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Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by reamer, May 11, 2018.

  1. captain stone

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    Edoga as a LT makes Isaiah Wynn look like Nate Solder. For me he's a 6th/7th-round LG all day long as the back end of an OL (with the first being a LT or one with LT traits) double-dip.
     
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    That's true in an abstract sense, but I don't know how it squares with Belichick's draft philosophy. His goal is, Improve the team.

    The problem is that you can't play all those corners at once. So drafting Murphy would mean cutting into other players' playing time or leaving him on the bench. I just have a hard time seeing how that's a good use of resources. Remember: the Patriots passed on Tom F'ing Brady more than once because they already had three QBs on the roster.

    I suppose it could work if the Pats were able to, say, trade Jon Jones (the only one not under contract for at least two more seasons), but even then that would be tough.
     
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    Gil Brandt's top 150 was released yesterday and he's certainly one of the top 'in the knows' in the business so it's a useful tool. Here's a 4 round mock based on his board and is me trying to predict what the Pats will do.

    32. AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss

    Brandt has him ranked at 33 so the value lines up perfectly. One of the reasons I like Brown so much for the Pats is his versatility. I think he can legitimatly be used at the X, Z and slot and that's something BB will appreciate. If Brown is on he board at 32 in reality, I think he'll be hard to pass on.

    Trade 56, 101 to Redskins for 46

    46. Chris Lindstrom, OL, Boston College

    He's an ideal guy for our zone blocking system, fits the athleticism we tend to draft for OL and potentially could replace Thuney long-term or even challenge David Andrews if necessary. And at 6'4" and 34" arms, could play swing tackle early if necessary. Lindstrom feels like a Patriots guy.

    64. Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt

    I've talked about him playing a Brandon Browner role for us and that, I think, might explain the interest. Put him on big WRs (something BB has talked about as a concern) and mobile TEs. Takes Melifonwu's place on the roster potentially.

    73. Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M

    ASJ takes on the Dwayne Allen role freeing us up to take a TE that will be a genuine threat in the passing game.

    97. Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia

    I realise this mock is somewhat offense heavy but that's just how things are falling. AJ Brown is going to be mr reliable at WR for the next few years. Hardman will be Mr dynamic. He's an exciting and explosive piece that McDaniels can manufacture touches for and provides a deep threat. He also gives us a much needed punt returner. Assuming Brown and Hardman hit, which is a stretch probably, can you imagine a WR corps of Gordon, Brown and Hardman moving forward. That has to get you excited.

    128. Kingsley Keke, DL, Texas A&M

    A DE That can shift inside on passing downs. However, at 288lbs, he could probably add weight and become a permanent DT if necessary. Not a pick that excites, but there are flashes of athleticism and pass rushing abilities. Flowers was a fourth round pick made good. Maybe Keke could provide a similar return.

    Add in a FA DT like Allen Bailey or a returning Danny Shelton and a swing OT and this would cover most of the bases. Admittedly I haven’t done much to improve the pass rush and QB is still a question mark but this helps fill most of the gaps on a potential final 53 man roster.
     
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    Re my mock above. One other option, if AJ Brown is gone at 32 would be to take Lindstrom at 32 and do the same trade up from 56 and take Deebo there. Brown would be my preference but I could get very comfortable with the Deebo option.
     
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    Worth noting that we weren't really a zone blocking team last year. We obviously have some of the concepts in our run game, but there was more gap/power than I remember in recent years. I'm not an OL expert, so take that with a grain of salt, but there you have my modest observation.
     
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    I’m sure that as with most things, we’re hybrid. But, certainly on the interior, our O linemen are physically/athletically built for a more athletic zone scheme than for pure power. That’s really what I was getting at.
     
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    mock draft I did at TDN

    If history serves correct, we will make indeed 11 or 12 picks on draft day with 0-1 player trades.

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      A.J. Brown

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      Mississippi

    • 56

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      Jace Sternberger

      , TE
      Texas A&M

    • 64

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      Kaleb McGary

      , OT
      Washington

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      David Long

      , CB
      Michigan

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      Terry McLaurin

      , WR
      Ohio State

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      Anthony Nelson

      , EDGE
      Iowa

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      Te'Von Coney

      , LB
      Notre Dame

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      Bryce Love

      , RB
      Stanford

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      Jalen Hurd

      , WR
      Baylor

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      Trevon Tate

      , OT
      Memphis

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      Albert Huggins

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      Clemson

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      John Cominsky

      , EDGE
      Charleston
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    1.32 AJ Brown was available as well as Dexter and Tillery. I went AJ simply because I think we could see sign a Alvin Bailey and nobody wants to trade us a WR. I think the thought process is to get weapons early.
    2.56 best available TE. I picked him over Irv.
    2.64 replacement for Cannon.
    3.73 Good value here and BB regulary takes DBs early. After next season we could lose 3-4 DBs.
    3.97 Excellent value for McLaurin who can contribute on special teams as well. Mclaurin and Brown would be a great haul.
    3.101 solid edge addition. Can contribute in the rotation right away.
    4.134 Future of Hightower, van Noy and Roberts is uncertain after 2019.

