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  1. hypotherion

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    Young. Good blocker. We really need a fb to make this run offense work
     
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    Could be a sign they are worried about Develin.

    Or a sign that they see the FB position as important to the running game. And without Brady the running game will be more important than ever.
     
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    Develin also turns 32 in July. While Vitale won't be 27 until october.
     
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    That’s an interesting addition, because he doesn’t fit their profile at all. He’s smaller but also way more athletic than Develin. His college receiving production hasn’t translated to the NFL, but the physical talent is there.
     
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    Not much of a blocker at his age but his energy is infectious. Exactly what we need right now to boost team morale. This signing IS AWESOME BABY!!!!
     
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    Good blocker. Has some athleticism and plays special teams. Packers fans thought he was underutilized as a receiver.

    Develin's probably done.
     
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    lancerman In the Starting Line-Up

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    full back? Well if we cut him in 4th’s maybe he’ll be a good Brady replacement
     
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    I'll be the first trade Develin to Tampa Bay?
     
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    A FullBack is vital.
     
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    They should be concerned about Develin. Neck injuries & the fullback position are not a good combination. For Develin's sake, I hope he retires before he really damages his long term health. A hell of a player. A great Patriot.
     
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    He's slimmed down since college. He has lineman-like strength, though.
     
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    He was a 99th percentile athlete for the position at the combine. Develin isn't much of an athlete for a fullback, since he's a converted defensive lineman. Different types of players but definitely a guy I'm sure Belichick is excited to get on the field.
     
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    CE0FE7A8-D20C-4B11-8BD1-0B633D4D21C1.jpeg
    He is relatively short but not a small guy, as you can see here. 4.6 speed pre-draft. Based upon his IG post, he is recovering from a knee injury or surgery.

    2016 NFL Draft Profile: Dan Vitale

    30 reps on the bench press.
     
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    He is really versatile. Not saying Brady isn't a huge loss, but with Stidham and Vitale, you can already run many more plays than you could run with Brady and Develin. Opens it up for McDaniel.
     
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    I really feel you are drafting a QB too.
    I’m warming up to Eason.
     
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    That's like 8% bf or less.. Impressive...30 reps also good... Who knows how it translates to games
     
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    Prefer Jordan Love if we're going QB but they're definitely going to draft Patrick Queen or AJ Epenesa or someone like that.
     
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    So maybe BB isn't that high on last year's rookie FB from Germany, Johnson?, or now sees him as depth for Vitale with Devlin done (which I think he is...done)
     
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    Hopefully by the end of the day we have Vitale Wolfe and a offensive signing
     
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