Here's is my first attempt since the comps where announced, and probably my first in two weeks, or so. Round 1, Pick# 24 - Jon Beason (WILB, Miami) Tedy Bruschi's future replacement: Thought about Timmons, Revis, or Staley, but I expect Revis to be gone, Timmons doesn't fit at WILB, and Staley is a little bit of a reach at 24. Round 1, Pick# 28 - Michael Griffin (SS/FS, Texas) The Eagles go another direction and he falls to NE at 28: I considered taking Joe Staley instead of Griffin. I also thought about Chris Houston, but he's weak against the run, and might even go a little higher. I like Meriweather but he doesn't seem safe enough in the first round. Round 3, Pick# 27 - Josh Wilson (CB, Maryland) He's their man. NE will trade up if they have to: I am aware that Josh Wilson could go higher, but probably not higher than early third, if it seems he'll go higher NE could trade up for him. Really I think he fits NE's defense better than any other CB's in the late 2nd-4th rounds. Wade was also an option, but he isn't polished, and DeAndre Jackson would have been a reach coming off his ACL. Round 4, Pick# 28 - Brandon Jackson (RB, Nebraska): Brandon could go higher, but most sites have him rated as a 3rd-5th round talent, so his being available late fourth sounds reasonable to me. Other RB's I think they'll be interested in are: Lorenzo Booker, Dwayne Wright, Chris Henry, and Michael Bush. Round 5, Comp - Anthony Waters (SILB, Clemson) He falls after the ACL injury: Taking this risk on Anthony Waters in the 5th makes sense considering his talent/ability before the injury, I don't think he goes any earlier considering that injury. If he recovers fully he'll be a very good LB. Round 6, Pick# 6 - Dan Santucci (OG, Notre Dame): Santucci sounds like a Patriot from his descriptions, and I've seen him listed as a late rounder/FA on at least three websites. One site has him listed as an early day 2 guy, so he might not be available. Round 6, Pick# 28 - Chris Davis (WR, Florida State) Fits NE's offense perfectly. Most sites have him as a 6th-7th- FA. Round 6, Comp - Chris Denman (OT, Fresno State) NE could take him higher: Davis, and Denman both make sense, and after you read their scouting reports you'll notice they just sound like Patriots. NE has already taken an interest in Davis, as well. Round 6, Comp - Antonio Johnson (DT, Mississippi St.) Big mean DT who should be a good backup for Wilfork. Round 7, Comp - Isaiah Stanback (QB, Washington): They could draft Isaiah Stanback, or go an entirely different direction with this pick. http://condraft.com/mocks/member-mocks/index.php?id=2178 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tell me what you think? I have reasons for all these guys, and I think most if not all either fit need positions, fit well in NE's system, or have the potential to be the BPA when taken.