There have been rumors floating around about all NFL teams with Free Agency about to start and the Draft coming up at the end of April. I thought I would update the rumors on the Patriots side. I have read numerous sites and of course many differ on which players the Pats should go after. With 2 picks in the first round and 2 in the second, we should get a good start on upgrading the defense.
Boston Herald sports writer Ian Rapoportmade some predictions. For safety he mentioned Mark Barron from Alabama, even though he had surgery before the combine, he could be still on the board when the Pats pick at 27, another safety was Harrison Smith from Notre Dame, now he may have some insight having played for Charlie Weiss.
As for pass rushers, (which the Pats are deperate for) the names of Quinton Coples form N. Carolina, Melvin form S. Carolina, and Chandler Jones from Syracuse, its not to say we would take one, but its a thought.
Still other writers have mentioned CB Janoris Jenkins, although he comes with some baggage as he was kicked out of the university of Florida, failed a drug test and was arrested twice for possession or marijuana. He is also the father of 4 children with 3 mothers, sad par is he is only 23 years old. I'm not sure the Pats are looking for a CB, but they have been known to take chance on some people with baggage. The most current one still on the team was Aaron Hernandez who had a failed drg test. I think Belichick would take the gamble.
Also the Pats might be in the market for WRs. Looking a the draft, a few names were mentioned, like Kendall wright from Baylor and Michael Floyd from Notre Dame.
Looking at free agents for the WR core, some intersting names came up. Brandon Lloyd, from the Rams, Reggie Wayne from the Colts, Marques Colton form N.O., also restriced FA Mike Wallace has been mentioned,which could give the Pats a deep threat. Randy Moss has been mentioned, but I think that ship has sailed.