So much for the top-conference bias

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by patchick, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    Once upon a time, we all knew that BB did NOT spend high draft picks on guards. Or inside linebackers, who took years to develop. Plus you could count on him to trade down, not up, in round 1.

    Needless to say, he has pretty much obliterated all attempts at formulating Patriots draft "rules." But the idea that he strongly favored players from the most competitive conferences, and especially the SEC, was still kicking around.

    So, naturally, the first two days of the draft netted 4 players, two from Conference USA and 2 from the Big East.

    Rules, shmules.
  2. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 Supporter Supporter

    #3 Jersey

    TBH, I think if there is one rule, it is this: BB is more likely to draft players when he has a "feel" for them from his "network."
  3. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    So is there a new mole in Conference USA? Any obvious candidates?
  4. PatsFanStnfrd

    PatsFanStnfrd Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Look for the Big 10 next year or year after. Ohio State and Penn State in particular. I'm waiting for players RECRUITED by Bill O'Brien and Mayer to "graduate" into the draft. BB keeps referring to Rutgers players as Schiano's recruits, even though Schiano is no longer there.

    Of course, the Big 10 is a top-level conference.
  5. EwanSellars

    EwanSellars On the Game Day Roster

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    ryan shazier and bradley roby are two of my favorite players in college football both on osu so thats a plus
  6. mrscruff

    mrscruff Supporter Supporter

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    I fell for this. When Football Outsider's Sack Seer came out for 2013 I noticed Jamie Collins but when I saw the conference he played, I dismissed the possibility of the Patriots selecting him out of hand and didn't bother to research any further. Ha Ha!

    I guess the only tendencies BB has is the propensity to add "good players that will help our football team".
  7. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 Supporter Supporter

    #3 Jersey

    Not that I can see, but in this case, I was referring to the Rutgerspalooza.

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