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  1. mayoclinic

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    With some nice signings today, the Pats roster is really shaping up. Things currently stand as follows (new players in bold):

    QB(3) TBrady, KO'Connell, MGutierrez. Losses: Matt Cassel. Gains: getting TomBrady back. Overall vs. 2008:Improved

    RB(5) LMaroney, FTaylor, SMorris, KFaulk, BJGreen-Ellis. Losses: Lamont Jordan, Heath Evans. Gains: Fred Taylor and hopefully a health LoMo. Overall vs. 2008:Improved

    WR(5) RMoss, WWelker, GLewis, SAiken, MSlater. Losses: Jabar Gaffney, Kelly Washington. Gains: Chad Lewis. Overall vs. 2008:Slightly Weaker so far

    TE(5) BWatson, CBaker, DThomas, TDeVrees, BListorti. Gains: Chris Baker, Brad Listorti. Overall vs. 2008:Improved

    OT(4) MLight, NKaczur, MLevoir, RO'Callaghan. Losses: Wesley Britt. Gains: Return of Ryan O'Callaghan. Overall vs. 2008:About the same

    OG(7) LMankins, DKoppen, SNeal, RHochstein, BYates, DO'Connell, RWendell. Overall vs. 2008:Unchanged

    DT(3) VWilfork, LSmith, TAdams. Overall vs. 2008:Slightly weaker due to loss of Mike Wright (see DEs)

    DE(3) RSeymour, TWarren, JGreen. Losses: Mike Wright. Overall vs. 2008:Weaker

    OLB(6) AThomas, PWoods, SCrable, TBanta-Cain, VRedd, ACraig. Losses: Mike Vrabel, Darrell Robertson. Gains: Tully Banta-Cain. Overall vs. 2008:Weaker

    ILB(5) JMayo, GGuyton, TBruschi, EAlexander, BRudd. Losses: Larry Izzo. Overall vs. 2008:Improved, given maturation of Mayo and Guyton.

    S(5) BMeriweather, JSanders, SSprings, ASpann, RVentrone. Losses: RHarrison, TWilliams, LSanders. Gains: SSprings. Overall vs. 2008:Uncertain Weaker on paper, but given that Harrison and Williams didn't contribute much due to age and injuries, may actually be improved, especially with Meriweather maturing.

    CB(5) EHobbs, LBodden, TWheatley, JWilhite, MRichardson. Losses: Deltha O'Neal. Gains: Leigh Bodden, Shawn Springs (listed under safety). Overall vs. 2008:Improved, probably markedly so with the addition of Bodden and Springs and the maturation of Wheatley and Wilhite

    K(1) SGostkowski. Overall vs. 2008:Unchanged

    P(2) CHanson, TMalone. Overall vs. 2008:Unchanged

    LS(1) NHodel. Losses: Lonnie Paxton. Gains: Hodel Overall vs. 2008:Uncertain

    Not a bad 60-man roster going into the draft, and probably better than 2008 overall, particularly at this early stage. With a deep draft and 6 probable picks in the top 100, we should be in clover. Add a WR, a S to develop opposite Meriweather, an OLB, and some depth (OL, DL) and we should be awesome this year.
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    There are still plenty of roster positions available for rookies.
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    This is almost a complete Belichick type roster, one where we can go into the draft in complete freedom to pick the best players, and ready to go into camp and the season, and not be forced to count on rookies at any positions.

    I say almost since there are still a couple of positions to sign in free agency: wide receiver, defensive lineman and maybe fullback.
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    why do ppl still have harrison not coming back? and same with tank williams?
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    QB(3) TBrady, KO'Connell, MGutierrez. Losses: Matt Cassel. Gains: getting TomBrady back. Overall vs. 2008:Improved

    RB(5) LMaroney, FTaylor, SMorris, KFaulk, BJGreen-Ellis. Losses: Lamont Jordan, Heath Evans. Gains: Fred Taylor and hopefully a health LoMo. Overall vs. 2008:Improved

    WR(5) RMoss, WWelker, GLewis, SAiken, RVentrone. Losses: Jabar Gaffney, Kelly Washington. Gains: Chad Lewis. Overall vs. 2008:Slightly Weaker

    TE(5) BWatson, CBaker, DThomas, TDeVrees, BListorti. Gains: Chris Baker, Brad Listorti. Overall vs. 2008:Improved

    OT(4) MLight, NKaczur, MLevoir, RO'Callaghan. Losses: Wesley Britt. Gains: Return of Ryan O'Callaghan. Overall vs. 2008:About the same

    OG(7) LMankins, DKoppen, SNeal, RHochstein, BYates, DO'Connell, RWendell. Overall vs. 2008:Unchanged

