BBV Community Mock Draft 2011: With The 28th Pick, New England Selects ...

Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State.

Playing the role of New England Patriots general manager for this pick is 'DManInBlue.' Here is his rational for the selection of Sherrod:

The Patriots are a great team without a lot of needs. Considering the amount of picks the Patriots have in this year's draft, and the fact that they draft so well gives me the feeling that all their needs will get met in the course of the draft. This makes my job SO much easier, and gives me a lot more confidence in my pick knowing that five picks later there will be another pick waiting for us in the beginning of the second round. For me at pick 28, its all about need/value, and taking the lead from our first pick of OG/C Mike Pouncey, I have decided to draft offensive tackle Derek Sherrod, of Mississippi State

To me this pick just makes sense. With an offensive line with so many question marks grabbing one of the top tier tackles and pairing him next to one of the top guards seems like the best way to keep Brady upright. We all know what Brady is capable of, and the importance of a solid offensive line making that magic work, so Derek Sherrod is the right pick here. I would have loved to have made a more flashly pick to add more weapons for Brady to use, but this pick felt right, and after all we have plenty of picks, hahahahahaha.

My take: I have to be honest, I just don't see Sherrod as the pick here. Not that he isn't 'value' at this spot, but I can't see the Patriots taking offensive linemen with both of their first-round picks. If the draft plays out this way I think the Patriots go for whatever defensive player they have ranked highest on their board. They still need impact players on that side, and might go for someone like Temple defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson or whichever outside linebacker they like the most.

-- 'You're my boy, Blue' is now on the clock with Chicago's pick at No. 29.

Round 1

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Cam Newton
QB
Auburn
Tito
2 Denver Nick Fairley
DT
Auburn
Mike Fiammetta
3 Buffalo Patrick Peterson
CB
LSU
Bigbluethruandthru
4 Cincinnati Blaine Gabbert
QB
Missouri
BitterEli
5 Arizona Von Miller
OLB
Texas A&M
gmen2thebowl
6 Cleveland Marcell Dareus
DL
Alabama
Bobely
7 San Francisco
A.J. Green
WR
Georgia
Pat19
8 Tennessee Da'Quan Bowers DE
Clemson
RealLT
9 Dallas
Prince Amukamara
CB
Nebraska
Simms-McConkey
10 Washington Julio Jones
WR
Alabama
jcalafiore
11 Houston
Robert Quinn
DE/OLB
North Carolina
daddyzander
12 Minnesota Tyron Smith
OT
USC
RolloT
13 Detroit Anthony Castonzo
OT
Boston College
Ed Valentine
14 St. Louis
Aldon Smith
DE
Missouri
GiantNomad
15 Miami
Mark Ingram
RB
Alabama
HenneGivenSunday
16 Jacksonville Cameron Jordan
DE
California
ct17
17 New England
Mike Pouncey
OG/C
Florida
Ryan Valentine
18 San Diego
J.J. Watt
DE
Wisconsin
Anthony P
19 N.Y. Giants Akeem Ayers
OLB
UCLA
Ed Valentine
20 Tampa Bay
Jimmy Smith
CB
Tampa Bay
willgfass
21 Kansas City
Phil Taylor
DT
Baylor
The Blood Of Eli
22 Indianapolis Gabe Carimi
OT
Wisconsin
dannymac56
23 Philadelphia Nate Solder
OT
Colorado
JimmyK
24 New Orleans
Ryan Kerrigan
DE
Purdue
Charles L.
25 Seattle Jake Locker
QB
Washington
Ejaay
26 Baltimore Justin Houston
OLB
Georgia
LarrySoprano
27 Atlanta Kyle Rudolph
TE
Notre Dame
pataroons
28 New England
Derek Sherrod
OT
Mississippi State
DManInBLUE
29 Chicago


You're my boy, Blue
30 New York Jets



PlaxicoBurress
31 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
32 Green Bay



NYG28

Round 2

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
33 New England



Ryan Valentine?
34 Buffalo


Bigbluethruandthru
35 Cincinnati


BitterEli
36 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
37 Cleveland


Bobely
38 Arizona



gmen2thebowl
39 Tennessee


RealLT
40 Dallas


Simms-McConkey
41 Washington


jcalafiore
42 Houston


daddyzander
43 Minnesota


RolloT
44 Detroit


BigBlueIntervention
45 San Francisco



Pat19
46 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
47 St. Louis



GiantNomad
48 Oakland


G Fan In England
49 Jacksonville



ct17
50 San Diego



Anthony P
51 Tampa Bay



willgfass
52 N.Y. Giants


Ed Valentine
53 Indianapolis



dannymac56
54 Philadelphia


JImmyK
55 Kansas City



The Blood Of Eli
56 New Orleans



Charles L.
57 Seattle


Ejaay
58 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
59 Atlanta


pataroons
60 New England



Ryan Valentine?
61 San Diego



Anthony P
62 Chicago



You're my boy, Blue
63 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
64 Green Bay



NYG28
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