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    ...and so does the NFL.

    Another in-depth and worthy read from Gosselin - Good players can fall in draft when they don't fit teams' measurables

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    The Pats are no exception in how they value measurables, and I agree with Newsome's take. But after reading the entire article, I do wonder if we'll make room for one of those "exceptions"...simply because he's a 'football player'.
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    Good read.
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    I used to think that BB craved size at LB and other positions he would gamble on players with less than ideal size. (ie: WR and CB.)

    However some of his LB signings recently (Seau, Gardner, Thomas) have me rethinking the size at LB position.

    I do think the Pats put a higher premium on instincts and intelligence than a lot of other teams do.
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    Its a great article by Gosselin. Well, until he gets to the defense measureables.

    You can't lump 3-4 DEs in with 4-3 DEs. Just like you can't lump 3-4 OLBs in with 4-3 OLBs. Or 3-4 ILB with 4-3 MLBs.

    The requirements for the different positions are different enough that they should have been broken out seperately.
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    I don't disagree that BB places a premium on instinct/intelligence, but I don't see your examples as a departure from measurables either.

    Per the 2006 IR roster http://www.patriots.com/team/index.cfm?ac=2006injuries
    Seau: 6'3" 248
    Gardner: 6'1" 245
    And Thomas is 6'2" 270 per NFL.com's page.
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    And Gardner was signed primarily for Special Teams, so he should compare closer to Matt Chatham or Eric Alexander than Mike Vrabel.
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