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  1. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Years ago, Mr. Patchick and I participated in a weekly football pool with 10 other participants. Most of us pored over team stats and strengths each week, but not Mr. Patchick. Having no interest in football, he chose by team names: "Raiders vs. 'Seahawks'? There's a team called the 'Seahawks'? No chance." "Come on, a Lion would totally eat a Cardinal." Etc. By the end of the season, Mr. Patchick was the pool champion by a huge margin.

    In that spirit, I've selected the top prospects at each position based solely on suitability of name. Check back in three years to see if this group does any worse than our actual mocks.

    QB: Stephen McGee
    RB: Jeremiah Johnson
    FB: Travis McCall
    TE: Bear Pascoe
    WR: Darius Passmore
    C: Max Unger
    OT: Phil Loadholt
    OG: Duke Robinson
    K: Sam Swank

    DE: Stryker Sulak
    DT: Ron Brace
    ILB: Rey Maualuga
    OLB: Clay Matthews
    CB: Jairus Byrd
    FS: C.J. Spillman
    SS: Chip Vaughn
    P: Tom Morstead
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    End-Zone decorater - Curtis Painter
    Locker Room Bench repair - Rudy Carpenter
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    Will lay off the obvious Kevin Fitzhugh joke.

    ehhh, I've got to get to a meeting. But seriously, why Stephen McGee over Tom Brandstater or Chase Holbrook? Why Max Unger over Eric Wood?

    Oh well, fun diversions...
  3. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Yeah, some tough decisions had to be made. The QB name field is very weak overall, while the center position is stacked with the likes of Mack, Unger and Wood.

    Bonus stat: Half of the QBs ranked #23-30 are named Chase, but none of the higher ranked QBs. Does this point to a renewed focus on classic pocket passers over athletic scramblers?
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    Jeremiah Johnson is pretty blah when compared to Knowshon Moreno or Lesean McCoy.
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    Depends if his nickname is "Bullfrog."
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    Honorable Mention:

    QB: Curtis Painter
    RB: (tie)Chris Ogbonnaya/Marlon Lucky
    FB: Fui Vakapuna
    TE: Devin Frischknecht
    WR: Mohamed Massaquoi
    C: Jonathan Luigs
    OT: Fenuki Tupou
    OG: Paul Fanaika
    K: Swayze Waters

    DE: (tie)Pannel Egboh/Neefy Moffett
    DT: Marlon Favorite
    ILB: Michael Tauiliili
    OLB: Moise Fokou
    CB: Captain Munnerlyn
    FS: Darcel McBath
    SS: Al Afalava
    P: Britton Colquitt
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    I think Frantz Joseph is a great name for a football player.

    (From Wikipedia: Franz Josef Land, Franz Joseph Land, or Francis Joseph's Land (Russ. Земля Франца-Иосифа, Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa) is an archipelago located in the far north of Russia. It is found in the Arctic Ocean north of Novaya Zemlya and east of Svalbard, and is administered by Arkhangelsk Oblast. Franz Josef Land consists of 191 ice-covered islands with a total area of 16,134 km². It has no native inhabitants.)
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