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  1. IcyPatriot

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    1a: DE: JJ Watt
    1b: OT: Nate Solder

    2a: CB: Aaron Williams - (We could trade down and still maybe get him)
    2B: C: Rodney Hudson

    3a: S: Robert Sands
    3b: OLB: Mark Herzlich - has Belichick written all over him ... can rush, cover and is tough.

    4: WR: Greg Little - 6'2" - 220 and likes going over the middle.

    5: RB: Noel Devine - small back who could be a great return man - not sold on Tate.

    I'll stick with this for now
    not bothering with trades though I am certain 1 of the first 3 will be used to trade down to 2012.

     
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    JJ Watt has Tom Condon as his agent, who the Pats haven't worked with in 7 years, since the Ben Watson contract issue. JJ is my #2 DE prospect behind Fairley (and easily ahead of Dareus), but I don't think it's overly realistic.

    Herzlich seems like a worse version of Ninkovich right now. The Pats need somebody who can rush the passer, and Herzlich isn't that player.
     
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    Yeah we say that every draft and then Bill has them drop into coverage. If he does draft an OLB I think it will be an all around type of guy vs just a rushing type. I don't think Bill will draft that player high - Herzlich is extremely smart and rarely takes false steps. If not for the cancer he could have been a top 10 pick as a junior.

    Oh well ... maybe too soon to tell.
     
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    Two DB's in the 1st three rounds....before drafting an OLB? :eek:
     
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    Are you saying we resign Mankins and let Light go?
     
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    No way in hell Nate Solder makes it to 1B. He might even be gone by 1A the way he's shooting up draft boards.
     
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    The only 2 reasons he is shooting up any draft boards. One is because Mayock put him there at number 1 on his top 5. The other is it appears to be a weak left OT class. Doesn't mean there aren't any gems out there in the later rounds.

    Solder didn't really do anything to help himself at the Senior Bowl and I thought his stock dropped off a little bit because of it.
     
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    I'd be very happy with those first 2 rounds.

    I don't know who to look for at OLB that would fit our mold really, so we'll probably wait till late round 2 or round 3 for an OLB conversion project.
    There are not a lot of fits this year.
    Maybe a guy like Beal. He's a bit short but he definitely has the bulk at 268 lbs.
     
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    As a WVU fan, Noel Devine had a rough year this past year. However, he still has an amazing quikness, and agility to him, he is truly a weapon on the field.

    He is small though, and would be in the Woodhead mold, but I think he has the "Take it to the house" ability, and would love to see him added to the Pats.
     
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    hudson is a bad pick IMO......NT's can throw him across the stadium

    herzlich is a wasted pick......KJ wright will be available at that time and stands to be as effective as anyone else who gets drafted for a 3-4 OLB.....wright already has coverage skills down and is an effective pass rusher
     
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    Condon also reps Aaron Williams.
     
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    remember......its not pioli butting heads with agents anymore......

    just something to think about
     
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    CB isn't a need, so not a fan of taking one at 2a.
     
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    Haven't heard that one yet. Any others?

    I know Aldon Smith is with CAA but not with Condon. I was scared for a while on that one.
     
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    IcyPatriots, what's your plan at OG?
     
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    Are you lacking confidence in Wendall and Connelly at OG?
     
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    Excellent point. Hadn't thought of it that way before. I mean, it might not have been exclusively a Pioli thing, but, if it was, that might put some constraints on who we can expect KC to pick.
     
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    Not that I know of, though CAA/Dogra/Condon don't appear to rep many guys who end up going in the 3rd round or later - usually only 2-3 prospects per draft class.

    BTW - sorry I don't have a link for the Aaron Williams info. I just noticed it in passing as I've been going through prospect notes from numerous sites. I don't even remember where I saw it. But, IIRC, it did specify Condon.
     
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    absolutely........Larsen would have been an upgrade over either of them except that the pats gave him away.
     
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    The old fashioned Belichick / Parcells method of bring in a herd and wait for 1 bull to emerge from the pack.
     
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