Who are your five favorite players in the draft for the Patriots?

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  1. midwestpatsfan

    midwestpatsfan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Regardless of round, who are the five guys you would love to hear their name called for the patriots. Try to make it realistic, no Aaron Curry or Oher or someone who could be picked really early.

    For me, the five names that I want to hear are:
    1. Connor Barwin
    2. Jerron Gilbert
    3. Louis Delmas
    4. Alphonso Smith
    5. Sammie Lee Hill

    also in the mix-Jasper Brinkley, Brian Robiske, Jason Phillips, Eric Wood, Max Unger

    Who are yours?
  2. Feep50

    Feep50 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    1. Clay Matthews
    2. Connor Barwin
    3. Max Unger
    4. Patrick Chung
    5. Jack-of-all-trades/Special teams demon :D
  3. slash83

    slash83 In the Starting Line-Up

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    1. Ray Maualuga

    2. Connar Barwin

    3. Louis Delmas

    4. James Laurinitis

    5. Aaron Maybin
  4. carolinatony

    carolinatony In the Starting Line-Up

    Connor Barwin
    Patrick Chung
    Ray Maualuga
    Eben Britton
    Jared Cook
  5. jsull87

    jsull87 In the Starting Line-Up

    Maualuga,barwin,delmas, smith, gilbert
  6. ayjackson

    ayjackson Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

  7. tjones7

    tjones7 Practice Squad Player

    1. Rey Mauluaga
    2. Sean Smith
    3. Michael Johnson
    4. DHB
    5. Jarron Gilbert
  8. mayoclinic

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    Since everyone so far other than yourself has listed exclusively day 1 prospects, I'm going to do a variation on your OP and list 5 day 1 prospects and 5 day 2 prospects.

    Day 1:

    1. Connor Barwin, OLB.
    2. William Beatty, OT.
    3. Louis Delmas, S. He could be the next Troy Polamalu, especially if he can add 10 more lbs.
    4. Robert Ayers, DE/LB.
    5. Hakeem Nicks, WR.

    Sean Smith, Alex Mack, Eric Wood and Jarron Gilbert all deserve honorable mention.

    I should mention that B.J. Raji is my absolute favorite prospect, but I'm not including him because I'm assuming he is out of reach for the Pats.

    Day 2:

    1. Mike Wallace, WR.
    2. Sammie Lee Hill, DT.
    3. Jason Phillips, ILB.
    4. Trevor Canfield, OG.
    5. Devin Moore, RB.

    Chris Baker would be high on my list as well except for character issues. Joe Burnett deserves honorable mention.
  9. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Maualuga - I like some of the OLB but I think ILB is more of a need
    Beatty - could upgrade on Kaczur and Light isn't getting any younger
    Nicks - Moss also isn't getting any younger and Galloway is old
    Vaughn - not my top Safety but I can't pick all day one guys
    McGee - doubt we'll go with another kid QB but I think he could be a good developmental guy

    Of course, I wouldn't want THIS to be our draft as we have more quality picks than I listed here.
  10. MetalBleachers

    MetalBleachers Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Vontae Davis, character issues be damned
    Ron Brace
    Paul Kruger
    Hakeem Nicks

    My heavens. It's like having a birthday party, and I'm six again. :woot:
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
  11. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I like those two a lot also. Everyone talks about Barwin being Vrabel like, I see Kruger as being more similar.
  12. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Perhaps you're right about Kruger. Barwin is actually far more athletic than Vrabel ever was. I liked Kruger last year and thought he might be a potential OLB conversion project, but he looked very stiff at the combine and didn't do at all well in the drills. He looked like a pure 4-3 DE. I heard that his pro day didn't go too well either, and there are rumors he could drop to the 3rd round.
  13. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Right, when I said he's more like Vrabel than Barwin I didn't mean that Kruger is better than Barwin just more similar in style to Vrabel who isn't exactly Mr. Athletic himself. Some will say Vrabel's athleticism was underrated but he did what he did through size, power, smarts and desire more than anything else.
  14. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    I understood your point and was agreeing with you. Kruger hasn't shown Barwin's kind of athleticism, but there's still a lot to like about him as a prospect. Size, power, smarts and desire sounds like a very good start.
  15. BelichickFan

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    I'm still not sure Belichick would take a guy changing position that high. I know that our DE change position from college DT, etc, and that the Wares and Merrimans have shown it to be a relatively safe move - even Wimbley has been alright but an overall disappointment - but even though Belichick finally answered the question on whether he would draft a LB in the first round last year the final frontier for me is seeing him draft a DE to OLB conversion high. If he's ever going to, this would be the year.
  16. My2Cents

    My2Cents Practice Squad Player

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    1. CB Joe Burnett, UCF
    2. DE Alex Magee, Purdue
    3. FS Darcell McBath, TT
    4. QB Graham Harrell, TT
    5. TE Cornelius Ingram, Florida
  17. TealSox

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    1. Jarron Gilbert - Great size, great talent and able to learn from Seymour and Warren in 2009. DT may be a need for the Pats in 2010, also.

    2. Alphonso Smith - BB's ideal size for a corner, which makes him a guy of insterest. Corner may be a need in 2010 depending on the development of Wheatley, Wilhite and what happens with Leigh Bodden.

    3. Scott McKillop - Near perfect size and situation for the Patriots. Lead the nation in tackles in 2007 with 151 and tallied another 137 in 2008. Senior linebacker who spent two years behind HB Blades, NFL draftee. Leader on defense, responsible for formation calls. Dealt with newly, converted linebackers (from the RB and WR position) in 08, which hindered the defense as a whole. History of wrestling in his background.

    4. Clay Matthews - I'm hot and cold on this guy. Only has one year under his belt as a starter, but is related to Bruce Matthews and Clay Matthews Sr, who played for Bill. Has good size and speed, but likely benefited from having veteran linebackers next to him. Likely bust in my book, but not an immediate need to put him in the game this year.

    5. Lawrence Sidbury Jr. - Tweener who could be moved to the OLB position. Has long arms and huge hands, but needs to use them better to get off blockers (especially against the run). Good in pursuit of the QB and would likely be a pass rushing OLB, if not a situational pass rusher.
  18. Mix

    Mix 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    1. Connor Barwin
    2. Jarron Gilbert
    3. Darius Butler
    4. Rey Maualuga
    5. Shonn Greene
  19. bakes781

    bakes781 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Larry English, LB, Northern Illinois
    Darius Butler, CB, UConn
    Eric Wood, OG, Louisville
    Chip Vaughn, S, Wake Forest
    Rashad Jennings, RB, Liberty
  20. Ricey

    Ricey Rookie

    -Percy Harvin
    -Connor Barwin
    -Joe Burnett
    -Frantz Joseph
    -Lawrence Sidburry
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
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