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  1. JerseyShore99

    JerseyShore99 On the Game Day Roster

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    Positions of Need:
    RB (Ridley, Vereen, Bolden all FAs)
    TE (limited talent with often injured Gronk)
    DT (Old Vince, Kelly is FA)
    CB (Possibily no 24)
    S (possibly no McCourty)

    Mock:
    1. Landon Collins, S, Bama
    2. Mario Edwards Jr, DT, FSU
    3. Keith Marshall, RB, UGA
    4. Tyler Kroft, TE, Rutgers
    5. Damian Swann, CB, UGA
    6. Braxton Deaver, TE, Duke


    God this thread was pointless, sorry guys
     
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    Not pointless, though very, very early.

    But, as long as we're indulging in speculation:

    1. Pats trade Ryan Malett to Arizona for TE Rob Housler, who does well enough in the "move TE" role to earn a contract extension beyond this year.

    2. Pats sign Devin McCourty and Darelle Revis to long-term extensions.

    3. Pats pick up the 2016 option on Chandler Jones. Still not sure if Dont'a Hightower will develop to the point where it's worth picking up his 2016 option.

    4. Pats get a 2015 3rd round comp pick for Aqib Talib.

    Mock:

    1. Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa. 6'5" 320#. Plays LT for Iowa, but projects best to LG IMO, where he will be a long term successor to Logan Mankins. Scherff is projected as a top 15-20 pick right now, but I'm guessing he'll slip the way Brian Bulaga and Riley Reiff did. If not, La'el Collins (LSU) and Spencer Drango (Baylor) are good alternatives.

    - Pats trade their 2nd and 3rd round picks to move up in the 2nd round.

    2. Cody Prewitt, S, Ole Miss. 6'2" 220#. Or LB/S Shaq Thomas (Washington), if either slips into the 2nd round. Either would give a physical presence who can cover and hit like a LB. Oklahoma's Eric Striker might also be an option.

    3 (comp). Alvin "Bud" Dupree, DE/OLB, Kentucky. 6'4" 267#. Rob Ninkovich will be 31 next year, and it's not clear whether Dont'a Hightower will develop enough to warrant picking up his 2016 option. Manx likes Dupree, who reportedly has a 40" VJ and 10' 7" BJ.

    4. Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma. 6'5" 324#. Extremely athletic and surprisingly disruptive for his size, Phillips has been limited by a back injury.

    5. Dillon Gordon, TE, LSU. 6'5" 286#. A huge TE who is like an extra lineman. Penn St.'s Jesse James is also intriguing.

    6. Matt Jones, RB, Florida. 6'1" 235#. Pats will need a power back for their RBBC unless Ridley is extended.

    Again, these are total shot-in-the-dark projections this early on, but I think it's still a worthwhile exercise.
     
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    Scherff is an absolute monster, I'd like him if there even is a need, I prefer Thompson over Prewitt as Thompson is one of CFB's premier DBs (hits like an animal and covers like a top CB), I love physical defenders and Dupree is one of CFB's hardest hittters so I'm sure I'd like him, don't know too much about Phillips but I personally prefer TEs like Jesse James from PSU and Braxston Deaver from Duke over him, I don't mind Jones either but I'm sure the RB class id deep enough to find someone better...this seems so pointless hahaha my bad I even made the thread
     
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    Bump.

    Assumptions:

    1. Pats get 3rd and 6th round comp picks.
    2. Tim Wright and Jerel Worthy are keepers.
    3. Marcus Cannon is a starting caliber lineman (probably at guard), and is extended.
    4. Darelle Revis and Darren McCourty are extended.
    5. Tyler Gaffney is healthy and will take over from Stephen Ridley at RB. Shane Vereen is extended.

    *** Trade: Pats trade their 1st and 4th round picks to move up in the 1st round. Having TB's 4th gives BB some freedom to wheel and deal.

    1. Dante Fowler, DE, Florida. 6'3" 270#. BB goes back to the Florida well. A bigger, stronger, faster version of Nink who can play either DE spot, move inside, or stand up. Shawn Oakman, Shilique Calhoun and Bud Dupree are also options.

    2. Cody Prewitt, S, Ole Miss. 6'2" 220#. Prewitt would give a physical presence who can cover and hit like a LB. Shaq Thompson and Durell Eskridge might also be options.

    3. Josue Matias, OG, Florida St. 6'6" 331#. A poor man's Mike Iupati. A center like Hroniss Grasu might also be an option.

    3 (comp). Eric Striker, LB, Oklahoma. 6'1" 220#. An undersized, speedy LB who can attack or drop into coverage.

    4 (from Tampa Bay). Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma. 6'5" 324#. Extremely athletic and surprisingly disruptive for his size, Phillips has been limited by a back injury.

    5. Dillon Gordon, TE, LSU. 6'5" 286#. A huge TE who is like an extra lineman. Penn St.'s Jesse James is also intriguing.

    6. Michael Dyer, RB, Louisville. 5'9" 215#. A poor man's Doug Martin. Has off-field issues, but worth a flier this late.
     

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