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Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by miloofcroton, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. miloofcroton

    miloofcroton On the Game Day Roster

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    Obviously not a big need, but the team is laden with draft picks, and Michel has been an amazing addition but leaves plenty of injury concerns.

    I was just looking at a few guys for fun. The one that really jumped out at me is Alexander Mattison from Boise St. Super explosive and runs hard. He might make a great lightning to Michel's thunder.

    Elijah Holyfield looks pretty solid, for similar reasons to Mattison. Not quite as explosive though.

    I was a big fan of Travis Homer and LJ Scott entering the season, but both were kind of disappointing. I've given up on Scott, but Homer would be a guy you pick up as an UDFA, and then he makes the team, and surprises everyone later on.

    The Alabama guys are solid, but it's hard to evaluate RBs on that team.

    Overall, just looking at what's out there, out of curiosity, and I don't see a ton that catches my eye to be honest.
     
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    Great find on the Mattison kid he looks explosive.
     
  3. miloofcroton

    miloofcroton On the Game Day Roster

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    Seems like he lacks moves though. I don't see a lot of jukes or broken tackles, but I could be nitpicking.

    You know who he reminds me of? Aaron Jones, who was the top rated RB in the NFC North last year.
     
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    miloofcroton On the Game Day Roster

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    Karan Higdon reminds me a lot of Dion Lewis and James White. Would be a very Pats-type pick in the mid rounds.
     
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    SBLIII Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Darwin Thompson is my favorite based on projected value. Terrific playmaker who breaks a lot of tackles
     
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    Darrell Henderson is a beast. He can be the next Kareem Hunt/Alvin Kamara type. He won't be the first back taken, but he'll probably have the best career.

    The more I watch of his teammate Tony Pollard, the more I'm convinced that he could succeed basically anywhere, sort of like Percy Harvin or Reggie Bush. I don't want to say he's a gadget player though because I've seen him make some great catches. He might be one of the most versatile players in the draft.

    Also, I like the Penn State RB, Miles Sanders. Good size and shiftiness. Runs pretty hard.
     
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  7. cupofjoe1962

    cupofjoe1962 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I have a feeling we are going to draft Bryce Love with one of our 3rd round picks.

    He is a great talent who would be a 1st round pick if he was not coming off ACL surgery.

    He was a finalist for the Heisman in 2017.

    Yes we are set at RB, but this would be a VALUE pick.
     
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    JerseyShore99 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Is Love going to go that high? I'd love Love in the 5, 6, and 7 but not sure about anything before that, probably the best pure rusher in this class as of last time he played
     
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    I don't think we will consider drafting Love.
     
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    Snooky97 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Love is arguably the best RB in the class. Watch his 2017 tape when he was fully Healthy. He was projected as a mid to late 1st rounder last year but he decided to return to see if he could end up like Barkley in the draft top 10 kinda guy.. sadly he tore his knee up..

    If he’s there in the 6/7 rounds when we are picking I’d love to see him here, he reminds me of Deion Lewis - he has huge potential to be a 3 Down back and would be a good compliment to Sony.
     
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    Devine Ozigbo out of Nebraska is a big back that’d do well here. Really like him.
     
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    Snell from Kentucky is a touchdown machine. Which would seem like the perfect compliment to mickel.
     

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