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  1. Bostonian1962

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    PatsFanners, what LS are available in Free Agency? Is Leach going to be the only one available?

    I'm expecting the Pats to draft LS Jake Ingram of Hawaii in Round 6 or 7. You heard it here first. I'm sure you're all going to be stealing that from me in your player draft list for the Patriots. :)
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    Actually, we will likely reach for him with our compensatory pick in the 5th and be criticized. :)

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    I have two draft/UDFA targets for LS:

    1. Sean Griffin, LS, Michigan (NFL Draft Scout #2 ranked LS, more consistent than Ingram)

    2. Kyle Link, OT, McNeese State (Athletic small school LT who also Long Snaps)

    Currently on the roster:
    - Russ Hochstein: I'm ready to move on from him and Billy Yates as primary interior OL reserves, but if he becomes the primary LS - I'm good.

    - David Thomas: With Baker onboard, he could be bumped to #3 TE and acquire the primary LS...he's athletic enough to handle coverage duties.
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    Screw it : go for 2 after every touchdown and let's go for it on 4th down.
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    Bear Pascoe TE from Fresno is also a long snapper and my choice for a 5th or 6th round pick.
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    Look to draft Wilson Raynor out of ECU, guy hasn't had a bad snap in like 3 years [No Joke].
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    Like when we reached for Gostkowski.
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    I'm somewhat surprised that nobody has ever tried that, actually - crazy as it sounds. A whole lot more options on third down, knowing you still have one more down to make a first.

    Aside from the guy in Denver that Paxton replaced, there are 100+ college teams that had long snappers last year, so there are probably 40 or more potential candidates available as UDFA after the draft.
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    I'd love to see our long snapper also contribute as a position player. That would mean one more roster spot.
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    It would not suprise me if Hochstein did it....Save a roster spot and give the job to someone who has been the back long snapper for years. If he has looked good doing it behind Paxton one would think they'ld trust him more to do it moving forward.
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    Hochstein is the insider
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    Let's see.
    Hochstein would hold the following positions:
    fullback
    long snapper
    backup left guard
    backup center
    backup right gaurd
    short yardage TE

    He'd better not get injured! I'm all for saving roster spots. I know that Belichick values flexibility, but he also values specialists. I would like to see us add a long snapper and a fullback. I think that we've had both specialists since Belichick has been here, so why do we think that this will change now?

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    I would say we get a Fullback too and your probably right about getting a long snapper only my point was not really about saving the spot but mentioned that as a benifit my point was that BB might just trust Hochstein more than newbie. If Hochstein were to be the Long Snapper someone would have to be his back up as he was Paxton's
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    There is actually a high school coach that does that. Goes for it on every 4th down. It's pretty crazy but it seems to work for him. He won the state title. Here's the link.

    Rivals High - Arkansas coach punts traditional game plan
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    See this thread in the draft section from a day ago:
    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england.../221403-post-combine-draft-game-youre-gm.html

    Ingram is mentioned multiple times in round seven!
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    Thanks for all the feedback everybody. I like this ace in the hole. The ol' Fresno St. connection. Could happen. :)
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    I don't care who we get, as long as they have as many tattoos as Paxton :D
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    We'll just call you Alfred Russel Wallace...
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