Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by Seneschal2, Apr 2, 2009.
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Patriots to host TE Bear Pascoe on visit today - Reiss' Pieces - Boston.com
Couldn't hurt, and I'm sure Pat Hill appreciates it, but to me he's no better than a late 6th rounder at this point.
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If anyone remembers, Bear is someone I'm very high on, as an old-fashioned style TE. His lack of speed and athleticism won't garner many fans, but the fact he's played all special team units his entire career, is one heck of a blocker, and is a high effort player, makes him a legitimate day two prospect as one of the Pats many role players.
Another reason to consider Pascoe is that he and Mankins were good friends growing up. This excerpt sheds some light on that tidbit:
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And there's the Pat Hill connection. For those who don't know, Hill served as Tight Ends and Offensive Line coach of the Browns while Belichick was Head Coach. Hill, who qualifies as one who knows the TE position, has this to say about Bear:
He's worth a day two pick.
One of my late round picks. Great blocker, move the chains type receiver, tough as hell,loves football, team first guy, and can long snap.
A Logan Mankins type player who needs to develope a nut punch.
He's a Logan Mankins-type player if you take away Mankins's athleticism. Mankins might make a better TE.
That being said, I'm not opposed to taking a TE late just for blocking ability, if he does enough to get on the game-day 46.
I love football and am a team first guy. Still working on my nut punch. Am I on your draft board?
Brandon Pettigrew ran a 4.83 at the combine. Pascoe ran 4.94, but ran a 4.89 at his pro day.
Apparently he's a champion calf-roper and is considering a pro career in rodeo after he leaves football. So he does sound a lot like Mankins.
I don't know, this guy has Patriots draft choice written all over him. Pascoe is supposedly big, excellent blocker, good hands, plays special teams, and blocks kicks. He sounds like a player after Belichick's heart. He loves those Kyle Brady types. Plus it can't hurt when Mankins becomes a free agent to have his friend on the roster.
Would love to hear Bear's name called on Day 2. That would pretty much mean training camp would be a steel cage death match between Baker & Thomas. Survival of the fittest.
Pascoe ran the slowest 40 of all the TEs so he won't be fooling anyone out there. He'd have to have to some solid technique to find a place in the NFL.
I don't see him as a Kyle Brady type. Kyle is 280 and ran a 4.8 at the combine. You don't see his type come around often.
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