FA Signings Andre Carter We need him back for the 40 fronts. 2012 NFL Draft The Arizona Cardinals have traded the 13th overall pick to the New England Patriots. The Patriots get the 13th, 112th, 151st, and the 221st overall pick. The Cardinals get the 31st and the 48th overall pick, as well as quarterback Brian Hoyer. With the 13th overall pick the New England Patriots selectâ€¦ Mark Barron, Safety, Alabama Shortly following the pick there is a loud smashing noise that comes from the Cowboyâ€™s war room. We find out later Jerry Jones smashed a flat screen TV in a raging tantrum. Barron is the perfect selection based on value and needs. His well-rounded skill set is perfect for our scheme. Heâ€™s equally great against the run and the pass, and will instantly be the third best player on the defense. Barron also never blows a coverage so hopefully our pro bowl cornerback will return to form. If you think this is a bad pick because Barron isnâ€™t a rangy coverage safety, then youâ€™re a horrible scout or have never watched the film, because youâ€™re dead wrong. Itâ€™s really that simple. If you watch him on film there no way you can see him as anything other than a top ten talent. Itâ€™s blatantly obvious. Cosell, Mayock, Casserly, and all the â€śexpertsâ€ť are finally catching up to me and the rest of the Barron fans. Weâ€™ve known how good Barron is all along. The Cardinals get two premium picks for one (including a second rounder that they didnâ€™t have), and a quarterback every bit as good as Kolb. The Patriots get the player that is going to improve them the most, and some late round value picks, while trading Hoyer to the NFC. Itâ€™s a win-win, and so you donâ€™t have to do the math, #31 + #48 = 1020 #13 + #112 + #151 + #221= 1254 1254 â€“ 1020 = 234 (Hoyerâ€™s Value) With the 27th overall pick New England Patriots selectâ€¦ Shea McClellin, Outside Linebacker, Boise State Bill finally gets his man. McClellin has everything he looks for in an OLB. He has the size and athleticism, while also being a great blitzer, pass rusher, and run stuffer. His late rise is so very warranted. I will be dumbfounder when we donâ€™t pick him. The Patriotâ€™s phone rings and GB offers pick 163 for Jermaine Cunningham. Bill cuts his losses and accepts the trade. With the 62nd overall pick the New England Patriots selectâ€¦ Janoris Jenkins, Cornerback, North Alabama Too much possible value here to not take him. Jenkins could be the next Darrell Revis or the next Pacman Jones. I think Meyer has good things to say about Jenkins, and the Pats strong locker room keeps him from being the next Pacman. His talent is obvious, top 5 in the draft. Heâ€™s a better on the field player than Claiborne. Thank god he went back to school. With the 93rd overall pick the New England Patriots selectâ€¦ Mychal Kendricks, Inside Linebacker, California We need a coverage LB to spell Spikes and replace Tracy freaking White. Replacing White will have on of the biggest impacts on the defense of anything we could do in the draft. Kendricks has crazy athleticism and while his coverage ability is obvious, heâ€™s no slouch as a blitzer or run stopper. With the 112th (via AZ) overall pick the New England Patriots selectâ€¦ Greg Childs, Wide Receiver, Arkansas Huge value here, heâ€™s a mid to late first round WR when healthy. Heâ€™s also my favorite receiver in the draft, from a Patriots offense perspective. Heâ€™s a high effort player with a good size to speed ratio, and long arms with big hands. Heâ€™s a Petrino/Arkansas product that should pick up the offense. I think he is well on his way becoming elite again. Itâ€™s weird, but my favorite part about his game is his blocking. Itâ€™s tenacious, violent, and abusive. Heâ€™s a PUP candidate, and wonâ€™t offer much this year, but I think our wealth of receivers creates a nice bridge to next year for Childs to take over. With the 126th overall pick the New England Patriots selectâ€¦ Ryan Broyles, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma Heâ€™s another huge value, late first/early second type of player when healthy. Broyles is the jack of all trades, but with great hands and awareness. Heâ€™s professional at the bubble screen - a McDaniels favorite, and probably restricted to slot end duty with some looks out wide. With Welker not understanding slot receiver market value I think weâ€™re going to have to replace him next year. Our wealth of receivers pays off again because Broyles is a sure PUP lister. With the 151st (via AZ) overall pick the New England Patriots selectâ€¦ Matt McCants, Tackle, Birmingham We need a high upside tackle for Dante to sculpt into and immovable wall. McCants is that tackle. Iâ€™d take him over Cordy Glenn and Jon Martin, and maybe even Mike Adams. Another huge value here, but this one of the small school variety. With the 163rd (via GB) overall pick the New England Patriots selectâ€¦ Akiem Hicks, Defensive Tackle, Regina Monster DE/DT prospect from Regina University in Canada. Heâ€™s 6045, 325 lbs with an insane 84 inch wingspan. Thatâ€™s 7 feet! Often loses the leverage game, but that can be coached. He has all the length in the world to 2-gap end, and the power and athleticism to 1-gap in the nickel. With the 221st (via AZ) overall pick the New England Patriots selectâ€¦ Chris Owusu, Wide Reciever, Stanford He has absolutely electric athleticism and it shows on the field, but only when heâ€™s healthy. He has very serious concussion problems. I say get him a big cushy helmet and let him return kicks and punts as a rookie. He also comes from a pro style offense, something I consider an absolute must for a WR.