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    Not bad although I really don't want a 4th TE and I would take a flier on a Harvin type over Lauranitis at #34.
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    I'm probably in the minority, but I think a conversion project like Barwin is too high-risk for #23.

    One thing is clear: Looking at these first three round mocks, it is quite clear the Pats will be trading picks. They simply don't have the roster room for this many Day 1 rookies.
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    23 and 34 should produce nice players. Trading up from 2b or 2c up into that 30-40 range would be nice to get three guys from that group.
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    Very nice draft. I actually think Casey is an absolute steal at #89, and would be good value at #58. He has tremendous athleticism and versatility. He can play TE, H-back, fullback, and move out to WR as a flanker, and even was considered as a possible starting QB for Rice. He's very intelligent and mature and extremely competitive.

    Some people will love the Laurinaitis pick. I'm OK with it if the Pats believed he would complement Mayo, but I just don't see it. I'd rather look at moving Larry English inside.

    A lot of their picks are identical to what I had posted in my last mocks, including:

    - Mark Sanchez at #4 to Seattle. I've had Sanchez to Seattle in my last 2 mocks (in fact, the top 5 picks match my most recent mock). Sanchez is said to be rising fast, and Seattle is said to love him. He's a much better WCO fit than Stafford.
    - Jarron Gilbert to Tennessee at #30. I suggested this in a variant of my latest mock as well. Gilbert has so much potential that with 20 lbs. added on he could be the closest thing to an uber-athletic 6'5" DT to replace Haynesworth.
    - Chris Wells to NO at #14, Tyson Jackson to SD, Josh Freeman to TB at #19, Hakeem Nicks to the Giants at #29, Knowshon Moreno to Arizona at #31, Alex Mack to the Steelers at #32, Darius Butler to Cleveland at #36, and Ron Brace to GB at #41.

    Some of their picks are quite interesting:

    - Maybin/Ayers/Brown going 9, 11 and 12.
    - Clay Matthews to the Jets at #17. Not sure where NY would find room for him, with Scott/Harris inside and Pace/Thomas/Gholston outside.
    - Maualuga at 20 to Detroit. Laurinaitis seems a better complement to Julian Peterson and Ernie Sims.
    - Beatty at 21 and Britton at 22.

    I'd probably go with:

    23 - Barwin, OLB. Nice to see another "professional" mock considering him worthy of a 1st round pick.
    34 - Laurinaitis or English to cover ILB. Though in reality I'd go with Delmas here.
    47 - Delmas, S. I'd be thrilled if this actually happened.
    58 - Jamon Meredith, OT.
    89 - Casey, TE.
    97 - TJ Lang, OG.
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    I can definitely get behind the first four picks! I would be thrilled with those 4 players. I know most interested posters here will argue for an OT and a different safety though.......:cool:
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    I'm not at all unhappy with Chung, but I can't see us passing up Delmas at 47, if by some miracle he lasted that long.
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    wow...the pats are going lb/lb with their first two picks? How things change.

    Personally, I'd rather go Sintim, Heyward-Bey, Chung, Meredith, Coffman, Brinkley.


    I seem to be taking Sintim a lot at #23 recently...so I might need to explore trade scenarios in both directions. I can't believe he's a third-rounder in this mock.

    I think the signing of Joey Galloway makes it more likely we go for a guy like DHB. He won't have to play right away, is only scratching his potential, and with his work ethic and Moss and Galloway to teach him how to be a great NFL receiver, he could be a grand-slam pick.

    Enough has been written about the safeties. I prefer Chung to Delmas, as he's played against better competition and has a significant edge in natural strength, which is huge if we want him to be able to play in the box.

    I was going to go guard next, but somehow Meredith is still available. I can't resist taking him, as the sky's the limit with him. Plus, he's agile enough that he can probably cover guard in case of injury. Or move to tackle if Kaczur is needed at guard.

    I have Coffman as the best player available at this point. He's sliding due to his foot injury, and I've never thought Chris Baker was a very good TE. He can take over Watson's role as the TE who can stretch defenses.

    I'll opt for Jasper Brinkley with the comp pick, as I really want to have a two-down thumper to rotate in at ILB. He's also a great ST candidate, so he should be able to crack the game-day 46.

    In the next couple of rounds, I'm looking at guys like Asher Allen, Mike Mickens, TJ Lang, Joe Burnett, and Jarrett Dillard.
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    FWIW back in February they had him going to Baltimore in round 2! ;)
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    I like it.......

    I would consider delmas at 47 since looking at the picks before 58 gives a good chance of wood being there

    I like caey, but I'd bet the pats could do better than macho at 97
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    Macho gets a bad rap due to a lack of footspeed, but I think he's one of the better fits for CB in the Pats system. I think that's a good spot to take him, if available...although I do think they could take somebody else and still end up with a good corner (Mickens, Allen, etc) in Round 4.
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    We talk about positions, and we'll never manage to evaluate need as well as our boy Bill and his posse, but I'd like to see would be three players who are starting THIS year (because they're good, not because of emergency) and a few gems to hit the P-Squad.

    We know the positions of need next year are almost more worrisome than next year. Should we be looking at that as we "mock the draft"?
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    I don't know if anybody's going to start this year. The weak links are Woods and Sanders, which makes Sintim and Chung/Delmas/Moore/Hamlin possibilities. But they should be able to get playing time.
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    I like it, though I like other players better. Laurinaitis is good value at that point. I know some folks here whose opinion I trust far more than my own are down on him, @34, still I'd only pull the trigger if Delmas/Sintim/Beatty/Barwin/English/Nicks/A. Smith aren't available. Hmm, OK, on second thought...

    I like the Barwin, Wood, Chung picks. Agree w BelichickFan that the Casey pick might be unnecessary at this point, but I like Casey. Not sure about Harris, he isn't really on my board for CBs, but maybe I'm wrong there.
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    Three starters?! This year?! uhhhhhh no, that's not gonna happen, not on this years team. But apparently hope does spring eternal......Don't ever change, JSn!
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    I would just replace Alphonso and put Butler on that list ;)

    if you like Alphonso he'll probably be available at 47
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    What I'd like out of this draft are three or four players who are solid contributors this year, and starting next year. :)
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    This is much, much more probable and what we all hope for.. Indeed, ctpatsfan77.

    I see some playing time available at safety, OLB and ILB......OL and DL are set barring injury for this year. :cool:
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    I don't believe any draft pick is going to be a 16 game starter the way Mayo was. I do, however, believe that several players could potentially work themselves into considerable playing time by late in the season, or even into a starting role. As others have mentioned, OLB and S are likely positions. An OL could also work their way in, particularly an OG if Neal had injury issues.
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    100% agreement here......... Course, it all depends what position BB selects at #23 too..... OL? He's looking for production from the start of the season I think. OLB or ILB? A contributor as the season goes along methinks.. I can't see the #23 pick as anything other than these 3 positions.... That said BB will take a TE!
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