Which UDFA has the best chance of making the 53-man roster?

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Which UDFA is most likely to make the team?

Poll closed Jun 6, 2010.
  1. RB Pat Paschall

  2. WR Bryan Anderson

  3. WR Buddy Farnham

  4. G John Wise

  5. DE Kyle Love

  6. OLB Dane Fletcher

  7. S Sergio Brown

  8. CB Terrence Johnson

  9. S Ross Ventrone

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  1. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Historical trends suggests one of them will make it right away, even if it seems unlikely now.

    RB Pat Paschall
    WR Bryan Anderson
    WR Buddy Farnham
    G John Wise

    DE Kyle Love
    OLB Dane Fletcher
    S Sergio Brown
    CB Terrence Johnson
    S Ross Ventrone
  2. ac0608

    ac0608 Rookie

    It is tough to say as we don't know how things like preseason injuries will unfold, but I voted RB Pat Paschall because of the age of our running back group. There could be a higher chance of injuries to the older RBs like Morris (33) or Taylor (34) and if Paschall shows improvement in his pass catching throughout training camp, then maybe BB decides to keep him around.
  3. lillestroom

    lillestroom Practice Squad Player

    I'd state maybe Paschall, but Chris Taylor is also signed as a camp body, which puts a red thread through that idea.

    An injury is probably their biggest chance of an opening.
  4. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Paschall could beat out Green-Ellis for the last running back slot. I don't the rest have any chance at all.
  5. lillestroom

    lillestroom Practice Squad Player

    You see Law Firm (BJGE) being cut ??
  6. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    I do indeed see Green-Ellis being cut, and the team only carrying four running backs.

    However, I did not state that in this thread. What I indicated was that Paschall has an opportunity to beat out Green-Ellis. Personally, I don't think that Pascall will beat out Green-Ellis or anyone else, but it could happen.

    Finally, it is quite possible that Morris will be cut and that Green-Ellis will be the #4 running back. Again, that would not be my choice.

  7. lillestroom

    lillestroom Practice Squad Player

    Cutting Sammy Morris.

    Gee. Thats a bold move.

    I'd like to see Huggy Bear Jr at RB for the Pats- so if it was a like for like swap I'd be all for it.
  8. patsfan-1982

    patsfan-1982 In the Starting Line-Up

    i don't realy like any of the UDFA's but if i had to pick one i say Dane Fletcher, OLB just because i think he can play both inside and outside LB we know how much BB loves player that can play more then one Position.
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  9. Mike the Brit

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    I really think that this year could be the year when the "UDFA-makes-the-53" streak is broken. If I have to choose one, it's Bubba II -- but I think that Practice Squad is his realistic goal.
  10. 5 Rings for Brady!!

    5 Rings for Brady!! In the Starting Line-Up

    I agree. The numbers don't work out to keep any of these guys. The Pats have guys that have been playing football for us already who won't make depth this year, let alone UDFAs.

    Very tough camp competition. I say none of the above.
  11. willdeespats

    willdeespats Practice Squad Player

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    I picked him also. Team needs are much greater at OLB and these positions will be highly competitive.
  12. I Augustus

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    "for the second consecutive year,the Patriots have invited a collegiate wrestler to rookie mini-camp in the hopes of converting him to an offensive lineman ".
    I'm pulling for the guy who has along way to go,John Wise.
  13. captain stone

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    I voted for Bryan Anderson and also gave consideration to Farnham, Paschall & Brown, in that order.

    I feel that WR needs at least one more competent body; so if Anderson proves capable of becoming a reliable RZ/3rd-down target operating outside the hash marks, then he should move ahead of Patten (there's no way that David Patten makes the team), Aiken, Stanback & Slater on the depth chart, and behind Moss, Holt, Edelman, Price & Tate. If Bill keeps 6 WRs, then he's #6; if 5, then he's the first WR off the PS.

    If Farnham proves capable of becoming a reliable punt returner - and we currently have nobody on the roster outside of Faulk experienced in returning NFL punts - then he could make cut-down days very interesting. At worst, he could get a job doing that for us on the PS.

    If Taylor/Morris become FUBAR during TC, then Paschall could find himself on the inside looking out; and would it be such a stretch for him to outplay the Firm and suddenly become #3(!!) on the depth chart? Because of this possibility, I wish that Bill had gone harder after Lonyae Miller or Andre Dixon as UDFAs, or even drafted Jonathan Dwyer in the 5th round instead of the Zoltan.

    And if Sergio Brown, with his size, proves capable of becoming an effective bump & run, press CB with FS coverage & tackling abilities, and can play a mean STs, then he could give Arrington/Lockett a run for their money, or even make Wilhite/Wheatley expendable (dare I dream it?).

    As for the others: fuhgeddaboudem; they're TC fodder, nothing more.
  14. JSn

    JSn Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Farnham, Dark Horse for sure, but he's the guy.
  15. captain stone

    captain stone Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    I would also like to at least see Justin Fargas brought here for a workout/physical; same with Ladell Betts, Chris Brown & Kevin Jones.
  16. Elijah

    Elijah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I think Farnham, Paschall, and Fletcher all have a slim chance, but none of the others do.
  17. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    I seriously doubt Paschall makes the 53 man roster simply because the leap from a small college program to an NFL playoff contender is too large to happen that quickly. I think Paschall goes to the practice squad and probably replaces BJGE on the roster the following year.

    As for an UDFA making the roster this year, I don't see that happening given the number of players drafted this year and last year. Obviously that may change due to injuries but my guess is "none of the above." If I absolutely have to pick one player as the most likely to make the team I guess I would go with Fletcher first, followed by Brown. I suppose it comes down to who will help out on special teams the most.
  18. jsull87

    jsull87 In the Starting Line-Up

    yeah i would have said none of the above too. we have just had so many draft picks the last few years it's going to be hard for a UDFA to cut it. maybe if Holt pulls a galloway but i don't really see that happening
  19. patsinthesnow

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    Paschall or Fletcher, because those are the two positons that are below average.
  20. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Betts would be my choice for a short yardage guy..

    I have liked Fargas for awhile..

    Neither of the other two really wow me.
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