Welcome to PatsFans.com

GBN updated Mock Draft

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by MrTibbs, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. MrTibbs

    MrTibbs Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    1,488
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

  2. ATippett56

    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    10,386
    Likes Received:
    100
    Ratings:
    +473 / 9 / -18

    Name: *Chris Houston
    College: Arkansas Number: 2
    Height: 5-11 Weight: 185
    Position: CB Pos2:
    Class/Draft Year: Jr/2007
    40 Time: 4.49 40 Low: 40 High: 4.45
    Projected Round: 1-2 Stock:
    Rated number 5 out of 219 CB's 34/2341 TOTAL

    Analysis

    Positives: Prototype combination of size and speed for the position. Aggressive and physical at the line of scrimmage. Uses his hands well to get an initial jam. Rare athleticism and speed for the position. After the jam, Houston has a smooth hip turn to run with receivers and has great agility. Good foot quickness to react to receivers' moves and break on the ball. Quick hands and long arms, which he uses well to deflect passes. Rare strength for the position. Benches 450 pounds. Effective tackler in space. Good leaper and competes for every pass. Clearly Arkansas' top man-to-man corner and lined up opposite as tough a lineup of receivers in 2006 as any defender in the country (Dwayne Jarrett, Sidney Rice, Robert Meachem, Dwayne Bowe, Andre Caldwell, etc.) with only Rice going over 100 yards.

    Negatives: Despite appearances in 34 games, Houston has only three career interceptions, two coming in 2006 against a Mississippi State team hardly known for its passing prowess. Rarely challenged in 2006 as he was clearly Arkansas' top coverage corner. Effective tackler in the open field, but isn't recognized as a great run supporter despite his athleticism, aggression and rare strength for the position.
     
  3. The Predator

    The Predator Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I know Calvin Johnson is a huge temptation, but I just cant see the Raiders not picking a QB. That kinda ruined the draft for me. If If Quinn is therr IMO Romeo grabs him, not JM.
     
  4. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    7,397
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +17 / 1 / -0

    Pats picks (for those too lazy to link):

    WR Robert Meachem

    CB Chris Houston

    2nd round - David Harris, ILB
     
  5. patman12

    patman12 On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -3

    I see SS Aaron Rouse and not Houston?
     
  6. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2005
    Messages:
    13,109
    Likes Received:
    50
    Ratings:
    +114 / 9 / -3

    I did some digging into Patriots draft history, and I was a little surprised to look over Bobby grier's drafts. He had a horrid draft in 1997, but otherwise, he didnt do too badly. Why do I remember him being awful? Look at this record:

    1996
    Terry Glenn
    Lawyer Milloy
    Tedy Bruschi
    Christian Peter

    1997
    Brandon Mitchell

    1998
    Robert Edwards
    Tebucky Jones
    Greg Spires

    1999
    Damien Woody
    Andy Katzenmoyer
    Kevin Faulk
    Sean Morey

    So, not very good, but not awful either.
     
  7. MrTibbs

    MrTibbs Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    1,488
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0


    Any video on either player?
     
  8. Remix 6

    Remix 6 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    7,780
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0

    are u blind? Rouse is there for Saints round 2
     
  9. Oswlek

    Oswlek In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    4,473
    Likes Received:
    77
    Ratings:
    +295 / 8 / -1

    You recall him being terrible for a couple reasons:

    1) 1996 is Bill Parcells, not Grier. That kills most of the positive argument right there.

    2) Even in your list above, only one player could have been termed a "difference maker" and that is Woody. Edwards may have been good, so you can't hold that against Grier, but aside from Faulk the rest of the guys didn't do much. And that is with your positive light. Every other pick not mentioned was a complete whif, and with the Parcell's trade, there were a lot of them.

    Grier was bad. Honestly, most here on this board could have done better just by picking the guys that they watched on TV.
     
  10. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2005
    Messages:
    13,109
    Likes Received:
    50
    Ratings:
    +114 / 9 / -3


    I thought Parcells walked out of the room in a fit after the Glenn pick? I could swear i read that at the time.
     
  11. primetime

    primetime Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,389
    Likes Received:
    146
    Ratings:
    +513 / 50 / -28

    #18 Jersey

    Parcells wanted Duane Clemons or Bobby Gardner, I believe. Both were solid NFL players for a number of years, but Parcells was wrong in this case; Glenn was clearly the best pick.
     
  12. The Gr8est

    The Gr8est In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,771
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ratings:
    +12 / 1 / -0

    I believe he wanted DE Tony Brackens.

    Marvin Harrison would have been even a better pick if the Pats absolutely wanted a WR. He's done well I hear.:rolleyes:
     
  13. Warren94

    Warren94 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,212
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    see I thought he wanted Eddie George instead of Terry Glenn, but who knows.
     
  14. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2006
    Messages:
    5,072
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    Some of the mock drafts leave you scratching your head. I saw one that had us picking some tackle from Penn State in the first. I'm not saying another tackle wouldn't be a good thing but we have bigger needs and we have always been able to find great O linemen later in the draft.
     
  15. zarakotas5

    zarakotas5 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    929
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    If Levi is there at our first pick, It would be hard to pass up...
     
  16. SeanBruschi54

    SeanBruschi54 In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,591
    Likes Received:
    25
    Ratings:
    +99 / 1 / -1

    #24 Jersey

    It would be but at the same time why draft for extra cushioning at one position when you have so many needs at so many other spots.
     
  17. TomBradyWoot

    TomBradyWoot On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    May 6, 2006
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I wouldn't be shocked at any first round draft pick honestly. Even if it was a QB or kicker.
     
  18. SeanBruschi54

    SeanBruschi54 In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,591
    Likes Received:
    25
    Ratings:
    +99 / 1 / -1

    #24 Jersey

    Yes you would if (assuming either were picked)
     
  19. italia44

    italia44 In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Messages:
    3,287
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    No,he wanted Clemons......that would have been a waste......he was hurt a lot and never came close to being anything.
     
  20. captain stone

    captain stone Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    9,026
    Likes Received:
    112
    Ratings:
    +308 / 60 / -29

    No Jersey Selected

    At the time that those lousy picks were made, I wanted the patsies to take:
    Vonnie Holliday - 1A
    Flozell Adams - 1B
    Hines Ward - 3B

    Edwards was constantly injured at Georgia, and did not have a RB's instincts.
    Tebucky was just an ath-a-lete without a position.
    Were either of these two available in round 2, I would have taken them. The same for Spires, in round 4.
     

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>