"You really doubted me?"
Remember that head-slapping “Oh ya” moment I was looking for when we unloaded Cassel and Vrabel for a second rounder? Well it happend when we wound up with 13 picks in a 7 round draft full of late going value picks. The Patriots ended the weekend with 8 new faces and have already set themselves up with 3 second round draft picks in 2010, including the Jaguars’ and Titans’ selections. (Of the 44 draft-day trades trades including picks for next year made in the entire NFL since Bill took over in New England, The patriots have made 25% of them.) Bill unloaded Ellis Pussy Fu%&bag Hobbs the Third, who I just didn’t hate as a player, but in real life too, and has now given Philly both of our corners to hate. Bill took a couple gambles on players that we have to assume will work out, given the sources. Here’s a look at the players who matter.
Patrick Chung preparing to introduce himself to a defenseless reciever.
Day One: (23rd pick traded for 26th & a 5th rounder. Matt Cassel was a 7th rounder, and Brady was a 6th rounder. Cassel turned into a 2nd round pick and Brady is the best QB ever. So yes, that matters. Then, We traded the 26th pick for three more picks. Suck on that, every other team.)
Pick 34: With the Patriot’s first utilized pick in 2009, we took Safety, Patrick Chung from Oregon. I know nothing about him. I thought we were going O Line, I was caught completely off guard. What I’ve ascertained is that Chung is an enforcer, which is exciting, because Harrison is probably out. Chung has some coverage problems, but he’s built like a Bob Sanders at 5’11, 215lbs and runs a 4.5 40. (Unfortunately you can’t do steroids anymore).
Pick 40: RUN STUFFER. Ron Brace, a defensive tackle from BC is going to fit in nicely and will play in games right away to spell Wilfork in the middle of the 3-4. Brace is a mere 6’3”, 330lbs.
Has there ever been a guy named Darius who couldn't play? Nope.
Pick 41: Cornerback. One Bill has been tracking for a while. Two year team captian, UCONN’s Darius Butler. We now have a zillion number 2/3 cornerbacks; Wilhite, Wheatley, Springs, and now Butler. I’m looking forward to see who steps it up. And they’re all under 5’11”.
Pick 58: Sebastian Vollmer. A big MO FO. 6’7”, 315ish. He started as a TE and moved to tackle. Doesn’t have what it takes to play the left side in the pros, but the scouts say he’s a good developmental pick for the right side of the line. Will add some good size and depth.
DAY ONE DRAFT GRADE: B+ / BEST DAY ONE SELECTION: Darius Butler
Day Two: The always exciting 3rd round.
Pick 83: Pot Smoking, ACL Tearing, Round One Talent, with Round 5 Problems. UNC WR Brandon Tate, who tested positive for Marijuana at the Combine, is said to be the best return man in draft and can fly from the wide-out spot. The 6 foot, 180 pounder needs to get bigger and healthier, but could be a future impact player given the system.
"My cock is this big."
Pick 97: Tyrone McKenzie. OLB from South Florida, Iowa State and Michigan State. Tyrone has the kind of story that makes good players. During his college career, he put his game on hold to move home and aid his ailing mother by working the overnight shift at a motel and training during the day. He’s smart, articulate, and loves football. Above anything else, he is loyal. Bill loves this guy.
Pick 123: Rich Ohrnberger. Guard from Penn State. I like this kid. I think he’ll be a starter in a few years and the scouts agree. His technique is great, he’s smart, and he can block.
Pick 170: Doesn’t Matter.
Pick 198: Jake Ingrim. Our new Long Snapper from Hawaii.
Pick 207: Doesn’t matter.
My New Favorite Meathead.
Pick 232: Remember this pick. The 7th Rounder we got from the Jaguars. The Pats took this kid named Julian Edelman. The former Kent State QB is 6’0”, 200lbs and runs a 4.5 40. He’s a legitimate possibility to be taken onto the team and run 25-50 wildcat formation plays this season.
Pick 234: Doesn’t Matter.
DAY TWO DRAFT GRADE: B+ / BEST DAY TWO SELECTIONS: McKenzie and Ohrnberger
(gotta wait 3 years to judge the day 2 selections)