FanPost

With the 22nd pick....the New England Patriots....are moving down the board


I really don't see it any other way now.

Any great talent that drops is going to be expensive, so while I think it's the right draft to move up - it still might be too expensive.

@ 22, I think most of us agree that Odrick or Kindle seem like the best candidates - but both those guys are somewhat questionable and it's at least debatable how much of a gap there is between them and the next one or two players behind them at the postion.

I would go from here to OL in the 1st, and Lupati is likely gone, Pouncey can probably be had anywhere from 22-31.  The OT's I don't see a need to pick at 22 specifically either.

So bottom line, I can't really see any player at 22 that's a need pick for the pats

I do see 22 as being a point in the draft where a lot of maneuvering starts to happen.  Given the night off between the 1st and 2nd rounds, teams are going to try and sneak back into the end of the first to get players they value before every team reshuffles their board and values change for all teams.

The entire pace of the draft is going to shift from the 1R to 2R with this time in between, and offers to back for the pats (2R or 3R this year, plus 1R next year?) could be pretty interesting.

 

Unless a significant talent drops (like Wilfork did) I think the Pats are most definitely moving.

So then the Q is, who is worth sticking around for at 22, vs moving back and getting additional picks.

The views expressed in these FanPosts are not necessarily those of the writers or SBNation.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Pats Pulpit

You must be a member of Pats Pulpit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pats Pulpit. You should read them.

Join Pats Pulpit

You must be a member of Pats Pulpit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pats Pulpit. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker