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    Awesome!!! Never been so happy with a 1st round sine I don't know when!!!

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    Mayo, Spikes and Hightower on the LB corps!!!!!!!!!!

    I like that a lot.
     
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    Bill took the guy I wanted AND moved up for him?!?!?! Someone wake me up!
     
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    I see Hightower as Anderson's replacement.
     
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    Isn't Hightower an Inside Linebacker ? How is that a DE replacement ?
     
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    Saban on Dont'a Hightower

    Dont'a was my favorite Saban-coached prospect for the Pats, and like most here, I didn't think he'd slide to our two picks. And he didn't -- BB went up and got him. From my notes, I saved this quote from Saban about Hightower, so folks would get an idea how BB may use him -- if we were fortunate enough to get him:

    From Nick Saban:

     
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    Belichick is going back to a 3-4 base, Hightower is a LB, period and he's going to play inside and out. If jones can get up to speed fast enough then they will have a starting LB corps of Hightower/Mayo//Spikes/Jones, and that has exceptional potential and Ninkovich, Fletcher, and Cunningham or Scott give them really good depth. This team just got a whole lot better.
     
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    who cares what hightower can play, all I know is that we traded up again to grab whoever the Ravens wanted, sorry Ravens we own you on the field, also owns you on draft day! Now think about if we didn't trade up both Gronk and hightower could have been a Raven...
     
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    so how do we utilize hightower because i keep hearing that we're loaded at his position...
     
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    He can play MLB, OLB, and DE depending on the package. Given the amount of snaps the Patriots take in the sub-package, there'll certainly be instances where he's on the field with both Mayo and Spikes.
     
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    I think some key points are probably in this section of his profile:

    Dont’a Hightower, Alabama, NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com
     
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    Do these picks mean 4-3 is locked in? Chandler Jones as DE, Hightower as SLB, switching to DE in sub?
     
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    I guess it depends on how you define "Locked in".

    4-3 17% of the time
    3-4 13% of the time

    ???

    Then yes, the Pats are locked in to a 4-3. :D
     
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    Him and Jones..man..what a draft..can not wait to see these guys on the field in the fall
     
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    I'll even be happy when late July gets here. I usually go to 1 or 2 practices + the in stadium practice, and I hope to go to one or two more on top of that this year. CAN. NOT. WAIT. :rocker:
     
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    By mid season this D should be top 15 or higher. No more bottom of the league with the moves BB has made this off season and during the draft.

    The youth on the edges will show as they settle in and get experienced.

    Stay healthy and nobody will challenge them in the AFC East.
     
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    Doug Kyed over at the NE Patriots Draft site had an interesting thought on Hightower. He makes some comparisons to defensive players then has this:

    Who Is Dont’a Hightower’s Player Comp? | NEPatriotsDraft.com - 2013 NFL Draft
     
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