The Patriots selected Devin McCourty with the 27th pick in the NFL draft. I’m not really sure why they took him. He went right about where I thought he was going to go late in the first round. But why the Patriots took him is what puzzles me. They re-signed Leigh Bodden and Darius Butler is entering his second season. The Patriots have needs. Defensive end, outside linebacker, wide receiver and even guard. All of these would have been better slots to fill than D-Back. The Patriots were bad against the pass last season. The Major reason, no rush! They could have grabbed Jerry Hughes out of TCU who played in a pro style defense. But they didn’t, the Colts did. They could have upgraded at defensive end. They didn’t and Miami a division rival did by taking Jared Odrick.

They have three picks tonight in the second round. It’s important they fill some holes on the defense. Ricky Sapp out of Clemson could be a target. Sapp was an end in College, but looks to be an outside linebacker in the Patriots 3-4 defensive alignment. Corey Wooten is a big end prospect at 6’7” and 270 pounds. Wooten injured his knee in the bowl game When northwestern took on  Auburn in January.  So there’s a red flag.They need to take advantage of the next four picks. The one pick in the third could be a starter because of the depth of this draft.

Comments (4)
  1. brian says:

    Agree, swing & miss. I think the NFL should change the draft rules & award NE two 2nd round picks and take away their 1st round pick because they don’t use ’em anyway. Sorry, but BB and Co. are just out-maneuvering themselves right into mediocrity. I feel bad for season ticket holders. looks like the makings of a 9-7 (ho-hum) team. Say goodnight Bill. Tonight they will parlay their 2nd rounders into a bunch of worthless picks next year. And the 3rd round? Who cares! How many 3rd rounders end up in the HOF – 5%? Parcells was a much better judge of talent than BB – and he’s proved it.. over & over..

  2. Rob from taunton says:

    I think this guy could be a decent safety and Dback in multi WR formations. They had other areas of need but there is a bright side. Time will only tell!

  3. GR365 says:

    You don’t have a clue! Did they draft Dez, no. Did they draft any of the players on your list? They did draft McCourty, Gronkowski, Spikes, Cunningham, Hernandez and others. I guess they didn’t make the cut? Otherwise they’d be here!

  4. GR365 says:

    A Safety that runs a 4.3 40???

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