2008 Patriots Seven Round Mock Draft Version 4.0

Here we go.  Version number 4:

Round 1, Pick 7: Vernon Gholston, DE/OLB, Ohio State

Again, we don’t know if Gholston will be around at number seven.  If he is, this is a no brainer.  Gholston has amazing strength, speed, and ability coming off the edge, and he is exactly what the Patriots need on the edge in the 3-4.

Other Possibilities: Aqib Talib, Derrick Harvey, Keith Rivers, Darren McFadden, Sedrick Ellis

Round 2, Pick 63: Terrell Thomas, CB, USC

Terrell Thomas is a guy that I really like.  He’s not the fastest, but he’s physical, durable, and great man-to-man.  I think he could adapt to the Patriots schemes really well, and become a force with the Patriots for years to come.

Round 3, Pick 69: Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers

I think it’s amazing that a guy of Ray Rice’s talent and ability can be around at pick 69, but it’s looking more and more like Rice may just be around.  Ray will be the BPA, and can compliment Maroney for years to come.

Round 3, Pick 94, Brad Cottam, TE, Tennessee

Ben Watson is hurt, so is David Thomas.  Kyle Brady has been released, and suddenly, the Patriots have a gaping hole at tight end.  Cottam may not be elite, but he has nice overall talent, and could be transitioned to a starter down the road.

Round 4, Pick 129, Breno Giacomini, OT, Louisville

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Talk about big, at 6’7″, 305 lbs, Giacomini is a giant.  He shows good quickness, and is good in pass protection, although he lacks a lot of explosion.  He can be groomed to take over at right tackle.

Round 5, Pick 164, Craig Stevens, TE, Cal

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Another Tight End?  Yes.  The Patriots really need to restock their tight end position and Stevens could really do just that.  He runs nice routes, but is a great blocker.  He can pancake any defender at the second level.

Round 6, Pick 197, Dexter Jackson, WR, Appalachian State

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Dexter Jackson is pure speed.  He is one of the fastest prospects to enter the draft in years.  I think he could find a way to contribute no matter what, especially in the return game.  Although his skills are raw, he could potentially become a threatening deep target as well.

Round 7, Pick 238, J Leman, LB, Illinois

 

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I don’t think Leman will fall to here, but I really think that the Patriots will draft him at some point.  Leman is one of the top prospects in terms of inside linebackers, as he is a natural at the position.  I don’t know why, but his stock seems to be plummeting.

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One Response to 2008 Patriots Seven Round Mock Draft Version 4.0

  1. bagwell368 says:

    I think they will trade down to #13 and pick an OG

    I think they will draft a CB with the next pick

    I like Cottam very much, but #94 may be too late.

    Use later rounds for S and P – guys that can make the team, not WR and others who will be cut.

    Nice job overall.

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