With the 23rd pick in today’s 2009 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots, select ________________? The name of the lucky recipient will be filled in at some point later this afternoon or evening. Until then we can only speculate and guess, just like the rest of the world’s been doing. Or we could call ourselves an “expert” and make their pick for them, just like these individuals did.
Here’s a list of WHO the experts have selected for the Patriots:
1. Peter Schrager - Fox Sports -RB Knowshon Moreno – Georgia
2. Chris Steubet – Scout.com – LB Clay Matthews – USC
3. Todd McShay – ESPN – LB Clay Matthews – USC
4. Mel Kiper – ESPN – RB Donald Brown – UCONN
5. Charles Davis, Steve Wyche and Pat Kirwan – NFL.com – LB Clay Matthews – USC
6. Bucky Brooks – NFL.com – TE Connor Barwin – Cincinnati
7. Evan Silva – Rotoworld.com – DE Connor Barwin – Cincinnati
That’s just a quick look at who might be possibly joining the Patriots after they make their first of eleven selections in the 2009 NFL Draft. In my opinion any or all of those players would be a great selection for New England. But there’s one very important thing people are forgetting, it’s Bill Belichick, and his knack for finding that diamond in the rough player.
With Belichick calling the shots as he’s done in the past draft’s anything can and could happen today. They might trade up or down, they could select someone out of the blue, we just never know. Remember he is the MASTER when it comes to the draft. Who are we to second guess him, since he’s never steered us wrong before! IN BILL WE SHALL ALWAYS TRUST – GO PATRIOTS!
Tags: 2009 NFL Draft Bill Belichick Bucky Brooks Charles Davis Chris Steubet Cincinnati Clay Matthews Connor Barwin Donald Brown ESPN Evan Silva Fox Sports Georgia Knowshon Moreno Mel Kiper New England Patriots NFL Draft 2009 NFL.com Pat Kirwan Peter Schrager Rotoworld.com Scout.com Steve Wyche Todd McShay UCONN USC