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  1. stinkypete

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    Looks like we can have our pick of either of these guys. All of them should fit in our system. Most could be had in early-mid round 2 if we trade down.

    The question is, who do you prefer and why?

    My pick is Anthony Spencer. Big (6'3", 260), decent coverage skills, good pass rusher, solid against the run, experienced and productive in college. Smart kid too.

    After that I like what both LaMarr Woodley and David Harris bring to the table, though neither seems to be as complete a player as Spencer is.
     
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    I assume you're speculating that the Pats won't be able to swing a trade and will be stuck drafting at 24 & 28 with no favored son falling to them?

    The only one of the choices I see fitting the Pats' scheme without making a major transition is Harris - and I'd go OL, RB, WR, or TE first.
     
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    I would be more then a little upset if we took Pozlunzy @ 1.24. I just dont like his game.
     
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    gimme Harris. hes the best strongside ILB in the draft
     
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    Mog,

    I think he was reluctant because of the knee injury. Poz reminds me of Vrabel.
     
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    vrabel doesnt miss a lot of tackles or get dragged

    Beisel is a better comparsion if you put them both in a 3-4
     
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    Warren94 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I think he is one of the better tacklers in the draft. JMO.

    Who would you suggest at ILB?
     
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    eeeek. he gets pushed around too much..mostly last year

    i would suggest: Harris and Buster Davis

    not my favorite LBs but would seem like the best fit

    Harris - he had a good workout and hes got good size and he hits hard. he plays well against run..coverage needs some work but hes good for the strongside like Ted Johnson-Seau spot

    Davis - as a Hurricane fan i hated this guy on opening night..hes a very hard hitter, hes a leader and hes very smart as a player. Hes on the short side but hes like a tank short and big
     
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    definitely agree with Harris. the shortness of Davis scares me a bit. is the U going to do anything this year?
     
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    yes sir. a coach that understands what "Miami Hurricanes Football" is and a pretty good recruiting class
     
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    I like Spencer as a prospect too. Especially if he can play good coverage LB. That has been an area of weakness for the Pats. The Pats basically need a good ILB or a special purpose coverage linebacker for passing downs. It is okay for them to pick a specialist imo. Though I'd prefer a trade down to round 2 in that case.

    This scouting report pegs Spencer more as a pass rusher than a coverage guy. But being able to put a package with more QB pressure in it could be useful as well.
    http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=211&p=8&c=1&nid=2707849&yr=2007
     
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    I am not thrilled by any of the first round LBs, including Willis. They are all about the 35-50 pick, unless the Pats trade back I don't see any value in taking them.

    At OLB I think Spencer would be a good pick, can get to the passer and hold up against the run. We can teach him how to drop into coverage.

    A first round of Spencer and Griffin, no complaints from me.
     
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    Willis is about a 35-50 pick?? Or are the only LB's you like in the 35-50 range?
     
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    There are not many 1st round talent LB this year. I think they are all 2nd rounders myself (That includes Willis) LB's I like Poz, Bradley (Nebraska) Harris (Michigan), Shaw (Penn State) Rufus Alexander (Oklahoma)
     
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    No they are not all the same, and that is a measure from a 4-3 perspective, ONLY.
     
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    Spencer isn't necessarily a good coverage linebacker, but he has experience playing coverage and is not a liability there.
     
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    i dont get how size can be a worry for anyone... bruschi is tiny compared to most mlb.
     
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    I just re-read the Senior Bowl thread and BOR was down on Spencer for the OLB position.

    I think that Bradely would offer very good value, of course, not in the 1st round.

    Personally, I hope the Pats trade down with #24 to get a 2nd and 3rd rounder so they don't have to reach for a player.
     
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    DB,

    I totally agree with Bradley, Another guy from the Huskers I like is Jay Moore.
     
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