
#156 - Roach - TSU, Seltz - LSU, Best Punter, Scandrick- Boise State
#188 (or whatever) - Forsett - UCLA, Wheatley - Colorado