    DT(3) VWilfork. Losses: Mike Wright. Overall vs. 2008: Weaker

    DE(3) RSeymour, TWarren, JGreen, LSmith, TAdams. Overall vs. 2008:About the same

    OLB(6) AThomas, PWoods, SCrable, TBanta-Cain, VRedd, ACraig. Losses: Mike Vrabel, Darrell Robertson. Gains: Tully Banta-Cain. Overall vs. 2008:Uncertain

    ILB(5) JMayo, GGuyton, TBruschi, EAlexander, BRuud. Losses: Larry Izzo. Overall vs. 2008:Improved

    S(5) BMeriweather, JSanders, ASpann, MSlater. Losses: RHarrison, TWilliams, LSanders. Gains: SSprings. Overall vs. 2008:Uncertain

    CB(5) EHobbs, LBodden, SSprings, TWheatley, JWilhite, MRichardson. Losses: Deltha O'Neal. Gains: Leigh Bodden, Shawn Springs. Overall vs. 2008:Improved

    K(1) SGostkowski. Overall vs. 2008:Unchanged

    P(2) CHanson, TMalone. Overall vs. 2008:Unchanged

    LS(1) NHodel. Losses: Lonnie Paxton. Gains: Hodel Overall vs. 2008:Weaker
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    I'm not expecting Rodney to be ready in time for Training Camp or preseason. I'm projecting him as an emergency signing mid-season (at best). Tank would probably have to start Training Camp on PUP, he's an option, but he doesn't have to be signed right away. Make you plans like they won't be there, if you need help, figure it out then.
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    my 2 cents...

    I like Wright, but I'm not sure his loss warrants a "Weaker" rating at both DT and DE. The only place his loss hurts us in my opinion is losing a backup to Wilfork at NT. We have plenty of guys at DE.

    I consider QB to be weaker than last year, assuming he are comparing this year's preseason roster vs last year's preseason roster. Brady (and many others) were injured during the season. Such injuries can happen any year to any player. If you comapre right now to the end of last season, then you are comparing apples to oranges IMO. Losing Cassel makes the position weaker.
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    LOL Chad Lewis (Greg?) :) and a healthy Brady > healthy Cassel
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    So Hodel is listed as a TE. Does BB plan on using him as a blocking back/FB?

    Has Mike Wright signed with anyone?
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    Great breakdown. I have one question.

    Why is it that you give credit for maturation for players like Guyton, Mayo, Wilhite, and Wheatley, but not for players like Woods, Redd, and LaVoir?
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    Four days later, with Mike Wright and Joey Galloway signed, the roster now looks really strong:

    QB(3) TBrady, KO'Connell, MGutierrez. Losses: Matt Cassel. Gains: getting Tom Brady back. Overall vs. 2008: Improved. There's no substitute for a health Brady.

    RB(5) LMaroney, FTaylor, SMorris, KFaulk, BJGreen-Ellis. Losses: Lamont Jordan, Heath Evans. Gains: Fred Taylor and hopefully a health LoMo. Overall vs. 2008: Improved. Deepest RB corps we've ever had, and definitely the best since 2004.

    WR(6) RMoss, WWelker, JGalloway, GLewis, SAiken, MSlater. Losses: Jabar Gaffney, Kelly Washington. Gains: Joey Galloway, Chad Lewis. Overall vs. 2008: Improved. Galloway and Lewis add speed to stretch the field which should make Moss and Welker even more effective, especially with the return of Brady.

    TE(5) BWatson, CBaker, DThomas, TDeVrees, BListorti. Gains: Chris Baker, Brad Listorti. Overall vs. 2008: Improved. Baker gives a dimension to TE that's been missing since Dan Graham left.

    OT(4) MLight, NKaczur, MLevoir, RO'Callaghan. Losses: Wesley Britt. Gains: Return of Ryan O'Callaghan. Overall vs. 2008: About the same.

    OG(7) LMankins, DKoppen, SNeal, RHochstein, BYates, DO'Connell, RWendell. Overall vs. 2008: Unchanged.

    DT(3) VWilfork, LSmith, TAdams. Overall vs. 2008: Unchanged. Mike Wright also adds depth here.

    DE(4) RSeymour, TWarren, JGreen, MWright. Overall vs. 2008: Unchanged.

    OLB(6) AThomas, PWoods, SCrable, TBanta-Cain, VRedd, ACraig. Losses: Mike Vrabel, Darrell Robertson. Gains: Tully Banta-Cain. Overall vs. 2008: Weaker with the loss of Vrabel, though if Crable progresses the loss may not be great.

    ILB(5) JMayo, GGuyton, TBruschi, EAlexander, BRudd. Losses: Larry Izzo. Overall vs. 2008: Improved, given maturation of Mayo and Guyton.

