NEPD Editor: James Christensen
Day One and Day Two of the 2012 NFL Draft certainly didn’t disappoint if you were looking for some drama in the Patriots war room. Overall, I think the Patriots have put themselves in wonderful position for some added talent and depth on defense in 2012.
How many picks will they make on day three? What positions will they target? Will any Patriots players get traded? Discuss.
As for veterans that might be moved, I wouldn’t be surprised if a guy like Jermaine Cunningham gets shopped, although I’m not sure there would be much of a market. I think a quarterback would be the most likeliest guy to get traded, but again, the chances are probably slim.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Patriots make their only pick today in the fifth round. They seem to have addressed all their major needs either in free agency or in the first two days of the draft.
I see the Patriots taking the best available offensive lineman, wide receiver, or defensive back with the 163rd pick. Marvin McNutt (WR, Iowa), Joe Adams (WR, Arkansas), Lucas Nix (OL, Pittsburgh), Josh Norman (CB, Coastal Carolina) and Micah Pellerin (CB, Hampton) all could be around in that area.
What do you envision the Patriots doing on day three?