View Full Version : Mock Draft time?... :)
Slow day on the board, ay?...
So, when can we expect someone to post a mock draft here? Freak, you are usually good for a mock draft or two... What say ye?... :)
02-23-2003, 06:41 PM
I dunno, Peg. At the rate things are going, I'll be lucky to get mine done by the draft. I'm hoping to have enough time to get it done about a week prior.
That said, the guy I've been quietly hoping for, is Jonathan Sullivan. He sort of got left behind after he declared, what with Williams stealing the headlines with his Senior Bowl performance. Sullivan has sort of flown under the radar, IMO. And I think he's the perfect fit for the Pats defense.
Wow, you MUST be pretty busy... You are usually good for at least one revision or two...
Guess that school work must take precedence... :)
So, tell me more about Sullivan. I don't follow college ball, so I really need to rely upon fellow fans for their input on the draftees... Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :)
02-23-2003, 07:15 PM
Sullivan is a DT from Georgia, just like Seymour. As I recall, he was a frosh when Seymour was drafted.
It would seem to set a precedent by taking Sullivan, as Belichick rarely if ever takes underclassmen.
But physically and stylistically, Sullivan is a perfect fit for the defense.
One report had him check in at 6' 3 5/8", 313 pounds. It should be noted, though, that all H/W and 40s are unofficial as of yet.
He's got good athleticism and strength. If indications are true that the Pats are leaning more towards a 34, and moving Seymour outside, Sullivan could be the perfect NT, with the athleticism to collapse the pocket as well. And remember, Belichick has historically preferred the 34, and only went with the 43 about midway through the Super Bowl year.
Combine reports from TFY indicate that Sullivan and Kevin Williams had good workouts. So either would be nice, but with Williams' previous eye openers, I would expect Sullivan to still be in the shadows a bit.
Yup, I am busy, busy, busy. Starting 3 weeks ago, every weekend for me is filled through at least the first week of May. And alot of those weekend commitments entail weekday preparations. Tech and dress rehearsals, etc.
Thanks for the info, Freak. :)
So, if I understand correctly, Seymore and Sullivan were on the team at Georgia at the same time, right? That is interesting, as Seymore would then have insight on Sullivan in regards to attitude, work ethic and other intangibles that can be important, yet so difficult to assess without an inside scoop... So you think that they would move Seymore outside if we draft Sullivan? I know that there has been talk of moving him outside, to best take advantage of his speed and skills. (I'll tell ya, when I saw Seymore up close, at Training Camp, it took my breath away. He is a HUGE person! Yowza!)
I think that most everyone agrees that we will draft a DL with our first pick. Do you think that we will pick another DL or an OL with our second first round pick? The part that makes my head spin with all of the possible scenarios is when one takes into account all of the wheeling and dealing and trading up and down for draft picks among the different organizations. It makes all of the possible combinations mind-boggling! Like BB's move last year--didn't that take everyone by surprise?
BTW--What production are you currently working on?
02-23-2003, 08:18 PM
Right now I think the Pats go defense with the #14, and do something unexpected with the #19.
Last year everyone thought they moved up for Nap Harris, arguably the best rated LB. They take Graham, and don't draft a single LB.
The year before, everyone wants a WR. When the Pats take Seymour and David Terrell is still available, half of Boston jumps off the Tobin.
I think we could easily see an OL or RB pick here, as some sites have previously suggested. I'd think the former more likely than the latter. I also would not be surprised to see the Pats trade down.
History says that Belichick doesn't draft LBs high, so I tend to dismiss any predictions of such. In 8 years as a head coach, Belichick has taken exactly 1 LB in the first round, and no others higher than the 3rd round.
However, the time he did, the Browns traded down to #30 to do so, in selecting Craig Powell. Perhaps Belichick may trade down if a guy like EJ Henderson were to drop. Henderson is another great fit for the Pats defense (big and smart, great tackler), but much of his stock rests on a 40.
Then again, allegedly the Browns wanted Kyle Brady, but the Jets drafted Brady ahead of the Browns, so they traded down with the Niners. The Powell selection seems more a reaction, than Belichick's preferred move in that case.
What show? Well, that depends on who I'm working with.
For the Mask & Dagger production, we're loading in "The Increased Difficulty of Concentration" this week, which opens Friday. The play was written by Vaclav Havel.
In the UNH Dept THDA, we just closed our production of "Lend Me a Tenor." The dance company show is next up. It has two "acts" as it were. The first is a swing/trapeze performance. The second is an original ballet based on the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow", written by the ballet instructor here at UNH.
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