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  1. PaulThePat

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    The one question which seems almost guaranteed to get a different answer every time you ask it is...Who is the best corner in the 2008 draft ? So, which of these is it...and more importantly which is the best fit for the Patriots:

    Leodis McKelvin - Troy
    Aqib Talib - Kansas
    Tracy Porter - Indiana
    Branden Flowers - Virginia Tech
    Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie - Tennessee St
    Antoine Cason - Arizona
    Patrick Lee - Auburn
    Charles Godfrey - Iowa
    Michael Jenkins - South Florida

    (Above list based on top 100 in 2008 Uncle Heatster Horizontal Sort)
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    1. DRC
    2. Mike Jenkins
    3. Leodis McKelvin
    4. Antoine Cason
    5. Aqib Talib
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    just think if we could pull off a trade with the Cowboys...we could have two of those from this list!
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    Best corner is subjective. Some teams want a guy who can play man to man. Then, maybe DRC or McKelvin. Some teams(Pats) will sacrifice a little athletic ability for instincts/smarts. Maybe, value Talib and Cason over the better athletes. Seems like a good year for cb's. J.King is a project. But, a helluva athlete. Kid from Boise might be a good player. Stanruck I believe. The guys on your list. Some think R.Smith - OU can play corner. I think he'll play S. I'd love to get Chevis Jackson - LSU in Round 3 as our nickel back.
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    I love Patrick Lee's size and tackling ability, but the more I see and hear of him, he lacks the quick burst or loose hips necessary to play corner. I think he'd make a great free safety though. Based on my viewings, which are going to serious hurt Cromartie, McKelvin, and Porter, my list would go:

    1. Talib
    2. Flowers
    3. C Jackson
    4. Cason
    5. Godfrey

    Actually, that's not true. Ikegwuono would be at the top. The combine definitely helped McKelvin and DRC, and hurt Talib and Flowers. At the end of the day though, I think all of those top 4 above would be very good fits for New England.
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    I think DRC has the most potential, but also has the most potential for a bust. I still think I'd roll the dice on him. But Leodis is an animal too and would love to have him...
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    I think DRC is a very athletic corner, but he looks like a workout wonder. He played great in the Senior Bowl, I am told. I didn't watch the game. He didn't dominate at a D2 level, so why do so many people think we should take him with the #7 pick? If he didn't dominate lesser players why do people think he will be a dominate player against superior players?

    I am asking this honestly. I am perfectly willing to be proven wrong.

    I know Keiper is high on him, but Keiper has always been in love with the workout wonders or system players, see Andre Ware QB
    Univ. of Houston.

    Hey my 100th post :)
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    1. Antoine Cason- Arizona
    2. Mike Jenkins- South Florida
    3. Aqib Talib- Kansas
    4. Terrell Thomas- USC
    5. Chevis Jackson- LSU
    6. Dwight Lowery- San Jose St.
    7. Leodis McKelvin- Troy
    8. Patrick Lee- Auburn
    9. Tyvon Branch- UConn
    10. DRC- Tennessee St.
    11. Terrence Wheatley- Colorado

    No particular order after Top-3
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    Why no love for Mike Jenkins ?
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    form that whole list i only like 3...
    mcKelvin, Cason and Cromartie
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    Which reminds me...how high a pick would you being willing to spend on him? I think somebody is likely to use a higher pick than many expect, and just take the "redshirt" year in stride.
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    I don't think anyone is going to touch Ikeguono unless he is damn good at convincing people that his legal troubles aren't an issue. His trial just got pushed back again because one of the officers couldn't make it. It was pushed back previously because of a scheduling conflict with the State's attorney.

    With the potential of the kid going to jail for 4 years, people are going to be weary.
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    1. Leodis McKelvin
    2. Mike Jenkins
    3. Dominique Rodgers-Crowmartie
    4. Antoine Cason
    5. Brandon Flowers
    6. Aqib Talib
    7. Tracy Porter
    8. Reggie Smith
    9. Charles Godfrey
    10. Chevis Jackson
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    This one is interesting: some forums have a thread about the Cowboy's draft board leaked in a video. I can't post the link because I've less than 50 posts, but you can find a thread on nfl draft countdown and the Chargers forum.

    Looks like this is the Cowboy's CB board:

    #1 DRC
    #2 Mckelvin
    #3 Phillips
    #4 M.Jenkins
    #5 talib
    #6 Johnson
    #7 Tracey Porter
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    We've already got a thread about it on here. That's not exactly how the list appeared to me, and it was a "DB" list, not a "CB" list.

    Also, we don't know that to be their actual "draft board", and I wouldn't expect their board is set in stone this far out.
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    It depends on the system... for the Patriots, I'd say that Cason is the best fit right now, but DRC might be the best in 3 years. With Bryant in the fold now, I think we have the option to go either way. Talib is a close 3rd for me.
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    18 year old kid stole an X Box. I don't think that really makes him a character risk. God knows I did dumber things when I was that age, and look at me now.....a pillar of the community...


    At any rate, I don't think 4 years time is a possible outcome.
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  19. BradyToMoss

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    I like this, yet i would put Jenkins in the 5-hole here and move 3-5 up.

    1. DRC - Deion Sanders in the making, all the tools, my dream corner for the Pats. (I'm sure you guys do what I do and you try and read the commisioner's lips before the sound comes out of his mouth when he announces the Pats pick. I actually do this, I'm soft as grapes. Please let me see/hear the "D" sound).

    2. Leodis McKelvin
    3. Antoine Cason
    4. Aqib Talib
    5. Mike Jenkins
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    ist that really all he did? that cant be right...ive heard teams would not touch him with a 10 ft pole...
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