Patriots 2008 Mock Draft, Version 1.0

Well, I know it seems to early to talk draft, but with San Fransisco becoming frequent losers, I’m starting to get overly excited at the possibility of a top 5 pick.  Here’s what I’m thinking:

Round 1, Pick 5: Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas

Although we have Laurence Maroney, there is LT-esque potential in McFadden.  Darren is a rare breed in the NFL, and would make an amazing addition next to Laurence Maroney in the backfield.  Next year, the Pats would give Maroney about 20 carries, with McFadden 10-15, and in 2009, it would be an even split.  We would have the potential for two 1000 yard backs, and insurance if either of them ever went down.  Other possibility: James Lauranaitis, LB, Ohio State (would fit more of a need [youth at linebacker]).

Round 2, Pick 64: DeJuan Tribble, CB, Boston College

Cornerback is an obvious need for this team, and Tribble has the potential to be a star in this league.  Will he be around here?  If he is, will he fit within the Patriot’s system?

Round 3, Pick 96: Bo Ruud, LB, Nebraska

Ruud has a lot of talent, and fits a need at linebacker.  He could very possibly be around he, and could be a potential candidate to replace Bruschi inside.  The question is, can he fit into the 3-4?

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8 Responses to Patriots 2008 Mock Draft, Version 1.0

  1. jakeJakeJAKE says:

    I would rather have Ray Rice from rutgers over Darren McFadden from Arkansas.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You skipped over the 3rd round pick that the Patriots got from Oakland, which will certainly be higher than 96.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I would Love McFadden, but I have to doubt that he drops that far, tho wierder things have happen, but if he gets the Heis there is little chance I see.

  4. Greg says:

    Thanks for my mistake, and as long as we pick before the Jets, I think McFadden will be around (right now we are slated for 3rd overall)

  5. anonymous says:

    I don’t agree with Greg.
    The Pats need LB more than Db. Still if they are to choose a DB , I don’t think they are going choose Dejuan Tribble. They are probably going to choose the strong safety from LSU or Aqui Talib from Kansas. But I be glad if they pick Illinois MLB J. Leman or Virginia tech MLB Vince Hall.

  6. Greg says:

    Good point. Only thing is, I don’t think this team is in the market for a strong safety. Conerback will be a big need if Asante leaves, and if Tribble is the best player on the board, then they will take him there. If a linebacker is the best around, that will be the target.

  7. Chicago says:

    A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.

  8. Houston says:

    Listen. Do not have an opinion while you listen because frankly, your opinion doesn?t hold much water outside of Your Universe. Just listen. Listen until their brain has been twisted like a dripping towel and what they have to say is all over the floor.

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