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  1. State

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    This virus issue will likely hurt the rookies. Dawson Knox, who played in the SEC, says it was a “huge jump” to the pros.

    Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox describes how he's handling offseason from home

    The Div II player will likely be redshirted this season like Joejuan Williams last year. Bill isn’t getting it done in the draft.

    Redshirting rookies isn’t an option—it’s a luxury we can no longer afford.
     
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    scott99 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Keene is now signed as well. Both TE draftees signed, sealed and ready to go.
     
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  3. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    The last time that a Belichick drafted 3rd rounder for the patriots didn't stick was NEVER. They will both will make the 53 man squad.
     
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    I would think one of them makes a decent impact. I'm not saying either one is going to be a top 5 fantasy TE or anything crazy, however, they should yield more production that LaCosse and Izzo.
     
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    This ^

    Neither one is going to light up the NFL, if things workout they'll improve blocking and make perpetual improvement. They'll be really good in year two on... if at all. Rookie TE's have one of the hardest jumps from college to the pros.

    Draft picks are a dice roll even if all the elements to succeed are in place, a crapshoot. Two draft picks give them a better shot that at least one will workout.
     
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    Oh yeah..

     
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    Anyone else worried that DK’s playing style doesn’t lend itself to the NFL? He needs to learn to protect his body against bigger, stronger, faster players.
     
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    What's his injury history in college and HS ?
     
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    I found some college info saying he had a knee cleanup after his sophmore year at VT but
    managed to play in all 13 games each year.

    Also found a website called the sportsinjurypredictor that claims Dalton has a 0% chance of injury in 2020.
     
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    Perhaps. Hopefully coaching can help him alter his propensity to leaving himself exposed.
     
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    Keene shouldn’t be listed as “TE”
    Rather as “Weapon”
     
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    Captain Cliche Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    For all you folks agonizing about the Pats ability or lack thereof to draft players, here's some basic math:
    Average NFL career: 3.3 years
    NFL roster plus practice squad: 67
    Draft rounds: 7

    If a team hit on 100% of their draft picks (which never happens) that would account for 23.1 players or 34.5 % of your roster.

    In other words, 65.5 % of your roster has to come from somewhere else.
    BB refers as draft picks as freebies. To me that means you CANNOT build your roster through the draft and he sees draft picks as extras.

    The other question is why BB avoids "name" prospects, which can be baffling and maddening, especially for you Draftnicks.

    My only thought is "name" players tend to be over-hyped and over-drafted.
    Similar to "name" free agents that get overpaid.

    I don't follow college football at all and don't follow the pre-draft anymore. BB's drafts are usually a disappointment.

    The constant pissing and moaning that BB doesn't know how to draft EVERY YEAR gets very tiresome.

    BB drafts prospects (and free agents) that can be coached up into NFL players. If a team needs to get production from rookies, you're already screwed because most likely they will get injured or hit the rookie wall.
     
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    Antonio Gibson from Memphis was/is a true Weapon because he could line up as both a Runner and as a Receiver, in the backfield, slot or wide, similar (but not completely identical) to how the Late Prisoner was used here...Keene has a TE's body and should therefore be expected to fulfill most of the duties (perhaps not short-yardage in-line blocker just yet) of a TE.
     
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    Thanks Belichick..
     
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    This is exactly how Bedard sees him being used and has film from college to back him up.
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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    As a TE or as a "weapon"? Because he ain't getting any hand-offs here...
     
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    More as a fullback and H-back, but also TE. Possibly even in slot. Bedard thinks they'll move him around as matchups dictate and probably be successful doing it.
     
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    Don't you think we're putting undue pressure on Keene with a 15 page thread?

    It might be Asiasi that makes it, he's good also.
     
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    Just bumped the Asiasi thread from page 2, though it's still running slightly off-topic...
     
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