Clint Sintim and the New England Patriots: A Perfect Fit


Published: March 22, 2009


... have been floated around in connection to the Pats with the 23rd overall pick.

Larry English, Brian Cushing, Clay Matthews, and Cody Brown all have been specifically mentioned as being on the Patriots' radar at linebacker.

I personally think the best option in the draft is Virginia linebacker Clint Sintim. I've heard people saying Sintim will go in the second or possibly even third round.

I remember some analysts saying the same about Jerod Mayo last year. I absolutely believe Sintim is worth the 23rd overall pick.

Sintim was a four-year starter at Virginia playing in Al Groh's complicated 3-4 defense. He finished his college career with 26 sacks playing inside and at rush linebacker.

Many experts consider him the most versatile linebacker in the draft. As most people know, versatility is the most important part of playing linebacker in Belichick's defense.

Al Groh and Belichick both come from the Bill Parcells coaching tree and...

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