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Way optimistic Mocking Draft (prior to combine)

Its all a mocking, note that is my personal view of things: a potential Mallet trade and the classic annual s Belichick s trading down (confessed fan of). Team needs and players values on determine rounds, the biggest vars here, but also the small DT and LOB bigger DB, trends were also accounted.

a) Getting some crumb picks for fellow mallet.

Lets try and get a couple draft picks on trading Ryan Mallet to the Cleveland Browns. The thing here, is that he has not played, but a couple of snaps with the team, so in my point of view and a very general sense, maybe a 4th and 5th draft picks would be welcome for this trade.

We are getting for this trade:

  • Cleveland Brown s: 4th pick of the 4th round (100 overall pick); and their 4th pick of the 5th round (132 overall).
  • Another alternative here, would be that we only get a 4th rounder (4th pick, 100 overall) , and move up 3 spots from our original 29 pick to Brown original 26 pick, on the 1st round ( Originally Browns have two 1st rounders: 4th pick and 26 pick (from Colts), so for them going 26 to 29, wouldnt be that big deal). This could add more value to our 1st rounder, in order to get more trading down value later, when found a trading partner (that d be other case).

That in my opionion is great value for Mallet, who hasnt enough league experience.

Pats have now the following draft picks:

  1. 1st round. Pick 29 (29 overall)
  2. 2nd round. Pick 29 (61 overall)
  3. 3rd round. Pick 29 (93 overall)
  4. 4th round. Pick 4 (100 overall) (Acquired on mallets trade from Cleveland)
  5. 4th round. Pick 29 (125 overall)
  6. 5th round. Pick 4 (132 overall) (Acquired on mallets trade from Cleveland)
  7. 6th round. Pick 22 (182 overall)
  8. 6th round. Pick 29 (189 overall)
  9. 7th round. Pick 29 (221 overall)

Well, thats my hypotetical "way optimistic" draft pick list prior to the draft.

b) The trading down.

Id like to think that San Francisco is looking for big time Quality players on the draft ( they are actually armed to the teeth on mid rounder picks, and about a couple of pieces short of SB ), so in my opinion, theyd be a good trading partner.

Revisiting Francisco s original draft pick list:

  1. 1st round. Pick 30 (30 overall)
  2. 2nd round. Pick 23 (55 overall)
  3. 2nd round. Pick 30 (62 overall)
  4. 3rd round. Pick 11 (75 overall)
  5. 3rd round. Pick 30 (94 overall)
  6. 4th round. Pick 30 (126 overall)
  7. 5th round. Pick 30 (158 overall)
  8. 6th round. Pick 30 (190 overall)
  9. 7th round. Pick 30 (222 overall)

As theyre interested on gambling twice on the first round, they send us their former:

  • 2nd round. Pick 23 (55 overall),
  • 3rd round. Pick 11(75 overall),

in exchance for our former 1st round. Pick 29(29 overall).

c) The Picking:

Worth to say that pats are ready to serve themselves with big spoon on the middle part of the draft ( Great OL, TE, DE, value here)



  1. 2nd Round. Pick 23 (55 overall) (from San Francisco, from Chiefs)
  2. 2nd Round. Pick 29 (61 overall)
  3. 3rd Round. Pick 11 (75 overall) (from San Francisco, fromTennesse)
  4. 3rd Round. Pick 29 (93 overall)
  5. 4th Round. Pick 4 (100 overall) (from Cleveland)
  6. 4th Round. Pick 29 (125 overall)
  7. 5th Round. Pick 4 (132 overall) (from Cleveland)
  8. 6th Round. Pick 22(182 overall)
  9. 6th Round. Pick 29(189 overall)
  10. 7th Round. Pick 29 (221 overall)

2nd Round. Pick 23 (55 overall) (from San Francisco, from Chiefs)

Troy Niklas, TE: Though many think Seferian Jenkins is a better alternative, hes already gone by much at this stage. I even have my doubts about Niklas still available, but lets say he does. He s the last of the big ones remaining. A great blocker with HUGE upside, IMO a no brainer.

2nd Round. Pick 29 (61 overall)

Cyril Richardson (Baylor) / Gabe Jackson, (Mississippi State), OG: this is an area of concern for this years draft, i had previously thought on Sua Filo, but he d probably gone. So why not going for the BPA around this stage. Any of these 2 guys up there are definitely quality players, however i d lean more towards Richardson s versatility to play also left tackle.

3rd Round. Pick 11 (75 overall) (from San Francisco, fromTennesse)

Dominique Easley, DE/DT, Florida: expecting his unfortunate injury to make him slide a bit into mid rounders, makes him a very interesting picking here. Erudits affirm that hadnt he suffered that nasty double ACL injury, he d have been a top DE/DT. He can be aligned on almost any position around the line,so thats why he makes a lot of sense here.

3rd Round. Pick 29 (93 overall)

Da Quan Jones, DT/NT, Penn State: the actual fashion of small DT like Donald and Sutton, and the sudden rising of Justin Ellis, could make Jones to slip a while, so that d be great for Pats. I like the guy s frame (6-3 323 pounds). At first sight Jones looks like a standard NT, but the guy is more of a DT. He has great burst and power to even shot into gaps. He played mostly DT with the Lions, however having good measures for playing the NT position, and being under Wilforks protection, he d definitely be a nice fit to pats DL.

4th Round. Pick 4 (100 overall) (from Cleveland)

Keith Mc Gill (Utah) /Pierre Desir (Lindenwood), CB: Almost a month away from FA beginning, and Talibs resigning its up to now uncertain. A big CB to play against 1 WR is required. If Talib is resigned, then maybe a prospect like Colvin could be taken lately instead. Worth to say that its a very early 4th round, so its possible that guys like Mc Gill are still available. Pierre Desir, who is also a relatively big prospect could also be usefull here.

4th Round. Pick 29 (125 overall)

Antone Exum, DB, Virginia Tech: physical SS prospect who at 6 1 and 220 pounds, has played both corner and safety. He d be nice tandem with Mc Courty.

5th Round. Pick 4 (132 overall) (from Cleveland)

Colt Lyerla (Oregon)/ Marcel Jensen(Fresno State), TE: a great draft spot to get the Joker TE type. If Lyerla is still on board, then welcome home boy! Lyerla and his 4.59 on the 40 yards, make him the fastest TE prospect. Posibly the most versatyle weapon on the draft, can play slot, FB, and even RB.

If not available Lyerla, Jensen would be another interesting hybrid TE to recruit.

6th Round. Pick 22(182 overall)

Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh: An underdog with strong arm and very educated arm (above average accuracy). Besides he once was a Rutgers (that s enough for Belichick). Remember also that Brady was also a 6th rounder.

6th Round. Pick 29(189 overall)

Corey Linsley, C, Ohio State: the final movement to finishing the interior OL addressing. Althoug he s averaged at size, hes a very stout player when holding his ground and thus giving nice protection to the QB. Experience at guard also. More of a project and depth player.

7th Round. Pick 29 (221 overall)

Boseko Lokombo, Hybrid Safety/OLB, Oregon: an ubiquitous force, Belichick will love this guy. He can develop into the great coverage LB Pats need to pair up with Collins at passing downs. At 6-3 230 he is heavier than Telvin Smith, and IMO would be wise to give him a chance.

Thoughts and opinions



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