    S(5) BMeriweather, JSanders, SSprings, ASpann, RVentrone. Losses: RHarrison, TWilliams, LSanders. Gains: SSprings. Overall vs. 2008: Uncertain Weaker on paper, but given that Harrison and Williams didn't contribute much due to age and injuries, may actually be improved, especially with Meriweather maturing.

    CB(5) EHobbs, LBodden, TWheatley, JWilhite, MRichardson. Losses: Deltha O'Neal. Gains: Leigh Bodden, Shawn Springs (listed under safety). Overall vs. 2008: Improved, probably markedly so with the addition of Bodden and Springs and the maturation of Wheatley and Wilhite.

    K(1) SGostkowski. Overall vs. 2008: Unchanged.

    P(2) CHanson, TMalone. Overall vs. 2008: Unchanged.

    LS(1) NHodel. Losses: Lonnie Paxton. Gains: Hodel. Overall vs. 2008: Uncertain.

    The additions of Galloway and Wright really solidify this 62-man roster with 6 weeks to go before the draft. The only significant holes are arguable OLB, where the loss of Vrabel creates a gap, at least on paper, and at S where depth is needed and ideally a long-term replacement for Rodney Harrison. With a deep draft and 6 probable picks in the top 100, we should be in clover.
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    OT and LB has to be the top priority for the draft.

    Also, picking up another safety to back up Sanders and/or groom for the future. They're different players, but Meriweather is as likely to be a replacement for Harrison as we're likely to find, I think.
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    I agree with you. I especially would like to see a left tackle drafted. An infusion of youth along the offensive line wouldn't hurt, IMO.
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    I would agree.

    Right now you can make a good argument that there is no room on the roster for a rookie QB, RB, WR, TE, or CB. The last 4 are remarkable given where the roster was just 15 days ago. That leaves OL, DL, LB and S.

    The roster is fairly set at OL and DL, but there is clearly need for depth and long-term needs. I would echo the desire for an OT if the right prospect falls. William Beatty is my preference. An OG/C could also be in the mix, either on the first day (Mack, Wood or Unger) or later (Trevor Canfield). At DL I would like to see a true NT backup for Vince Wilfork. DE is solid for 2009, but with Seymour and Green having contracts expire after 2009 a potential replacement would not be amiss.

    LB and S seem like more immediate needs. Meriweather and Sanders started almost all of 2008, but Sanders is clearly upgradeable and is better suited as a rotational guy than as a full-time starter IMHO. A first day complement to Meriweather would be great. LB has more youth and depth than in the past, but is thin at the starting level with potentially 1 OLB and 1 SILB positions open (or 2 OLBs if Adalius Thomas moves inside).

    So if we use all 4 of our picks, I would like to see a minimum of 1 OL, 1 LB and 1 S taken, with the 4th pick being used either on another OL, another LB, or a DL.
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    I think THAT is drafting for need...and not what they do...it's more a balance of need vs BPA...so I think it will depend on who gets picked ahead of time and WHO they really may be looking at for the team long term. If a Taylor comes to Foxboro that hole at OLB would be filled and be a less immediate need. Same as if they pickup a safety soon to add to the mix.
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    I'm with you on another safety as a primary need, I bet the Pats nab a big, hard hitting S, early in the draft.

    And you're right - OLB/pass rusher is still a major weakness. We'll have AD back, but Crable, Baanta-Cain remain unknowns for next year. While there are a lot of bodies at OLB, we don't have a certified speed freak QB killer and we need one.

    I disagree with your view of the RB position - I think BB will have a young RB on the team in the mold of Faulk. If we keep all the 2nds, then the new RB will come pretty early. I also believe there may be room for a FB/ST out of the draft, a guy to replace Izzo - essentially all ST with the ability to lend a hand if really needed.

    I'd say you underestimate the DL needs. With so many guys possibly gone next year and obviously some questions about Seymour's true worth, the DL looks to be one of the highest priorities in this draft. Don't be surprised if we trade up for Raji.
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    We need a STRONG safety. Meriweather can't tackle Tight Ends. Sanders isn't fast enough to cover them either.
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    Don't u think Maroney can be the next Faulk? I think so.
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    From your lips to God's ears, I hope. I consider Raji the top prospect in the draft for the Pats, even above Aaron Curry. I started a thread on this almost 2 months ago and suggested that he would make more of a difference to the defense than any other player:

    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/13/209694-bj-raji-hypothetical.html

    I would be thrilled if we could somehow land BJ Raji, and I would give up anyone on my current list of prospects to do so in a heartbeat, but at this point I think the chance that he doesn't go top 10 is less than 10%, and I don't see us trading into the top 10. If he falls into the 2nd 10, then it's definitely a possibility.

