Don Banks of SI.com produces his latest mock draft and he joins several others in projecting Michigan defensive end/outside linebacker Brandon Graham to the Patriots with the 22nd overall pick.
"Graham looks like a fit on tape because he's a proven playmaker with a great motor," writes Banks. "But at 6-1 he's a bit short by New England OLB standards, and apparently his 30-inch arms don't measure up, either. Will the Pats listen to the game tape or the measuring tape?"
ANALYSIS: On the first day of the NFL combine, the 3-4 defense and finding the right players for the scheme was a hot topic of discussion. Former Patriots vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli made the point that there are different types of 3-4 defenses, and depending on what scheme is being run, a team will look for different things in an outside linebacker. Graham seems to fit better in a Steelers-like scheme, so this will be interesting to watch unfold.