Four Different Ways the Patriots Could Go On Draft Long-Weekend
By now you’re probably reaching the saturation point for draft coverage and good news, we’ve still got a whole month to go. As we saw a couple days ago with the conflicting reports regarding Tim Tebow wanting to say a pre-Wonderlic prayer and being shot down with a firm STFU, we’re reaching the point where alot of misinformation is being released. I have little doubt the Tebow story was exaggerated by a team hoping to see him fall to them on draft day. Because no one wants a prayer-leading rookie who doesn’t know when to shut up on their team, right?
So for the Pats I think at this point you’re going to be in one of four camps with how you think they will attack the four picks in the first two rounds.
1. Common Sense: We can all pretty much agree that the Patriots defense the last couple years gets about as much pressure as a 90-year old man trying to squeeze out a leak wtihout his flomax. And yes there are quite a few quality outside linebacker/defensive end hybrid types in this years draft. So the conservative, common sense pick would be a Sergio Kindle, Carlos Dunlap, Brandon Graham, or Jerry Hughes. None are perfect for the Patriots OLB position, but all could potentially provide some pass rush that the Pats sorely need.