Florida Picks

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by FredFromDartmouth, Feb 27, 2011.

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  1. FredFromDartmouth

    FredFromDartmouth In the Starting Line-Up

    Did BB go to the well too often? What do you think?

    2010: Cunningham Spikes and Hernandez. Hernandez was a great value but the jury is still out on Cunningham and Spikes; i.e. were they picked too high?

    2006: Chad Jackson and Jeremy Mincey. Ouch.

    2004: Guss Scott and the immortal P. K. Sam.

    I wonder if the number of picks is going to drop off with Meyer retiring.
     
  2. convertedpatsfan

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    Picking up two starting linebackers on a 14-2 team doesn't seem like a reach to me.
     
  3. jv320i

    jv320i Rookie

    Sam wasn't a Gator.
     
  4. jays52

    jays52 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Cunningham, Spikes and Hernandez were all 500 foot homeruns.
     
  5. the wrothbroughterer

    the wrothbroughterer On the Game Day Roster

    So many things wrong this picture.

    First, Urban Meyer didn't take over at Florida until the 2005 season, ergo he wasn't responsible for the talent taken in the 2004 and 2006 drafts, if you're implying that BB drafts Gator's primarily because of Urban Meyer's presence. Jackson and Mincey played for him but they were by no means recruited by him.

    Secondly, Mincey was a 6th round pick. Guys taken that late rarely last this long into their career with the same team. Statistically, they are out of football by now. Gus Scott was a 3rd round pick, a similar argument can be made for guys in that round although on average they have much longer careers.

    Thirdly, PK Sam went to Florida State.

    Fourthly, Spikes was a starter from day 1 and with the exception of some bonehead prescription disclosure on his part would have made a run at DROY. He is a very big reason for the success of Jerod Mayo. Take a look at the 4 production from Mayo from weeks 14-17 when Spikes was suspended. Cunningham was easily the best OLB on our roster last year and neither are coming off any sort of significant injury.
     
  6. Off The Grid

    Off The Grid Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Nicely put!! :rocker:
     
  7. Sciz

    Sciz PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Cunningham is a perfect example of why sacks are not the end-all stat among pass rushers. If he learns how to tackle consistently, he's a 10 sack guy. Not bad for a late 2nd round pick.
     
  8. jsull87

    jsull87 In the Starting Line-Up

    i was going to come here and rant but everyone seems to have put it so well no real need to...

    did we go to the well one to many times...

    starting ILB, OLB and a very dynamic weapon at TE... yaaaa i'd like to go to that well every draft
     
  9. ctpatsfan77

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    Amen. :rocker:
     
  10. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Wait, is this a penis envy thread? [​IMG]
     
  11. WhiZa

    WhiZa Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Here are the prospects from Florida this year:
    Mike Pouncey OG
    Ahmad Black SS
    Marcus Gilbert OT
    Will Hill FS
    Chas Henry P
    Carl Johnson OG
    Maurice Hurt OG
    Justin Trattou DE

    I could see us taking 3 of them (as they fit needs of OT, OG, and S) or none of them since I'm not particularly impressed with them either.
     
  12. MaineMan

    MaineMan 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Pouncey could be very good, but wouldn't be cheap, draft pick wise.

    Black could also be very good - as a slot/nickel corner (his original position IIRC). Maybe a 3rd-rounder?

    Trattou apparently looked like a potential solid reserve 3-4 OLB at the Shrine Game. Maybe a 6th rounder or even undrafted?
     
  13. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Pouncey's Combine numbers scream Steelers/Cowboys/Philly big hog O-lines. He's not even close to Connolly, let alone Mankins and Neal.
     
  14. jeffbiologist

    jeffbiologist Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Here is hoping that Wisconsin is this years Florida! Watt, Carimi and Moffit(sp?)and trade the rest of the picks til next year and I'd be extatic!
     
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