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  1. ayjackson

    ayjackson Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Well we pick early and late in the third....how 'bout a thread suggesting talent that may be enticing to the Pats at the end of Day One.


    Kendall Langford, DE, Hampton
    6'5.25" 290lbs

    replacement for Mike Wright?

    Strengths: Quick, aggressive and makes plays behind the line of scrimmage. Shows a violent punch, has a mean streak and flashes the ability to shed blocks quickly. Is a relentless pass rusher and flashes the ability to fight though double teams. Cuts angle to quarterback down with good inside lean and flashes an effective rip move. Use hands to protect legs, stays balanced and can get over cut blocks. Drives legs once engaged, shows adequate lower body strength and can push tackles back into the pocket. Wraps up upon contact and is a reliable open field tackler. Looks to knock the ball loose when gets to the quarterback and is a ball hawk. Has experience lining up at defensive tackle and is versatile enough to slide inside in situations with pass-heavy tendencies. Tall, jumps well and blocked a kick during 2006 season.

    Weaknesses: Plays far too high and can get driven off the ball. Lacks elite explosiveness and there is some concern about ability to turn the corner working against NFL caliber tackles. Doesn't have elite closing speed and is going to have problems chasing mobile quarterbacks down. Lacks great awareness and doesn't always get hands up when isn't going to get to the quarterback.

    Overall: During Langford's first three seasons (2004-'06) he appeared in 36 games (27 starts) and recorded 164 total tackles, 42.5 tackles for loss, and 18.5 sacks. Playing at a small school obviously raised concerns about Langford's production thus far and he has to become a more fundamentally sound run defender. However, he's already shown the versatility, athletic ability and power to develop into a contributor in the NFL. Strong showings during postseason all-star games and workouts could land Langford a spot on Day 1 of the 2008 draft.
     
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    Is Wright gone after this year? Maybe Kareem Brown is his replacement.

    There are a ton of small school guys who look good...hard to choose amongst them.
     
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    Just a technicality - Round 3 is on Day Two now.
     
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    sebman2112 In the Starting Line-Up

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    I have to start getting adjusted to this. I've said "late day one pick" when talking about a few guys and I didn't mean late 2nd round, lol!
     
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    Man Sunday is going to be a grind. 5 rounds will take a long time.
     
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    I'd have much preferred keeping the noon start with the shortened times and have 4 rounds on Day One. It'll be a little bit of a letdown stopping after round two this year.
     
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    Wright is an RFA who was undrafted (same situation as Welker). Odds are he's either extended or offered a tender that would require a team that wants him to cough up at least a second-rounder.
     
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    patsfaninpa In the Starting Line-Up

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    I'll also include our 2nd. Because it'll be the last pick of Round 2. Practically, like we have 3 3rd rounders. If we pick an offensive player with our top pick. I think we take a couple of db's and ILB. Could use one of three's to trade up in Round 2 to get a cb we like. Or, go with safety in numbers and pick one in 2nd and one in 3rd. Maybe, we'll take that all-elusive ILB here. I don't see OLB as big a need as some. Because, we can always slide Thomas out.

    1. J.Long - T - Michigan
    2. CB - T. Porter - Indiana, D.Tribble - BC, T.Thomas - USC.
    3. ILB - J. Brinkley - S. Car - Hurt his knee. Provided it checks out ok.
    Maybe B.Bell - UNLV. J.Goff - Vande. Leman kid from Illinois has had a heckuva year too.
    3. CB - D.Lowery San Jose , C.Jackson - LSU
     
  9. JaredOfNazareth

    JaredOfNazareth On the Game Day Roster

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    I so hope Brinkley's knee is doing well. I really like your list here as of now. If Ikegwouna declares I like him as well in round two or three. An RB in there isn't a bad idea either.
     
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    JaredOfNazareth On the Game Day Roster

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    I'd rather have Brinkley(3rd) who has trouble in coverage than Laurinaitis(1st) who can't shed blocks.
     
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