Trading out of 31 seems plausible but i dont see them trading 3 prospects, especially when one first rounder could bring a nice haul in and of itself. They have to draft another corner and defensive end somewhere.
Talk of maybe Mccourty being on the trade block or playing safety full time, either way he seems to have lost his corner job entirely in 2011 with some lackluster performances.
I would love to see them go after a big, quick end/olb. Maybe someone like Whitney Mercilus or Vinny Curry.
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#ESPNbloggermock coming true? RT @AlbertBreer: Per league sources, Patriots have inquired with Seattle about what it would take to get to 12
Probably both of their first rounders and more, sigh...Who would they even want? Coples? Blackmon? Richardson? To see Belichick move up wouldnt be a shock, but to see him move up as high as 12 would be pretty surprising.
Alot of mocks had the pats selecting Stephen Hill late in the first but got to be someone beasty they're after if they would jump to 12.
I go to OSU right now, and know what Blackmon can do, and love to get him. I just don't think there is any shot of that happening, he'll go too high I think for the Patriots to go that far.
Coples is a possibility if they want to trade up. Great talent, but with potential character issues. A lot of mock drafts have the Pats looking at Harrison Smith from ND at safety.
A lot of drafts have the Pats drafting Whitney Mercilus at some point with their picks. However, we all know how mock drafts turn out.
We always say they'll draft a certain position and they don't. I don't expect this year to be different!
2012 NFL DraftRadio Music Hall, New York City. Begins Thursday night April 26th, 2012
Round 1Pick Overall Team 1 1 Indianapolis Colts 2 2 Washington Redskins (from St. Louis) 3 3 Minnesota Vikings 4 4 Cleveland Browns 5 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 6 St. Louis Rams (from Washington) 7 7 Jacksonville Jaguars 8 8 Miami Dolphins 9 9 Carolina Panthers 10 10 Buffalo Bills 11 11 Kansas City Chiefs 12 12 Seattle Seahawks 13 13 Arizona Cardinals 14 14 Dallas Cowboys 15 15 Philadelphia Eagles 16 16 New York Jets 17 17 Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland) 18 18 San Diego Chargers 19 19 Chicago Bears 20 20 Tennessee Titans 21 21 Cincinnati Bengals 22 22 Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta) 23 23 Detroit Lions 24 24 Pittsburgh Steelers 25 25 Denver Broncos 26 26 Houston Texans 27 27 New England Patriots (from New Orleans) 28 28 Green Bay Packers 29 29 Baltimore Ravens 30 30 San Francisco 49ers 31 31 New England Patriots 32 32 New York Giants SCOUTS INC.'S TOP 32 Player Pos. School Grade
1. Andrew Luck* QB Stanford 99 2. Robert Griffin III* QB Baylor 97 3. Trent Richardson* RB Alabama 97 4. Morris Claiborne* CB LSU 97 5. Luke Kuechly* ILB Boston Coll. 96 6. Matt Kalil OT USC 96 7. Fletcher Cox* DT Miss. State 95 8. Mark Barron S Alabama 95 9. Justin Blackmon* WR Okla. State 95 10. Quinton Coples DE N. Carolina 94 11. Chandler Jones* DE Syracuse 94 12. Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M 94 13. Michael Brockers* DT LSU 94 14. Stephon Gilmore* CB S. Carolina 93 15. Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame 93 16. David DeCastro* G Stanford 93 17. Dontari Poe DT Memphis 93 18. Riley Reiff* OT Iowa 93 19. Shea McClellin OLB Boise St. 92 20. Dre Kirkpatrick* CB Alabama 92 21. Melvin Ingram DE S. Carolina 92 22. Jerel Worthy* DT Michigan St. 91 23. Dont'a Hightower* ILB Alabama 91 24. Stephen Hill* WR Ga. Tech 91 25. Cordy Glenn G Georgia 92 26. Kendall Wright WR Baylor 90 27. Doug Martin RB Boise State 90 28. Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama 90 29. Harrison Smith S Notre Dame 90 30. Coby Fleener* S Notre Dame 89 31. Jonathan Martin* OT Stanford 89 32. Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois 89 * Denotes draft-eligible non-senior
Browns trade for Vikings' No. 3 pick
The Browns receive the Vikings' No. 3 pick in exchange for the No. 4 selection and three others, Jay Glazer reports
Vikings (From Browns) #4 overall pick (1st round)
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