2010 NFL Draft: Day Three Targets

The Patriots have addressed many of their needs, including WR, TE, OLB, and ILB. Defensive end, running back, and the offensive line still need a bit of attention, and all positions can use more depth. Here is who we see the Patriots targeting on Day Three of the NFL Draft.

Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati
One of our favorite players in the draft should have been picked by now. Great return man as well as a hard-working WR. Even with Taylor Price on board, you can’t have too many good wideouts.

Everson Griffen, DE, USC / Austen Lane, DE, Murray State / Ricky Sapp, DE, Clemson
These are three tweeners that have lot of talent, but a few question marks. Griffen’s stiffness and lack of a high-end motor pushed him down the draft. Austen Lane hasn’t played the toughest competition, but had great production in the FCS. Sapp is a player with medical and production concerns. All would be 3-4 OLB’s or 4-3 DE’s.

Al Woods, DE, LSU
Woods worked out for the Patriots and could be an option for the 5-technique DE. Very stout at the POA, and has good size (6-5/310).

Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia Tech / LeGarrette Blount, RB, Orgeon
We know that Dwyer failed a drug test for an ADD medicine, and he doesn’t have much experience in a pro-style offense. Blount has some issues off the field as well. That said, in the 4th/5th round this are low-risk high-reward picks. A young, big bruising back in the mold of Corey Dillon would be great.

AJ Edds, OLB, Iowa
The Patriots already drafted Brandon Spikes to fill the ILB spot, and Jermaine Cunningham to fill the OLB spot. Edds is a guy that covers well and will be a great special-teams player.

Chris Marinelli, OT, Stanford / Kyle Calloway, OT, Iowa
Two late-round tackles that could provide depth and injury insurance for the Patriots.

Zoltan Mesko, P, Michgian / Mike Brandtner, P, Iowa State
I hope they are never used… except for holding for extra points.

10 Responses to “2010 NFL Draft: Day Three Targets”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This was a horrible draft i think bill b is addicted to wheeling and dealind. urban myer must be giving a kick back to bill for taking his crappy players. next year the pats will trade all those picks and the year after and after. when do u cash in. in 2025 the pats will own the whole draft

  2. Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t Fresno have a punter in the seventh?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Maybe A.J Edds or Griffen/Sapp pick

  4. Anonymous says:

    oops Te’o-Nesheim was drafted by the Eagles

  5. Anonymous says:

    Whatever happened to Joe McKnight out of USC, or even Mr. LeGarrette Blount in the 6th or 7th if he falls that far. Dwyer fell for a reason ppl

    I really hope they pick Gilyard, Wootton or Woods and maybe Austen Lane or Daniel Te’o-Nesheim out of Washington

  6. Admin says:

    Re: Everson Griffen… According to the Patriots, that call never happened.

  7. Anonymous says:

    NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports that the Patriots had USC defensive end Everson Griffen on the phone and they were planning to select him before the Panthers swooped in and made a trade offer the Patriots couldn’t refuse. -Profootballtalk.com

  8. Ryan says:

    It might be time to give Everson Griffen a shot as well as Ricky Sapp. I really want Austin Lane the most, Al Woods, Tony Pike, Wotton, Johnathan Dwyer, AJ Edds, Hernandez(nice having to TE’s)..

    Likely, Al Woods, Dwyer, Hernandez, Sapp

  9. Anonymous says:

    4th-round pick: Austen Lane. (I hope)

    Please no Sapp.. No pick that has questionable-health. Don’t we have selected enough rookies with health issues? (Tate, Crable,…)

    Dwyer could be had for a 5th.

    Zoltan (Punter) in the 6th.

    I’d use a 7th for Pike (QB).

  10. Anonymous says:

    Everson Griffen
    Bruce Campbell
    Jonathan Dwyer
    Ricky Sapp
    Aaron Hernandez
    Mardy Gilyard
    Anthony Dixon
    Corey Wootton
    Al Woods
    Eric Norwood
    Geno Atkins
    Dennis Pitta
    AJ Edds
    Dorin Dickerson
    Charles Scott
    Greg Hardy
    Roddrick Muckelroy
    Dezmon Briscoe
    Blair White
    Michael Hoomanawanui
    Tony Pike
    Brandon Deaderick
    Mike Kafka
    CJ Wilson
    Scott Long
    Lonyae Miller

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