2012 NFL Draft: Senior Defensive Back Fits for the Patriots

SAFETIES

Antonio Allen, South Carolina – On the tall and slow side for the Patriots, unless they planned to use him like Hakim Akbar. Has long arms and big hands.

George Iloka, Boise State – He’s tall and might be a smidge slow, but 40 career starts, being named a captain and some impressive measureables look good.

Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State – On the tall side, but he definitely looks like he has the speed to be drafted to New England. 37 starts and captain helps too.

Trenton Robinson, Michigan State – Robinson has almost everything needed to be a Patriot. Fast. big hands, long arms, 32 career starts, captain. He’d be on the small side for a Patriots safety at 5’9”.

Harrison Smith, Notre Dame – Smith started an incredible 47 games for the Fighting Irish and was named the lone captain this season. He might be too tall and too slow for the Patriots. He’s got massive 10” hands.

Brandon Taylor, LSU – Taylor also might be too slow for the Patriots, but everything else adds up. He’s got big hands, long arms, 33 career starts and was named a captain his senior year.

Best Fits: Boykin, Jackson, Jenkins, Martin, Robinson

Worst Fits: Lynn, Menzie, Norman, Allen, Taylor

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Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, Brandon Boykin, Cornerbacks, Defensive Backs, Harrison Smith, Janoris Jenkins, Safeties, Senior Bowl

2 Responses to “2012 NFL Draft: Senior Defensive Back Fits for the Patriots”

  1. Ryan says:

    Think Dre Kirkpatrick is better off playing safety than CB in the NFL, with his size. He would be tough to pass up if he is still around at 20.

  2. Iceman says:

    Harrison Smith is fast. He will run a good 40 time.



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