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  1. SeanBruschi54

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    Small Brandon Tate highlight reel (nothing great)

    Kickoff return for a TD (Breaks 4 tackles then outruns everyone on field to score)

    Height: 6 Feet 0 Inches
    Weight: 183 Lbs
    College: North Carolina

    Played 3 positions in college. Return specialist, WR and Defensive back.

    Had 66 receptions for 1,213 yards and 18 touchdowns in 15 games as a senior.

    PROS:
    • Excellent route runner with quick feet
    • believed to have had an excellent 3 cone time pre injury
    • Elusive in the field makes up for lack of breakout speed (aka wes welker syndrome)
    • Very good at reading blocks and making them
    • Very good flexibilty to counter for poorly thrown passes
     
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    Re: We should get to know more about.....BRANDON TATE

    He was SICK in his last year at North Carolina. Better than Nicks, actually. It was a shame he got injured. Hopefully, we're getting him at full strength. I have a feeling he's going to be a good pick for us. :cool:
     
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    Re: We should get to know more about.....BRANDON TATE

    The Patriots seem to take wes welker clones. They took Edelman and Tate in this draft. And while tate has been compared to Reggie Wayne i see more similarities to Welker.
     
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    Brandon Tate

    Pressure's on Patriot's Brandon Tate, But He's Ready by Jeff Howe of NESN

    Patriots: Time to rate Tate by Andy Vogt of the MetroWest Daily News

    Tate's long wait to take the field for Pats is finally over by Shalise Manza Young of the Providence Journal
     
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    Re: We should get to know more about.....BRANDON TATE

    JMT, your article citing/regurgitation is SCARY. Awesome, but holy frigoli, man.

    Anyway, here's a thing to know about Brandon Tate: He'll be activated for Sunday's game. Let's call it a hunch.
     
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    Re: We should get to know more about.....BRANDON TATE

    And here I was wondering if anybody even ever read any of those quotes or links ...
     
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    Re: We should get to know more about.....BRANDON TATE

    Hopefully his knee is as healthy and his understanding of the playbook is as good as he says. If so, the only question will be whether Brady and he have that little "it" factor that gets them on the same page. If not he should at least be a good kick returner if the knee is OK.

    If he's 100% this really good looking draft will be looking ridiculous - and we still haven't seen McKenzie.
     
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    Re: We should get to know more about.....BRANDON TATE

    Um, where did you get those stats from? Pretty sure he didn't even have 1000 yards in his entire career.
     
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    Re: We should get to know more about.....BRANDON TATE

    He had 376 yards as a Senior, playing in only 6 games.
     
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    Re: We should get to know more about.....BRANDON TATE

    I read all of them, so you keep right on posting.
     
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    Hmmm. Sort of makes me wonder if we'll see him in more than just the kicking game this week.
     
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    Re: We should get to know more about.....BRANDON TATE

    This is definitely false. The most receiving TD he's ever had is 5 in one season, and he missed the last 8 games of his senior year. I think he only had about 3 TDs..

    His speciality was KR and PR until he saw more and more time at WR, later on.
     
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    Re: We should get to know more about.....BRANDON TATE

    Before the injury many scouts considered him better than hakeem nicks. we managed to get a would-be 1st rounder in the 3rd round.
     
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    Brandon Tate college stats

    Here's what I found:

    2008 - 6 games - 5 TD
    Receiving: 16 catches for 376 yards and 3 TD, 23.5 ypc and 63 ypg
    Punt Returns: 7 for 158 yards and 1 TD, 22.5 yard average
    Kick Returns: 11 for 305 yards, 27.7 yard average
    Total Yards: 982, 163.7 yards per game
    Yards from scrimmage: 519 yards on 27 plays; 19.2 yards per play and 86.5 yards per game

    2007 - 12 games - 7 TD
    Receiving: 25 for 479 yards, 5 TD, 19.2 yards per catch, 40 yards per game
    Punt Returns: 23 for 216 yards, 1 TD, 9.4 yard average
    Kick Returns: 39 for 939 yards, 24.1 yard average, 78 yards per game
    Total Yards: 1765 yards, 147.1 yards per game, 17.8 yards per play
    Yards from scrimmage: 610 on 37 plays; 16.5 yards per play and 50.8 yards per game

    2006 - 12 games - 3 TD
    Receiving: 5 for 72 yards, 14.4 yards per catch
    Punt Returns: 20 for 194 yards, 1 TD, 9.7 yard average
    Kick Returns: 38 for 902 yards, 23.7 yard average, 75 yards per game
    Total Yards: 1188 yards, 99 yards per game, 18 yards per play



    cfbstats.com - Brandon Tate 2008 Player Statistics - North Carolina Tar Heels
     
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    Re: We should get to know more about.....BRANDON TATE

    Does no-one see him as more of a Branch-quick twitch-explosive burst-top route runner-type?
     
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    Re: We should get to know more about.....BRANDON TATE

    That would be the perfect complement to Welker and Moss.
     
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    Re: We should get to know more about.....BRANDON TATE

    Read previously that he was first round material until he hurt his knee... the question is that this is a timing offense, and has he had enough time to get the routes down with Brady???
     
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    Re: We should get to know more about.....BRANDON TATE

    I can't wait to see him out there but in the back of my mind, if Tom needed a few games to get comfortable after a major leg injury, I would think (maybe wrongly) that skill players like WR's and RB's would need even more time to get back to 100% not just physically but mentally as well. I'm personally tempering my expectations for his first few games but I'm still quite excited to see what he can do out there.
     
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    Re: We should get to know more about.....BRANDON TATE

    Does anyone know what he runs in the 40?
     
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    Re: We should get to know more about.....BRANDON TATE

    I don't see him as anything yet because I haven't seen him play. But that'd be a great complement to what we already have. According to this link, he played some DB in high school as well. So who knows, maybe he also pulls a Troy Brown at some point? But I'm getting waaaaaaaaaaaay ahead of myself here. If he could fill the 3rd receiver or kick returner spots, that'd exceed all of my expectations of him this season.

    The link above from CBS Sports claims 4.53 on campus, but I've seen 4.3 and 4.45 reported in other places. Though who the hell can tell the difference between a 4.3 and a 4.53 just by watching? :p
     
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