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.