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Pats take OT/G Corey Hilliard with Pick 209

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    With the 209th overall pick, the patriots select OT COREY HILLARD


    next pats pick is three away at 211 in the 7th round
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    Re: Pats Take OT COREY HILLARD With Pick 209

    Edit: Eh, more linemen. Ok, training camp comp is always good.
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    Re: Pats Take OT COREY HILLARD With Pick 209

    War Room analysis
    Strengths: Is a top athlete with the power and agility to play every line position. Plays hard and with aggression. Shows quick footwork with good body control and balance. Shows good upper-body strength, and maintains good leverage. Is flexible, coordinated and nimble.

    Weaknesses: Has trouble sustaining blocks. Tends to splay feet and lose balance. Sometimes overreacts and oversets. Is inconsistent. False steps, wide base and leading with head all make him less effective. Has repeatedly made the same mistakes, showing he doesn't listen well to coaching. Sometimes gets overaggressive and whiffs on defensive linemen. Gets out of position by overstepping and moving away from his assignment. Struggles to adjust and make blocks when coming off initial assignment.

    Bottom line: Hilliard has the ideal toughness, competitiveness and athleticism, but his production just wasn't there in college. He is sure to test well enough in pre-draft workout to get late-round consideration, but Hilliard's game needs plenty of work to become more than an NFL reserve.
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    Re: Pats Take OT Corey Hilliard With Pick 209

    Strengths:
    Size is adequate...Really strong and powerful...Stout at the point of attack...Has decent feet...Smart and aware...Versatile...Tough and competitive...A hard worker with good intangibles...Brings a nasty demeanor to the field...Lots of experience.

    Weaknesses:
    Isn't overly athletic...Lacks quickness and great mobility...Struggles in space...Has trouble with speed off the edge,..His balance is pretty shaky and he will lunge at times...Can be overaggressive...Won't be able to play left tackle at the pro level.

    Notes:
    Was a four-year starter at both left and right tackle...Is the type who might not have everything you look for physically but he is able to make up for it by doing the little things...Right tackle or maybe even guard...Profiles as more of a backup.
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    Re: Pats Take OG/T Corey Hilliard With Pick 209

    I think he can play inside or out..which is good..maybe versatile..
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