AFC East: Mark Bavaro

A look at NE draft candidates at No. 22

April, 9, 2010
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ESPNBoston.com is starting to roll out footage from the draft party it presented in Foxborough, Mass., for New England Patriots season-ticket holders.

The event featured a panel discussion moderated by ESPN reporter Michael Smith. On the dais were analysts Tedy Bruschi and Todd McShay, ESPNBoston.com reporter Mike Reiss and Patriots Football Weekly assistant editor Andy Hart.

In this clip, the panel discusses who the Patriots might select with the 22nd overall pick.

McShay's top candidates (in the order he listed them) are Texas outside linebacker Sergio Kindle, Michigan outside linebacker Brandon Graham, Georgia Tech receiver Demaryius Thomas, Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson and Alabama cornerback Kareem Jackson.

Reiss mentions Florida center Maurkice Pouncey as the "safest pick in the first round at that 22 spot." Hart claims Kindle is "the perfect fit. Bill [Belichick] wants big, athletic, fast outside linebackers. Sergio Kindle fits that."

Bruschi adds that tight end might be the position Belichick targets at No. 22, with Jermaine Gresham of Oklahoma and Rob Gronkowski of Arizona the best of the lot.

"I sort of have a feeling like Coach Belichick is searching for Mark Bavaro somewhere, somehow, somewhere," Bruschi said. "He was a great Giant tight end, and it's like he's been looking for him a little bit. Where is that guy out there? Gresham and Gronkowski, those two guys may be that."

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