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  1. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

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    After watching the Rosebowl I'd say Dwayne Jarrett climbs to the top of the list. Humm we traded Deion Branch for a 1st round pick. So kind of appropriate that the pick turns into his replacement right?

    Let's look at his attributes shall we? 6'5" 210 lbs. A true #1 nfl prototype wideout. He just torched Michigan on 11 catches for over 200 yards and 2 TDs. He has completed back to back 1,000+ yards receiving seasons. In other words he has nothing left to prove in the college game.

    I know some of you might be wary after seeing Mike Williams flop but I think the scouts will take very careful notes on this guy and if they like what they see I think adding Jarrett would finally give Brady a "go-to" weapon.

    Forget about fantasy trades for Anquan Boldin. The Cards would not give a proven wideout and break one of the best WR tandems in the NFL for a 1st round draft pick. And no I don't think Andre Johnson is coming over from the Texans either. They got enough flack for passing on Bush, giving away their #1 wide receiver would NOT go over well with the fans.

    So the best option to rebuild the receiving corps in a poor free agent market is through the draft. I don't know if Jarrett is the ONE yet, since a lot of stuff goes on between now and draft day, but he is surely one to keep an eye out for in 2007.

    BTW do you think Leon Hall's stock dropped somewhat after today? It didn't seem like anybody in that wolverines secondary could cover Smith or Jarrett!
     
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    primetime Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    If we got Andre Johnson it would be the biggest fleece job in history. Give him a truly great QB and he's the best WR in the league. Heck, he was one of the top 3 this year with David Carr tossing to him.

    Jarrett won't be Mike Williams. In fact, I don't know if there's anything wrong with Mike Williams, he could probably be a good WR if he was ever used. I don't think the Lions want to win. No reason to as long as fans keep going to the game, right?

    We won't be getting the new CJ. Jarrett's a possibility, as is Ted Ginn. Ginn's more of an athlete though, and I'm always wary of Big 10 players because they have a tendency to bust... I just don't think the league is that good (the PAC-10 is the same way, though Carson Palmer proved me wrong there). I'd like to see them take a LB though.
     
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    Problem with Jarrett is we'd likely need to trade our #1 and #2, possibly both #1s, to get him. I have to say that I did like Pozluzny quite a bit although he looks lean. They called him 240, if that's what he is fine, but he looked thiner than that all over. If he has size potential to what Bruschi is now, I like him a lot.
     
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    Flying Fungi In the Starting Line-Up

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    I haven't begun looking at draft boards yet, but I am expecting ILB and DB to be a big focus this year with OLB, QB, WR being mid/late round foci. Of course, unless a Wilfork or Maroney drop to us...
     
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    I'm such a homer but I am in love with Paul Pozlusny. Last year he was lined up at OLB in a 4-3 and this year lined up inside in a 3-4. So he has versatility and proven he can play in both and accel. He is a great kid and a hard worker and I believe an academic all-american. He really embodies everything you want out of an athlete I just don't know if he has the size. I do believe he could be groomed for Bruschi's role though and is prob expected to be drafted in the latter half of the first round.
     
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    I don't think the Pats draft LB in round 1. However a CB or S is a definite possibility. Rodney isn't getting any younger. I anticipate Seau coming back next year and the Pats to draft another LB project in the mid rounds to develop. Keep an eye out on TBC if his performance is good in the playoffs you can pencil him in as a future starter.

    Pats need to assign cap dollars to resign Asante I think. 10 picks in a season, that's gotta be some kind of a record for the pats right?

    Patriots still need to shore up the WR corps. Whch is why I anticipate Jarrett being a possibility at #22.

    PS I looked at Notre Dame's Samardzija and I think he has good physical tools but because he hasn't comitted to playing football, he says he wants to play baseball too, that drops him way down on my draft list. If you're going to be a 2 sport athlete theres always risk of injury from the other sport, so that doubles the risk for a team drafting that player. Not to mention scheduling conflicts as well as living conflicts. What if your baseball team is located on the west coast and your football team on the east coast? Yeah.

    I also took a peek at Ginn Jr. The thing about this kid is that he lacks the production of other kids like Calvin Johnson and Jarrett who have both put up at least two 1000 plus yard seasons. Ginn's last two seasons were 800 and 700+ yards respectively. It's probably partially a product of the system but if the guy can't dominate college competition how will he do in the pros is what I have to wonder.
     
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    The best player available.

    I say this because:

    A) I didn't watch a second of any bowl game nor do I ever intend to.

    B) I would recognize about .001% of the 700 players or whatever the NCAA roster size is.
     
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    This notion (and I'm not referring to anything specifically in this thread, but some things I've read/heard recently) that drafting a wide receiver is dangerous seems a little silly to me - first, any position can and will produce busts, secondly and perhaps more importantly, no position (WR) is more dependent on another position (QB) in determining the success of the player playing that position.

