04-19-2012, 10:27 AM
Second Team and Threatening Starter's Job
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: On the ledge
re: Win, FAIL, or Meh? USA Today Draft special: Nick Perry, S Hill, A Dennard, L James
Originally Posted by ctpatsfan77
Two-rounder, no trades.
27. Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC
31. Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia
48. Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
62. LaMichael James, RB, Oregon
Nick Perry might be a great player going forward, but I don't see him as a fit for the Pats at all. He's about 30 lbs. lighter than any of the DE's we use in our 3/4, or our 4/3 historically, and in the post season drills he showed no aptitude that I could see playing with his hand off the ground.
Stephen Hill is a total development project. I can't see the value of a pick like this in the 1st round.
I like Denard. Not sure I like him at pick 48.
James is a good player, but I see him more in a specialist role. If we draft any RBs/ WRs, I would think it would be mostly for their return ability. Do you use a #62 for a returner?
Basically, we spend our first 2 picks on development players, who will only be situational players for the next few years. Then we make two picks of questionable value. Doesn't seem like a Patriot draft at all IMO.
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