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  1. BaconGrundleCandy

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    Could be an absolutely loaded class. Due to the nature of the position I imagine most will come out. Multiple 3 down "do it all" types, workhorses, plenty of explosion/power. Again should be a nasty class.

    Tier 1
    D’Andre Swift 5'9/215 - Georgia

    Travis Etienne 5'10/205 - Clemson

    Ke’Shawn Vaughn 5'10/215 - Vanderbilt

    Jonathan Taylor 5'11/220 - Wisconsin



    Tier 2
    Brian Robinson 6'1/220 - Alabama

    Eno Benjamin 5'10/200 - ASU

    Lamichael Perine 5'11/230 - Florida

    AJ Dillon 6'/245 - BC

    Reggie Corbin 5'10/200 - Illinois

    JK Dobbins 5'10/215 - OSU

    Zack Moss 5'10/215 - Utah

    Trey Sermon 6'/225 - OK

    Cam Akers 5'11/210 - FSU

    Najee Harris 6'2/230 - Alabama

    Joshua Kelley 5'11/205 - UCLA

    Kylin Hill 5'11/215 - Miss St

    Kennedy Brooks 5'11/205 - OK

    Scottie Phillips 5'11/210 - Ole Miss

    Chuba Hubbard 6'1/210 - OK ST

    Larry Rountree 5'10/210 - Missouri

    Michael Warren 5'11/220 - Cincinnati

    Mohamed Ibrahim 5'10/205 - Minnesota

    Shannon Brooks 6'/215 - Minnesota

    Spencer Brown 6'/220 - UAB

    Kennedy McKoy 6'/200 - West Virginia

    C.J. Verdell 5'9/210 - Oregon

    Brian Herrien 6'/210 - Georgia


    Tier 3
    Tavien Feaster 5'11/215 - South Carolina

    Darius Anderson 5'11/215 - TCU

    Sewo Olonilua 6'3/230 - TCU

    Patrick Taylor Jr 6'3/225 - Memphis

    Ja’Tarvious Whitlow 6'/215 - Auburn

    Artavis Pierce 5'11/210 - Oregon St

    Stephen Carr 6'/205 - USC

    Rodney Smith 5'11/210 - Minnesota

    Elijah Mitchell 5'11/220 - UL - Lafayette

    Trey Ragas 5'11/230 - UL - Lafayette

    DeeJay Dallas 5'10/220 - Miami

    Saivon Ahmed 5'11/195 - Washington

    Chris Evans 5'11/215 - Michigan

    Vavae Malepeaia 6'/215 - USC

    Ty Chandler 5'11/200 - Tennessee

    Rakeem Boyd 6'/200 - Arkansas


    Tier 4
    Anthony McFarland 5'8/195 - Maryland

    Javon Leake 6'/210 - Maryland

    Trestan Ebner 5'11/205 - Baylor

    JaMycal Hasty 5'9/210 - Baylor

    Raheem Blackshear 5'9/190 - Rutgers

    Mike Epstein 6'/200 - Illinois

    Jordan Cronkrite 5'11/205 USF

    James Gilbert 5'9/200 Kansas St

    Jordan Mims 5'11/190 - Fresno St

    Greg McCrae 5'10/175 - UCF

    LeVonte Bellamy 5'9/185 W Michigan

    Ke’Mon Freeman 5'11/225 - SMU

    Darius Bradwell 6'1/230 - Tulane

    Otis Anderson 5'11/175 - UCF

    Corey Dauphine 6'/200 - Tulane

    Rico Dowdle 6'/215 - S Carolina

    Jason Huntley 5'9/190 - New Mexico St

    Darrynton Evans 5'11/190 - App St

    JJ Taylor 5'6/185 - Arizona

    Ronnie Rivers 5'8/175 - Fresno St

    A.J. Turner 5'10/195 - S Carolina

    Michael Carter 5'9/195 - N Carolina

    Justin Rankin 5'9/210 - NW Missouri St

    DeAndre Torrey 5'7/185 - N Texas

    Andrew Clair 5'10/200 - Bowling Green

    Cade Carney 5'11/215 - Wake Forest

    Juwan Washington 5'7/190 - San Diego St

    John Lovett 6'/205 - Baylor

    Cyrus Habibi-Likio 6'1/210 - Oregon

    Tim Jordan 5'11/205 - Tennessee

    Raymond Calais 5'9/180 - UL -Lafayette

    Tyler King 5'11/190 - Marshall

    Kelvin Hopkins Jr 5'10/205 - Army

    L.D. Brown 5'9/190 - OK ST

    Clyde Edwards-Helaire 5'9/215 - LSU

    Jaqwis Dancy 5'11/195 - LA - Tech

    Patrick Carr 5'10/205 - Houston

    Tre Harbison 5'11/230 - N Illinois
     
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    Jonathan Taylor is my bet to be the first RB taken, but man do I love Swift from UGA, both gonna be good players (different styles)

