With the 53rd Pick in the 2010 Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft, the New England Patriots select...

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Jared Veldheer, OT - Hillsdale

Pick made by Richard Hill:

Veldheer is a player with tremendous upside. With Veldheer coming out of a division II school, teams have little knowledge if his skill set will translate to the NFL level due to the lack of top caliber competition. That said, Veldheer is a monster who could play opposite of Sebastian Vollmer for years to come.

Why Veldheer:
The Patriots starting LT Matt Light is in the last year of his contract. His play has dropped off considerably and should be delegated to a back-up role, much like Nick Kaczur (who got bumped to back up RT when Vollmer stepped up). Taking Veldheer would allow the Patriots to groom him early in the season and not throw him into NFL speed from the get-go.

Why not someone else:
The only other player I was considering at this position was LSU WR Brandon LaFell, but I believe the Patriots can get #2 or #3 quality WRs later in the draft. The Patriots tend to draft OTs early so I thought taking Veldheer would both follow the Patriots MO and allow us to grab a big WR later in this draft. Also, next year is known to have some of the best WRs in years, so saving a top pick for a top WR until next year might be the best course of action.

Veldheer's Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft

First/Second Round picks for the Patriots: Jared Odrick, Brandon Spikes, Koa Misi

The Bengals, and FineClub, are on the clock...

First Round:

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 St. Louis Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame TouchdownColts
2 Detroit Russell Okung OT Oklahoma St. coltsfan723
3 Tampa Bay Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska TheAngelsColts
4 Washington Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma Colts Homer
5 Kansas City Eric Berry S Tennessee sanders_fan89
6 Seattle Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma shake n bake
7 Cleveland Earl Thomas S Texas 2ndBlueGeneration
8 Oakland Bruce Campbell OT Maryland LovinBlue
9 Buffalo Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa Cassieper
10 Jacksonville Rolando McClain LB Alabama peytonsthebest
11 Denver Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech JPBarnett
12 Miami Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma St. fpacheco
13 San Francisco Joe Haden CB Florida BlueVol03
14 Seattle Charles Brown OT USC shake n bake
15 N.Y. Giants C.J. Spiller RB Clemson gizzardfanny
16 Tennessee Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida Addai Another Day
17 San Francisco Mike Iupati G Idaho BlueVol03
18 Pittsburgh Kyle Wilson CB Boise St. LV Steelers Fan
19 Atlanta Brandon Graham DE Michigan fiftycal2004
20 Houston Dan Williams DT Tennessee Aerostar193
21 Cincinnati Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri FineClub
22 New England Jared Odrick DE Penn State skywalker
23 Green Bay Trent Williams OT Oklahoma bracketismyboy
24 Philadelphia Jerry Hughes OLB TCU TehRhino
25 Baltimore Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
26 Arizona Sergio Kindle DE/OLB Texas NYKings
27 Dallas Anthony Davis OT Rutgers SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
28 San Diego Ryan Mathews RB Fresno State chad72
29 N.Y. Jets Golden Tate WR Notre Dame diagenesis
30 Minnesota Maurkice Pouncey G/C Florida DClark#44
31 Indianapolis Devin McCourty CB Rutgers mgrex03
32 New Orleans Carlos Dunlap DE Florida palco

Second Round:

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
33 St. Louis Ricky Sapp DE Clemson TouchdownColts
34 Detroit Jahvid Best RB California coltsfan723
35 Tampa Bay Everson Griffen DE USC TheAngelsColts
36 Kansas City Terrence Cody DT Alabama sanders_fan89
37 Philadelphia Taylor Mays S USC TehRhino
38 Cleveland Jonathan Dwyer RB Georgia Tech 2ndBlueGeneration
39 Oakland Tyson Alualu DT California LovinBlue
40 San Diego Rob Gronkowski TE Arizona chad72
41 Buffalo Eric Norwood OLB South Carolina Cassieper
42 Tampa Bay Damian Williams WR USC TheAngelsColts
43 Miami Nate Allen FS South Florida fpacheco
44 New England Brandon Spikes LB Florida skywalker
45 Denver Brian Price DT UCLA JPBarnett
46 N.Y. Giants Daryl Washington LB TCU gizzardfanny
47 New England Koa Misi LB Utah skywalker
48 Carolina Corey Wootton DE Northwestern Bullard47
49 San Francisco Mardy Gilyard WR Cincinnati BlueVol03
50 Kansas City Rodger Saffold OT Indiana sanders_fan89
51 Houston Kareem Jackson CB Alabama Aerostar193
52 Pittsburgh Arrelious Benn WR Illinois LV Steelers Fan
53 New England Jared Veldheer OT Hillsdale skywalker
54 Cincinnati FineClub
55 Philadelphia TehRhino
56 Green Bay bracketismyboy
57 Baltimore SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
58 Arizona NYKings
59 Dallas jules62
60 Seattle shake n bake
61 N.Y. Jets diagenesis
62 Minnesota Dclark#44
63 Indianapolis mgrex03
64 New Orleans palco
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