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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:43 pm    Post subject: 2013 Patriots Mock Off-Season with 32 Mock Draft Reply with quote

Alright, after another morning in bed (sick with a Type C influenza, nothing major) and more careful consideration, here is what I feel is a mock draft substantially more indicative of the way things will go come April 25th:

1. KC Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, Left Tackle, Texas A&M [Additional Move(s): Acquire Quarterback Alex Smith from San Francisco 49ers via trade]

2. JAC Jaguars: Chance Warmack, Left Guard, Alabama [Additional Move(s): Acquire Jarvis Jones, Outside Linebacker, Georgia with second round pick]

3. OAK Raiders: DeMarcus Millner, Cornerback, Alabama [Additional Move(s): Retain Free Agent Defensive Tackle Desmond Bryant]

4. PHI Eagles: Lane Johnson, Left Tackle, Oklahoma [Additional Move(s): Acquire Jonathan Banks, Cornerback, Mississippi State with second round pick]

5. **BUF Bills: Geno Smith, Quarterback, West Virginia [Additional Move(s): Acquire Alec Ogletree, Linebacker, Georgia with second round pick]

6. CLE Brown: Dion Jordan, Defensive End/Outside Linebacker, Oregon [Additional Move(s): Acquire EJ Manuel, Quarterback, Florida State with third round pick]

7. ARI Cardinals: Eric Fisher, Left Tackle, Central Michigan [Additional Move(s): Acquire Quarterback Ryan Mallett via trade with New England Patriots in exchange for 2013 second round pick; Acquire Tyler Bray, Quarterback, Tennessee with second third round pick]

8. **DET Lions: Ezekiel Ansah, Defensive End, Brigham & Young (BYU) [Additional Move(s): Acquire Tony Jefferson, Free Safety, Oklahoma with second round pick; (Acquired BUF Bills 2014 second round pick in addition to their 2013 third round pick)]

9. NY Jets: Cordarrelle Patterson, Wide Receiver, Tennessee [Additional Move(s): Retain Free Agent Offensive Guards Brandon Moore & Matt Slausen; Acquire Mike Glennon, Quarterback, North Carolina State with second round pick]

10. TEN Titans: Star Lotuelei, Defensive Tackle, Utah [Additional Move(s): Acquire Kyle Long, Offensive Left Guard, Oregon with second round pick]

11. SD Chargers: Barkevious Mingo, Outside Linebacker, Louisiana State (LSU) [Additional Move(s): Acquire Free Agent Cornerback Sean Smith from Miami Dolphins; Acquire Blidi-Wreh Wilson, Cornerback, UConn with second round pick]

12. MIA Dolphins: Justin Hunter, Wide Receiver, Tennessee [Additional Move(s): Acquire Eddy Lacy, Runningback, Alabama with second round pick; Acquire Stedman Bailey, Wide Receiver, West Virginia with second round pick via IND trade; Acquire Free Agent Wide Receiver Mike Wallace from PIT Steelers]

13. TB Buccaneers: Xavier Rhodes, Cornerback, FSU [Additional Move(s): Acquire D.J. Fluker, Offensive Right Tackle, Alabama with second round pick]

14. CAR Panthers: Datone Jones, Defensive Tackle, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) [Additional Move(s): Acquire Dallas Thomas, Offensive Tackle & Guard Prospect, Tennessee with second round pick]

15. NO Saints: Sharrif Floyd, Defensive Nose Tackle, Florida [Additional Move(s): Acquire B.W. Webb, Cornerback, Williams & Mary with third round pick]

16. STL Rams: Jonathan Cooper, Left Guard/Center, University of North Carolina (UNC) [Additional Move(s): Acquire D.J. Swearinger, Free Safety, South Carolina with second round pick]

17. PIT Steelers: Kawaan Short, Defensive Tackle, Purdue [Additional Move(s): Retain Free Agent Cornerback Keenan Lewis; Acquire Eric Reid, Free Safety, LSU with second round pick]

18. DAL Cowboys: Kenneth Vaccaro, Free Safety, Texas [Additional Move(s): Acquire Malliciah Goodman, Defensive Under Tackle & Defensive End Prospect, Clemson with second round draft pick]

19. NY Giants: Bjoern Werner, Defensive End, Florida State (FSU) [Additional Move(s): Acquire Matt Barley, Quarterback, USC with second round draft pick; Acquire Free Agent Linebacker Daryl Smith from Jacksonville Jaguars]

20. CHI Bears: Tyler Eifert, Tight End, Notre Dame [Additional Move(s): Acquire Kevin Minter, Middle Linebacker, LSU with second round pick]

21. CIN Bengals: Manti Te'O, Middle Linebacker, Notre Dame [Additional Move(s): Acquire Markus Wheaton, Wide Receiver, Oregon State with second round pick via OAK trade; Acquire Shamarko Thomas, Strong Safety, Syracuse with second round pick]

