Pats Pulpit NFL Draft - Patriots War Room - Day 2

James Lang-US PRESSWIRE

Here is the Patriots War Room.

Use this column to plan your draft strategy.  If you want, we can make this live after the draft so people can see what went on.

Here is the haul from Day 1:

Summary of Day 1 (Rds 1-3)

1#29 traded to Minnesota for 2#40, 3#96 and a 2015 4th
With a few selections we liked left on the board, we went for a solid trade down to gain an extra third.

2#40 Select Stephon Tuitt, DL, Notre Dame
We then selected our BPA at #29 in Tuitt, to bolster our Dline at a range of spots, while upgrading particularly the interior rush. A top 15 talent physically, a foot injury and weight gain hampered his performance last year, leaving great value available.

2#62 and 4#130 traded for 2#56
With guys we liked flying off the bard, we leapt up to improve the O.

2#56 Select Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame
That landed us the big TE from Notre Dame, setting the tone for the draft in terms of size, while also answering the who is the 2014 Rutgers question.

3#93 Select Travis Swanson, OC, Arkansas
Then we were set on an O-lineman, just not sure which one. So we chose the shallower position, and a guy who’d faced high level competition, and who’s stock potentially dropped unfairly due to a less good year than hoped.

3#96 Select Will Sutton, DL, Arizona State.
Another theme developed as we again targeted a guy who was slated to go much higher before the year began. The 2013 form of 2014 Aaron Donald. This was our toughest pick, and we went back and forth. But logic and upside carried the day, and we add pieces to toughen up in the trenches, and provide a much more scary interior rush.

Total weight of beef added so far: 1189lbs.

Big Board Page 1:

Position
DE DT LB
Late 1st Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh Khalil Mack, Buffalo
Early 2nd Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame                    Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota
Mid 2nd Kony Ealy, Missouri Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
Late 2nd Kareem Martin, UNC Timmy Jernigan, FSU Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech
Early 3rd Louis Nix III, Notre Dame Kyle Van Noy, BYU                                      Dee Ford, Auburn
Mid 3rd Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas Dominique Easley, Florida
Late 3rd Marcus Smith, Louisville DaQuan Jones, Penn State                           Ego Ferguson, LSU Telvin Smith, FSU Christian Jones, FSU
4th Caraun Reid, Princeton                            Justin Ellis, Louisiana Tech                       Will Sutton, Arizona State                                                      Anthony Johnson, LSU Christian Kirksey, Iowa                                 Jordan Tripp, Montana
5th James Gayle, Virginia Tech           Adrian Hubbard, Alabama                              Ronald Powell, Florida                                         Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State                       Will Clarke, West Virginia Taylor Hart, Oregon                        George Uko, USC                                Deandre Coleman, Cal                        Brent Urban, Virginia                               Ed Stinson, Alabama Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College        Chris Borland, Wisconsin                                       Jordan Zumwalt, UCLA
6th Larry Webster, Bloomsburg                        Aaron Lynch, South Florida            David Irving, Iowa State                     Kasim Edebali, Boston College Khyri Thornton, Southern Miss                        Ryan Carrethers, Arkansas State                      Jay Bromley, Syracuse Howard Jones, Shepherd                                     Carlos Fields Jr., Winston-Salem State                    Denicos Allen, Michigan State
7th Jeoffrey Pagan, Alabama                                     Zack Kerr, Delaware                           Bruce Gaston, Purdue Marquis Flowers, Arizona Boseko Lokombo, Oregon Shaquil Barrett, Colorado State                       Tyler Starr, South Dakota                                        Yawin Smallwood, UConn                                  Justin Jackson, Wake Forest
UDFA Ben Gardner, Stanford                                IK Enemkpali, Louisiana Tech Beau Allen,  Wisconsin                                     Robert Thomas, Arkansas Jamal Merrell, Rutgers                              Tana Patrick, Alabama                                          Marquis Spruill, Syracuse              Johnny Millard, Cal Poly

Big Board Page 2:

