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  1. Bostonian1962

    Bostonian1962 In the Starting Line-Up

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    I don't know if any of you saw yesterday's USA Today. They had a piece on CBs for the draft, and then ran through last years draft. They review the draft and then have a paragraph on the GEM of the draft. Last year's GEM for CB was our very own Ellis Hobbs.

    In Pioli and BB we trust, indeed!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Interesting...only one gem...not others??
     
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    I must say, I was a little surprised when we drafted him... but it just proves the BB knows how to pick em. There were a lot of good CB rooks last year. Denver's Williams and Foxworth contributed as well.
     
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    Hoodie Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Scott and BB often pick players that have been in a system similiar to theirs so the learning curve isn't as great and a rookie can contribute quicker. Not that Ellis isn't a gem...
     
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    kptmorgan04 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    he was a typical BB/Pioli pick as with Mankins and Kazcur... .hard working, smart, dedicated, tough, and has personal life in check.
    as opposed to the big name pick up and release of last year David Terrel (who admittingly I was high on) who lacked all those qualities.

    Keep em coming for this draft! was just listening to NFL radio and they were interviewing Ohio States HC who said that at least 5 or 6 Pats coaches have been there to look at different players and that Carpenter would be a great fit in NE (went on for a few minutes saying why). obviously a coach trying to sell his player, but interesting tidbit.
     
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    Just one. If you go to www.usatoday.com, I'm sure you can find it. It's at the end of the article.
     
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    #87 Jersey

    Here's how ESPN had them pre-draft:
    http://espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft05/tracker/player?id=8153

    Adam Jones
    Antrel Rolle
    Carlos Rogers
    Fabian Washington
    Marlin Jackson
    Justin Miller
    Brandon Browner
    Eric Green
    Corey Webster
    Bryant McFadden
    Antonio Perkins
    Stanley Wilson
    Domonique Foxworth
    Darrent Williams
    Scott Starks
    Ronald Bartell Jr
    Nick Collins
    Ellis Hobbs

    His marginal height, bulk and strength will always limit him in the NFL and there's a good chance that he never develops into anything :rofl: more than a sub-package slot cover corner at that level. However, he has the speed, quickness, athletic ability and ball :rofl:
    skills to become a fine nickel and dime cover corner that also can contribute as a "gunner" on special teams
     
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