22. STL Rams: Sheldon Richardson, Defensive Under Tackle, Missouri

WAS Redskins Second Round [Originally Owned Pick #22]: Jamar Taylor, Cornerback, Boise State

23. MIN Vikings: Tavon Wilson, Wide Receiver, West Virginia (WSU) [Additional Move(s): Acquire Desmond Trufant, Cornerback, Washington with second round pick]

24. IND Colts: Jonathan Hankins, Defensive Nose Tackle, Ohio State [Additional Move(s): Acquire Free Agent Safety Kenny Phillips from New York Giants]
25. SEA Seahawks: Keenan Allen, Wide Receiver, California (CAL) [Additional Move(s): Acquire Cornellius Carradine, Defensive End, Florida State with second round pick]

26. GB Packers: Barrett Jones, Offensive Center, Guard, & Right Tackle Prospect, Alabama [Additional Move(s): Retain Free Agent Wide Receiver Greg Jennings; Acquire Dwayne Grantz, Cornerback, UConn with second round pick]

27. HOU Texans: Tyler Wilson, Quarterback, Arkansas [Additional Move(s): Acquire Jesse Williams, Defensive Nose Tackle, Alabama with second round pick]

28. DEN Broncos: Sylvester Williams, Under Tackle, UNC [Additional Move(s): Acquire Travis Frederick, Offensive Center & Guard Prospect, Wisconsin with second round pick]

29. NE Patriots: Darius Slay, Cornerback, Mississippi State [Additional Move(s): Acquire Larry Warford, Right Guard, Kentucky with second round pick via ARI trade; Acquire DeAndre Hopkins, Wide Receiver, Clemson with second round pick]

30. ATL Falcons: Damontrae Moore, Defensive End/Outside Linebacker, Texas A&M [Additional Move(s): Acquire Logan Ryan, Cornerback, Texas with second round pick]

31. SF 49ers: Matthew Elam, Strong Safety, Florida [Additional Move(s): Acquire Travis Kelce, Tight End, Cincinnati with second round pick; Acquire second round pick via trade with Kansas City Chiefs for Quarterback Alex Smith; Acquire Jonathan Jenkins, Defensive Nose Tackle, Georgia with second round pick from trade via Kansas City Chiefs]

32. BAL Ravens: Phillip Thomas, Free Safety, Fresno State [Additional Move(s): Acquire Jonathan Cyprien, Safety, Florida International with second round pick]

Made easier to read.

First Round

1. Kansas City: Luke Joekel
2. Jacksonville: Chance Warmack
3. Oakland: Dee Millner
4. Philadelphia: Lane Johnson
5. Buffalo: Geno Smith
6. Cleveland: Dion Jordan
7. Arizona: Eric Fisher
8. Detroit: Ezekiel Ansah
9. New York: Cordarrelle Patterson
10. Tennessee: Star Lotuelei
11. San Diego: Barkevious Mingo
12. Miami: Justin Hunter
13. Tampa Bay: Xavier Rhodes
14. Carolina: Datone Jones
15. New Orleans: Sharrif Floyd
16. St. Louis: Jonathan Cooper
17. Pittsburgh: Kawaan Short
18. Dallas: Kenny Vaccaro
19. New York: Bjoern Werener
20. Chicago: Tyler Eifert
21. Cincinnati: Manti Te'o
22. St. Louis: Sheldon Richardson
23. Minnesota: Tavon Austin
24. Indianapolis: Jonathan Hankins
25. Seattle: Keenan Allen
26. Green Bay: Barrett Jones
27. Houston: Tyler Wilson
28. Denver: Sylvester Williams
29. New England: Darius Slay
30. Atlanta: Damontrae Moore
31. San Francisco: Matt Elam
32. Baltimore: Phillip Thomas

Second Round

33. Jacksonville: Jarvis Jones
34. San Francisco: John Jenkins
35. Philadelphia: Jonathan Banks
36. Detroit: Tony Jefferson
37. Cincinnati: Markus Wheaton
38. New England: Larry Warford
39. Brown: Josh Gordon (2012 Supplemental Draft)
40. New York (Jets): Mike Glennon
41. Tennessee: Kyle Long
42. Buffalo: Alec Ogletree
43. Miami: Eddy Lacy
44. Tampa Bay: D.J. Fluker
45. Carolina: Dallas Thomas
46. New Orleans: Forfeited
47. San Diego: Blidi-Wreh Wilson
48. St. Louis: D.J. Swearinger
49. Dallas: Malliciah Goodman
50. Pittsburgh: Eric Reid
51. New York (Giants): Matt Barkley
52. Chicago: Kevin Minter
53. Washington: Jamar Taylor
54. Minnesota: Desmond Trufant
55. Cincinnati: Shamarko Thomas
56. Miami: Stedman Bailey
57. Green Bay: Dwayne Grantz
58: Seattle: Cornellius Carradine
59. Houston: Jesse Williams
60. Denver: Travis Frederick
61. New England: DeAndre Hopkins
62. Atlanta: Logan Ryan
63. San Francisco: Travis Klece
64. Baltimore: Jonathan Cyprien

I have to admit I like this one a lot better than the original one in the irrelevant thread from yesterday.


