Drafting by positions. List the likely order for the Pats draft.

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  1. amazinPats

    amazinPats Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Didn't see any other thread on this, but without focusing on particular players, list the first five positions the Patriots are likely to draft (or need to.) Here's mine:

    1. OT/OG
    2. DE/OLB
    3. Safety
    4. ILB
    5. WR

    And with the sixth pick, I'd look for a future Kevin Faulk replacement.

    I think that being blessed with six picks in the first three rounds, it is time for us to pick up a stud OT with the first pick. We will have to replace either Light or Mankins (or both) in another year or two. The other positions can wait in this deep draft.
  2. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    1. Mlb
    2. Ot
    3. Olb
    4. Og
    5. Ss
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  3. ayjackson

    ayjackson Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    1. the lines
    2. WR
    3. LB/S

    Generally, I don't see any need so desperate as to trump talent of the player at any of these positions. ie If there isn't a lineman in BB's second tier of talent, you take the player that is, be it a cornerback, safety OLB or whatever (quarterback and kicker excepted).
  4. LloydBraun

    LloydBraun Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    OT- with the 23? A replacement for Light in 2010. His cap value would help. Plus, we replace Kaczur this year.

    OG- Mankins will be pricey; Neal is aging

    ILB- Sintim is brought in to play next to Mayo.

    DE- Moala is falling in some mocks.

    OLB- Barwin or English to play behind Taylor. Also, we need to remember that Crable and Redd could also fit this role.
  5. MetalBleachers

    MetalBleachers Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Agree about getting the most talented player, but position-wise, disagree about a WR before LB or OLB.


    OL has the most potential to fluctuate, but there's some depth there. I also see some high potential at DB for rounds 2-3.
  6. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    trade into 2010 or to move up earlier
  7. Feep50

    Feep50 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    #23 OLB
    #34 OT
    #47 S
    #58 & #89 trade down for DE/OLB
    #98 WR

    So sayeth Feep! :eek:
  8. WhiZa

    WhiZa Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #23 OLB
    2nd round - S, OL, ILB (in best available order)
    3rd round - probably another OL, FB

    after that just best available player in any position
  9. Patriot Missile

    Patriot Missile Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    23 Best Player Available
    34 Best Player Available
    47 Best Player Available
    58 Best Player Available

    What we are lacking imo

    What I hope for
    Best pass rusher available OLB/DE If an elite one isn't there I switch need to MLB with 23
    Best available guard or center

    This thread is too hard to predict because of how players rise and fall on draft today. I'm sure if Crabtree, or Everette Brown fall, all needs and positions are thrown out the window.
  10. Ochmed Jones

    Ochmed Jones Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    #1 - cb
    #2 - olb
    #3 - ilb
    #4 - s
    #5 - og
    #6 - wr
  11. mesoslo

    mesoslo Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    1st pick- DE/OLB- we need to establish the pass rush, this will make our CBs good.
    2nd pick- DE - increases our depth in case of injuries, good DEs might still be available.
    3rd pick - LB - a good LB will still be available here.
    4th pick - RB
    5th pick - S
    6th pick - OG

    I really hope the pats can land Jason taylor.
  12. FredFromDartmouth

    FredFromDartmouth In the Starting Line-Up

    I don't see CB on this list. That has got to be a serious need.

    Wheatley is only good for a few games before he snaps one of his wrists again. The Patriots gambled one him and lost. He should be playing on a team with a grass field, if he plays at all, not the rock-hard surface at Gillette.

    Bodden? He is more of a stop-gap player and not a long-term solution.
  13. mesoslo

    mesoslo Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I have a good feeling that our CBs this year will be a better, especially if they can estabilsh the pass rush. The 5th pick could be a CB that play at safety and at CB.
  14. billdog3484

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    huh? Mankins is about 27 or 28, Light is 30. i dont get it

    i think we could use help replacing Neal and RT though
  15. CanadianPat'sFan

    CanadianPat'sFan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    These are my picks due to value we can get.

    1) OT - Beatty, Britton or Andre Smith or Oher if they slide to #23.
    2) OLB - Barwin, Mathews, Ayers and English woudl be my picks at #34
    3) Safety - #47 - Dalmus may be gone but Smith, Moore or Chung will do.
    4) WR - Nicks, Britt, Heyward-bay, Robiskie or Iglesias may slip to #58
    5) DE or DT - Gilbert, Sen-derrick Marks, Fili Moala, Magee or my fav Baker.
    6) C/OG - Caldwell, Shipley, Levitre, Canfield, Urbik are all good value for our comp pick.
  16. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    I don't think that there will be a DE of value at 34. We MAY have a shot at Gilbert or Jackson at 23. Who did you have in mind? I too want a DE by 34. I am fine with a top DE?OLB at 23 if we can get a top one. Brown and Orapko come to mind. English is decent consolation prize if none of the above four are available.

  17. Feep50

    Feep50 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    This looks fairly likely also........
  18. rookBoston

    rookBoston 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    ILB - Maualuga, Cushing (1st), Laurinaitis (2nd), Brinkley (3rd)
    OLB - Sintim, English, Matthews (1st), Barwin (2nd)
    OC/G - Mack, Unger (2nd)
    SS - Chung, Delmas, Johnson (2nd)... (Moore not so much)
    TE - Barwin(!) (2nd), Coffman, Casey, Hill (3rd)
    DL - Brace, Marks (4th)
    P - whoever
    LS - who knows
    QB - ?

    My class:
    23 - Sintim
    34 - Laurinaitis
    47 - Unger
    57 - Chung
    89 - Coffman
    99 - Brinkley

    yeah, baby... three rookie LBs-- no, it's not a mistake
  19. bakes781

    bakes781 In the Starting Line-Up

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    ITA it's silly to say we should draft position X here and Y there when we have no idea how the draft will play itself out.

    The best thing to do would be rank the prospects by position to get the best value with each pick.
  20. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    ILB - who can blitz, and cover, instincts, smarts size.
    OLB - who can pass rush & set the edge
    Safety - with ball skills
    Developmental Linmen - either NT/OT
    Developmental Linmen - either OT/NT
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