    Roster spot locks.

    6.205 Undervalued as of right now imo. Comes back from an ACL but should be full go by start of training camp. Can break a 70 yard run in a blink of an eye. We would have to carry 5 RBs but Bolden is probably only for STs so I think BB would do it.

    This is the start of high upside picks.

    7.239 new to the position. Could be another Patterson.
    7.243 more OT depth
    7.246 Huggins did not play much because of Wilkins and Lawrence but was impressive in limited snaps especially during the playoffs.
    7.252 Raw physical freak.
     
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    I also chose AJ Brown at 32 ahead of the same two DTs Lawrence & Tillery;
    I chose the more complete Dawson Knox ahead of Irv Smith (as did you) and Sternberger;
    I chose the longer-armed, more athletic & versatile Mike Jordan instead of the right-side-only Mcgary;
    I went DE a bit earlier and chose Jaylon Ferguson, though he does have big Bust potential.

    My picks, using Fanspeak's Difficult algorithm, its Composite board and user-voted team needs:

    32: R1P32
    WR A.J. BROWN, OLE MISS

    56: R2P24
    TE DAWSON KNOX, OLE MISS

    64: R2P32
    EDGE JAYLON FERGUSON, LOUISIANA TECH

    73: R3P9
    OL MICHAEL JORDAN, OHIO ST.

    97: R3P33
    DB JOEJUAN WILLIAMS, VANDERBILT

    101: R3P37
    WR MILES BOYKIN, NOTRE DAME

    134: R4P32
    TE JOSH OLIVER, SAN JOSE ST.

    205: R6P32
    LB DRUE TRANQUIL, NOTRE DAME

    239: R7P25
    EDGE JAMAL DAVIS, AKRON

    243: R7P29
    G/T TYLER JONES, NC STATE

    246: R7P32
    DL ARMON WATTS, ARKANSAS

    252: R7P38
    OT YOSH NIJMAN, VIRGINIA TECH

    The complete mock is here:
    2019 NFL Mock Draft via Fanspeak's On the Clock Mock Draft Simulator
     
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    I don’t know anything about Michael Jordan but aside from that, I like this mock a lot.
     
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    Love the first six picks plus Hurd and Bryce Love would be a fun upside pick. Nice.
     
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    I would think that he would be expected to be Thuney's replacement. He's primarily an OG, who has played center.
     
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    NFL Draft & Combine Profile - Michael Jordan | NFL.com

    Tall...long, LT arms...big hands...young...athletic enough for C/LG/LT versatility/potential...he would Automatically become our Swing Tackle (because we have Absolute Zero else behind Cannon/Wynn) while cross-training at THREE positions. He, Greg Little and Oklahoma's Bobby Evans are my favorite OLmen who might still be available at 56, ass-uming that Chris Lindstrom is already taken by then.
     
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    A player doesn't become our swing OT just because we don't have one. He actually needs to be a good choice to be a sub at RT and at LT.

    I suspect that Belichick will secure an LT for this role.

     
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    That's part of my point: the other OTs currently in the building besides Cannon & Wynn are trash.
    Bill needs to therefore secure not only a veteran LT via trade - because there are none available via free agency - but he also needs to draft one (or 2) with LT experience/traits.
     
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    You don't have any concerns moving him outside? He played guard and center the last two seasons. He's certainly got nice size and testing numbers, but expecting a rookie to move from center to LT/RT is a big step. I'm not saying he can't do it, just that I'm less confident than you appear to be in his ability to make the move.
     
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    He wouldn't be starting as long as Cannon & Wynn are game-day actives. I'm also still hoping that a vet OT can be acquired during the draft. If both of these wishes come true, then Jordan can learn the LT position while also being the backup at both Center & Guard.
     
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    That may be my favorite one yet
     
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    Did my first full mock on First Pick. 1 trade which was both our 2nd's and late 3rd for Raiders 3rd pick in the 2nd round.

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 32: DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss (A)
    Round 2 Pick 3 (OAK): Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson (A)
    Round 3 Pick 9: Irv Smith Jr, TE, Alabama (A+)
    Round 3 Pick 37 (COMP): David Long, CB, Michigan (A+)
    Round 4 Pick 32: Nate Davis, OG, Charlotte (A+)
    Round 6 Pick 32 (COMP): Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson (A+)
    Round 7 Pick 25: Cody Barton, OLB, Utah (A+)
    Round 7 Pick 29: Chidi Okeke, OT, Tennessee State (A+)
    Round 7 Pick 32: John Cominsky, DE, University of Charleston (A+)
    Round 7 Pick 38 (COMP): Tyrel Dodson, ILB, Texas A&M (A+
     
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    Seems highly unlikely that the players would be available in these spots, but I'd be quite happy with that haul. Impressive list.
     
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