Friday, April 23, 2010
PATRIOTS DRAFTED A CORNERBACK... GET OVER IT
So much anger last night and today. People seemed stunned that the Patriots drafted CB Devin McCourty out of Rutgers. Folks are acting as though the Pats took a punter or a long-snapper with their pick.
Who were the Patriots' CBs last year? Jonathan Wilhite, Leigh Bodden, Terrence Wheatley, Shawn Springs, Darius Butler. This is not a list of past or future Pro Bowlers here. The Patriots' defense was shady and suspect at every position. The Pats couldn't go wrong drafting any defensive player in the 1st round.
I'm not in love with McCourty, nor am I projecting him to be the next Ty Law or Darrel Revis. But I will contend that drafting a CB is not a mistake here. The Patriots still have needs to address needs at other positions, notably linebacker. But they have 3 picks in the 2nd round to deal with those issues.
So get the fuck over it, fellow Patriots fans. The Pats drafted a guy who plays a position that has been an embarrassment for the Patriots ever since the departure of Asante Samuel.