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A Baker's Dozen Opportunities for Rookies

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  1. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Others may think that even more players are vulnerable. This is my top 13 in no particular order. A couple could also be replaced by a 3rd QB or a 6th WR.
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    DOZEN BEST OPPORTUNITIES FOR ROOKIES
    #4 OT O’Callaghan
    #4 RB Hill
    #4 DE Hill/Thomas
    #7 DL Smith
    #5 LB Alexander
    #6 LB Woods
    #4 CB Spann
    #3 CB Gay
    #4 S Hawkins
    #2 ST Mitchell
    #3 ST Andrews/Baker
    #4 ST Mays
    #4 TE Mills
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    APRIL 8
    53 MAN ROSTER

    OFFENSE (25)
    QB - 2 Tom Brady, Cassell
    RB - 4 Maroney, Morris, Faulk, Hill
    FB - 1 Evans
    C - 2 Koppen, Hochstein
    G - 3 Neal, Mankins, Yates/(Mruczkowski)
    OT - 4 Light, Kaczur, O'Callaghan, Britt
    WR - 5 Stallworth, Caldwell, Welker, Washington, Gaffney
    TE - 4 Watson, Dave Thomas, Kyle Brady, Mills

    DEFENSE (25)
    DE - 5 Seymour, Warren, Green, Wright, Hill/(Thomas)
    DT - 2 Wilfork, Smith
    LB - 6 Vrabel, Colvin, Thomas, Bruschi, Woods, Alexander
    CB - 4 Hobbs, Scott, Gay, Spann
    S - 4 Sanders, Wilson, Harrison, Hawkins
    ST 4 Izzo, Mitchell, Andrews/(Baker), Mays

    SPECIAL TEAMS (3)
    P - 1 Miller
    K - 1 Gostkowski
    LS - 1 Paxton

    PUP (2)
    Jackson
    Jackson
  2. mavfan2390

    mavfan2390 Rookie

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    Starting oppurtunities available include:

    1 position on the O-line, either LT moving Light to RT or RT
    1 CB position, if Asante comes back Hobbs should be replaced, if he doesn't Asante needs to be replaced
    1 Safety position, Wilson shouldn't be starting, and who knows what'll happen with Harrison
    1 MLB position, Bruschi simply isn't good enough in the middle
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    RB, Hill... really?

    Huh. Isn't he a practice squad guy?
  4. Jimke

    Jimke Rookie

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    I don't know if any rookie will start but I envision the following rookies

    will make the team:

    RB To help out Moroney

    QB Cassel's contract up after 2008

    CB Asante situation

    FS Wilson's contract up after 2007

    MLB To replace Bruschi after 2007

    OLB To replace Banta-Cain

    Other possibilities might be a strong safety and wide receiver

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