Wednesday, May 1, 2013
McShay on impact & questionable picks
In a piece now posted on ESPN.com, draft analyst Todd McShay goes through the AFC and selects one "impact" pick for each team and one pick that could be considered "questionable."
For the Patriots, he selects Marshall receiver Aaron Dobson for the impact category.
"I've been saying for months that Dobson had 'Patriots' written all over him," McShay writes. "Of all the top receivers in this class, Dobson has the instincts, savvy and ball skills to pick up their offense and break their trend of busts at the position. He's not a burner, but he's 6-foot-3, has phenomenal body control, and great hand-eye coordination."
At the opposite end of the spectrum, McShay is curious about Rutgers safety Duron Harmon, the team's second third-round pick (91st overall).
"We had a sixth-to-seventh-round grade on him," McShay writes. "He's the kind of player the Patriots have often selected at that position, so we'll see if they have a specific role in mind, and I'll be curious to find out what they saw that I didn't."