Love thy Binkie - 2009 Draft Edition

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  1. cstjohn17

    cstjohn17 Supporter Supporter

    #54 Jersey

    Real or imagined, list them here... I will start.

    #1 Binkie Taylor Mays - S - USC (likely top 10 pick)
    #2 Binkie - Everett Brown, DE/OLB, Florida State

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    "2/30/08 - Deon Butler, Penn State's 5-10, 170-pound senior wide receiver, didn't hesitate when asked if he had ever come across a free safety as freakishly athletic as Southern California's Taylor Mays. "Never," Butler said of Mays, a junior who, at 6-3 and 230 pounds, looks more like a linebacker chiseled out of marble by Michelangelo. "Well, maybe in a movie. And I think you can create somebody like that on 'Madden.' "But in real life . . . nah, there can't be anybody else like him. He's a one-of-a-kind athlete and he looks the part." Even on a team densely populated with future NFL players, Mays - who almost certainly will play his last college game in Thursday's Rose Bowl against the Nittany Lions - inspires a rare kind of awe. USC defensive tackle Fili Moala carefully considered his options when someone asked about the most amazing thing he ever saw Mays do on a football field. "Saw the guy run a 4.29 [in the 40-yard dash]," Moala finally decided. "It's probably impossible to be that big and that fast, but he is." Mays said one of his role models at the so-called "next level" is veteran Eagles safety Brian Dawkins. "I've always admired his game," Mays said of Dawkins. "He's ferocious. That's something I try to bring to my own game. "I'd like to meet him and talk to him, to pick his brain about what it takes to be great at safety. I think that could be an interesting conversation." - Bernard Fernandez, Philadelphia Daily News"
  2. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 Supporter Supporter

    #3 Jersey

    As ayjackson pricelessly noted:
    Of course, I've already declared my binky, Mike Vrabel, Jr.--er, Connor Barwin. :D
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  3. billdog3484

    billdog3484 Supporter Supporter

    is a binkie a guy you really want? please explain, im a little slow
  4. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    Ah, this is a wonderful time in the binkie relationship, before any pesky details have to get in the way of our infatuations. :)

    A couple of candidates:

    Rashad Johnson, FS, Alabama, 6'0" 190 4.50

    Not a physical freak like Mays, but has reputation for outstanding football IQ & leadership, plus well-rounded game with good ball skills. Smart, Saban-coached senior should be the "readiest" safety in the draft.

    Troy Kropog, OT, Tulane, 6'6" 296 4.90
    Draftcountdown: "Good size with a large frame...Great athleticism...Very light on his feet...Quick and agile...Excellent pass protector...Smart with good awareness...Good mobility to get to the second level and pull...Moves well laterally...Natural knee bender...Technically sound...Uses his hands well...Nice balance...Outstanding work ethic...Tough...Has a fire in his belly...Lots of experience...A team leader...Still has some upside."
  5. mcsully

    mcsully In the Starting Line-Up

    Doesnt' it reference to something of security and want.. Like a blanket or thing you give a kid..

    Like I want my BINKIE..
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  6. cstjohn17

    cstjohn17 Supporter Supporter

    #54 Jersey

    I don't want to box it in, a binkie can be any player that you think would be a great fit for the Patriots or is generally likable.

    This is a player whose career you will follow for years, when their name comes up you will say:

    "Damn I wish we drafted that guy"
    "Thank god I am not the GM, I would have drafted that guy"
  7. billdog3484

    billdog3484 Supporter Supporter

    has to be #58 on USC Mauleuga. hes incredible.
  8. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    That's the best description I've ever read. It's the player you fixate on; the guy you have to somehow work into every mock draft; the guy who would make you dance around in glee if BB picked him.
  9. woolster22

    woolster22 In the Starting Line-Up

    I would love to see us pick Mays! Throw him in the lineup and its someone for the offense to keep an eye on, his size and speed are ridiculous(special teams?)! It would be crazy if he somehow fell to us...but theres always Cassel...
  10. bakes781

    bakes781 In the Starting Line-Up

    #12 Jersey

    Without much research of any kind to be honest my early binkie would be:

    Laurinaitis became a three-time AP All-American, and Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford and receiver Michael Crabtree joined him on the first team.

    Ohio State has a history of great linebackers from Hawk to Spielman and Tom Cousineau to Randy Gradishar. Hawk and Spielman were both two-time AP All-Americans.

    "When people throw my name in that group of players, I just laugh," Laurinaitis said. "It's extremely complimentary to be thought of in the same category."
    Laurinaitis is a rare 3-timer
  11. Richter

    Richter In the Starting Line-Up

    Everette Brown is one of my binkies for this draft, and he said he's coming out for the draft today. He'd be a perfect fit as an all-around 3-4 OLB to groom behind Vrabel and Thomas. With him and Woods, the depth would be excellent too. I'm also a fan of William Moore from Missouri, who I think will be the best safety to come out of this draft if he declares, George Selvie out of USF, Jason Smith out of Baylor (who I watched a bunch this year, since they were on TV all the time), Max Unger from Oregon and Brandon Spikes from Florida. I'd be happy if the Pats snagged a few of these guys, especially Moore and Brown.
  12. ice

    ice Practice Squad Player

    With very little research

    William moore SS

    Arron Curry OLB
  13. makoute

    makoute In the Starting Line-Up

    My binkie is Clint Sintim of UVA.
  14. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 Supporter Supporter

    #3 Jersey

    Binkies aren't about research.

    They're like a little kid going to a shelter (or pet store) and falling in love with that puppy or kitten. No logic to it. :)
  15. LuthierJr

    LuthierJr Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Good.. I'm glad not a ton of logic is needed... therefore I declare my Four binkies....

    Bear Pascoe -- TE -- Fresno State

    Nic Harris -- SS -- Oklahoma (!!! Oklahoma Homer alert !!!!)

    Juaquin Iglesias -- WR -- Oklahoma (!!! Oklahoma Homer alert !!!!)

    William Moore -- FS -- Missouri
  16. chowder

    chowder On the Game Day Roster

    Taylor Mays and Clint Sintim are my binkies! lol
  17. LloydBraun

    LloydBraun Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I have a few binkies:

    with our 2 firsts, yes 2 after the Cassel trade, I want Brandon Spikes and Percy Harvin. Spikes is a beast and Harvin is yet anothe rplaymaker for our offense.

    I also want a top notch RT to protect # 12.
  18. Warren94

    Warren94 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Aaron Curry from Wake Forest or Spikes from FLA
  19. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic Supporter Supporter

    My binkies (in rough order):

    1. Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest - best LB prospect this decade
    2. Connor Barwin, DE/LB, Cincinnati - Vrabel-like versatility with more upside
    3. Greg Hardy, DE/LB, Mississippi - could possibly be another Willie McG
    4. DJ Moore, CB, Vanderbilt - may be best corner in the draft, great returner
    5. William Moore, S, Missouri - FS/SS hybrid
    6. Brandon Spikes, ILB, Florida - would be great with Mayo at ILB

    Spikes and Hardy haven't yet declared, but probably will.
  20. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    Heck yeah, calf ropers from Fresno State always get a seat at the binkie table.
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