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    Let's hope this ends up being true :

    "“The thing about him is, the bigger the spotlight and the bigger the game, the better he’ll play,’’ Kent State coach Doug Martin said."
     
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    Great article indeed. Thanks for putting it up. The second page was more interesting than the first.

    Good luck WWII!
     
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    LOL, I love TFB. Reminds me of him jabbing another QB

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    Anyone else think it's weird seeing Edelman wearing Bledsoe's old number?
     
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    One thing that stood out is why wasn't he picked sooner??

    1820 passing yards with 13 TDs and 1551 rushing yards for 15 touchdowns. That is a total of 3371 yards on offense and 28 touchdowns!!

    Pat White (who went in the second round) passed for 1844 yards (21 TDs) and 974 rushing yards (8TDs), 2818 yards and 29 TDs on offense.

    I know nothing about NCAA rankings, but is the reason PW went high because WV are a 'better' team and had more coverage??

    Also, with JE listed as a WR for the draft, did this also affect his draft position? If he had been listed as a QB, would he have been selected sooner as a 'wildcat' QB like PW??
     
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    5'10.5".

    There's no master list of positions. The Patriots could have "introduced" Edelman as a DT if they wanted to.
     
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    Pat White isn't much taller than WWII.
     
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    Well you have to factor in the level of competition hes facing but I think certain teams overlook guys that don't get invited into the combine which is fine with me :D
     
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    PW played better competition while putting up similar numbers. I think the wildcat teams were way to high on him though. If Miami didn't take him he probably would have fallen to the same spot JE was taken.

    As far as JE at QB. I would love to see it work. Does anyone know how many snaps he took at QB this year? I seem to remember just one where it was a botched snap.
     
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    Hahaha that was great I missed that before thanks for posting!
     
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    Note also from that article;
    "So much confidence can leave a bad impression, but Pollack said the key is to understand Edelman.

    “It’s figuring out where it comes from,’’ Pollack said. “If it comes from ****iness, it’s bad. If it’s from confidence, then that’s what he really believes. You have to be careful that you don’t squelch that because that’s what makes him good. It’s that intangible.

    This has become a recurring theme for the Pats, Brady, Cassel, Hoyer , Edelman, all have supreme confidence,,

    Guess it's a QB thing.
     
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    Great article, even if it is from the Globe.

    Thanks for posting that, however... :D
     
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    I think they were listed at exactly the right positions. There was no way Edelman was going to play QB in the NFL, wildcat or no. If anything, insisting on working out at QB would have suggested an inflexible attitude and counted against him. But as a WR, what 5'10" guy who runs a 4.52 40 and has never played receiver in his life is going to get himself drafted as above round 7?

    Here's the amazing part, though. Forget the college passing numbers. You know how White was considered primarily "an athlete"? Well...Julian Edelman is a much better athlete than Pat White.

    40/20/10 Vert Broad Shuttle Cone
    w 4.55/2.63/1.60 35.0 09'09" 4.42 7.06
    E 4.52/2.58/1.52 36.5 10'03' 3.92(!) 6.62(!)

    Now that Edelman has shown he can actually run routes and catch the ball, I wonder where he would be drafted in a do-over?
     
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    Good stuff...

    And here's Welker for comparison:

    Wes Welker*|*Texas Tech,*WR*:*2004 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile

    40: 4.6
    Vert: 30
    Broad: 9'5''
    Shuttle: 4.01
    Cone: 7.09

    Of course, some things can't be measured, like football IQ & heart. LOL at Welker being the 67th best receiver out of the draft this season and now being one of the top 5-10 receivers in the league. So much for the draft pundits.
     
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    Post 15 & 16 say a lot about the type of player Edelman can become physically, hearing from his coach about the type of player/competitor he is says more. Welker of course is the perfect mentor for Edleman.


    I was struck during camp by the comment from a poster here that Edleman was telling J Galloway where to line up on a play.....
     
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    As a Kent State product, it's amazing he was drafted. Don't forget, James Harrison and Josh Cribbs are undrafted Kent State players.

    It might be the result, of scouts not taking the program seriously.
     
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    Makes you wonder what would have happened if Doug Martin hadn't called Dean Pees to rave about Edelman. . . .
     
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