2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft - Round 2 - The New England Patriots Select...

TUCSON AZ - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Ricky Stanzi #12 of the Iowa Hawkeyes is sacked by Brooks Reed #42 of the Arizona Wildcats during the third quarter of the college football game at Arizona Stadium on September 18 2010 in Tucson Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes 34-27. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

For the thirty-third pick in the second-annual Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, UpStateMike selected is for the New England Patriots, who have six picks available, this one through a "future draft pick" trade during last year's draft that became Armanti Edwards.  Here is the pick...

With the thirty-third pick in the 2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the New England Patriots select...

Brooks Reed, OLB, Arizona

New England thus far snagged a couple of much needed players in the first round, with Constanzo and Wilkerson, but many fans have voiced their concerns about the Defense needing a whole lot of help; Pats Fans begin to screech and hiss whenever you mention the New York Jets.  They feel the defense (rightly so) cost them the critical games at the end of the year and want to see a big improvement this year.  After all 14-2, is actually embarrassing to a Pats Fan.

 

Pick #33 of the draft (thanks Carolina) gives a nice advantage to the Patriots, and looking for another quality pass rusher led me right to Brooks Reed, outside linebacker for Arizona.  Of the 22 prospects showing off for those in the audience on Arizona’s Pro Day, one stood out amongst them all:  Brooks Reed.

The Patriots had a couple of bright spots with rookie Cunningham, but he only recorded one sack.  Ninkovich also worked out well last season, with 62 tackles, 4 sacks and a couple of interceptions.  But they need to generate constant pressure on opposing quarterbacks to make an impact.

"Over the last couple of seasons, the Patriots have seeked [sic] a consistent pass rush, so being able to rotate players and keep everyone fresh will prove to be beneficial for New England.  Reed seems to fit what Bill Belichick and staff looks for in a college prospect." – SportsofBoston.com

Although he started for three years as a Defensive End, Brooks is readily adaptable as a 3-4 OLB.  He might even excel there because he has excellent vision and pursuit.  If he makes the move to OLB he doesn’t have to always fend off huge tackles and he gets to move around a little to find a seam.  Take this combine stat:  His 10 yard split time was 1.54 seconds.  Clay Matthew’s time was 1.49 second as a comparison.  If he gets in the right situation Reed is going to be immediately in the QB’s face.

Brooks Reed stays low and moves to the ball well. Reed put up consistent numbers with 47 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 2010. He pursues relentlessly and tackles extremely well.  He’s going to have to work on his pass coverage and not just rely on his bull-rush to always get to the QB, but Brooks is a fast learner and smart enough to fit well into the Patriots Defense.

Brooks Reed Highlights:

 

Draft Overview:

# Team Picked By Name/Positon of Pick
1 Carolina James Shively Nick Fairley / DT
2 Denver sexsalad Patrick Peterson / CB
3 Buffalo Elguapo09 Von Miller / OLB
4 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2 A.J. Green / WR
5 Arizona Broski Da'Quan Bowers / DE
6 Cleveland Joe Goodberry Marcell Dareus / DL
7 San Francisco Heybrown Prince Amukamara / CB
8 Tennessee Oxalis Cam Newton / QB
9 Dallas Jim0ijk Robert Quinn / DE
10 Washington Pardon_My_French Blaine Gabbert / QB
11 Houston Joe27 Julio Jones / WR
12 Minnesota CarsonOrBust Tyron Smith / OL
13 Detroit The_Black_Stripes Cameron Jordan / DL
14 St. Louis Jaegner Aldon Smith / DE
15 Miami JaredM Mark Ingram / RB
16 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit JJ Watt / DE
17 New England (from Oakland / Seymour) UpStateMike Anthony Castonzo / OT
18 San Diego Quickslant Mike Pouncey / OG
19 New York Giants TheDealio Akeem Ayers / OLB
20 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch Ryan Kerrigan / DE
21 Kansas City Indesignkat Corey Liuget / DT
22 Indianapolis Ddbumpus Nate Solder / OT
23 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12 Gabe Carimi / OT
24 New Orleans FriarBob Cameron Heyward / DE
25 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly Jake Locker / QB
26 Baltimore FriarBob Adrian Clayborn / DE
27 Atlanta TruWhoDey Justin Houston / DE/OLB
28 New England UpStateMike Muhammad Wilkerson / DL
29 Chicago Bsmith4256 Derek Sherrod / OL
30 New York Jets Polo_614 Phil Taylor / DT
31 Pittsburgh Jason Garrison Jimmy Smith / CB
32 Green Bay Sean Weaver Stephen Paea / DL
33 New England (from Carolina / Armanti Edwards) UpStateMike Brooks Reed / OLB
34 Buffalo Elguapo09
35 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
36 Denver sexsalad
37 Cleveland Jason Garrison
38 Arizona Broski
39 Tennessee Oxalis
40 Dallas Jim0ijk
41 Washington Pardon_My_French
42 Houston Joe27
43 Minnesota CarsonOrBust
44 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
45 San Francisco Heybrown
46 Denver (from Miami / Brandon Marshall) sexsalad
47 St. Louis Jaegner
48 Oakland NoodleXV
49 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
50 San Diego Quickslant
51 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
52 New York Giants TheDealio
53 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
54 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
55 Kansas City Indesignkat
56 New Orleans FriarBob
57 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly
58 Baltimore Joe Goodberry
59 Atlanta TruWhoDey
60 New England UpStateMike
61 San Diego (from NYJets / Antonio Cromartie) Quickslant
62 Chicago Bsmith4256
63 Pittsburgh FriarBob
64 Green Bay Sean Weaver
65 Carolina James Shively
66 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
67 Denver sexsalad
68 Buffalo Elguapo09
69 Arizona Broski
70 Cleveland FriarBob
71 Dallas Jim0ijk
72 New Orleans (from Washington / Jammal Brown) FriarBob
73 Houston Joe27
74 New England (from Minnesota / Randy Moss) UpStateMike
75 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
76 San Francisco Heybrown
77 Tennessee Oxalis
78 St. Louis Jaegner
79 Miami JaredM
80 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
81 Oakland NoodleXV
82 San Diego Quickslant
83 New York Giants TheDealio
84 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
85 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
86 Kansas City Indesignkat
87 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
88 New Orleans FriarBob
89 San Diego (from Seattle / Charlie Whitehurst) Quickslant
90 Baltimore Jason Garrison
91 Atlanta TruWhoDey
92 New England UpStateMike
93 Chicago Bsmith4256
94 New York Jets Polo_614
95 Pittsburgh Joe Goodberry
96 Green Bay Sean Weaver
97 (possible compensatory)

98 (possible compensatory)

99 (possible compensatory)

100 (possible compensatory)

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