Free Agent Signings:
Ed Reed ($4.5 mil/2 years), Casey Hampton ($2.5 mil/2 years), Brandon Gibson ($2 mil/2 years), Davone Bess ($2.5 mil/3 years)
Rough Total 2013: $11.5 million

With the likely departure of Brandon Lloyd and his $4.5 million dollar price tag, the Patriots should be sitting close to roughly $28-30 million in cap space.
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Free Agent Re-Signings:
Wes Welker ($8.5 mil/3-4 years), Sebatian Vollmer ($6.5 mil/4-5 years), Kyle Arrington ($3 mil/3 years), Danny Woodhead ($2.5 mil/2 years), Julian Edelman ($2.5 mil/4 years), Tracy White ($1 mil/2 years), Donald Thomas ($1.5 mil/2 years), Niko Koutouvides ($~1 mil/1 year), Malcolm Williams ($~1 mil/year), Dane Fletcher ($~1 mil/1 year)
Rough Total 2013: $28 million

With an estimated $30 million dollars allocated to free agent re-signings and rookie contracts alone, and an additional $11.5 supposedly going to big free agent signings, the cap wizards over at Patriots Place (i.e. the Kraft's, Ernie Adams, and Bill Belichick), are going to have to get creative to manage this type of championship caliber roster and still stay under the $125 million cap. My theory as to how they'll do it is that they'll basically have to structure the contracts of the recently signed to a 2013 cap friendly salary and on the second years of those contracts, (i.e. 2014 when the cap should increase a little bit), a higher salary figure will be promised. Additionally, there may be a lot more guaranteed money that will be pushed back into those receiving 3 years or more on their contract with the Patriots. Thoughts? Suggestions? Pipe dream? Am I still really that sick? (please say no, please say no, please say no)

53-man Roster Looks Like:

Tom Brady [CAPTAIN]
Ryan Griffin, 6th Round Draft Pick*

Steven Ridley
Shane Vereen
Danny Woodhead [CAPTAIN], Free Agent Re-Signing
Brandon Bolden

Wes Welker [CAPTAIN], Free Agent Re-Signing
Brandon Gibson, Free Agent Signing*
DeAndre Hopkins, 2nd Round Draft Pick*
Davone Bess, Free Agent Signing*
Julian Edelman, Free Agent Re-Signing
Matthew Slater [CAPTAIN] [st]

Rob Gronkowski
Aaron Hernandez
Jake Ballard

Nate Solder
Sebastian Vollmer, Free Agent Re-Signing
Marcus Cannon

Logan Mankins [CAPTAIN]
Larry Warford, 2nd Round Draft Pick*
Donald Thomas, Free Agent Re-Signing
Nick McDonald

Ryan Wendell
Dan Connolly

Offense: 24

Chandler Jones
Brandon Deaderick
Rob Ninkovich [CAPTAIN]
Justin Francis
Jake Bequette

Vince Wilfork [CAPTAIN]
Casey Hampton, Free Agent Signing*
Kyle Love
Armond Armstead
Jermaine Cunningham [st]

Jerod Mayo [CAPTAIN]
Dont'a Hightower
Brandon Spikes
Dane Fletcher, Free Agent Re-Signing
Tracy White, Free Agent Re-Signing [st]
Niko Koutouvides, Free Agent Re-Signing [st]

Devin McCourty [CAPTAIN]
Alfonzo Dennard
Kyle Arrington, Free Agent Re-Signing
Ras-I Dowling
Darius Slay, 1st Round Draft Pick*
Malcolm Williams, Free Agent Re-Signing [st]

Ed Reed, Free Agent Signing*
Steve Gregory
Travon Wilson
J.J. Wilcox, 3rd Round Draft Pick*

Defense: 26

Steven Gostkowski [st]
Zoltan Mesko [st]
Danny Aiken [st]

Special Teams: 3

Total: 24+26=50+3=53


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like all the picks, but I still feel this leaves us paper thin at CB. I would say that if were keeping Donald Thomas and drafting Worford than forget Vollmer and bring back Talib. Other than that nice job and I agree much improved.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The picks seem solid on paper, however as we have seen first hand, relying on this draft picks to help us win a super bowl is an EXTREMELY risky proposition.

Basically if Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Deandre Hawkins don't provide huge impacts we are screwed.

I'd say ditch the Casey Hampton signing. Sign either Talib or another CB. Draft on the DL and we are set.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Job. I appreciate the work. Hope you are feeling better. I do have some questions and disagreements.

