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Signing J. Taylor isn't a given and even if he is signed, he isn't a long term answer, drafting an OLB in the second round considering the depth of this draft class was primordial. I just can't see how they could see Chung as a high 2nd round pick. He is a unidimensional safety that is a liability against the pass.
I have no problem with the Butler's pick considering what we received for trading down even though i preferred Vontae Davis.
However trading up to reach on Brace who's never gonna be more than a backup for Wilfork is just stupid. Now this pick can only make the signing of Wilfork harder.
At this point I thought that things would improve for the last pick but i was actually even more upset by the Vollmer pick. Who is this guy? a potential undrafted free agent who could develop into a starter at RT? What's worse William Beatty was still on the board...
I think we're probably going to see a draft that will look like the big flop of 2007.
We must wait and see what is going to happen because Belichick has proved over the last decade that he is pretty good in the draft but i don't understand why he continues to reach on guy like Matt Slater last year and those guy this year.
What i was hoping for was
33. Darius Butler
41. Connor Barwin
47. William Beatty(i would never have traded with the Raiders)
58. Sean Smith or Jarron Gilbert
Sean Smith to play FS alongside Merriweather, he is not ready yet but he has a lot of potential and Gilbert simply to provide depth on our DL with somebody that could really have an impact.
If the patriots really wanted to get a Harrison type safety, I think a guy like Nic Harris later in the draft would have be a perfect fit. they both have that same sort of swagger.
No one we drafted will even play much this year, and maybe even next.
They're all back ups.
We just re-signed James Sanders, and now drafted Chung with our first pick.
Brace will be a career back up behind Wilfork.
Butler has potential but will probably be behind Bodden/Hobbs/Springs/Wheatley/Wilhite in his first year. He can return kicks though.
I dont know. I don't HATE it, but I wanted a Linebacker.
We are one injury away from having a D-Grade at LB. Adalius Thomas and Mayo are good. I hope this means Jason Taylor is going to be a Pat. but even then, its not like Taylor or Thomas are young anymore...