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  1. cstjohn17

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    NO!!!!!!!!!!!
    Petigrew is talented but I'd be sorely disappointed if we did not go D at 23.
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    I'd be OK w it. There is something to say for taking the Best Player Available when you are stocked w picks w/in a given range. Especially if we trade Cassel for picks in that range as well - there will be plenty of opportunities to take CB, LB, S, OT, OG throughout the first 3 rounds - if #23 is Pettigrew, I'd be fine w it.
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    :agree:

    We need defense much more than TEs. I like Pettigrew, but I'll be very upset if we don't go D in the 1st unless we somehow snag one of the top OTs.
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    While I'd be a tad disappointed if the Pats don't go D with their #1 (unless they grabbed another for Cassel) - I would not be surprised. As someone already mentionned, the best player available is always a good way to go. Also, let's not forget that BB happens to like TE in the the first round. Finally, TE do not cost much when compared to other positions and their franchise numbers are also reasonable (looking down the road).

    Let's go D, but BB is a crazy maniac on draft weekend. Remember Seymour ?Mankins ? Merriweather ? Not many can say they called all three (honestly say, anyways).
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    I not sure Pettigrew has enough speed/quicks to consistently get open against NFL level defenders.
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    You could probably find a way to argue it as a need......
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    I'm sure he doesn't. I think his upside is a poor man's Daniel Graham.
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    If hes a "poor mans" Daniel Graham what was Graham a "poor mans" version off? It doesn't sound good.
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    In BB I trust. If he picks Pettigrew, it's okay by me. If he picks an over-the-hill porn star, it's fine by me.
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    I'm not sure. But Pettigrew doesn't block as well as Graham, isn't as fast or athletic as Graham, and doesn't catch as well as Graham...so I don't know what his prospects are. Even if you ignore the character concerns, it appears he's merely the best of a weak TE class. Honestly, I'd rather have Coffman or Cook.
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    That's always a crowd pleaser.
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    I agree on the blocking and speed but I think Pettigrew has better short area speed and I think his hands are much better then Graham. He seems to have better cuts. It will be interesting to see his cone and short shuttle numbers vs what Graham put up. He won't catch him in the 40 but the 10/20 splits will also be interesting.
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    0 TD's , that's a pretty startling pre and post combine number.
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    if with 1st round of cassel's trade the pats picked a lb ok...:D
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    You are correct there. Would rather see a James Casey and his 106 receptions and little discussed 46 runs from scrimmage with a 4.2 yard average in a Wild Cat formation. He is about 15 LBS lighter than Pettigrew but 4.6 speed. He can split out in the slot like Dallas Clarke or Cooley. You can get Casey at the end of round two and use #23 for other pressing needs as in Safety, CB or ILB. Just IMO.
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    I think that the Wildcat days are pretty much over, now that teams know how to defend it. Any offensive package that results in Brady being on the sidelines, or lined up wide, I'm against anyhow.

    Casey's good. Jared Cook is a better fit for this team, IMO.
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    I think this statement says it best when it comes to Pettigrew.

    I love Coffman's ability to run precise routes, get open and catch the ball. While he will never have the speed to stress the deep seam on a defense, he could be very productive in the Pats offense working 8 - 12 yard downfield.
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    No, he's not even a first rounder IMHO and we have Brady and Watson. Watson for all his faults last year has Brady back and id be amazed if he isnt involved more in the passing game next year and working on his hands in the offseason

    Still think Thomas has upside too
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    Let's see. We have zero tight ends signed past the end of this season. None of what we have is more than mediocre. It almost always takes a year to develop a player not drafted n the Top dozen players. We COULD hope for our 2010 starter at TE with a pick in the 3rd, 5th or 7th round this year or next.

    So, no, I don't think it is unrealistic to expect that Pettigrew is on Belichick's Day One board. Would I be pleased? I must say, I am never "pleased" with a 1st round TE. However, IF we address the starting safety situation in free agency, then I am fine with drafting a tight end on the first round. Presuming the tendering of Woods, I put TE, OG, S and CB all higher in my Day One priorities than a linebacker.
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