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Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by thecrazyeye, Jan 20, 2006.

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  1. thecrazyeye

    thecrazyeye On the Roster

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    Do you think that the Pat's are looking for a back up plan at safety in case Rodney doesn't come back for next season? Is this something that is adressed through FA or the draft? Not many names jump out at me in free agency (Tank Williams might be a fit) so i'm wondering if we will draft a safety who can bring that physical intimidation back to our secondary. What do you guys think? Do you go for a big safety that will lay someone out or a playmaker? Or try to find a mix of both? (in the Ed Reed mold).
    A few names i just thought i'd throw out and see what people think
    Bernard Pollard
    Dwayne Slay
    Donte Whitner
    Ko Simpson

    what do you think? FA or draft?
     
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    p8ryts Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Michael Huff

    He can play anywhere in the secondary, has leadership potential and is a hard hitter.

    He's my top DB choice.
     
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    goldenaleus Practice Squad Player

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    Roman Harper Alabama 6-1/200lbs may be a more viable pick with our 1st 3rd rounder. I don't think Huff will be @ 21.

    21st pick may be used on a TE/O/DE, IMHO.
     
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    drew4008 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Another TE?!
     
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    KO is the best of the lot. Pollard can't cover. Also whats wrong with James Sanders? I think he going to be real good going into his 2 nd year. Don't forget he was a junior last year and RH speaks highly of him as well.
     
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    Of course, someone has to replace Ashworth.
     
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    Gus Scott, James Sanders, Ray Ventrone, Artrel Hawkins, seems like there are plenty of options already.
     
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    I think we should just target DBs with versatility, whether it is a CB/S, WR/CB, or DB/KR. Michael Huff obviously has that, but he might not be there. Antonio Cromartie is 6'3, so he is big enough to play some S and he returns kicks. Richard Marshall is a CB who would seem to fit our system pretty well and he is also a pretty good KR. Greg Blue is a FS, but hits like a truck so I suspect he could play SS as well. I don't know what else Ko Simpson could do besides play FS, but he seems to have so much athleticism that he could be put in a few different places in a dime package. Hester and Blackmon can play CB/WR and return kicks. They have to be on the radar somewhere.
     
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