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Tight end...another offensive pick...anyone surprised?
Whats the book on him?
another TE - and he's a "Biggie" Welcome to Wendys
Do you know his measurables
Another ******* Day 1 tight end? Thats the ONE thing I really hate about BB. What the hell use is this guy going to be to us? Make sure Fauria's old spot on the bench stays warm?
Is anyone else worried about the starting linebacker situation?
He's not the Wendy's guy; this is one of the MacKenzie brothers.
Seriously, this one is a real headscratcher when we have obviouls needs on defense.
Here's measurables from si.com:
David Thomas Grade: 3.64 Position: TE
Conference: Big Twelve
Ht., Wt.: 6-3, 252
40 Time: 4.74
Selected by: New England Patriots
Round 3, pick 22 (86 overall) Grading System
BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference and All-Academic honors since his junior campaign. Led Texas in receiving as a senior with 50/613/5 after 25/430/5 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Athletic tight end who plays with a good degree of intelligence. Finds the open spot on the field and effectively uses his frame to shield away opponents. Has soft hands, makes the reception in stride and keeps the play in bounds. Possesses excellent field sense, gets past the sticks on third down and is always in tune with the quarterback. Gives effort as a blocker.
NEGATIVES: Rarely moves linebackers off the ball blocking. Not a consistent deep threat.
ANALYSIS: Lacking great upside, Thomas has been a consistent pass-catching threat who elevated his play the past three seasons. Should see significant playing time in third-down back/red-zone situations at the next level.
Not a fan of this pick but BB and SP know more than I.
Seems hes an intelligent player...good field vision
WTF!?!?! A 239 lb TE.......................They always blow ass with their 3rd round picks. I think to them it must be a intentional good luck thing or something.
Does this mean farewell to Graham?
I am. What the hell? Vrabes reportedly has been lobbying to go outside again. Looks like he's going to have to suck it up.
There's a big party just about starting right now in the Banta-Cain household.
Perhaps BB needed to poke Borges with a stick to instigate some more fun in the Sunday paper.
Pro Football Weekly had him as a 4th or 5th rounder.
Thats it!!!! Day one has been a total and complete bust!!! What the F@@@!? Wasn't even the best value at his position on the board. I had him figured for the 5th round!~
With all of the live kitten eating animals out there, we pissed the best defensive day 1 in years completely away! Who are the Pats trying to become? The Dolts? The Rams?
Maybe I'll become a Bears fan.....naaah, though they are now my fav. NFC team. Animals on D and just enough offense to grind the opponents D to the ground while killing clock, before the D goes back out and scores some more points. My kinda team. Just like us in 01. Thats all I want back, is our 01 team.
Read this and you will change your mind - GREAT PICK!!
David Thomas Draft Profile
David Thomas is about to establish himself as one of college football's premier tight ends in 2005. The All-Big Twelve Conference first-team selection teamed with Bo Sciafe in 2004 to produce 51 catches for 778 yards and seven touchdowns. Thomas is blessed with impressive athletic ability, good power and exceptional quickness for the tight end position. He has performed at the traditional tight end slot, as an H-back, slot receiver and at the "Y" receiver position, in addition to excelling on the punt coverage unit..............
My take on it is this--which of these situations is more likely:
(A) Belichick and Pioli know what they're doing, or
(B) Belichick and Pioli ate a bunch of brownies mailed to them by Ricky Williams?
This is my post of the day! :rocker:
Yeah the bears they are exciting...I tell you what you and any other bandwagoners can jump off now please
Claridge must be legit and ready to go this season.........I just don't get these moves after round 2. The Patriots had one of the worst defenses at seasons end with lame Samuels getting torched and we go all offense day one.
Value my ass on that pick
No, but Paxton better start looking over his shoulder.
This guy is a good TE, Vince Young's security blanket last year. I thought the Pats would draft one in the 3rd or 4th round with this deep TE class. Thomas and Klopfenstein were the 2 I was hoping for, with Klopfenstein being the first choice, but he was already off the board. Hopefully, the 2 4th rounders are OLB and CB. I like OLB Stanley McClover of Auburn in the 4th, and hopefully they have an Asante Samuel type CB up their sleeve.
David Thomas scouting reports.
Hands and Concentration
Route Running Skills
Red Zone Threat
Not the fastest or biggest tight end, Thomas compensates by playing with great intelligence and field awareness. Able to find the open spot in the field and very aware of helping the quarterback. Good hands... could be a red-zone asset in the NFL.
Has a knack for catching tds......thats what you like to hear...sometimes that redzone can get tight
Interesting pick. I thought they'd go Byrd before Thomas if they went TE. Must be injury concerns.
Anyways, I think they went O again because they must've felt it wasn't worth it to take any of the LBs left that high. I don't think it's so much they like Thomas as it's the whole 'value' ideal.
I would like Kevin Simon with one of the 6th rounders.
And AJ Nicholson is still out there if they disregard his past.
i think we have an assante samuel type CB already...and he's better than anybody we could get now.
if we draft a DB tomorrow, he'll be a safety and he'll play ST only next year.
No. Graham is our blocking tightend. We wont rid our blocking tightend after getting another passing tight end along with Watson. When Watson has the attention on him, which believe me he will, then Thomas will be one of the suprise targets. And the fourth rounders will be LB and Safety, not CB, at least for the fourth rounders.
IMO this guy was not a "day one" pick. I can't see how he was the "best" player available OR the best TE left in the draft. The Pats still have pressing needs- TE was not a priority. He may be the next Ed McCaffrey but we have Watson & Graham, we need the next Willie McGinest.
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