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New England's Results From My Final 2-Round Mock



The full 2-round mock is here. ( http://www.mockingthedraft.com/2012/4/11/2940041/my-final-2012-two-round-mock-draft-with-a-bonus ) I got mostly-positive reviews except when it came to the Rams 2nd rounders and the order of WRs falling. I have the trades starting with the Dolphins jumping in at 21(from Bengals) to grab Tannehill just before the Browns pick again at 22nd, and then the Browns trading back with the Pats to 27. Yup, I'll say that again.

In my most recent mock draft, the Pats move up 5 slots from 27th overall to 22nd overall. By trading up for the Browns second 1st-rounder, the Pats give up their late-3rd rounder. They do this because Michael Brockers has fallen and they're doubtful that the Broncos will settle for Devon Still with the big kid from LSU still available. I figure the Pats don't want Still because the new head coach at his school, one Bill O'Brien, will tell the Pats all he can find out about Still's injury history. Plus, Brockers has a lot more upside especially in the Pats's scheme. So they do the unexpected for a change, jump up to 22nd, and they get him;

DT/DE Michael Brockers, LSU.

Now, a lot of the teams in the late-1st strike me as not being too needy for a CB. It's a deep draft for CBs and I figure many of them gamble on grabbing one later if they need one and settling now for covering their biggest need. GB(28) adds Nick Perry, Browns(27) Ravens(29) and San Fran(30) go WR. Dre Kirkpatrick falls proving how costly marijuana can be. Kirkpatrick falls back to 31 and then I have the Vikings moving up to grab him, offering their 2013 1st rounder, 2012 early-3rd rounder, and 2012 early-5th rounder to the Pats. Vikes fans loved it and I love it for the Pats. I also have Janoris Jenkins falling- in a deep CB draft, CBs with off-field issues become less necessary.

The Pats remaining picks for this year are 48th, 62nd, 66th(from Vikes), 126th, and 130th(from Vikes) to go along with the extra 2013 1st rounder. That means they get one pick at the end of the 2nd followed by one at the beginning of the 3rd and one pick at the end of the 4th followed by one at the beginning of the 5th.

At 48th, I have them pull the trigger on DE/OLB Shea McClellin, Boise.

I'm not sure if the Jets would grab him over Vince Curry at 47th, so it's probably one or the other unless New England trades with Philly(at 46th) to get their pick of pass-rushers just ahead of the Jets who also need one. Curry strikes me as the flashier player.

At 62nd, I have the Pats try to trade back for another 3rd rounder and a future-2nd. I left it open-ended so I could get feedback about who people may want to move up for. This would cover the long-term goal of a future 1st and 2nd, provide two huge pieces for the Defense, and give the Pats prime position to find some C/FS/CB/WR/KR/PR. At least an early 3rd-rounder, one 4th rounder, and one early-5th rounder remain for the Pats. If they choose to pull the trigger at 62 RB David Wilson is still available along with FS George Iloka, all the Centers not named Konz, DT Brandon Thompson, and DE/OLB Chandler Jones to name a few. Also every WR not in the top 6(Blackmon/Floyd/Wright/Jeffery/Sanu/Randle) is still available. Who would you have gone for?

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