03-07-2010, 12:36 AM
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Fairfield County, CT
What were NE's draft day "expectations" for Edelman?
According to Edelman's coach at Kent State, the Patriots had several different position coaches talk to Edelman during the scouting process.
Nick Caserio also noted that it was fairly clear in their minds that if they brought Edelman in, they would not be using him much, if ever, in Wildcat formations.
So, as I see it, when they were preparing their final draft board, they could have seen Edelman in one of two ways:
(A) The Pats saw him as a conversion project, and weren't willing to risk a higher pick, but were certainly willing to take a flyer in the seventh-round on a player with his measurables.
(B) The Pats saw him as a Matt Cassel-like steal—a player who would almost certainly make the 53-man roster in some capacity, but through no fault of his own, would still be available in the seventh round.
Are there other logical possibilities I'm missing? If not, which of these seems nearer the mark?
"Momentum was quickly snatched away by New England, who once again proved that any Patriot, at any moment, can make a play." —Inside the NFL, Packers v. Patriots
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