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Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by BaconGrundleCandy, May 4, 2018.

  1. BaconGrundleCandy

    BaconGrundleCandy Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Talked about Bobby Evans in here, I think he's the perfect candidate for a developmental swing tackle. Stuff he has can't be taught. Honestly not many more OL'm I wanna see w Scar. Dude is nasty but needs Dante pass blocking 101. Think Mason but at T.
     
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    He was a consistent safety valve for that team. Maybe not as talented as Edelman, but gave off some of the same vibes. Reliable guy.
     
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    Really fun matchup between Collier and Trevon Wesco when TCU played WVU.

     
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    Was listening to Lance Zierlein on the Move The Sticks podcast and he mentioned Taylor Rapp as a Patrick Chung replacement which I agree with. He and Brooks compared Rapp to a Weddle/Harrison Smith cross.
     
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    I always thought abrams from miss state was a better comparison.
     
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    Abram is my favorite in terms of on field demeanor. He's mean and you'll know it. He flung Irv Smith to the ground several times in their matchup. Ditto Hockenson, actually! Abram is the ideal box safety who blows up the run and actually does a surprisingly solid job in coverage. I love watching him play. Incidentally, I haven't been this excited about a safety since Chung (yes, I liked Reid last year, and Obi has intriguing potential, but Abram . . . Whoooeee!).

    Rapp seems more versatile, however. He can play all over -- box, deep, slot -- and he's got a cerebral approach with lightning fast processing and minimal mistakes. He's not the big hitter Abram can be, but he almost always makes the right read and gets to the right place in a hurry. Perfect Patriot. If I had to play GM, I'd take Rapp due to snap to snap consistency.

    I still like Abram better, though. ;)
     
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    ChrisR2223 Pro Bowl Player

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    What about both?
     
  8. reamer

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    In a vacuum, sure. Bring em in!

    The problem is the opportunity cost. They'd go in the first two rounds, so we would have to pass on any of the early WR, TE, DL, etc. I'm not sure I'm willing to commit to that until we see how the board falls. If all of those positions are depleted already, then get our starting duo for the next decade. Would I pass on Dex Lawrence or AJ Brown or Noah Fant or Lindstrom/Bradbury/the OT du jour to draft both Abram and Rapp, however? Probably not.
     
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    BGC, reamer thoughts on AJ Brown?

    Kid looks terrific like a more muscular Davante Adams!
     
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    ChrisR2223 Pro Bowl Player

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    While I agree Mccourty and Chung are a giant reason we've won so many games.
    Devin just said to Gronk he will join him soon.
    It be huge to hit on 2 safeties in this draft
     
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    I believe it was Chung who said that. So expect Devin and Chung to retire next year
     
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    I thought it was Dev.
    I think Dev retires next year for sure
    Chung it's 50 50
     
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    I just wanted to say big props for this. You're the only one I've found who was talking about Davis last year. I'm incredibly impressed with the tape I watched this season. We worked him out, and I have a hunch he's going to be Van Noy's replacement when KVN takes a mega deal in free agency in a couple years. Super fun player to watch. His burst off the snap is the best I've seen in this entire class, but I agree he needs to move to LB for the pros.
     
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    I would expect Ferentz to whisper sweet nothings into Easley's ear about signing with us as a UDFA; it's the least he can do after Bill gave his son a job for no apparent reason.
     
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    How early would you start considering Evans, with one of our late 3rds?
     
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    Collier might have to be a consideration at 32, depending on who else is available and at what positions. He, Jaylon Ferguson & Zach Allen are my next group of DEs after the top 6 are gone during the first round, though I consider them closer to late 2nd-round values.
     
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    Not a big fan of Rapp or especially Abram at 32, but both will be gone by 56. Maybe the well-dressed Amani Hooker with one of the 3rds? I'd pick him just for the Bobby Kraft jokes.
     
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    There's a decent shot Rapp will be there at 56, I think. Sure, it only takes one team to pull the trigger, but the other safeties tested pretty well and have more splash plays. Rapp not running the 40 will probably reinforce the notion that he's not fast enough, even though I think he's able to do everything he'd be asked to do at the next level. He's a sure tackler who makes great reads and often flows to the action before other defenders are even moving.

    The difference in a 4.4 and a 4.5 is about one step. My guess is Rapp is a high 4.5 kind of runner, but he plays as fast as a 4.4 guy because he takes a step or two before the next guy is reacting. Will that diminish over a decade? Possibly, but I'd be willing to take that risk.

    EDIT: PFF has him rated extremely high: Former UW standout Taylor Rapp says he’s ‘the most versatile safety in this draft’ | NFL Draft news and analysis | Pro Football Focus
     
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    Id be thrilled w that.
     
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    Appreciate it man. Life's been kicking my ass lately wish I could be on here more.
     

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