The New England Pariots’ selection of Antonio Garcia is a pick made with the future in mind. And with the roster the Patriots have, New England made the right choice to do some future planning on their offensive line. When thinking about Garcia’s time in Troy’s Air Raid offense, a quote from Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio during a pre-draft press conference immediately comes to mind. He said spread offenses do not apply to the NFL’s game, which makes players harder to project in an NFL offense. By his standards, Garcia is likely a major project. “So you’re basically starting from ground zero, so you have to establish their foundation and really a lot of it is just fundamental-based
It hasn’t been a good few years to be a San Francisco 49er fan. The 49ers held the No. 2 pick, but swapped it to Chicago for the No. 3 pick, plus the third- and fourth-round picks this year, plus a third-round pick next year. The Bears used that pick to select North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, and the 49ers used the next pick to grab Stanford’s Solomon Thomas.
Another Bama backer will join the Ravens: Tim Williams. Tim Williams was mocked around the middle of the second round, but Ozzie scores him with the second Ravens selection of the third round. Williams is another pass rush specialist, built on attacking the quarterback rather than run-stopping.