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Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by manxman2601, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. manxman2601

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    Serious interest

     
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    Visits are very offense heavy

     
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    I see him as more of an interior player, but he's got enough quickness that he could play outside some, even at 300 pounds. Testing was mostly above average (except for a poor 10 yard split), but he's a strong player with some real potential in a multiple front scheme.
     
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    Haven’t watched him yet. Is he a poor mans Zach Allen?
     
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    Good way to think about him, yes. The difference is that he was REALLY highly recruited at Auburn before transferring to Maryland.

    EDIT: He also showed up pretty well at the Senior Bowl @manxman2601

    EDIT2: Here he is against one of my favorite late-round sleepers at OT:

     
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    Admittedly it’s still a small list but we’ve only had contact that we know of with three defensive linemen: Jaylon Ferguson, Cowart and Keke. Two of those are day 3 hybrid DLs which might lead us in a particular direction.
     
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    Interesting. Looks to have the makings of a good run defender and like the energy. Not much to be offered as an EDGE pass rusher although showed flashes, particularly on the sack. Late off the snap though.
     
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    I've been thinking for a while that as much as I like the DL class, this depth chart doesn't show a lot of places for improvement based on where we select. Obviously a top 20 guy could see snaps, but otherwise, where do you fit in a late 2nd rounder in this rotation? Who gets bumped down the chart, or off the roster altogether? I'm adopting your term "day 3 hybrids" now.

    Bennett Wise Simon Rivers Davis
    Guy Pennel Butler Kamalu
     
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    Really like Jaylon Ferguson. Really good edge rusher. Is he worth 32 overall ? Might not be there for our 2nd round picks.
     
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    56 at the earliest for me. I think there’ll be better guys there at 32. But he’s certainly had a good career and that’s a reasonably good indication of NFL success although not perfect.
     
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    And I’ll think we’ll add a FA DT too like Allen Bailey. It is noticeable that there’s been little interest in high pick defensive players*. It’s all been offense. That either means they’re comfortable with their board when it comes to defensive players - nothing that needs to be double checked with a visit - or it’s going to be an offensive draft early on. Team needs suggests the latter.

    * It should go without saying that “that we know of” applies here.
     
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    Don't be surprised if Tytus Howard ends up being a visitor, he's visited 24 teams so far.
     
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    Good point. Which is the more I think about it the more I'm confident that we might only draft 1 DL with our premium picks.
     
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    I agree. I think this will be an offense-driven draft.
     
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    Agreed. I definitely see WR and TE with our first 4 picks.
     
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    Are you saying that Bill will use a 1st round pick on a TE for the first time since Ben Watson?

    Are you also saying that all 4 of the their top 4 picks will be a combination of TE and WR?
     
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    I don't think we will use a #1 on a TE as I don't think the right one will be there. But Bill will clearly use a #1 on a TE. Graham and Watson, as you know. He wanted Kyle Brady in Cleveland and missed out. None for a while but since Watson then Gronk there wasn't a need.
     

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