NEPD Editor: James Christensen
Everybody has a guy. A prospect out there that they laid eyes on way before anyone else. A prospect that isn’t getting nearly enough love from the media. A prospect that is going to prove everyone wrong.
Today we’ll discuss who everybody’s favorite sleeper pick is for the Patriots in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Mike Loyko chose to go with Micah Pellerin (CB, Hampton). Loyko stated that “Pellerin has good size and speed combination. He has the ability to play both CB and FS, good footwork and very good closing speed. Pellerin can cover in man and understands defensive concepts.
Doug Kyed went with Olivier Vernon (DE, Miami). “Vernon is a later round pass rusher I would love the Patriots to take a risk on. He got punished in the Miami pay scandal and only took on a part time role this season, but I love his violent hands and fluidity.”
My choice is Marcus Zusevics (OL, Iowa). I think the Patriots might wait on offensive line help until the later rounds – if they pick up picks that its – and Zusevics has the physicality and versatility needed to contribute. He will probably fall from the 3rd-4th round to the 6th-7th round after tearing his pectoral muscle at the combine.
What say you NEPD commenters? Who is your favorite sleeper for the Patriots in the 2012 NFL Draft?