The Patriots have done all they can so far in free agency. They locked up Vince Wilfork, Julian Edleman, and Ryan Wendell. They signed great secondary pieces as we know like Darrelle Revis, and Brandon Browner. Free agency has been a success, now it’s time to start preparing for the draft. The Patriots have always been known to “take the best player available,” and not shoot for a certain position. This upcoming May I think it’s time we really try to help Tom Brady as much as we can.
Eric Ebron would be a perfect first round draft choice. Rob Gronkowski needs some help. Michael Hoomanawanui is a great third string tight end, but isn’t ready to be a top two tight end on the team. Ebron is a big, strong tight end who has great speed, gets open down field, and is a big red-zone target for Brady. Ebron and Gronk would be a great package and New England could finally go back to the two tight end set that has worked so well in the past. Trading up for Ebron should be an option the Patriots talk about.
Next in the draft the Pats should go for a defensive tackle. Ra’Shede Hageman from Minnesota makes perfect sense. Huge guy, listing at 6’6, 310 pounds, could really help the run defense and help getting pressure on the quarterback, which is something New England has lacked the last several seasons.
In rounds 3-7, I really think it would be smart for Belichick to draft a quarterback. Brady only has a few years left as we all know. Drafting a guy like A.J McCarron makes perfect sense. A.J is an image of TB. Big, smart QB with not great arm strength, but is very smart and is a winner. He is hinting for the Pats to draft him by saying remarks like “I play like Tom Brady” and “I would love to learn under Tom Brady, and the Patriots are Alabama of pro football.” He could be like an Aaron Rodgers, who learned under Brett Farve then took over after learning the system.
In the later rounds, the Pats should go after a RB. Andre Williams from Boston College is an ideal pick. He’s a strong, down hill back who has great open field speed as well. After Blount leaving, the Pats could use another old school, powerful back.
Lastly, a late round receiver would be smart as well. A guy like T.J Jones could work from Notre Dame. He his a smaller receiver at 6 feet but led the Irish in receiving this season. He’s quick, and has outstanding hands. Tom Brady could use all the targets he could possibly get his hands on. This upcoming May is important for the Patriots to try to become the most complete team in the NFL.
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