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Would Brandon Pettigrew be a shock at #23?

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by PATRIOTSFANINPA, Apr 8, 2009.

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  1. dryheat44

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    But what then makes him special? He's a great blocker. That's fine. But I'd rather draft Anthony Hill in the sixth than Pettigrew in the first - he's a better blocker, his hands are comparable to slightly better, and he's also slightly unathletic. Pettigrew's appeal is that he's supposedly the best combo blocking/receiving threat in the draft. Just over 100 catches as a 4-year starter makes me wonder about that. And we both know he's going to do nothing with the ball in his hands. He looks to me to be a better blocking, worse catching version of Dave Thomas.

    First round TEs are basically big WRs. I don't see Pettigrew being as good as Graham, Stevens, Shockey, Olsen, or Miller (either or) when they were drafted, just to name some recent 1st & 2nd round TEs. For the life of me, I can't figure out why all these scouts are gaga over the guy. I wouldn't take him on Day 1.
     
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    True. Pettigrew appears to be overrated and he doesn't show the athleticism that makes me think he will be something special. The Pats already got a very similar TE in Chris Baker. Why spend a 1st round pick on a copy of him?
     
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    As noted earlier. Pettigrew ran a 4.85!!!!! He can not stress the deep seam and he can not seperate from LBers. Let someone else draft a blocking TE.
     
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