    I was just addressing immediate needs for 2009. With Seymour, Wilfork and Warren returning and Green and Wright as backups, there's not a lot of room for a DE on 2009 unless we manage to land someone really exceptional. Similarly, I just said "you can make a strong case" that there's no room for an RB. We won't carry more than 5 RB's on the roster, and Maroney, Taylor, Morris and Faulk are set unless one gets traded. I don't see much room there. I could imagine us drafting someone like Devin Moore and grooming him to be Kevin Faulk's replacement, but even that is a long shot.
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    I agree on the positions. There are of course numerous scenarios, so here's only one:

    1) OT Beatty
    2a) DE/OLB Barwin
    2b) SS Chung
    2c) C/OG Wood

    Leaving ILB for day two with maybe a Brinkley, etc.

    Those 4 may be entirely possible, given their current rankings. The only crimp I see is if we select DE Jackson #1, leaving the OT position to be filled with more of a developmental prospect than someone like Beatty. And for those who prefer Delmas over Chung, I doubt he makes it to 2b.

    Mayo, any scenarios we propose this early regarding the first four picks will undoubtedly change come April. Prospects are still rising...making their values much different (according to the GMs) come draft time.

    This draft is slowing evolving into one of the best ever for the Pats, possibly netting us 4 starters -- just on day one.
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    A perfectly good foursome, no tears would be shed over that draft. My personal preference at this time is:

    1) OT Beatty
    2a) DE/OLB Barwin
    2b) S Delmas
    2c) DE/LB Ayers

    With probably some trading around to move up a bit in the 2nd around. I agree with you that Delmas may not last till #47. I like Chung a lot, but I definitely prefer Delmas.

    Absolutely correct. We're all just speculating, but what fun it is.

    The really nice thing is that your statement is absolutely true, but the FO has done such a great job in FA that we have almost no dependency on the draft for 2009. And this draft could set us up for the next 5 years.
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    One missed tackle on a rookie phenom TE does not mean Meriweather can't tackle tight ends.
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    Mayoclinic - what do you think of his teammate, Ron Brace?
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    Brace doesn't have Raji's outstanding athleticism or penetrating ability. He is what he is - a big strong run stuffer who will plug the middle. He'll probably go 2nd round given the 3-4 teams looking for an NT, and in that range there are other players that I'd rather target with more upside. A solid player though.
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    I think that Meriweather can tackle Tight Ends. But I also agree, I think we need a hard hitting SS. Someone like Samari Rolle anyone?

    I think that Maroney is AMAZING if he can stay healthy. He needs to be able to not get injured in the first couple of weeks of the season. That is why we always have so many running backs.

    Maroney was in the same draft class as Steven Jackson. and Steven Jackson says that if we give Maroney the chance and he says healthy, Maroney is better then Steven Jackson.

    Bottom Line, Maroney needs to stay healthy.
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    Samari Rolle is a cornerback, and since when is he "hard hitting"?
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    NT is critical to making a 3-4 defense work.

    Unlike a lot of other posters, I have my eye on a true NT Ron Brace. Brace is not a Wilfork, but may be his equal against the run. Wright is not a Wilfork, but may be his equal or possibly even superior against the pass, while being acceptable for short periods against the run.

    Collectively they are a situation-substitution pair, and a platooning creditable full reserve for Wilfork at NT.

    There is an opening for the #7 DL. Brace with the last second rounder or first third rounder or if Brace stock rises, a necessary trade up into a higher position in the second than 58. That COMPLETES the Defensive line, that BB started building in 2001.

    And you know how BB feels about his Defensive line. I expected the Pats to use their second third rounder last year on NT Red McKay from A&M, but they surprised me with Kevin O'Connell. This year they finish the job, and are prepared for all signing/injury eventualities in 2010 and 2011. Even though I don't think that Sey or Wilfork will be allowed to leave. BB would cut half the team to find the dough for both of them, IMHO. It is hard to imagine but that DL corps is young; no one is over thirty, including Seymour, so it could be dominate for another half a decade. :eek::D
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    Wilfork will be here for at least three more seasons. I think that he will be extended. If not, he will be franchised, twice if necessary. So, we have Wilfork for 2009, 2010, and 2011.

    Are we really considering the need for a 2012 starter at NT a critical need?

    Personally, I don't expect Seymour to be extended. HOWEVER, he can be franchised in 2010, even if there is a new CBA, if we extend Wilfork (which I expect to happen).

    I am fine with seven defensive linemen. I am fine with a developmental backup nose tackle. However, I don't consider this a high need. To me, the following are higher needs: OLB, SS, OG, OT, and ILB.

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