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IND Colts: Sharrif Floyd, Defensive Nose Tackle, Florida


This is way to low, possible top 10 pick.

2. I would understand if you had the picks reversed with Hopkins going in the 1st to the Pats. Wordford can play and he is a house that can move at 61 yes no way at 29.

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23. MIN Vikings: Tavon Wilson, Wide Receiver, West Virginia (WSU) [Additional Move(s): Acquire Desmond Trufant, Cornerback, Washington with second round pick]


Trufant that low would shock me especially after the combine. I would look at him at pick 29.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't think Jarvis Jones drops to round 2.

Not a fan of the WR corp. Really uncomfortable going into the season with Welker at #1 and 3 guys who never played with Brady behind him.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont like the draft. I'm not a fan of an OG in the first. Connolly and Wendell were solid interior at C and RG. We could use an upgrade but it isnt needed and I think we can develop OL from later pick.

I dont like McDonald either. I just don't think he's going to be a good S.

Hopkins isn't the WR i'd want. I think there are better options throughout the draft. Wheaton, and Bailey(though not likely a 2nd) are 2 better fits imo.

Though why would McCourty lose his captain status?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Scrabble gets cut, I'd love the Pats to pick him up. As is, that WR and CB depth is pretty poor. We could definitely live with those WRs with Gronk/AHern/Ballard.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a huge Warford fan, but OL is deep enough this year that I don't think it's worth taking one at 29 with the needs we have at other positions
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mock offseason IMO
Resign Welker,Talib,Vollmer,Edelman,Fletcher,Thomas and other depth players
Sign Kevin Ogletree and Brandon Gibson and release lloyd

Trade Mallet and our 7th for arizonas 2nd rd pick

Draft(left is most prefered)
1.Justin Hunter WR:Xavier Rhodes CB:Jesse Williams DT:Terrence Williams WR
2.Kawaan Short DT:Jonathan Cyprien S:Datone Jones DE/DT:Margus Hunt DE
2.Robert Alford CB:Tank Carradine DE:Marquise Goodwin WR:Chris Faulk OT
3.Shamarko Thomas SS:DJ Swearinger S:Bacari Rambo S:
7.Oline depth: QB
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A RG? Confused
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I don't understand the Casey Hampton signing? Can you elaborate on why you think that would be a good pickup?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he's still got it and can bring more to the table than Kyle Love who would be better served as a nonstarter. Plus, Casey Hampton might come a little bit cheaper than the contract I put out there and I don't think Pittsburgh is making him a high priority because of age.
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BP wrote:
I think he's still got it and can bring more to the table than Kyle Love who would be better served as a nonstarter. Plus, Casey Hampton might come a little bit cheaper than the contract I put out there and I don't think Pittsburgh is making him a high priority because of age.


Right, but Casey Hampton is a NT. Where does he fit? Backing up Wilfork? I don't see why he'd sign to be a backup. There are probably a few teams (especially teams switching to a 3-4) who could use a 1-2 year stop-gap starting NT.
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It would allow Vince Wilfork to play more as the under tackle while subsequently not only keeping the other defensive tackles fresh on the bench but also keeping focus/blockers less occupied with our edge rushers like Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich and Justin Francis, (hopefully Jake Bequette at some point too).

Another noteworthy point to make is that by essentially have two nose guards in the trenches, one attacking and one occupying, the teeth of the defense is more stout allowing for whoever is playing middle linebacker to pay more attention to covering which is a smart way of schematically protecting some of Mayo's and Spikes's deficiencies. Hampton's only reason for signing with us would be that he gets a comparable deal that pays him enough and he joins a team that is competing for the Super Bowl, potentially against his former team too which the Pats have always handled well.
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BP wrote:
It would allow Vince Wilfork to play more as the under tackle while subsequently not only keeping the other defensive tackles fresh on the bench but also keeping focus/blockers less occupied with our edge rushers like Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich and Justin Francis, (hopefully Jake Bequette at some point too).

Another noteworthy point to make is that by essentially have two nose guards in the trenches, one attacking and one occupying, the teeth of the defense is more stout allowing for whoever is playing middle linebacker to pay more attention to covering which is a smart way of schematically protecting some of Mayo's and Spikes's deficiencies.


I've never been a fan of signing players just to move your best players out of their best positions. The Pats really need some athleticism inside at UT and while Wilfork is more agile/quicker than some give him credit for, he's not the answer there. Teams would still double team him and Hampton isn't the player he was 5 years ago.

It makes more sense to sign a true 3-technique to play next to Wilfork. The NFL has really become an interior league with the proliferation of quick passes/short drops. Pushing the pocket is more important than rushing the edge. Signing a 2-down run stuffer (one who is just about finished) to play inside doesn't address the issue IMO.
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