After all the years of asking, BB finally did what we wanted. He gave us pass rushers. I don't know how anyone could argue with Jones and Hightower. Bequette looks like another fine addition. Last night Bruschi mentioned that this signals the end of the Patriots 2 gap 3-4 defense. Ebner looks like a caveman special teams player for now. Dennard could be a fine player and Ebert will have an uphill battle to secure a roster spot.
The fascinating pick is Tavon Wilson. BB has again committed the cardinal sin of sports. He has defied the pundit/media community. You can punch a cop and have a dozen children with half a dozen women and the press will let it slide, but challenging the pseudo-scouts at ESPN is a major crime. Mel was doubling down last night about Wilson being a reach. The funny thing to me is that they don't say that he is a bad player, it's just that they didn't know much about him. Somehow their ignorance becomes BB's sin. To even suggest that Mel might have missed on a player is blasphemy. It reminds me of Spikes. The bottom line then was that BB and the NE player personnel people wanted Spikes to play linebacker for the Patriots. There are still radio morons that automatically say 'too slow' whenever anyone mentions Spikes. The Pats wanted Tavon Wilson to play safety for them. They did their homework and looked at all the DBs and he was the one they wanted. People say they could have had him in the 6th round. Maybe they could have, maybe he was gone after the next pick. We'll never know.
I really think since the 2010 draft BB has favored instinctive players. Hernandez was born elusive. Gronk was a handful when he was 11 years old. Hightower was born a ball seeking missile. Bequette's high motor is in his DNA.
We may just have a defense that is fun to watch.
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