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  1. sebman2112

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    I was just watching FSN Sports Tonight

    They had a special draft report featuring Tom Curran. In his mock draft he has NE taking Michael Griffin and David Harris. He said Harris will fill the Ted Johnson role. He also said that NE taking Harris is practically a lock, and he'd be shocked if NE comes out of tomorrow without having taken Harris.

    It seems everyone is on the David Harris to NE train. Back when I had them taking Harris at 28th overall (4/10/07) I thought it might have been a slight reach, and some people told me it was to early. Now some are indicating NE might have to take him at 24th overall. Again, he is considered to be the best 3-4 ILB in the entire draft....

    I guess we'll see.
     
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    Curran reads our posts too much. Obviously, the reality is that much can happen during the first round to change what this consensus pair of picks.
     
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    It's funny, that big chorus of "you're all ignoring the facts! the patriots NEVER take linebackers on day one!" that used to be so strong around here hasn't been heard lately....
     
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    Griffin & Harris are two players who I have been looking forward to grabbing off the board in the first round. I have wanted this combo in the first round for a few weeks now.
     
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    Maybe it is the ultimate smokescreen.

    Word was saying that Pats like Beason...then that we will pick Harris. Who knows, maybe it is true. Maybe it is to force a team to trade up and pick Harris to be sure to have Beason... ;)
     
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    After weeks of changing my mind, tonight I keep coming back to this image: IF no attractive trades are in the offing, it's 24-Harris, 28-Gonzalez.

    And with only 12 hours to go before the draft, this image might stick...until the actual facts prove it wrong. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes we will see. Harris has been an early round two prospect for a long time. And ANY top third round two prospect qualifies to be selected at #28 for one reason: BB will draft them earlier.

    Now all of a sudden he's considered a #24 option. Why? Because his stock's risen. End of story.

    If we select him with our first pick, it'll be because the OTHER prospects BB has ranked higher are all off the board -- IMO. I also still believe he's a legitimate #28 option and if we don't select him at 1A we may do so at 1B -- but no, I don't believe he's a lock at #24.

    Why on earth would BB allow this info to leak out NOW?
     
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    Felt all along that we willl take a LB at one of the slots, the second #1 not sure if it will be #24 or #28 will be used for future considerations either later in this weekends draft or next year.
     
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    Latest news is...........Jets are interested in Harris at #25. So if the Pats want him they need to take him at #24.

    Looks like Mangini is trying to play head games with the masters. I'm sure BB & SP have a few Aces hid up their sleeves.

    I think CB Chris Houston is going to be a star in the NFL. His coverage skills, physical play, and closing speed is remarkable. Unfortunately, most fans on this forum leave him off their prospects lists. He's ranked as the 4th or 5th best CB in the draft, but the Patriots always look for hungry players looking to prove themselves. And it doesn't hurt if they have talent.

    But this I know for sure, barring injury, the Pats picks (if they keep #24 & #28), no matter who they are, will have great mentors to make sure they are prepared to handle the reigns for the next several years.
     
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    id be very happy with Harris :) make it happen BB
     
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    funny you mention that

    i recall the last 3 years of people screaming for a day 1 LB (mostly a 1st rd LB). i recall posting very specific historical points regarding the LB draft history. and then i recall how reality coincidentally bore this out.

    seems that people overlooked the OL drafting history before Mankins and the RB drafting history before Maroney.

    just no way of telling what this year will bring based upon what previous years have yielded.

    VALUE

    i have managed to convince myself that a 1st rd safety is not value this year--and I am on the fence about 1st rd LB. I think we can get a good saffety in rd 3, and if we had a 2nd rder I'd say that we could get a good LB there. I would not be shocked by OL/WR in the first anymore than OL/DL. I think CB and TE (and QB) are the least likely of the non-ST positions to be selected in the 1st...
     
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    Necessity is the mother of invention.:D

    Even though I want them to pick some LBs, I don't think they do in round #1.
     
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    This is my instinct as well...which is too bad because I really prefer Harris to Beason myself.
     
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    ...and now I see Mike Reiss was waiting up late to see who I settled on. ;)

    (too much agreement, which probably means it will be Jon Beason and Chris Houston! :eek: )
     
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    Nice call Curran.
     
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    at least we know that Curran is "shocked"
     
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    Yeah, good call Curran, once again you're on top of it, lol.
     
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    Curran shows his @$$ once again. I was willing to forgive his goofy WEEI appearances and bizarre personnel opinions ("Asante Samuel suck$") but Tom's credibility is on thin ice. But you can't be a prophet in your home town, as they say.
     
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    what a jackass!
     
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    Good call...not.
     
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