Bold Prediction #1: The Patriots Will Draft A Cornerback In The First Round
These are bold, right?
New England really made an effort to upgrade their secondary over the course of this offseason, as they signed Darrelle Revis, and Brandon Browner. Those two alone should elevate the Pats secondary into the top five in the NFL, regardless of what happens come draft day.
So if the Patriots already added these two, why the need for another defensive back? Because Bill Belichick is a troll….and he’s also pretty damn smart. He knows that injuries are a huge part of the NFL, and not only that, he can’t keep all that talent in the back end locked up forever. In addition to this, there a ton of talented young cornerbacks available this year, starting with guys such as Darqueze Dennard, Justin Gilbert, Kyle Fuller, and Jason Verrett.
So even though it wouldn’t be a popular pick (I wouldn’t like it), Belichick may end up pulling a fast one, and he will draft another cornerback in round one.