Adopt A Prospect/ Quincy Black, Antwan Barnes

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by mavfan2390, Apr 12, 2007.

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    mavfan2390 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Barnes is a very underrated prospect who made a name for himself at the combine. He has an ideal ratio of size and speed as a 6'1, 240 pound prospect with 4.4 speed. He is a phenomenal pass rusher and had 22.5 tackles for a loss this past season. He makes plays behind the line of scrimmage plain and simple, and he does NOT overpursue. With the proper coaching Barnes can also become decent in coverage, allowing him to become the complete linebacker. He certainly has the physical skills to do so. Also, he needs to get stronger and shed blocks better, both are things he will learn to do from Pees.


    Quincy Black, like Barnes is a phenomenal athlete, but unlike Barnes, Black is the best coverage linebacker in the draft. We struggled badly against the Colts in this department, and Black would start right away on passing downs. He can also blitz pretty alright. He has a FORTY inch plus vertical, and had THREE interception this past season. He's always around the ball, and if he was a little smaller he'd be a first round pick as a strong safety. Like Barnes, black struggles shedding blocks, and needs to get bigger, but again, those are all things that can be fixed, he has the natural talent to succeed.
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