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ROTB Community Mock Draft, Pick 27: Patriots Get Defensive Line Help

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This pick was by psknapp.

With the 27th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots take Michael Brockers, defensive tackle from LSU.

Before the Combine, some were predicting Michael Brockers to be a top ten pick. But an underwhelming combine performance has created enough doubt that Brockers has been kept waiting for far too long. Well, his long wait is going to make the Patriots very happy as 'the most NFL-ready defensive tackle prospect' in this year's draft is going to have every opportunity to play early on a defense that really needs him to make a difference. I was considering Upshaw, but decided the best player available (and luckily still in a position of need) was Brockers. He'll help occupy the other teams' offensive lines allowing the pass rushers more opportunities to make plays in the backfield.

The Patriots really need pass rush help, but the players they already have will be better with a guy like Brockers. They certainly need no help on offense -- thy just struggled to stop any other offense. However, I'm not sure that someone like Nick Perry wouldn't be a better selection.

Results/Draft lineup:

1. Colts (psknapp), Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2. Redskins (psknapp), Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

3. Vikings (blank_38), Matt Kalil, OT, USC

4. Browns (Cardsdefense), Trent Richardson, RB. Alabama

5. Bucs (b0rd3rline) Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

6. Rams (blank_38 and Cardsdefense) Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma St

7. Jags (JSteezy) Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina

8. Dolphins (alaskancard) Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

9. Panthers (hevchv) Quinton Coples, DE

10. Bills (skid83) Riley Reiff, OT Iowa

11. Chiefs (StuckinColorado) David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

12. Seahawks (LAcardsfan) Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

13. Cardinals (GreaZzy) Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

14. Cowboys (KDean75) Mark Barron, S, Alabama

15. Eagles (kj197728) Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

16. Jets (DrullinOverDaCards) Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

17. Bengals (CincyFan93) Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

18. Chargers (blank_38) Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia

19. Bears (Kdean75) Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

20. Titans (Cardsdefense) Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

21. Bengals (CincyFan93) Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

22. Browns (Cardsdefense) Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

23. Lions Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

24. Steelers (Steamin Beamin) Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

25. Broncos (lacardsfan) Devon Still, DT, Penn State

26. Texans (b0rd3rline) Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

27. Patriots (psknapp) Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

28. Packers (Fri April 20) GreaZzy

29. Ravens (Sat April 21)

30. 49ers (Sun April 22)

31. Patriots (Mon April 23) psknapp

32. Giants (Tues April 24) skid83