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  1. Seneschal2

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    ...Justin Beaver, Wisconsin-Whitewater.

    Obviously small school...and some here will say BB doesn't go small. Fact is -- Pats are scouting him. If he shows up as a 7th-rounder or undrafted -- we now know who he is.

    Whitewater back dazzles at pro day

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    Here are his Pro Day numbers courtesy of nfldraftscout.com:

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    HT/WT 5081 196
    40 4.45
    20 2.56
    10 1.54
    BENCH 24
    VJ 32
    BJ 9' 8"
    20 SHUTTLE 3.96
    3-CONE 6.72
     
  2. BHSL2

    BHSL2 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I watched this kid play in the championship game, and he ran like a monster. Not sure how he'll translate into the NFL though...
     
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    Has he good hands?
     
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    Glad someone was think like me a nice project player to let faulk teach the ropes if he can snuck on to the PS
     
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    p8ryts Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Couple years on the PS and then Kevin Faulk's replacement.
     
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    If the COLTS are also looking at him, he won't make the Pats practice squad because the Colts will sign him to their roster.
     
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    Yes! A long term replacement for Kevin Faulk, the single most under-appreciated cog in oour offense.

    Though, I nearly crapped my pants thinking about Tom Brady dropping back and finding, as Kurt Vonnegut would have said, a wide open Beaver.
     
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    The Patriots are going to have problems waiving many of their

    promising rookies and re-signing them to their practice squad.

    In the future, the Pats may have to to reserve a few roster spots

    specifically for developmental players.
     
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    That's a great point and I think Belichick is already going that way. He used to bring in alot of smaller safety types for ST. Now he is going after WR's and smaller faster players for ST ... Washington and Aiken are 2 recent examples.
     
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    Looks like a 7th round pick or UDFA. Might surprise but is in that sleeper category. It's probably pretty easy to rack up big yards in Div 3 though. Heck I didn't even know there was a Div 3.
     
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    UW-Whitewater had ana awsome team, knocking off perenial power Mount Union for the championship. There are so many teams in D-III they are thinking of making a D-IV. He is a longshot, but would be a great story. UWW had a WR that was pretty good too.
     
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    Just-In Beaver is my porn name so I say draft this kid.
     
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    I have a friend of a friend that is like the ALL TIME leader of div 3 rushing,etc...he is about 25, and the guy is....small. I mean I am a big guy, but he is 5'6-7, 180, not sure ANYONE that small is equipped to take the NFL pounding...
     
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    why does size matter in the "pounding" contest?

    his body can proportionally be made of the exact same things yours can...why would he not be able to take the pounding if he has the same bone strenght, mucle and fat %, and all else?

    less surface area i doubt matters...now momentum can have something to do with it though, since mass is included in that, but less S.A. also means harder for defenders to get a good hit....
     
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    maurice jones-drew, the human pinball.

    short people have better center of gravity, and are easier to store in overhead luggage.

    i don't think BB cares about height. if he did, we'd have more six footers for WR and CB.
     
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    Luggage . . . :rofl:

    But, seriously, Brady himself made that comment about Welker: he's tough enough to tackle as it is, but he manages to make himself even smaller, so when he's racking up the YAC, his head can be down around most players' waists.

    But the poster who said he could be Faulk's replacement might not be far off; they do have fairly similar builds (and, FWIW, his shuttle time is a little faster than Welker's).
     
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    Well, maybe its just seeing a guy without pads, having a beer with the guy. No one in the bar would have known he was even a football player. Jones Drew and any shorter RB is built BIG and LOW, and this guy was an athlete but small. Maybe its just seeing him in person like I said....
     
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    That cracked my wife and I up! :rofl:
     
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    I'm skeptical as well, but he's the same height/weight as Ray Rice and Justin Forsett, who're certainly legit prospects, so I wouldn't let his frame dissuade me from spending a late pick on him.
     
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