    Etienne I like as well, reminds me of Tre Mason who I also loved
    Have to watch more Vaughn, heard great things

    Dillon, Dobbins, Akers, Harris all worth a damn too...Expect Akers to shoot up over the course of the season

    McFarlane and Blackshear are two names from that last tier I expect to shoot up as well
     
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    I feel this years draft at RB we would be looking at more of a receiver type back, as I don’t think we would be looking at your battering ram type of back like we have in Sony and Harris.

    So not sure on that front who would we be looking at? Maybe as well ST value too.
     
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    Way too early but wouldn't expect NE to go after a RB too high in the draft it at all

    God willing Michel and Harris stay healthy
     
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    Did the Clemson rb get dinged today at Syracuse?

    Clemson offense came out like gang busters and then he appeared to get dinged and the Clemson offense went to sleep for a while before their offensive line wore down Syracuse.

    An injury to the Clemson rb would shake up the mid to late first round rankings.
     
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    I'm not sure there is a more impressive RB than Cam Akers in CFB. What he is doing behind one of the worst OLs I have ever seen is amazing.
    He is Dalvin Cook type good. I think there is a good chance he goes in like the 3rd round and becomes the best RB of this class. Freakish talent.
     
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    Definitely a Day 2 guy, but should be a steal
     
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    I feel like he's getting his due but kinda always knew he could really play?

    That OL ended so many careers it's not even funny.

    That whole team might be a good get in terms of overlooked talent.
     
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    yup due to OL WR and the RBs suffer big time.
     
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    Their last QB Francois was once deemed a Heisman candidate and had to transfer to "Hampton" because of that line

    Long way from that National Title team that was absolutely loaded
     
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    He has one off field issue and is a serious one but Pooka Williams is electric! Not sure when he’s draft eligible? The other thing with RBs is are we going to be looking at them this year or is it more of a training camp kinda guy?
     
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    Kraft aint touching him, but I'll have to study his game more
     
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    I think we need to take a couple of RBs in this draft. Etienne and Dobbins. Get them both if we can. I think we need to transition to a run oriented team as we approach our transition at QB. If we can have a great running game, we can absorb any struggle/uncertainty/acclimation in the passing game, and continue to win with our defense. And we’ll be that much better when the new guy settles in at QB
     
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    Sorry, but this makes no sense. The Patriots have Michel, Harris, White, Burkead, and Bolden ALL under contract for next year. Why would they draft 2 more RBs?
     
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    To improve our running game? The Pats are in the bottom half of the NFL in rushing yards this year, our leading rusher ranks 17 in the NFL in total yards, which is decent I guess but not elite. Not even close to elite. Michel ran for 18 yards against the Ravens, 45 against the Texans, and 8 against the Chiefs. Not exactly getting it done is it? We have no run-pass balance to speak of, which makes us predictable. We can’t move the ball when the passing game goes awry, which is becoming more common with Brady’s advancing age, our MASH unit receiving corps with butterfingers, and breakdowns in protection. When’s the last time we had a guy get 100 on the ground? Has it even happened once this year? Look at the top teams in the league, the a Ravens, 49ers and Seahawks, they all can run the damn ball and gash you on the ground. Our run game is pedestrian by comparison. And our pass game isn’t that much to speak of either.

    I’m talking about an overhaul. Cut the dead weight wherever they think it is and get better more talented backs. They’re out there. We’re gonna need it. 60-40 pass/run ain’t sustainable with these personnel, much less breaking in a new QB in the not so distant future, which is a complete unknown.
     
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    I think the underperforming run game is a result of a banged up/underachieving OL, no FB, no TEs worth a damn, and frankly inadequate play calling at times

    The loss of Gronk, Devlin, Andrews, and a competent LT were major...also Mason looked good last week, but hasn't been playing at a level he's capable of

    I like this deep backfield as is, might be the only position NE is certain with next year
     
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    If you want to improve the running game, then maybe you should focus on the root cause of their issues. And it's not the RBs. It's the O-line, FB and TE situation. You seem to be ignoring that the O-line is missing it's starting Center in Andrews, was without it's starting LT for 8 games, and that the RG and RT have been playing hurt all year. You also seem to be ignoring that they lost not one, but two FBs. On a team where they have a damn good one in Develin. And, you overlook that they lost 2 awesome blocking TEs in Gronk and Allen.

    You need to do more than just look at stats to say where the team needs help. You need to understand how one position is affected by another.
     
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