Examination: McCourty was not a ballhawk in school, however he has the fast feet, speed and long arms to be a decent cover corner in the NFL. He worked on each season at Rutgers. McCourty likewise succeeds in extraordinary groups. The Patriots wanted to add a third corner principally because of they have been disheartened with Terrence Wheatley (second cycle, 2008 NFL Draft) and Jonathan Wilhite (fourth cycle, 2008 NFL Draft). In any case, McCourty might not have been the best choice. New England missed Richard Seymour last season. They likewise lost Jarvis Green this slow time of year by means of free office to Denver. Jared Odrick is an extremely encouraging 3-4 protective end who additionally can play the 4-3 308 amo guarded tackle position. The Patriots like to stir up their cautious fronts and Odrick would have been a solid match. The Pats' most noteworthy area of need on safeguard might have been a pass hurrying external linebacker. Jerry Hughes is somewhat more modest than what New England likes at outside linebacker, however he has a ton of pass rush potential. Devin McCourty will help the Pats' optional, yet we question whether the group would have been exceptional off fortifying their front seven.
second Round (#42) TE Rob Gronkowski, Arizona
Key Player(s) Passed On: OLB Sergio Kindle
Examination: The Pats lost Ben Watson to free office in March. Subsequently, the tight end position turned into a quick area of need. Gronkowski is a skilled tight end who can hinder and be a component in the passing game. He was an authentic first round ability who sneaked through the draft because of a back physical issue that necessary medical procedure. New England bet a piece that Gronkowski's back won't be an issue. It was a bet worth taking and the group's PCPs were clearly OK with the soundness of the previous Arizona star's back. Sergio Kindle would have updated the group's external linebacker position. In any case, his off the field issues and capacity to get familiar with a complicated safeguard presumably soured the group's viewpoint that he was a solid match in New England.
second Round (#53) DE Jermaine Cunningham, Florida
Key Player(s) Passed On: DE Carlos Dunlap
Examination: There is no doubt that New England needs to dial-up the pass rush (just 31 sacks in 2009) to get back to the Super Bowl. Cunningham is a modest protective end for the NFL that New England will switch over completely to outside linebacker. We thought the second round was high to snatch Cunningham. He plays hard and was useful (not prevailing) at Florida. The previous Gator doesn't have a unique burst off the edge, yet has the size the Patriots need in their external linebackers. Carlos Dunlap has more athletic capacity than Cunningham, however his hard working attitude and power pass on a ton to be wanted. It is difficult to envision Dunlap forming into the dedicated, intense and instinctual linebacker that Bill Belichick pines for his framework. Cunningham is a preferred fit for the Patriots over Dunlap, however he doesn't seem to be the second happening to Willie McGinist.