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  1. thecrazyeye

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    I would love for the Pats to pick up some DB help in the draft, but if they go S early i cant see them picking CB until later. I could see them developing a player from the later rounds

    My pick is Usama Young from Kent State ( which i believe is Dean Pease's old stomping grounds). Young is known as a smart player and it turns out he has the measurables too.

    Usama Young CB Young (5-11, 196) ran the 40 in 4.39 and 4.40 seconds. He also notched a 43-inch vertical, a 10-foot-11 broad, a 4.31 short shuttle, a 6.65 three-cone drill and 15 bench presses.

    what that shows me is that he has quickness AND deep speed.
    I'm also keeping my eyes on Calvin Bannister ( Hampton), i think he would be the perfect corner to cover the slot reciever.

    Any other CBs that stick out?
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    Nice topic! Young does look intriguing, though Bannister is <gulp> shorter than Ellis Hobbs. Michael Coe from Alabama State has been mentioned a lot here as a mid-round prospect -- son of a coach, solid all-around skills, something of a safe pick with less upside.

    For a wildcard with plenty of upside, how about Courtney Brown from Cal-Poly? He may be a middle-rounder too at this point -- a big guy (6'2" 200) who was very productive in college, with outstanding ball skills (started out as a receiver). He was generally written off based on speed and athleticism...then showed up at the San Jose State pro day and ran a couple of 40s in 4.35/4.32, with a 41.5' vertical.
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    Corey Graham UNH...following in the rich tradition of Wildcat defensive backs. Or at least Jerry Azumah.
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    Young could, indeed, be a steal late in the draft.

    He could also be a steal of a UDFA. He is definitely someone to follow. And, being that he's from Kent State, I bet the Patriots know LOTS about him.
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    Well, while were in our scenic travels around New England schools don't forget Daren Stone, Safety, up at UMaine.
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    The corner back from Hampton, Bains, I think, is an awfully intriguing prospect, he's very raw and would only develop after a year or two. He looks like a boom or bust kind of guy. Very light at 175 lbs.
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    hes not late round though..hes a mid rounder
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    You know what CB they should look at in the sixth/seventh round, or as an UDFA?

    Deandre Jackson
    CB | (5'11", 193, 4.52) | IOWA STATE (same school as Hobbs)

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    Bio:
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    Release: 07/07/2006
    Jackson at ISU: Awards and Honors ... Rated as one of the top 10 defensive backs nationally by The Sporting News (2006) ... 2006 Pre-season first-team all-Big 12 (The Sporting News) ... Honorable mention all-Big 12 (2005 AP) ... ISU Academic Achievement Award (2004) ... co-recipient of 2005 Al and Dean Knudson Award (outstanding defensive player) ... 2005 ... a ball-hawking cornerback who tied for the team in interceptions (five), with teammate LaMarcus Hicks ... also had eight pass breakups ... had 55 stops and four forced fumbles ... team’s leading kickoff returner, averaging 24.6 yards on 24 returns ... ranked second in the Big 12 and 33rd nationally ... one of 26 players in Division I-A with five or more interceptions and tied for the Big 12 lead ... four forced fumbles was also among the nation’s top 20, and second in the Big 12 ... forced two fumbles against Iowa ... had three breakups at Army and two at Kansas ... made a season-high nine tackles against Colorado ... 2004 ... A good-sized cornerback who has significant experience ... had 50 tackles and an interception ... had 10 pass breakups, a team high ... notched six tackles, five of them solo, and two pass breakups in ISU’s Independence Bowl win over Miami ... tied a career high with eight tackles against Nebraska ... had six stops against Colorado ... recorded his first career interception against Northern Illinois ... racked up eight tackles against Iowa ... broke up two passes against UNI, just missing an interception ... 2003 ... Played in eight games ... started three of the last four games at cornerback ... made 18 tackles, including two for loss.



    High School: Two-year starter at quarterback ... team was district champ his sophomore and senior years ... played free safety as a sophomore ... three-year letterwinner ... first-team all-district quarterback ... Tom Landry Classic game MVP ... rushed for 435 yards and seven touchdowns and threw for 401 yards and three touchdowns as a senior ... missed junior season due to a bruised kidney in the first game of the season ... kidney was removed and he was cleared to play as a senior ... also returned punts ... coached by Jeff Jordan ... lettered four times in track and field.



    Personal: Born April 1, 1985, in Garland, Texas ... son of Darryl and Mary Ann McDowell ... psychology major.
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    I really, really like Daren Stone. A few weeks back I made a thread about him on ESPN.
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    deandre jackson was a top 3 rounder before he tore ACL in season..now hes 4-5th depending on workouts
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    I knew about the ACL tear, and how good he was before the tear. I don't think he will go that high (4th-5th) considering the tear, and that he's still coming off injury.
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    Think this Stone kid can be the heir to Rodney. Where can I find that thread, Think that Pats have a shot to grab him at one of the sixth rounders? Or will it take a fourth?
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