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    BB: Jackson was a consideration in the first round...we were able to move up in the 2nd to get him...we've spent a lot of time with him...he's got good skills...comes from good passing system with Meyer...Thomas was a productive kid in a n'tl championship team...well thought of...in both receiver and blocker, kicking game...we're primarily a 2-TE team...so that's where we're at...

    Press: Question about Jackson quiz on game film

    BB: He understood the concepts...we do that with a lot of players...having them come back...how they learned basic info like that

    Press: How did the move up come...

    BB: Draft charts...we talked to some teams in that range...get ahead of teams like Denver with similar need...

    Press: Stat differentional in different years for Jackson

    BB: Florida runs spread...he played slot...YPC lower naturally...good catching ball in traffic and taking hits...did some reverses, shuffles, options...that was his role...the year before w/ more conventional, more downfield stuff...

    Press: Maroney best player...over Jackson?

    BB: He was a better pick...

    Press: You have to be pleased with Jackson/Maroney

    BB: Sure, Scott handled that well, last second, before time expired...we were able to get 3 players we feel good about...

    Press: Was the intention to come out with offense?

    BB: Intention was to come out with 3 good football players...sometimes need, give up value to balance out...

    Press: You guys had a strong look with Jackson..hard to project with Meyer's offense?

    BB: No, it's easier than others...not as many play actions, etc...

    Press: Was he as good as Branch in terms of understanding concepts...

    BB: Branch came out high..pretty unusual to find players at that level

    BB: 2 picks are compensatory tomorrow...I don't know what we'll do...tonight we'll restack board...re-evaluate...usually w/multiple picks there's a lot of interest league-wide...we'll just do our homework...

    Press: Is it quite likely...top player on board

    BB: That's common in the fourth round, but there's a feeding frenzy for top player on everyone's board...easier in 5th round...teams have already filled some needs, knocks some teams out...a lot of these players are more role-palyers now...

    Press: Maroney at 5'11'/6'1, 220 +/- what's the real thing?

    BB: Take a look at it yourself, Mikey! Maybe it was the dreadlocks!

    [laughter]

    BB: See you tomorrow...
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    I'm gonna sleep well tonight. The was a great first day. The Pats did what they always do.

    "BB: Intention was to come out with 3 good football players..."
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