Gearing Up Towards the Draft: New England Patriots Style.

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Published: March 24, 2009

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... New faces are going to start popping up left and right with the veteran editions of Joey Galloway, Shawn Springs, Leigh Bodden, Greg Lewis and not to mention the expected return of Tom Brady.

The Pats were recently given three compensatory draft picks and now have six picks in the top 100, with Bill Belichick at the helm I fully expect him to turn at least three of those players into key contributors virtually right away, the question is where does he go with those picks. With the departure of Vrabel and the addition of Springs and Bodden to their secondary the obvious pick is at outside linebacker, the second half of the first round is very deep at this position.

I doubt Maybin will fall to 23 but if he does you can be sure that the Pats will jump on him, he fits the 3-4 defence that they run absolutely perfectly! In the likely case that he doesn’t fall to the 23rd pick there are a few other more than suitable replacements.


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