WCG Mock Draft- New England (#28)

#28 - New England - Jon Beason, LB, Miami

From what I've read, this is an easy pick: Jon Beason - LB

I can't find it now, but when I was reviewing the number 24 pick, I went to the Patriots' website and read on their team needs. This is paraphrasing, but it comes from the Pats own website writer: "When I was talking to the coaches coming out of the combine, there was a lot of talk about how much they liked Jon Beason out of Miami. I've neither seen nor heard anything different since."

Well, okay. No one really knows what the Patriots are going to do. Just when you think the team is getting cheap by not extending Branch and franchising Samuel, it goes out and splurges on Stallworth, Thomas and Welker.

If I hadn't seen this on the site, I actually think the Patriots would take a lineman here as there are a number that wouldn't really be a reach. But in reality, they still have a fairly young line and they may just want to wait out another year. I think the versatility of Beason is what appeals most to them. Their linebacking corps is aging, and with four 'backers, you always need to be addressing the position. (This is a good pick from the Bears standpoint as it leaves Lawrence Timmons on the board, who typically rates higher.)

Jon Beason - U Miami (FL)

Ht: 6'0"

Wt: 235

40-yd: 4.72

Bench: 19 reps

Souting Report on NFL.com Or this one on NFL Draft Countdown

I think these four notes are what get the Pats' interest:

Versatile with experience at all three (SAM, MIKE, WILL) linebacker positions...Has a motor that never stops...Fantastic leader with excellent intangibles...A great special teamer.

Others considered: Ben Grubbs - OG; Joe Staley - OT; Lawrence Timmons - OLB

Drafter- tyger1147

On the clock- Baltimore Ravens (jrm78)         

2007 NFL Mock Draft - First Round
Pick Team Player Pos. College Drafter
1 Oakland Raiders JaMarcus Russell QB LSU bears fan louie
2 Detroit Lions Joe Thomas OT Wisconsin South Side Irish
3 Cleveland Browns Calvin Johnson WR Georgia Tech elagoalie11
4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gaines Adams DE Clemson NoisewaterMD
5 Arizona Cardinals Alan Branch DT Michigan Chad
6 Washington Redskins Jamaal Anderson DE Arkansas Skin Patrol
7 Minnesota Vikings Brady Quinn QB Notre Dame IrishGush
8 Atlanta Falcons LaRon Landry S LSU Coach Owens
9 Miami Dolphins Amobi Okoye DT Louisville McRipper
10 Houston Texans Adrian Peterson RB Oklahoma Scruffy Lefty
11 San Francisco 49ers Patrick Willis LB Ole Miss RME JICO
12 Buffalo Bills Paul Posluszny LB Penn St. Brian G
13 St. Louis Rams Adam Carriker DE Nebraska tyger1147
14 Carolina Panthers Greg Olsen TE Miami RME JICO
15 Pittsburgh Steelers Leon Hall CB Michigan shawngoldman
16 Green Bay Packers Marshawn Lynch RB California chad
17 Jacksonville Jaguars Reggie Nelson S Florida River City Rage
18 Cincinnati Bengals Brandon Meriweather S Miami elagoalie11
19 Tennessee Titans Robert Meachem WR Tennessee quartz77277
20 New York Giants Darrelle Revis CB Pittsburgh Coach Owens7
21 Denver Broncos Ted Ginn Jr. WR Ohio State Devin47
22 Dallas Cowboys Jarvis Moss DE Florida IrishGush
23 Kansas City Chiefs Dwayne Bowe WR LSU tomas21
24 New England Patriots Michael Griffin S Texas tyger1147
25 New York Jets Zach Miller TE Arizona State DTK
26 Philadelphia Eagles Aaron Ross CB Texas SouthernSlam
27 New Orleans Saints Chris Houston CB Arkansas tomas21
28 New England Patriots Jon Beason LB Miami tyger1147
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