@yoyoma Yeah they can and they should, but the point I was trying to make was that an offensive tackle is a much bigger need than a linebacker and the Pats need to address the tackle position as soon as possible in the draft. Walter and Chuck both seem to think that the Patriots' offensive line isn't a mess.
@cowboysfan Huh? Patrick Willis is 6'1" 240, which is the weight Jack will likely play at. Kuechly is 6'3" and 235, so tall, but leaner. Jack is a stud and whoever drafts him will have a Pro-Bowler on their hands. He's ridiculous in coverage, so he can stay on the field for 3 downs, and his sideline to sideline speed is elite. The Cowboys will be lucky to have him.
Ability to power dribble to the right and get to the rim
Quick spin move on the block
Rarely forces the issue; takes what is given to him
Touch around the basket
Limited moves on the block
Aggressiveness on the glass
Slightly undersized to be a center; not skilled enough to be true power forward
Summary: After massively underachieving for his first three years at Georgetown, Sims has had a breakout senior season which has given him some buzz as a likely second-round pick. NBA teams are always in need of size and there are not a lot of true big men in the 2012 NBA Draft, so Sims should hear his name called.
Player Comparison: A poor-man's Joakim Noah. This is a bit of a stretch but there aren't a ton of big men who possess the passing ability of Sims. Noah is one of them, and like Sims, the Bulls center has a fairly limited offensive game and relies on his energy to be a productive NBA player. In no way do I think Sims will ever be a starter at the NBA level like Noah, but the two do have similar skills.