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  1. Seneschal2

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    Tackle board is thin: read as, people will trade up for ellis/dorsey should they make it to #7, and then again to get Balmer in the teens. We could end up in the 20's with 2 2nd's and 3 3rd's. I would love that.
     
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    I'm really loving Keilen Dykes from WVU as a Patriots mid-round pick.
     
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    What do you think of Kentwan Balmer? Some scouts have been saying he could be one of the best 34 D-linemen prospects in the draft. Agree or disagree? Any notes on him? I've got my own, but I actually value your opinion, so I'm interested to see what you think of him.
     
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    Haven't seen enough of him to be accurate. Just a hunch that he doesn't represent first round value for the Pats based on his career inconsistency.

    His senior year was his only productive season and can't compare with the seasons of Seymour and Warren (full-sized DTs/DEs). He's listed as a DE/DT yet played DT the last two seasons. Doesn't seem to fit as a NT candidate but more likely as a DE in the Warren/Seymour role (if he even fits the 3-4 D).

    By applying logic I'd say that BB wouldn't draft him as their only first round pick over more productive prospects who fill greater needs (Cason, etc). Translated, he doesn't represent value in round one.

    Just my guess Seb -- sorry no serious notes.
     
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