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  1. JoePats

    JoePats In the Starting Line-Up

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/stewart_mandel/04/23/2008draft/1.html

    There's the link to the article, which was written by Stewart Mandel, a college football writer. The perspective is important because he's basing his evaluations on their production in college and stuff he saw in games, and not on combine measurables. I've picked out a couple that have been discussed here...

     
  2. mcsully

    mcsully In the Starting Line-Up

    http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/de/quentingroves.html

    Quentin Groves:

    Extremely inconsistent and lacks a great motor...Undersized and doesn't have the ideal bulk that you look for..Isn't stout at the point...Marginal instincts, awareness and recognition...Limited pass rush repertoire...Too aggressive at times...Slow off the line...Has trouble shedding blocks...Poor technique..A questionable work ethic

    Sometimes players aren't playing in the right system but can be coached up.. When I read about his work ethic not being there.. FORGET IT..
     
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  3. tombonneau

    tombonneau In the Starting Line-Up

    I always take these scouting reports with a grain of salt. For the most part, all these online scouts are outsiders relying on secondary sources for their reports. Throw in the fact they need to put these together for hundreds of players, and you have a not-so-reliable distributor of information.

    For instance, "questionable work ethic" could be something stuck in there because as a sophomore there was an blurb in the local paper about coaches wanting him to try harder or something like that. Presto. Questionable work ethic!
     
  4. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    The only thing I had to go on was my questionable eyes when I watched him this season, I was unimpressed. Folks on here and elsewhere whom I take seriously seem to like him, he gets some lip service from draftniks and pundits, but me eyes just ain't buying. He's off my board (okay, my scrap paper with crayon scribbles) and I hope for his sake he's hot property and turns into a livng testiment to my bi-focal's flaws. :cool:
     
  5. Blizzzard

    Blizzzard Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Holy Shnikes... those 2 assessments are polar opposites.
    Most assessments on him vary wildley. Watching his stock go up and down is like riding Space Mountain.

    Good thing the Patriots have their own opinions to rely on ;)
     
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