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Pats select ILB Bo Ruud with 197th overall pick

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  1. pats1

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    Out of Nebraska. Younger brother of Barrett Ruud of the Buccaneers.
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    Pats select LB Bo Rudd with 197th overall pick

    Another linebacker.

    Good times, good times.
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    I like this pick. Smart player, good bloodlines, and a VERY hard worker.
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    Sweet!! Start up the RUUUUUUUD!! chants. :rocker:
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    I don't know a lot about him, but called my two Nebraska fan friends and they liked him a lot. I guess he scored a couple of interception returns for TDs and has a knack for the ball. Then I proceeded to rub it in about how awful Nebraska is. But not too much becuase one of these guys is my boss.
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    Re: Pats select OLB Bo Ruud with 197th pick

    Bo knows football!

    (Sorry, had to say it)
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    It sure is a great start :)
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    I'm not jumping for joy or anything but as the last pick of our draft you can't really go wrong with a guy like bo.

    As an avid nebraska fan I've seen my fair share of Ruud over the last 5 years. On the right side we've probably had one of the worst DCs in college football the last 4 years though it didn't become painfully evident until last year when we were rated 112th in the nation in defense. So bo didn't receive good coaching, there may be untapped potential there. He also has a reputation for being a heady player and a hard worker. I would not call him a difference maker in any possible world but he is serviceable and can *usually* be relied o to make the play expected of him. And he comes from a great bloodline.

    The bad:

    There is still a linebacker on the board from Nebraska that is significantly better. again, maybe not according to the Pats scheme, but from a overall talent and athleticism standpoint. His name is Steve Octavien. I also wouldn't call bo a particularly tough ad grimy player. I've never been convinced that he has any sort of mean streak. Durability has been an issue. Finally, and most troubling, he wasn't even a full-time starter on a defense raked 112th nationally. He had to trade time with Lance brandenurgh who plenty of husker fas viewed as superior.

    As a 6th round pick, however, you can't go wrong with a guy like Ruud. At Best he could develop ito someone like an Andrew Shanle of the Cowboys, he is that type of player. At worst you're out of a 6th round pick. Likely we get a guy who will understand the defense and his responsibilities, who we don't want to have to rely on for an extended period of time but who might be serviceable. I'm excited to have another Husker on the roster!
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    I like the pick. Good job getting in some talented LB's. Who say's Belichick doesn't draft LB's ?
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    At 235, he's a little light for ILB in the 3-4, isn't he? I'm not saying that he couldn't (or could) play the position, just that he isn't the prototypical 3-4 inside backer.
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    He definitely needs to add add some weight to his frame, just to play i the nfl, often looks a little skinny. He is no pass rusher thats for sure.
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    maybe he's another special teamer, like slater? I could be mistaken, but im pretty sure Izzo isn't prototypical size for a 3-4 either (hence the special teams duty) - since he's getting older, maybe this is the replacement for izzo
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    Another guy we will groom for the Jets to scoop up after the Pats cut him. Wait maybe BB has had enough on mangingi scooping up his cut players, maybe he is purposely drafting guys, who will eventually suck for the Jets?
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    On a somewhat related note:

    Whatever happened to "Husker" our old Cornhusker PatsFans friend?
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    I used to go by huskeralk but I think there was another Husker fan here too.
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