Patriots NFL Draft Coverage
Q & A with Tony Pauline, NFL Draft Expert
A few weeks back, we spoke with Tony about having him answer some questions Patriots fans have regarding the upcoming draft, and prospects the Pats may be considering. Tony agreed once he was done covering the Senior Bowl, to swing by for a few minutes to reply to your questions.
Tony, and Lane Adkins, are two of Scouts many football experts who deliver some of the reports and analysis you see on all of the Scout sites, from College to the NFL. Lane provides a bevy of information during the season, and is notably inundated with combine, free agency and draft coverage this time of the year.
We're pleased to welcome Tony to the Patriots Site, and hope to have him swing by on a semi-regular basis. For those of you who are insiders... submit your questions, either on the boards (Insiders Lounge) or via e-mail and we'll have Tony, Lane or one of the other Football experts get you an answer.
One of the things that first drew me to the Insiders Network (Scout), was seeing questions answered by guys who were "in the know." Not reporters, not local media, but actual Scouts and Football experts. Guys who know what they're talking about. The Network has teams of scouts who cover the recruits for college and the NFL, and you can learn more about them here: NFL Draft Experts
Here's a sampling of Questions our members asked Tony:
|Morpheus11:||Considering where the Patriots are picking each round, what players in the defensive backfield do you think (or know) that they will be looking at as regards the draft?|
Definitely a corner- they like Justin Miller- whether he is available or not is a different story.
|bmw2000||do you see them drafting a WR with DB skills|
|TFYDraft||No- they will draft best athlete/player and prospects with high IQ/Wond scores- those types of players usually make an easier adjustment to another position.|
|BledsoeFan01||would you say guard or right tackle is more of a need for this team?|
|BledsoeFan01||between Carlos Rogers, Corey Webster, Justin Miller, McFadden, and Browner who would fit best with the Pats and be most likely there at 32?|
|TFYDraft||Webster is sliding deep into the first day. Browner is a one-dimensional press corner. Rogers will be gone and 32 is early for McFadden. Miller may slide.|
|BledsoeFan01||also, what differentiates David Pollack from Bill Swancutt?|
|TFYDraft||Pollack is a much better athlete, has much better speed and can be used in a variety of ways compared to Swancutt.|
|3165RushingYards||Who do you see being a diamond-in-the-rough that the Patriots may look at in the upcoming draft?|
|TFYDraft||Jason Anderson /WR / Wake. Dom Foxworth /CB/ Maryland.|
|DestinationSuperBowl||Do you see the Pats swinging a trade to try and move up in the draft (either in the 1st or 2nd round) or do you think they'll be content to stay where they are?|
|TFYDraft||Since overall it is a weak draft they are probably prone to standing "Pat"!!|
|SportsFanForLife||With the possibility of Law being traded, what do you see him being traded for? A second rounder? Something else? Do you think we'll trade up and draft a Marlin Jackson or Corey Webster?|
|TFYDraft||At most a mid-to-late second as it is a tough situation for the Pats. Webster is dropping as is Jackson. Justin Miller is a good fit.|
The Rest of Tony's Q and A can be found here: Insiders Lounge
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