Pats sign Brown WR Buddy Farnham (Andover, MA) after minicamp tryout

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  1. pats1

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    Brown's Farnham signs on with Pats - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

    Andy Hart [Correction: Erik Scalavino - Thanks Andy!] was very high on Farnham throughout rookie minicamp. He was the last tryout standing by the final practice on Saturday afternoon:

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  2. JSn

    JSn Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Nice story. The hole at WR looks plugged beyond necessity at the moment. If Brady likes any/all of these guys, would be a nice treat to see an adundance of threats to complement Moss and later on Welker.
  3. convertedpatsfan

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    Not too familiar with Farnham, other than the reports I've read since he attended the mini-camp, but he sounds like the type of kid I'd want to root for. Hopefully he continues to progress.
  4. livinginthe past

    livinginthe past Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    It was a mental exclamation point to me when I read the bit about the Patriots being 'well stocked at receiver'.

    Its a far cry from the panic that was setting in amongst the more nervous members of the fanbase a few short weeks ago.

    Good luck to the guy, he's got a guy like Edelman to try and copy - and he wasn't even a WR when he was drafted!
  5. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? Supporter

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    At the very least, a couple of these guys (Edelman, Tate, Price, Hernandez, Anderson) will pan out. I didn't include Holt in this list because I have all the faith in the world that he'll take Aiken's place. It's the other spots that I'm talking about.
  6. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

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    Let's take a moment to give due credit to all the beat reporters who praised the anonymous receiver 13. (IIRC he was the one who juked Spikes so badly in one drill that he demanded an extra turn.) We really do get some good rookie camp insights from them every year.
  7. convertedpatsfan

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    That made me think Farnham might be able to contribute. I also liked Spikes' reaction to it.

    I know everyone's optimistic after the draft, but I really feel like the last two drafts (plus next year's with our 4 picks in the top 2 rounds) will be our foundation for the next decade.
  8. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

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    They have to be. The last two drafts and the next one (with two #1 and two #2) will either be the foundation and ground floor of our next run or we'll slip into "decent" mediocrity.

    Regarding Farnham, I was expecting some little guy but he's 6'0 or 6'1" depending on the link, we have a nice little group of young WR coming along.
  9. SyN65

    SyN65 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Haha, I'm at my dorm right now studying and one of the kids in my suite used to play with Buddy on their Lacrosse team in HS...
  10. IcyPatriot

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    Yup ........ Good Point ..................... :yeahthat:
  11. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    1) Farnham is 6'1 185 lbs, so he's bigger than the usual Pats smurf but appears to have the quickness trait that the Pats desire.

    2) Coming from an Ivy League school, you know he's gotta be smart.

    3) He was super productive in college, similar to the way Deion Branch racked up the numbers at Louisville.

    Buddy Farnham Stats, News, Photos - Brown Bears - NCAA College Football - ESPN

    4) It's too bad that Anderson is struggling, looks like he won't make the cut, but getting Farnham to go with Price seems to be a nice compensation prize from the UDFA pool.

    5) I can't wait to see training camp. There's going to be LOTS of competition at all positions, and WR might be the must cutthroat competition of all. There's only going to be 5-6 roster spots available. Aiken/Stanbach will be fighting for their jobs, and I hope they get replaced by stronger competitors.
  12. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox Supporter

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    Farnham's Pro-Day height was 5'11 5/8"
  13. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

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  14. PatsChamp88

    PatsChamp88 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Mini Edelman? :D
  15. PatsFanStnfrd

    PatsFanStnfrd Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Kid is from Andover, Mass. Ivy League Player of the Year!
  16. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    I don't think Aiken and Holt are really going for the same spot. Aiken is battling with special teamers like Slater, Lockett, and Murrell; Holt is battling with Patten, Tate, et al. for the 4th/5th WR spot(s) behind Moss, Edelman, and Price.
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  17. Kasmir

    Kasmir Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Workout numbers at the Brown pro-day according to the YouTube:

    10 yard split: 1.47-1.50
    40 yard: 4.46-4.52
    Shuttle: 4.0-4.03
    3-Cone: 6.62-6.81

    Those are great agility times. Among wide receivers at the combine, that would have been the best 20 shuttle and the 3rd best 3-Cone.

    NFL Events: Combine Top Performers

    The 40 was OK --would have been 7th best amongst WR's at the combine -- and the 10 yard split is also pretty good, although the combine isn't reporting those on its site.

    Numbers-wise, looks like another good slot receiver candidate with decent speed and height, but great agility.

    It's interesting the low end of all those numbers are better than McCourty's combine numbers, to compare him to the best athlete in the Patriot's draft class...
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  18. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? Supporter

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    I was talking about Holt taking Aiken's spot (WR3) from last year.
  19. Defsoul

    Defsoul On the Game Day Roster

    Farnham looks intriguing, he is my binky for training camp.

    I would put Holt ahead of Price. Price may intrigue us with his upside, but he hasn't played a down in NFL yet while Holt is a future Hall of Famer. Right now I would say it is Moss, Holt, Edelman and then Tate & Price (based on experience and upside). Welker would be number two if he would not have been hurt.
  20. Patspsycho

    Patspsycho Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    It all depends on who Brady clicks with.

    You have seen what happened to WR's that Brady doesn't click with. That is the kiss of death.
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