NFL Draft 2011: Is CB Johnny Patrick a Good Fit for the New England Patriots?

March 19, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As New England Patriots fans and analysts grab at straws trying to determine who the team is targeting in the 2011 NFL Draft, we in the media have no choice but to address every potential prospect as just that.
We all know the Patriots as one of the smartest teams when it comes to staying ahead of the competition in any way possible. This mentality even spills over into the draft, when the Patriots often use these workouts as a diversion tactic, just as much as a means of learning about certain prospects.
But with six picks in the first three rounds and nine picks overall, the Patriots have to pick someone.
After Johnny Patrick's private workout with the team Saturday morning, we are left to ponder how he fits with the team.
ESPN's Scouts Inc. has him ranked eighth among the college cornerback crop for 2011 and 73rd overall.
Fans and analysts alike have bemoaned the Patriots' lack of a need in the secondary and dire need in the front seven. With Leigh Bodden re...

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