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    Okay kids, player, position, location of contact (if known), and source. If we have those four items we're good to go.

    Senior Bowl contacts per NFL Draft countdown:

    DT Alex Magee
    S_ Louis Delmas
    LB Tyrone McKenzie
    LB Rey Maualuga
    DL Robert Ayers
    OL Alex Mack
    CB Macho Harris
    CB Keenan Lewis
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    Fokou = LB, UMCP

    Also, Patriots.com reports the Pats were meeting up with Cushing.
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    Fokou has a really good burst off of the edge. He is about 6'2 225-230 so he is a little undersized but another speed based guy. He was the only player in the ACC to finish the season with at least 75+ tackles and 5.0+ sacks.

    I watch a good amount of ACC football and he always struck me as a high energy guy who would at least be a good special teamer.
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    It says a Patriots scout met with B.J. Raji for nearly an hour.
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    Another scout.com article has a Patriots - Nic Harris (S, Oklahoma) interest. It also says they were very impressed with interviews with Maualuga and Matthews.
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    Im not positive, but it seemed that Nic Harris was being tried out at LB... am I correct?
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    Yup, he was moved to OLB for the Senior Bowl and has the Tampa 2 teams drooling.
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    Before Cal's bowl game I was thinking BB might surprise us and take Alex Mack. That was before I saw him in that Bowl game and at Senior Bowl practice. I think he'll struggle in pass protection against the NFL's bigger and stronger players. Bama's Antoine Caldwell looked like a better overall center and much stronger than Mack in drills.
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    A tip_o_the_cap to PatsCanDoIt for pointing us at this article on CB Ellis Lankster.

    http://www.individual.com/story.php?story=95138347
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    Added Rashad Johnson and Antoine Caldwell

    Senior Bowl Wrapup: News and Notes : RollTideBama Blog

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    OL Alex Mack
    OL Antoine Caldwell
    DL Robert Ayers
    DT Alex Magee
    DT B.J. Raji
    LB Tyrone McKenzie
    LB Brian Cushing
    LB Rey Maualuga
    LB Clay Matthews
    LB Moise Fokou
    CB Macho Harris
    CB Keenan Lewis
    CB Ellis Lankster
    S Louis Delmas
    S Rashad Johnson
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    Re: Added Rashad Johnson and Antoine Caldwell

    For whatever reason, Caldwell is one guy I am keeping an eye on. He caught my attention during an Alabama game. One of those 2 second scouting reviews.

    I have no idea what round he is predicted for, but am willing to bet the Pats will draft a center this year since there seems to be fairly large quantity of good ones.

    Caldwell seems to be the stout blocker type to my eyes.


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    He's a leaner, not a true flat back drive blocker. Decent in pass protection. He benefitted greatly by having Davis and Johnson on either side of him at alabama, they sucked up most of the rush and he just had to clean up the left overs.
    In practice, Mount Cody ate his lunch on a regular basis. (No pun intended)
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    New Era Scouting NFL Team Interest
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    Brock Bolen, FB, Louisville - source draftdaddy.com
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    Could we be looking at the next Wilhite in Lankster? He's rated as a 6th round pick, but the Pats may well 'reach' for him in round 4 or 5 if they really like him. He's described as a good 'cover' corner.

    Ellis Lankster | West Virginia, CB : 2009 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile

    It would be weird having 2 players named Ellis on the same team...

    Personally, if you're going to draft another smurf corner, I'd rather just take Alphonso Smith or DJ Moore early.
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    FB Brock Bolen...

    Here's the source article:

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    Classic sleeper it seems. A 5114 238 hard-nosed FB/RB. Projected round 7-FA.

    Curious if the Pats focused on one of Bolen's blockers at Louisville - OC Eric Wood. I like Wood as one of the OC/RG candidates. We've mentioned the OC/RG position as a possible round 1-3 position the Pats may prioritize. This is a good draft for Centers -- some of whom can play Guard. Wood played RG (first time ever) at the Senior Bowl -- and impressed.
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