Patriots first round wrap: Trading up twice
Fri, 27 Apr 2012|
Mike Giardi and Tom E. Curran analyze the Patriots' first round moves to select Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower
You know and I'm never gonna try to predict what bill Belichick's gonna do average Denny got traded up in the first round since 2003. And then here tonight he doesn't dog wants put two times really kind of shaking up the back end of this draft -- -- the Patriots and you have to feel pleased. -- Patriots stand with -- least the potential that they are bringing -- defensively it starts with moving up from the twice seventh pick to the 21 pick. Sam Jones is the man the Bill Belichick wanted to searches outside linebacker defensive end the big -- six foot 5266. Pounds. Just ten career sacks one half coming last year. Durability is that an issue for this guy but he's that fast riser in the last six weeks or so. Very good come on performance -- the ability as they -- get off the edge and get after the quarterback it's also have to give up. Their third round pick as well to move up with Cincinnati there and then they do it again. 3125. Donta -- The target here also required. Fourth round pick to the Denver Broncos and high tower this guy you want talk about production because the two year starter at best. Collegiate program in the country Alabama this guy can do it all really can stop the run stepped in and make those plays I don't think he's never been afraid of it. But it pulling yarder -- fullback and also got a can step outside and yes rush the passer and that's something the Patriots. I've been looking for for a long time they're very active active day for Bill Belichick here I think guys have six promises Tommy dark -- is -- for CSN. NE dot com alongside now -- and -- You just can't original Bill Belichick you saw two guys like that he wasn't afraid to go do knowledge in this actually to be -- is something we've talked about for going on among the opportunity for them to move up the rookie wage scale with command we've been talking about -- -- -- -- veteran a television channel. For more than a month the Patriots might move up in this draft because of those different factors. And it's 6 o'clock Q when I spoke. Down the field about the fact -- when there was a run on defense of vendor outside linebacker types you might see the Patriots jump up and make a move before all those guys went off the shelf. McLellan local couples Ingram mall and off the shelf right after the Oklahoma and on the Patriots jumped up against him Jones -- don't want quickstep on him. 35 inch arms. 35 inches. You're talking myself in my life. Thirty course that is not the best Jones -- about a series -- it's essential resource got a little bit better than tonight Tebucky at least when it comes to tackling. And Sergio on the fact that a lack of their ability to seven games last year and production at that level. -- this kind of -- still dominated every single Saturday and that's not -- -- well that. -- cuts two ways I era a really good player and you know media -- -- -- league team to. People could focus a little bit more and I think if you look at the tape and you turn on you see the flash that he has some different ways it's there and the interesting thing to -- is. Most people get right personnel people get the character stuff right all the other stuff that might get wrong that they get the character stuff right if you look at Jim Jones character stuff. And the thought that -- stuff. Both guys have terrific character great leaders and have a lot of those things going -- so whatever he didn't provide numbers wise. They at least have the resources. Terrific bloodlines for Chandler Jones as well as brother John Jones the UFC lightweight champion yes that's one tough cat his brother also -- for the Ravens at. Two professional at that -- watch yourself your stance they'll try to play the gym and makes you never know who's going to be around. That all that stuff I just said that was questionable body might take it all back as for hightower. This Seattle club because what does that production at the highest level on a guy -- -- He's not for him and use the pump. DelHomme looked at this group to -- you're looking needs you say well it's going to be Mark Barron who's also from Alabama he plays safety in the Patriot who like him. What they've done with not a high towers taken an excellent player and they moved up to get him to 25 eagle to get him. And they put him in a group now with. Jerod Mayo and spiritual walk home and home -- you -- -- -- know Brandon Spikes. Rob Ninkovich and guys were productive last year Sheila Jones will be in the midst of their reports pretty fascinating to see what happens we'll see good guys like Jermaine Cunningham. For spot Friday so. You have a lead of guys. Front seven guys we're going to be in this mix balance of what people have been asking for. -- make some. What they've done them and -- up. Often made the right moves and after. You're right guys but but I like that did the wave of talent there that defense Odyssey had all kinds of issues last year nevermind the fourteenth it to fourteen to I know is beautiful they got to a super won't keep the this close to winning. But they needed more playmakers there what Mark Anderson not gonna Buffalo Andre Carter still unsigned. There's a little. Boy does good there is a -- and it's going to be interesting to see how all these guys will fit together it's going to be a 43 scheme which Bill Belichick acknowledged they went to 2011. Because of that need to make it simple with what he would love training camp we'll go back pretty well known to have this these guys. In the back you just thinking about hightower a lot of studies have said that he's not able to drop. I've talked to people who feel that he actually can -- just fine he just has so much protection behind him in the Alabama secondary break Patrick. Would also -- stand back there and a lot of talent they like to have gone forward and if you talked to some other people. In terms of you mentioned taken on fullbacks and guards got a little Ted Johnson and yeah who cracks of helmets. And -- is definitely a good thing is certainly something the Patriots defense -- his put him next to spikes the way they crack helmets. -- my that is that is impressive that some to get too excited about sports training camp coming up in July.