Each Tuesday, we’ll be looking at five NFL Mock Drafts, including our own. We’ll decide who wins, who fails, and who falls in between. Make sure you let us know what you think.
Walter Football: Jared Odrick, DE/DT, Penn State
Pats Draft: Brandon Graham, DE/OLB, Michigan
Great Blue North Report: Brandon Graham, DE/OLB, Michigan
Sideline Scouting: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
NE Patriots Draft: Jared Odrick, DE/DT, Penn State
All five mock drafts are in agreement that the Patriots need to upgrade the defensive end position. Morgan and Graham are more pure pass-rushers, while Odrick has a little more to give against the run.
While Morgan doesn’t seem to have the hips to play 3-4 OLB, nor the strength to play 3-4 DE, Graham and Odrick are both versatile enough to play multiple positions in the Patriots 3-4 defense.