    Would Charles Rogers or Mike Williams have flourished if they spent a few years playing for the Pats with Brady? You never know.
     
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    Flying Fungi In the Starting Line-Up

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    the team record is 11 INTs
     
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    mavfan2390 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    A quick list.

    DB'S...

    Laron Landry
    Darrelle Revis
    Antoine Cason
    Marcus McCauley
    Eric Wright
    Reggie Nelson (undersized but physical enough to play SS)


    LB'S...

    Lamar Woodley
    Patrick Willis
    Paul Polunzy

    WR'S...

    the only one i see worth taking is CJ IF he falls into range which he very well might because....

    Raiders...need a QB and Quinn and Brohm will be there
    Lions...won't piss off their fans again and should take either Brohm, Quinn, or Thomas
    Browns...already have two playmakers and need a QB (Brohm or Quinn whoever falls) and some defensive line help...Alan Branch?
    Bucs...tricky here they would grab CJ if he dropped this far but we can hope they become infatuated with Gaines Adams
    Cardinals...obvious situation here they need Long
    Redskins...already are in cap hell because of Lloyd, Moss, and Randle El
    Vikings...have bigger needs but yeah CJ could go here too
    Texans...Have Moulds and Johnson and need offensive line, and RB more
    Dolphins...need a CB
    49ers...already used a high pick on Davis...need secondary help
    Bills...tricky again but they have bigger needs especially if both Baker and Clements jump ship
    Rams...obvious
    Panthers...obvious
    Steelers...would take him w/o a doubt

    SOO in conclusion CJ could fall all the way to 14 where we could trade Seattle's pick and a second rounder....the Panthers would do it so they could select Troy Smith at 22, pay him less, and get an extra 2nd.

    I CAN DREAM :D
     
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    Do Landry and Cason have any relation to their NFL counterparts? (Dawan and Aveion)
     
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    yep. LaRon = Dawan's brother

    Antoine Cason = Avieon Cason's cousin
     
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    And you feel the need to constantly remind the forum about your disdain for college football because?

    Answer to the question: Rufus Alexander, OLB for the Sooners, stood out for me.
     
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    When there's a draft forum for this type of stuff, yes.
     
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    So you think his showboating antics moved him near the top of the Pats draft board? VJC, quite frankly I'm disappointed...you're usually more astute than this.

    I agree we'll draft a WR, but doubt it'll be Ginn or Jarrett. The earliest we go WR may be 1B or R2. Just look at the value board. Our 1A pick may be one of the 6 CBs and 2 Safeties (if the juniors declare). I'm guessing we'll get a future starter from one of those DBs.

    No, not at all...

    Throw in his inconsistent hands and below average route running and you're left with an exciting, athletic talent. How long do you think Brady's gonna wait for him to learn the offense? :eek:
     
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    Paul Posluzky (sp), LB from Penn State.

    (Maybe BB can hire Boise State's coach for Offensive Coordinator).
     
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    WR is always a risk in the first round, unless that receiver is Calvin Johnson. Kid has an A+ background and A+ ability.
     
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    PSU has a DT who would play end in a 3-4. Jay Alford - 6'3" 288lb. He dominated Tennessee yesterday. Played very well all year. Maybe Round 3?
    End the Marquise Hill experiment. I thought Posluszny played well. Just don't think he fits a 3-4. He's better running to the ball than at the point of attack. Ideal olb for a 4-3 team. Love his intangibles; toughness,smarts,team leader, selfless attitude. Not sure he fits our system.

    I think Steve Smith would fit perfectly in our system. WR from USC. Might be able to get him at the end of round 2.

    TE from Oregon St. Newton looked pretty good if D.Graham walks. No idea where he's supposed to be picked.
     
  19. HEY BRO! WHAT UP?

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    Although the Pats clearly need LB, CB, OL in no particular order, the Pats will take the BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE. Do not draft because of a need, that is why the Pats took Maroney even though LB and CB probably was a bigger need. Again, this is why the Pats have had such successful drafts. With that said, I don't know much about the defensive players in college yet, but I really like Calvin Johnson, Dwayne Jarrett and Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio State. I think he may have a better pro career than his teammate Ginn Jr. because Ginn Jr. seems too one dimensional. All he catches is the deep ball. Gonzalez, on the other hand, does it all. Since the Pats addressed the offense last draft, I would like them to draft a playmaker on the defensive side of the ball. Could someone help me out on defense?
     
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    I agree. Rufus has all the makings of a star Lber, but I have a feeling he's a 4-3 Lber at only 6'0'' 230. But who knows? I liked how Stoops was talking to him directly instead of the D-coordinator, it seems like Rufus was the de-facto D-coordinator on that team. That kind of leadership and respect, combined with his playmakiing ability and junk-yard dog attitude, make me think he could become a pro-bowl player.
     

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