Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by BaconGrundleCandy, May 4, 2018.
I think Deebo, Abram & Lindstrom are top 40, Rd1 guys from what I'm hearing.
I feel like someone out there in college world has to owe Bill a big favor or two & I'm hoping we call that card in this year lol.
Context ... But not great
So spent the last few days mourning over gronk... I will be shocked if we don't double dip at TE this year. There is talent in every round.
I watched some more tape on Jace Sternberger -
+ Has some of the best route running out of the TE Class this year.
+ Solid hands and big catch radius
+ Head Movement in routes is very smart.
+ Quicker than he looks.
- Think he will need to bulk up to become more of an inline TE
- Blocking is okay in the run game but needs refinement
+ Hyper Smart guy
+ Could become a 3 Down TE - Underrated Blocking
+ Finds Soft Spot in zone well.
- Needs to learn better angels when WHAM Blocking
- Lack of touches in Ole Miss System - AJ Brown, DK, Lodge.
Could Bisi Johnson be a dark horse in the late rounds or priority UDFA? A guy who already has great routes is someone that the Pats look for.. His size/speed reminds me of David Givens..
Is Summers projected higher than Day 3 anywhere?
Which Chris Jones??
The one currently playing for the Chiefs? Or the one who played for the Pats not too long again..
I haven't been able to find anyone who rates him highly, but I was blown away at how good he is in coverage for a guy who's 241. He looks like a safety out there. If I have time later, I'll cut some gifs of plays I liked and post them here. It's impressive.
Do you really think that someone is going to give a 30 year old Van Noy a "megal deal" in free agency?
Neither Vrabel nor Ninkovich got "mega deals" in free agency.
What also hurts Van Noy's chances is that he's a free agent when the CBA is up. Who knows if they'll have something done by then or they be striking/lockout..
I'm not doubting you. I don't take the Drafts Sites as gospel. I usually give a +/- of 2 rounds to what they say..
It will be interesting to see what the Patriots for a Chung replacement. What's also interesting will be what the Pats will do with the plethora of ILBs they currently have in Roberts, Sam, and Bentley.
That's probably me overstating it. Compared with what the Patriots are likely to pay, however, I think he could do pretty well on the open market.
I don't have time for more than a sampling, but look at how quick he is in space. I'm not saying he's a perfect prospect, but he's intriguing. Here are his testing numbers:
At first I thought he was slow to read the play, but I think he's actually waiting to ensure that he didn't give up an inside route across his face, which is why he played the leverage inside out. Regardless, his closing speed here is legit:
This looks like a safety. He's running with a receiver and is lockstep. I like how he turns his head to look for the ball, too. That's impressive for a 240+ LB.
Nothing impressive, but he doesn't panic and he can keep up easily with the route break.
A little good, a little bad. He plays the slot, shuffles, and turns to run with the receiver downfield. That looks about as clean as a corner. I left in the next snap, however, which shows him overrunning a play and missing a tackle. This is my biggest criticism of him so far. Still, the potential is pretty impressive.
No idea what thread to post this but I am so confused!!!
Even though the NFL is predominantly an offensive league I am still stuck in 2002 and want to focus on defense especially since this is a very strong year for the defensive line.
But it is also a strong year for WR and TE. Honestly I don't know which side to focus on...
Please, please, please don't pull a Tavon Wilson....
I agree with you.
I'm hoping we add to. DT, DE, TE, WR with 4 of the 1st 6 picks. I think that the team could get some steals later in the draft at TE and WR as well. .
I wouldn't be surprised at a triple sdip at WR, a double dip at TE and at DE.
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