02-21-2010, 07:13 AM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Re: Which Prospects Fit the Patriots?
Originally Posted by DocE
Off the top of my head:
Alualu- Shorter than the Patriots would like in a DE
Hughes- Shorter than the Patriots would like in an OLB
Sapp- Injuries and presence against the run
Hardy- Injuries, character and motor concerns
Pitta- Mostly a receiving TE and not a physical freak, would be similar to David Thomas... do the Pats want to go that route again?
For the record, I like some of these guys, and I am not saying they won't be on the Pats draft board, just that it wouldn't shock me if they were not on the draft board.
Like Pryor, Alualu is one heck of an inside penetrator, who can also play some 5-tech. He's not ideal in the NE 3-4, but the NE 4-3 would showcase him more - he's an excellent compromise DL.
Hughes issue is being raw, there's a lot to unlearn and there's a lot to learn - he's going to grade higher for some 4-3 teams.
Sapp - see the LB thread for a new analysis of him that grades him higher in my eyes for NE.
Hardy is being projected late second...I guess it's a matter of whether BB feels the kid is mentally tough enough to take his punishment and play with a chip on his shoulder (my guess is, no).
Pitta is a receiver, a Dallas Clark receiver with some better blocking skills - BB might.
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