Position
CB S OT
Late 1st
Early 2nd
Mid 2nd Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech
Late 2nd
Early 3rd
Mid 3rd Deone Bucannon, Washington State Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois
Late 3rd Bradley Roby, Ohio State               Keith McGill, Utah Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
4th Pierre Desir, Lindenwood                     Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Nebraska           Terrance Mitchell, Oregon                                                  Bashaud Breeland, Clemson Antone Exum, Virginia Tech Terrence Brooks, FSU                              Dion Bailey, USC Ja'Wuan James, Tennessee
5th Andre Hal, Vanderbilt Phillip Gaines, Rice Jaylen Watkins, Florida                       E.J. Gaines, Missouri                                    Ross Cockrell, Duke Marqueston Huff, Wyoming                                Ahmad Dixon, Baylor James Hurst, UNC
6th Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma Shaquille Richardson, Arizona                                       Bennett Jackson, Notre Dame                               Walt Aikens, Liberty Dezmen Southward, Wisconsin Dontae Johnson, NC State Daniel Sorensen, BYU                       Alden Darby, Arizona State                                               Tre Boston, UNC Seantrel Henderson, Miami              Matt Patchan, Boston College                                          Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, McGill
7th Kendall James, Maine               Bennett Jackson, Notre Dame                 Dexter McDougle, Maryland               Keon Lyn, Syracuse Jonathan Dowling, WKU Brock Vereen, Minnesota                          Lonnie Ballentine, Memphis Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt             Cornelius Lucas, Kansas State                Garrett Scott,  Marshall
UDFA Latwan Anderson, Miami Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt                                    Jemea Thomas, Georgia Tech                                       Maurice Alexander, Utah State                        Hakeem Smith, Louisville                   Avery Patterson, Oregon                                      Tevin McDonald, Eastern Washington Rob Crisp, NC State

Big Board Page 3:

Position
OG OC TE/HB/FB
Late 1st
Early 2nd Zack Martin, Notre Dame Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington    Eric Ebron, UNC
Mid 2nd Xavier Sua-Filo, UCLA
Late 2nd Troy Niklas, Notre Dame
Early 3rd Joel Bitonio, Nevada
Mid 3rd David Yankey, Stanford                       Gabe Jackson, MSU Weston Richburg, Colorado State                                   Marcus Martin, USC
Late 3rd Billy Turner, North Dakota State Travis Swanson, Arkansas C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa                              Jace Amaro, Texas Tech
4th John Urschel, Penn State Trai Turner, LSU                              Dakota Dozier, Furman                                                              Cyril Richardson, Baylor Arthur Lynch, Georgia
5th Brandon Thomas, Clemson Charles Leno, Jr., Boise State                                           Brandon Linder, Miami Corey Linsley, Ohio State                                  Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt Crockett Gillmore, Colorado State
6th Ryan Groy, Wisconsin Spencer Long, Nebraska                     Kadeem Edwards, Tennessee State                            Austin Wentworth, Fresno State                                           Jon Halapio, Florida Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma Colt Lyerla, Oregon                                     Trey Millard, Oklahoma                                                    Blake Annen, Cincinnati Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech                                         Joe Don Duncan, Dixie State                                        Marcel Jensen, Fresno State
7th Mason Walters, Texas Jon Harrison, Florida A.C. Leonard, Tennessee State                                         Richard Rodgers, Cal                            Jake Murphy, Utah                                       Asa Watson, North Carolina State                    Jon Davis, Illinois
UDFA Tyler Larsen, Utah State                James Stone, Tennessee Chris Coyle, Arizona State                       Ted Bolser, Indiana                                                   Jay Prosch, Auburn                                   Gator Hoskins, Marshall                                 Jordan Najvar, Baylor                                         Nic Jacobs, McNeese State                                Trey Burton, Florida                                        Anthony Denham, Utah

Big Board Page 4:

Position
WR RB QB
Late 1st
Early 2nd
Mid 2nd
Late 2nd
Early 3rd Allen Robinson, Penn State                Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
Mid 3rd Kelvin Benjamin, FSU
Late 3rd Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss
4th Martavis Bryant, Clemson                  Cody Latimer, Indiana Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois
5th Jeff Janis, Saginaw Valley State                    Devin Street, Pittsburgh Brandon Coleman, Rutgers Charles Sims, West Virginia                          Jerick McKinnon, Georgia Southern Zach Mettenberger, LSU
6th Shaquelle Evans, UCLA                 L'Damian Washington, Missouri                        DeAnthony Thomas, Oregon                    Dri Archer, Kent State Stephen Houston, Indiana KaDeem Carey, Arizona                       Tyler Gaffney, Stanford                                Terrance West, Towson                     Storm Johnson, UCF Aaron Murray, Georgia                            David Fales, San Jose State
7th Kevin Norwood, Alabama Jeremy Hill, LSU                                           James Wilder Jr., FSU Jeff Mathews, Cornell                             Tom Savage, Pittsburgh Connor Shaw,South Carolina
UDFA Tracy Moore, Oklahoma State                                    Quincy Enunwa, Nebraska                    Tevin Reese, Baylor                           Marcus Lucas, Missouri                D.J. Coles, Virginia Tech                                     Geraldo Boldewijn, Boise State                                    Cody Hoffman, BYU                         Sean Price, Appalachian State                   Kain Colter, Northwestern Marion Grice, Arizona State                       Alfred Blue, LSU                                                  Isaiah Crowell, Alabama St             Tim Flanders, Sam Houston State Kenny Guiton, Ohio State           Keith Wenning, Ball State                                          Stephen Morris, Miami

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