So Bellichick went to his pro-day, Uconn ran a similar defense, Deion Sanders is tutoring him, Pat Kirwin has him to the pats at 23 in his latest mock. I'm starting to think this pick makes sense under the following conditions:
1. Malauga is not there at 23
2. Pats aren't that high on Clay Matthews / He isn't there / They expect him to be there at 34 or be able to trade to get him
3. We don't already trade up for Jenkins
As much as people want to talk about Shawn Springs and Leigh Bodden, I don't think either of those guys are long-term solutions and as Mike Shanahan said, "You can never have too many corners".
If anything, I like this scenario because it's such a patriots "I wasn't expecting it but I'm not against it" pick.
People like to talk about giving Wheatley and Wilhite a chance but I thought Wheatley stunk up the joint in preseason and in his action during the season. Wilhite is a nickel corner at best. Hobbs is an average #2 starter and who knows if we'll be able to afford Leigh Bodden if he has a good year. Shawn Springs I expect to be on IR by Week 3. Darius Butler is one of the most athletic, hardworking players in this draft and I would not be dissapointed to have him...plus having a crwoded secondary would be a good problem to have given how many times we've shown up to the playoffs with Earthwind Moreland and Antwan Spann going up against the NFL's best receivers...