Discussion in 'The Practice Squad' started by NG Pats Fan, Dec 9, 2013.
For starters, we might have better health at WR, but worse depth at LB.
Allen is definitely more NFL ready. I believe Dobson will do some great things here, but it's just a matter of when, and how much he has the potential of doing.
Yep agree both WR's are fine and it's too early to tell how they will go in their careers.
Dobson is injured atm so it looks like a case of "out of site out of mind" for pats fans with a memory shorter than 2 weeks.
Collins his going to be good I love the pick...he's a far cry for unathletic Hightower.
Well, I would assume that the Patriots would have gotten a LB somewhere rather than going into the season with fewer of them. They might not have drafted Boyce, or Thompkins might have been cut, or something like that, but I can't see BB saying "Well, we had our chance to add a linebacker, but we drafted a WR instead, so I guess that's it."
One thing we can be sure of, if Keenan Allen was producing, he'd probably be seriously injured at this point of the season and thus not be very helpful for our playoff run.
Wonder if they would shake things up a bit and let Collins play the Mayo role instead. I think Hightower will be back on track next season back in his rookie season role.
No problem here ... Belichick knew what he was drafting and Dobson needs some time.
I thought he drafted him as an outside the lines possession type to open up the middle because Lloyd really failed to do that last year. We needed a stretch the field sideways receiver for the last few years. I think the old fashioned stretch the field receivers are not as helpful as the open the field horizontally type in today's NFL ... the safeties and corners are extremely athletic and combined with pass rushing beasts they can render your deep threat useless ... and we saw that in the Giants Super Bowl.
I slightly remember that Brady was timed as one of the quickest ever in throwing the sideline pass ... if I am wrong I am sure someone can correct that ???
Aaron Dobson Draft Profile ? NFL.com
I don't think you can ignore the fact of Collins' athleticism. In hindsight, I think when Collins fell to us in the second round, he was a lock because of that rare athleticism. BB likes that upside , particularly in the second round. Didn't he say in one of those Holley books that the 2nd round is where you take first rounders who have fallen because they lack something. Collins had first round athleticism and skills but didn't have the experience. On the other hand, Allen was a slow gimpy WR. Why take two Dobson's when you can get one Dobson and someone with that level of athleticism?
Just noticed this. Collins was the top performer in the broad jump in the last eight years at the combine and one of the best performers in the vert. One other player who also was near the top in both disciplines is Darius Butler, another BB second rounder.
manman I liked your post about Collins until right there in Bold not a ringing endorsement. I think Collins will be the exception.
Man, if we had Keenan Allen we might be 10-3.
I certainly hope so.
Don't forget there are two guys in Mark Harrison (who I think Bill might envision taking a Hernandez type role) and TJ Moe that will have had a year sitting in meetings and learning the playbook.
Edelman (if re-signed)
Could be a really really good receiving corps.
What about Cordarelle Patterson. Kid is going to be a superstar and he's doing everything he can on his own with garbage QBs. He's the one we will kick ourselves over passing on when it's all said and done.
I didn't list him as an option because he went higher than the Collins spot.
We should really be 11-1.
I like Dobson though, his ability to beat one on one coverage will be key in the playoffs for us
My biggest concern is that receivers who've "redshirted" in this offense have rarely amounted to much.
Umm . . . they're 10–3 right now.
That is a small sample size though. I'm not sure how much should be taken from that.
Ben Watson and David Givens are, while not precise, at least approximate counterexamples.
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