Kenbrell Thompkins vs Lavelle Hawkins vs Michael Jenkins vs Mark Harrison

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by NEPettyOfficer72, Jul 16, 2013.


Who will make the roster

Poll closed Aug 15, 2013.
  1. Kenbrell Thompkins

    12 vote(s)
  2. Lavelle Hawkins

    6 vote(s)
  3. Michael Jenkins

    20 vote(s)
  4. Mark Harrison

    6 vote(s)
  1. NEPettyOfficer72

    NEPettyOfficer72 On the Game Day Roster

    Who has the best chance to make the roster and contribute if chosen?

    Kenbrell Thompkins
    Lavelle Hawkins
    Michael Jenkins
    Mark Harrison
  2. patsfan-1982

    patsfan-1982 In the Starting Line-Up

    I don't think any of them will make the team unless one of them play amazing on ST in the preseason
  3. Sicilian

    Sicilian Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Of those I chose Jenkins, because he's the veteran and thus has the inside track early. I have a better feeling about Donald Jones than I do any of these four though. Probably just a hunch.
  4. PatsFan2

    PatsFan2 In the Starting Line-Up

    #87 Jersey

    If Michael Jenkins makes our Roster we are in trouble nuff said!:rolleyes:
  5. PatsFan2

    PatsFan2 In the Starting Line-Up

    #87 Jersey

    You are not alone Donald Jones has slipped off the Radar of early roster projectors. I think what he brings to the table ie...Size/Speed combo is much better than regarded. I think Mr. Jones could surprise and with the mash unit we have on paper Edelperson and Armendola, Donald Jones is going to have every opportunity. P.s. I have a good feeling about the Rookies A. Dobson and a "Healthy" Josh Boyce.
  6. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    The Pats are already going to have at least two rookie WR on the roster, so from that group I would say the veteran Jenkins has the best chance to be on the roster.

    I'm curious why you came up with those four, but did not include Kamar Aiken or Donald Jones?

    If it comes down to special teams then Jenkins would be the least likely to make the roster, since he is the oldest WR in training camp and other than career ST players older guys tend to contribute to ST far less than young guys.

    If you think none of these four make the roster, what does the Pats 2013 WR unit look like? Sounds to me like you are projecting it to be Dobson, Boyce, Amendola, Edelman, Jones and Slater, correct?
  7. Oswlek

    Oswlek Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Add me to the Donald Jones group.
  8. NEPettyOfficer72

    NEPettyOfficer72 On the Game Day Roster

    Because I already know that Jones will be on the roster, so it was no point. And I just think that Kamar Aiken has too much competition and is too much of a stretch.
  9. NEPettyOfficer72

    NEPettyOfficer72 On the Game Day Roster

    I already know he will make the team, not even concerned about him. He will definitely contribute to the group.
  10. Elijah

    Elijah Supporter Supporter

    #11 Jersey

    You can't just assume Jones will make the team. His contract had no guarantees and he practiced with the bottom of the depth chart during OTAs while Thompkins, Hawkins, and Jenkins got some first team reps (mostly Jenkins). I think Jones has the most upside of the group and considered him a lock before OTAs but after hearing about him at OTAs, there's no evidence right now that he's a lock.
  11. VrabelJr

    VrabelJr In the Starting Line-Up

    #50 Jersey

    I know I'm in the minority here but I really like Lavelle Hawkins. I think he has the smarts and speed that BB/JD like in our WRs. Catching the ball from a good, smart QB will help him shine. Playing in TEN he never had a QB that was good at throwing the short to medium routes and getting the ball out quick (Kerry Collins, Vince Young, Matt Hasselbeck, Jake Locker).

    I see the likelihood of Hawkins as making the team most tied to Julian Edelman. If Edelman gets injured in camp then I think Hawkins makes the team 100%. Hawkins can back up Amendola in the slot and field punts.

    Jenkins, Harrison, and Thompkins are the WRs that as fans we've been begging for being that they are big bodied, outside receivers.
  12. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    On a related note, here are the final results from a poll on the front page of

    Other than Danny Amendola,
    which WR will be the most productive for the Patriots in 2013?

    • 7% -- Josh Boyce
    • 31% - Aaron Dobson
    • 31% - Julian Edelman
    • 14% - Michael Jenkins
    • 15% - Donald Jones
    • 2% -- One of Kamar Aiken, Lavelle Hawkins, Mark Harrison, Kenbrell Thompkins
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2013
  13. Brady6

    Brady6 Pro Bowl Player

    #12 Jersey

    Hawkins is my choice. I feel like keeping a player like Jenkins would just take away from Dobson's opportunities. We maybe better off to start the season with Jenkins but long term I think we need to put Dobson out there for better or worse just like we did with Chandler Jones last season.

    Harrison I expect to go to IR so we can maintain his rights and his foot injury will likely take longer than expected by any doctor, wink, wink.

    Thompkins seems like a great fit for the practice squad.
  14. manxman2601

    manxman2601 Pro Bowl Player

    #24 Jersey

    I don't think anyone can say that Donald Jones is an absolute certainty to make the roster. if he's not getting the pre-snap reads right or seeing the defense the same way as Brady then he'd quite easily be a cut. For those with little invested in them, talent is not the issue - it's the ability to pick up the offense and be on the same page as Brady.
  15. mgteich

    mgteich Veteran Supporter

    Jenkins is the big veteran outside receiver that we need this year. He may, or may not, be highly productive. That depends on the development of Dobson and Boyce.

    At this point (pre-camp), the roster looks like: Amendola, Dobson, Jenkins, Edelman, Boyce and Slater.

    Personally, I would also keep Jones (or even Hawkins), if either has a good camp. Having rookies and players with injury histories should push us to use one of the last roster positions on insurance at WR.
  16. Oswlek

    Oswlek Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I hope not. Jenkins is not a good receiver, at this point looks to be a taller, less system acclimated 2012 Branch.

    I know he looked like one of the better options at OTAs, but that was with Dobson, Edelman, Boyce and Harrison all sitting with various ailments. Considering he offers nothing for STs, I'm still seeing him on the outside looking in.
  17. Elijah

    Elijah Supporter Supporter

    #11 Jersey

    Dobson was healthy in the beginning of OTAs and was behind Jenkins on the depth chart and from what I've read looked about the same. I believe Jenkins has been catching pretty much everything but didn't do anything flashy, whereas Dobson has made some great catches and some terrible drops.

    For now, I think Jenkins makes the team, but if Dobson shows he can play that tall possession WR role nearly as well as Jenkins, there's no need to keep him on the roster. But that hasn't been proven yet, so I have Jenkins on the 53.
  18. Oswlek

    Oswlek Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Of course! NE almost always gives the vet first team snaps in those summer sessions. In fact, I think Jenkins was signed for just this reason; to be an experienced body to lean on early while the rest of the newcomers catch up, and an emergency option in the event that not enough do.
  19. BradyFTW!

    BradyFTW! Supporter Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    I've never even seen two of them play, so I can't really say. Bottom line is that, if any of them can emerge as league-average receivers, I'll be happy with that.
  20. mgteich

    mgteich Veteran Supporter

    You seem to count on both rookie wide receivers and on our fine part-time punt returner.

    It is quite possible that Dobson will be so dependable by Game One that Belichick is convinced that he doesn't need either Jenkins or Jones. To me, that simply seems unlikely.

    For me, the question is whether we keep Jenkins AND Jones. I would note that even the top WR's often need a year to get acclimated to the NFL. This is especially true for a patriot offense.


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