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  1. garyv

    garyv Well-Known Member

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    2012 NFL Draft: Brockers Appearance Suggests New England Patriots Might Trade Up

    by Sean Rollins
    Crystal LoGiudice-US Presswire
    The New England Patriots are going into the 2012 NFL Draft with two pressing needs: defensive line and defensive back. Over the last 24 hours, LSU star defensive lineman Michael Brockers has been spotted at Patriot Place and Gillette Stadium, home of the Patriots.


    So are the Patriots planning a move? Michael Brockers is one of the top defensive lineman in the draft and by all indications, he will not be available when the Patriots make their first selection late in the first round. However, these reports seem to indicate that the Patriots are taking an interest in the lineman described as similar to Richard Seymour who the Patriots traded prior to the 2009 season. This would seem to be a possible move for the team as they have been unable to fill the void left by Seymour at right end since his departure.


    With the 27th selection in the first round being the first selection for New England, chances are virtually non-existent that Brockers would be available that late. Most projections for the big lineman have him going about midway through the first round possibly as high as 11th and as low as 25th but it would be very surprising to see him go any lower than that. It’s possible that the Patriots could make a trade with one of those teams to acquire what the Patriots may see as an essential piece to the future of their defense.


    Currently the Patriots interest level in Brockers is purely speculation as pre-draft visits are common in the NFL and in no way mean that a team is serious in pursuing a particular player or pick. However, with the potential of a player such as Brockers, there exists a real possibility that his skill set may convince the Patriots front office to make a move to grab one of the premier defensive linemen in this year’s draft.


    Credit: RantSports/Yardbarker
  2. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Yeah it does but not in the way anyone seems to want to hear.
  3. Tex

    Tex Active Member

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    It is what I want to hear. That somehow NE trades up for him. To us or anyone above us.

  4. brooksey1

    brooksey1 Well-Known Member

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    The Pats may believe he could fall to 27 or into the low 20's where they could move up a few spots. That's about it.
  5. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    How many mock drafts have him falling into the 20's? Just curious.
  6. dallasfaniac

    dallasfaniac Active Member

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    You could say that about alot of players that dropped low in the draft.
  7. Corleone

    Corleone Well-Known Member

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    I've seen a lot of them with him getting into the twenties, they aren't the consensus picks but I have seen him down there many times.
  8. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    New England, what he can't play 3/4 NT.

  9. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    Well, though I'm not as keen on the Brockers pick, I'm going to take it in stride.

    I'm going to trust Tom C., Garrett, and R Ryan. They clearly have done their homework. Let's hope they hit it out of the ball park.
  10. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    If this guy is Richard Seymour version 2.0 then sign me up. We can only hope that New England and Dallas know what they have in the kid.
  11. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

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    11 for 27, 31 and a 4th.
  12. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Active Member

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    Isn't Brockers a big Cowboy fan? If I recall correclty didn't he say when he declared it would be his dream to play for the Cowboys?
  13. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    yeah, there was an article somewhere this morning about that.
  14. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    Bellicek has not exactly been good at picking D line since Wilfolk.
  15. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Good, let the Pats blow their wad on him. The last thing we need is another front 7 guy that cant rush the passer, we already have plenty of those.
  16. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

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    He hasn't got his bat off his shoulder since then as far as 1st rounders go. His success was picking all those guys with really early picks.

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