Originally Posted by DW Toys
Can I add some food for thought? The reason Sheard had playing time this year in the spotlight was because of the Greg Romeus injury. Romeus was a definite first round to fifteen pick unlike Sheard. They operated and repaired a disc, then he got an ACL and his Mon passed away. He had a terrible life a football year. The kid has fought back hard and been cleared but is still rehabbing the knee. He is a Tate situation. He was better than Sheard, He is 6'5" so two inckes taller than Sheard and heavier and he has a huge 84" wing span. He has no character issues. He was Co-East Big East Player of the Year in 2009. Ted Hendicks DE award finalist. Most valuable D lineman of the SunBowl with two sacks. At Pitt Sheard was good but Romeus was better.
I don't know if Sheard is even on the Pats Board after a shaky moment with Merriweather and character issues.
I say we take a shot with Romeus in the third like Tate with an ACL recovery (and he was a pot head too) and not take a reach OLB/DE project in the first like Sheard too early. Not at #28. I like Sheard at perhaps #92. Think I would rather have the faster Reed. They are the same size. And then take Romeus later even if he starts on PUP. But that's my opinion.
I'd be on board for taking a flyer on Romeus at #92.
Just for S & G, though:
Clermond 2007: 53 TT - 13.0 TFL - 10.5 SK - 1 PBU - 4 QBH - 2 FF
Romeus 2007: 41 TT - 11.5 TFL - 4.0 SK - 3 PBU - 1 QBH - 0 FF
Romeus 2008: 51 TT - 15.5 TFL - 7.5 SK - 3 PBU - 5 QBH - 1 FF
Sheard 2008: 45 TT - 10.5 TFL - 5.5 SK - 7 PBU - 11 QBH - 1 FF
Romeus 2009: 43 TT - 11.5 TFL - 8.0 SK - 5 PBU - 11 QBH - 3 FF
Sheard 2009: 42 TT - 10.5 TFL - 5.0 SK - 3 PBU - 12 QBH - 0 FF
Sheard 2010: 52 TT - 14.5 TFL - 9.0 SK - 4 PBU - 15 QBH - 4 FF
Lindsey* 2010: 51 TT - 18.0 TFL - 10.0 SK - 1 PBU - 6 QBH - 3 FF
*Brandon Lindsey, 6'2"/250 junior DL, who had 5.5 TFL, 4 SK and 4 QBH as a sophomore part-timer in 2009.
In 2010, they also had Chas Alecxih, 6'5"/280 junior DL:
57 TT - 9.0 TFL - 7.5 SK - 3 PBU - 2 QBH - 0 FF
The 2012 draft (assuming there is one) could also be interesting from a 3-4 defense perspective.