Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by pats1, Apr 27, 2008.
Out of Michigan.
He's a big boy... 6'5" and 243 lbs.
This is a very good pick. He will provide great depth while learning from Vrabel and Thomas at OLB.
TSN analysis (they don't like him much):
From NFL.com, I like this pick...what did NE get from SD for the first 3rd round pick?
Leading candidate to have tons of pranks pulled on him in training camp: Michigan rookie has to work with and learn from Vrabel (Ohio State) everyday.
Love this pick
I wouldn't like him on a 43 team either. There are relatively few 3-4 teams. This is a great match of player and system. He is ready to contribute.
The master plan is taking shape, now look for some interior lineman who need a year or two of seasoning...
He looks skinny for 243. Mr. Wojcik should be able to produce some magic with him and bulk him up a little. Solid pick.
Solid pick, looks like he can rush the passer so I'm happy.
He looks like Gilbert Arenas, lol
I really like this pick. I was thinking Cliff Avril, but I guess he is dropping like a rock. Even Mel Kiper doesn't have Avril as his top prospect left. When we picked Crable, Mel had Avril as the 10th best player left, wow, is he dropping or what ?
Crable is a beast, I always liked him, and noticed him a lot when I watched Michigan. Very Good choice !
He and Pierre Woods are best friends IIRC. High upside guy to (eventually) replace Vrabel on the strong side.
90 total tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles in one season is very good production folks. I had Avril rated higher, but I like the pick.
No one else has picked him. Maybe teams just don't think that the value is there for him yet.
Boy,are the scouting reports all over the place on this guy.
Pretty much the definition of a high ceiling OLB pass rushing project.
Me likes. I'm no personnel expert, but in terms of what I wanted this is a beautiful draft. +1 for Diego's 2nd next year.
I am looking forward to rooting for their dissension and demise.
Finally, some competiton at linebacker. Still a Woods fan, but it's time to earn your future.
avril just went, but I love the Crable pick. I'm liking how this is turning out... plus we got an extra 2nd next year...although it'll probably be a low round 2nd.
Watching this video he seems to have a really good burst of speed when he sees a pass rushing lane.
Is this not the draft we have all been waiting for? I don't question for a second the Braintrust's choices. I'm just happy that they are finally drafting for NEEDS at two of my favorite positions - LB and CB.
It's intriguing to think of where these guys will be in 3 years. For the first time in years, I am thinking of what early draft picks are going to be for us in 3 years, not what they are going to product for us next year. The irony is that this years draft class may actually yield a player that *earns* a starting job in his first year, at least on third down. One of these three guys are going to make an impact this year, I can feel it.
everyone else noted that we drafted two linebackers with single digit jersey numbers right? extremely odd. maybe it means something haha.
In college football, LB's wearing low numbers is common. My favorite college LB, Derrick Johnson, who's now with KC, wore #11 for the Longhorns.
First, I need to fully disclose my bias here. I'm a huge UoM fan.
I really like the Crabel pick. I think he's a talented kid who played for a poorly coached team. The defensive play calls for Michigan were staggeringly bad and adjustments were non-existent. Everything this kid did in college was due to athleticism and those players around him (Branch). He plays the 3-4 linebacker like it should be played. I'm not telling everyone he's going to the Pro-Bowl every year, but I think he has the possibility to be a solid contributor once he learns this defense.
I like this pick. Crable is quite athletic. I had been asking Michigan Dave about this guy, asking for a comparison to Harris but I don't think I got a response, I forget. Anyways the guy also has 4.6 speed and the prototypical size the Pats like. A developmental guy, but with some upside. Nothing to complain about with this pick here.
Johnson's a fruit loop and a closet case, from what I've heard.
Nice objective analysis of a Longhorn, no doubt.
The Sportsline writeup (which is what I use -- I forget which other sites use it) portray him as a guy with a lot of correctable-sounding flaws.
They also portray as the kind of guy who's high-character about contributing however they ask him to.
You're just mad that you couldn't steal another fine Texas athlete.
Care to give details?
We draft one of the those young big-program linebackers everybody's been capaigning for years for... 27 posts.
Draft some QB... 121 posts.
Here's 28!!! Seriously, I was psyched when they drafted him. More options at LB is a very, very good thing.
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