With the 22nd Pick in the Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft, the New England Patriots Select...

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As a "New England West" fan, drafting for the original Patriots should be pretty straight-forward., Chiefs fans should be VERY familiar with the drafting style and philosophy of the Patriots, so I don't feel the need to rehash the strategy of the one known as "hoodie."

New England team needs are WR, Pass Rushing DE/OLB, 3-4 DE, RB, TE, to name a few. 
The once dominant Patriots are struggling to stay on top of the AFC East, and rumors of locker room chemistry issues have persisted...
 
BB took care of some business this offseason, making it a priority to KEEP their best players, rather than go on a UFA spending spree.  Much to the disappointment of would-be "buyers," they signed Wilfork, Neal and Bodden, and they are working on a deal for Mankins. 
 
The NFL generously awarded New England with FOUR compensatory picks in this draft, so the Pats have plenty of "ammo" to fill needs in this draft.
 
The first round priority, as is tradition, is the defensive front 7.  Many mocks have the Patriots taking the best pass-rushing OLB available, such as Kindle or Hughes, either of which could be a solid choice. 
 
However, I think "New England East" will choose the safer, less flashy option, grabbing a blue-collar 3-4 DE to help fill the opening left by Seymour's departure to the "place talent goes to die" (Oakland).  The Pats will hope that Hughes or Sapp fall to them with one of their 2nd round picks.  
 
Choosing a high-motor DE that wears #91, coming from Penn State worked for KC .... so...

With the 22nd pick in the 2010 draft, the New England Patriots select:
 
Jared Odrick, DT/DE  Penn State
 
Odrick's draft stock has been rising rapidly this offseason, especially with his strong showing at the Senior Bowl.  He's solidified his status as a first round pick, and coaches and GMs love his work ethic and motor.

 

 

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via Pennlive.com

"But make no mistake, Odrick is a solid player. He may never be a superstar in the NFL, but he's a dependable three-down defensive lineman with good strength and tenacity." -Link
We at Pats Pulpit have a small majority who would like to take the safe pick of Odrick at 22

This draft is loaded with tweeners, but there are not a lot of players with the ability to play 3-4 DE, something Odrick excels at. If you, however, pick Sergio Kindle, grabbed someone like Corey Wotton with our 1st second rounder. If Odrick, we would like Eric Norwood with that same pick. We would like someone like Damian Williams or Mardy Gilyard for our 2nd second round pick. The third second rounder could be a RB like Montario Hardesty or Toby Gerhardt, some powerhorse back who could bust through the defense in the redzone. From there, we could grab Spikes at the last 2nd rounder if he falls that low. We plan on getting a TE at the 4th round due to the signing of TE Alge Crumpler.

by Give Me on Mar 28, 2010 8:46 AM CDT reply actions   0 recs

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DE/OLB "hybrids"

1. Derrick Morgan | 6'4, 275 pounds | Georgia Tech

What makes Morgan so intriguing is his size. He'll probably be able to play end in a 3-4 or the 4-3. To warrant this ranking, Morgan needs to consistently play up to his ability, especially against quality opponents.

2. Everson Griffen | 6'3, 265 pounds | Southern California

During his first two years at USC, Griffen has mostly been a pass-rush specialist. He doesn't have great stats, but he's shown the ability to consistently get into the back field. He has a solid combination of strength and speed around the edge. He's only going to get better.

3. Brandon Graham | 6'2, 270 pounds | Michigan

Altough he's not flashy or possessing great size, Graham has made his name at Michigan as being a dependable all-around player. He's one of the better natural defensive ends in the draft due to his strength at the point of attack. His lower body strength helped him attain 10 sacks and 20 tackles for loss in 2008.

3-4 DE (DT rankings)
5. Jared Odrick | 6'5, 308 pounds | Penn State

Odrick's quickness will earn him a shot in the NFL. He's really quick off the snap and specializes at getting after the quarterback. His skill set could also make him a solid 3-4 end candidate. He just needs to improve his anchor strength some.

OLB
1.  Sergio Kindle | 6'4, 254 pounds | Texas

Where Kindle plays in the pros will ultimately depend on who drafts him. He looked much better as an outside linebacker in 2008 than he did as an end in 2009. That was until the national championship game, though, when he was arguably the best player on the field. Kindle has great size and athleticism and should be an early first-round pick.

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New England Patriots

UFAs: OLB Derrick Burgess(notes), P Chris Hanson(notes), OG Stephen Neal(notes), OLB Junior Seau(notes).

RFAs: PK Stephen Gostkowski(notes), OG Logan ­Mankins, RB Chris Taylor (not tendered), OLB Pierre Woods(notes).

Key arrivals: Ex-Titans UFA TE Alge Crumpler(notes), March 24 (two years, $4.8 million, $1 million signing bonus); WR David Patten(notes), Feb. 24 (one year, $855,000).

Key departures: UFA TE Benjamin Watson(notes), March 12 (to Browns); UFA DE Jarvis Green(notes), March 9 (to Broncos); Cut TE Chris Baker, March 4.

Key re-signings: UFA RB Kevin Faulk(notes), March 10 (one year); UFA CB Leigh Bodden(notes), March 9 (four years, $22 million, $10 million guaranteed); FFA NT Vince Wilfork(notes), March 5 (five years, $40 million, $25 million guaranteed); UFA OLB Tully Banta-Cain(notes), March 5 (three years, $13.5 million, $6 million signing bonus).


Number Team Position Player Selected by
1 St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford UCrawford
2 Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh upamtn
3 Tampa Bay Bucs DT Gerald McCoy Larryemcdaniel
4 Washington Redskins OT Russell Okung ChuckDiesel
5 Kansas City Chiefs S Eric Berry ChiefsFan90s
6 Seattle Seahawks OT Bryan Bulaga Matt Conner
7 Cleveland Browns QB Jimmy Clausen HIV2Elway
8 Oakland Raiders OT Bruce Campbell mushin
9 Buffalo Bills OT Anthony Davis ArrowDread
10 Jacksonville Jaguars DE Derrick Morgan GenericBrand
12 Miami Dolphins DE
Jason Pierre-Paul Sam D
13 San Francisco 49ers CB
Joe Haden jterry
14 Seattle Seahawks RB
C.J Spiller Matt Conner
15 New York Giants LB
Rolando McClain CHIEFER
16 Tennessee Titans S
Earl Thomas justinmayhugh
17 San Francisco 49ers OT
Trent Williams jterry
18 Pittsburgh Steelers CB
Kyle Wilson Godlovetheredman14
19 Atlanta Falcons LB
Sean Witherspoon IamthreGreatest
20 Houston Texans RB
Ryan Matthews ChiefsDude
21 Cincinnati Bengals TE
Jermaine Gresham
PSUkegreen
22 New England Patriots DE
Jared Odrick
stagdsp
23 Green Bay Packers

tybme
24 Philadelphia Eagles

fairmont
25 Baltimore Ravens

Ben S
26 Arizona Cardinals

kirkismerff
27 Dallas Cowboys

dbowefosho
28 San Diego Chargers

tomahawk44
29 New York Jets

Matt_Grbac
30 Minnesota Vikings

ravenhawk
31 Indianapolis Colts

TheAngelsColts
32 New Orleans Saints

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