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    so, have you been following your draft favs so far this season?

    chris johnson, someone i wanted the pats to take a shot at around rd 3 is fast as hell, and doing fine in a 2 back system....

    antonie cason, a cb that went to san diego hasnt shined anything quite yet
    (as a matter of fact, the only cb that has make real progress so far seems to be DRC [correct me if im wrong])

    no one else really comes to mind
     
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    Man I was president of the draft Chris Johnson fan club, I knew he would be a stud with his speed, hands, and toughness. I really wish we had drafted him!
     
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    Leodis McKelvin is going to be a good player. It's too bad he got saddled with the Bills.
     
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    In my mock last year I had us drafting Mayo. I got plenty of disagreement then, but he's turned out to be halfway decent ;)

    Of course I also wanted us to take Reggie Smith in the 2nd/3rd round... 49ers got him and he is no where to be found right now....
     
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    Although how much of that is player talent, and how much is it the system sucking?

    For example, my binkie from 2007 was Brian Leonard. I still think he would be pretty good in New England, but he's stuck with St. Louis. [BTW--click on the link. As a Bill Simmons reader says, it's a perfect summary of the 2008 season.]
     
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    This is still several years away but I just saw a youtube clip of Barry Sanders JR making a nasty play in high school.

    Lets just say that I am willing to change my name to SignBabyBarry :D

    I can't access You tube from work so I will have to add the link later if someone else hasn't after this.
     
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    DRC is turning into more of a stud with each passing week. He'll be a top tier CB for a long time if he stays healthy.

    I always felt that Wheatley would be very, very good, and sooner rather than later. If he hadn't gotten hurt, I doubt anyone would be talking about Hobbs and O'Neal right now. And the FO's handling of Asante's contract situation would have long been forgotten.
     
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    I can't agrre more, if he gets healthy, I see Wheatley as an above average CB for the Pats for years to come.
     
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    Ton of favs, but few have had any success....

    Mendenhall: Like his speed and ability to hit the hole. Had a great interview on the NFL Network, but couldn't make it through one game as the starter without getting hurt.

    Forte: Thought this guy would be the real deal and hasn't been too far off. How could I not like his 2,000 yards as a senior with 23 TDs. Having a good season.

    Chris Johnson: Speedy guy that I wanted in the Pats backfield. Great season for him.

    Golston: Has done nothing, obviously.

    Chris Long: Relatively quiet season, but only his rookie season so I won't stop following him. Can't when he plays the Pats twice a year.

    Merling: Loved his highlights and has had marginal success this season.

    Quentin Groves: Had a bad senior year and thought he would had been a value pick for the Pats. Should grow into the Jack defense.

    Spencer Larson: Really thought he was a sleeper and only got in the headline for starting on defense, offense and STs.

    The rest:

    Mike Jenkins, Antoine Cason, Dwight Lowery, and DeJuan Morgan.
     
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    Vernon Gholston and Glen Dorsey.

    A shame we didn't trade up for them and settled with a reach!
     
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    I thought Groves was going to be good but he's kind of a non-issue this season. I also liked Otah and Clady and both seem pretty good. What in the world happened to Glenn Dorsey?

    I also thought Keller would bust. :(
     
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    I really wish we had Rogers-Chromartie right now. His stats are misleading, Ive watched a couple Cardinals games and he looks like he has tons of potential.

    Forte is doing great, Stewart is also doing good things, CJ is a stud. And poor McFadden is a bust.
     
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    Chris Long = DE on the Lambs
    JAKE Long = LT on the LOLphins
     
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    Clady was the player I wanted. He'd have been an excellent choice.
     
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    Well, I still like Hobbs. But regarding Wheatley, where he was drafted signifies the Pats brass held him in high regard. And given the loss of Samuel, there's a strong possibility they felt Wheatley could compete for the starting slot and hopefully win it. The poor play of O'Neal represents a huge open door for Wheatley to walk through -- if he were available. Having seen him play in college, I seriously doubt he would allow 5 TDs in man-to-man coverage as O'Neal has. BTW, and just to stay on topic, Wheatley was my sleeper pick for the Pats, making him one of my favorite prospects overall. Others I liked were Cason, Avril, Crable, to name a few.
     
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    I don't know how much Cardinals you watch, but he looks pretty bad every time I've seen him play.
     
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    Good catch.... I was thinking Chris and came up with Jake while imagining Jason Taylor.
     
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    i liked jonathan stewart but 7 and then 10 were to high for him. i'm not sure what number he went to carolina at but 14-20 seemed like the right range. losing that second first rounder hurt bad, especially after all our injuries.
     
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    Jerod Mayo of course :)

    He has incredible speed, instincts, intelligence, and toughness. The perfect MLB.
     
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    One thing that bothered me about Mc Fadden was how few clips I saw of him bouncing off the first tackler. Edit: I forgot to add that I haven't seen him play this season and it would be interesting to see how plays.

    `Matt Ryan has turned out well. In a moment of unashamed boasting, I picked him for Miami in last year's Patsfans draft. I would love to tell you all that it was due to my extensive analysis... but that is clearly not true. I don't get to watch college football on telly, so I have to rely on youtube, draft highlights and so on.

    However, it did come down to a few things. I kept reading about his "intangibles", his accuracy was pretty good and he throws a good ball. When I think about the best QBs in history, it's their intangibles and accuracy that mark them out. Ability to throw the ball 80 yards isn't a "must draft" quality IMHO.

    I missed badly on Gholston and Dorsey, though.
     
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