With the 39th pick in the draft the New York Jets took quarterback Geno Smith, and with the 41st pick the Buffalo Bills took receiver Robert Woods. I think the Jets pick was good for the Pats, and the Bills pick was bad.
The reason I liked the Jets picking Geno Smith was because that is only going to create more quarterback controversy and in turn, less success for them. The Jets are obligated to paying “quarterback” Mark Sanchez, they also signed David Garrard this offseason and now they have Geno Smith in the fold. This spells trouble for the Jets, which spell success for the Pats. We know how the whole quarterback situation worked out for the Jets last year, with Sanchez and Tebow and I think it is going to be even worse for them in 2013.
As for the Bills, I think they hurt the Pats with this pick. First of all, receiver is a big need for New England and the Bills took another good prospect off of the board here. The Pats would have loved if Woods had fell to them, but sadly the Bills snatched him up first. The Bills also gave themselves another weapon to deploy when they face the Patriots in 2013. They already have Stevie Johnson and CJ Spiller, and now with Robert Woods they have a lot of potential game changers on offense. Of course, they will have rookie E.J. Manuel at quarterback and I doubt that he will be very effective for them in his rookie season. No matter who the quarterback is, the Bills have the potential to give the Pats defense trouble when they meet.
Their are still a lot of good prospects on the board for New England, but the receivers are getting a bit thin in my opinion. I would have liked to see them trade up and make some noise early in the second round, but I trust Belichick and I know he will make the right move.