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ROTB Community Mock Draft, Pick 31: Patriots Get Their Pass Rusher

This pick was made by psknapp

With the 31st pick, the New England Patriots select Nick Perry, defensive end from USC.

As noted after the previous Patriot's pick, New England needs a pass rusher and Nick Perry is the most dynamic one available. He's an explosive pass rusher, a great athlete and he has tremendous potential, especially if he improves against the run and in coverage. If he works on his conditioning, however, his ability to get to the quarterback alone makes him a steal at 31. (Considering he was mentioned as potentially a better pick at the previous slot, I hope he'll be acceptable here.)

Commentary:

As I mentioned in the previous pick of the Patriots, I thought Perry would be a better pick. Since it is even a little lower and he is still available, this makes the pick that much better. Since much of New England's defensive problems were the result of a lack of pass rush, Perry can potentially be a difference maker on the defense. It is said that when you pick in the first round, you need players that can make a difference. Perry could very well be that person.

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 (GreaZzy) Shea McClellin, DE/OLB, Boise State

29. Ravens (CincyFan93) Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

30. 49ers Courtney Upshaw, LB, Alabama

31. Patriots (psknapp) Nick Perry, DE, USC

32. Giants (Tues April 24) skid83