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Charlie Whitehurst in the 5th?

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  1. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Sep 15, 2004
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    I watched a couple of the college all star games including the Senior bowl.

    Off of what I saw, I thinkthe Patriots might draft Charlie Whitehurst, QB, if he lasts until the fifth round. He seems to have the size, and poise that they desire and he has some mobility, too.

    Like Schaub before him, he doesn't have the "big, super arm", that the scouts seem to drool over, nor the magic running ability of a Michael Vick for them to swoon at either. (Neither of which insure a QB's ability to play). He merely has a good arm, good size, good mobility, and mobility within the pocket, (like Brady), POISE, and One other thing the scouts don't measure.

    He is smart. He played this year as a Graduate Student working on his Master's Degree since he graduated with a year of football eligibility remaining.

    Surely that's something the scout's don't give a damn about but Belichick sure does...

    What do you think?
  2. tatepatsfan

    tatepatsfan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Mar 30, 2005
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    Personally I like Whitehurst and wouldn't have any problem with this pick, except for one thing. I think we would be better off with one young backup and one veteran backup. Cassell is far from the veteran. Drafting Whitehurst would leave us with a second-year 7th rounder and a rookie 4th or 5th rounder for backups. If our worst nightmares came true and #12 had to miss time, I'm not sure how comfortable I'd be with just those two. I'd rather us go after a veteran backup.
  3. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    The knock on Whitehurst is inconsistency, you never know which one is showing up, the pro-caliber player or the screwball pitcher with trifocals.

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