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  1. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    After a single pick, the PatsFans draftnik community was feeling smug. 17 of us correctly predicted Dominique Easley. Dang we're good. :cool:

    8 picks later, we had been returned to our usual position of baffled humility. An apparent shift in philosophy on the offensive line was a big culprit, as the Patriots -- under Dante, a team of jumbo ballet dancers and high jumpers -- targeted a bunch of power OLs with less focus on grand jetés. Nonetheless, two bold draft oracles managed to predict two picks:

    Patsattax (Easley, Stork)
    reaper8 (Easley, Halapio)

    I had planned to use spelling as a tie-breaker, since I did ask everybody to play nice and use full names with careful spelling. Unfortunately, I had to take a quarter point away from Patsattax for his prediction of "Dominic" Easley, and a quarter point away from reaper8 for only using first initials. [​IMG] That left a tie at 1.75 points.

    Then I noticed that reaper8 only named 7 players, making his 2 hits even more impressive! But how much should we honor our fellow posters for not being able to count? Let's call it:

    1a: reaper8, with 1.75 points
    1b: Patsattax, with 1.75 points

    Congratulations guys, and best of luck to all of us next year.
     
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  2. Patsattax

    Patsattax On the Roster

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    Haha I'll take it ;). Next time I'll double check first name spelling!
     
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    reaper8 On the Roster

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    28.6% hit rate, take that KIper,Mayock :cool:

    Edit 2 "rookie" posters getting it done lets hope is a sign and a couple of draftee's contribute straight away
     
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    Sfpat In the Starting Line-Up

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    I almost predicted Jordan Love correctly (assuming he does well at his tryout)
     
  5. WhiZa

    WhiZa Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    What was the big hint that made a lot of us know it was going to be Easley? I haven't been paying enough attention I suppose.
     
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    Patriot Missile Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Next year I'm printing the entire collegiate football roster and tack it to my wall. Then I'm going to throw as many darts as we have picks. Those will be my choices next year.
     
  7. Patsattax

    Patsattax On the Roster

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    I had 3 hints. Patriots needed a DT/DE, Easley is from Florida, and I thought he was going to be drafted after a trade down. Now I definately didn't get the location part right as I thought no way he'd go in the first.
     
  8. WhiZa

    WhiZa Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Was DT/DE really a need? Wilfork (2017), Jones (2016), Nikovich (2017) still have multiple years left. Tommy Kelly is in his last year, but there's still depth at the position with C Jones (2017) and Vellano (2016).

    Does Easley start over Kelly this year?
     
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    I think Bellichik viewed it as a need. He also addressed the Oline with a bunch of picks there. Just giving my reason for thinking Easley would get drafted. If healthy I could totally see him having a heavy play count but not starting.
     

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