Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by PATSNUTme, Apr 26, 2011.
we will NOT take LeShoure.
Carimi. A nice WTF moment for everyone screaming for a pass rusher.
Various sources say LeShoure suffers from abrasive personality disorder. Hard to see him fitting into our locker room, especially after we cleaned out the headaches from 2009.
Overlooked? I find that hard to believe of a USC kid. First, I'd be willing to bet that every NFL team has a furnished apartment right outside the stadium at Pasadena for their scouts during the season. This is one of the most highly recruited/scouted teams in all of college football and there isn't a game in the last 20+ years that players haven't been glamorized and scrutinized by NFL scouts. We're not talking Appalachian St or Northwest Missouri where a player can sometimes get lost in the shuffle or be under scouted coming from a small school. If you look at the draft classes over the years you will find there aren't too many USC kids that slipped through the cracks so to speak.
I think he does well in a 43 defense. I highly doubt he has the feet and strength to be a 34 NT. If he did he would be in the conversation with Phil Taylor and Kenrick Ellis.
They're going to take a homerun back somewhere in the 2nd or 3rd. It won't be Ryan Williams. It very well could be an obscure player that has all of us scratching our heads. We'll then vigorously google the player and get blown away by his burst, zone vision, plant and cut ability, and patience in the pulling game. He'll have great pad level and will be surprisingly sturdy for his size/speed.
That and JJ Watt won't be a Patriot. A little of me will die inside and I will be depressed about the boring ass big and slow run specialist they draft.
This one is too easy
Friday will start out with a Trade which will nab us a nice hull of picks!!
To my eyes, no. He weighed in 19 lbs lighter and generated 2.5" less leg drive in the vertical. On my TV he didn't wow me, he's serviceable, which is why I see him as a platoon player for a Tampa-2 team.
I never saw Pryor at Kentucky, but against NFL competition he generated a pretty decent pass rush as a rookie, and held up okay as a spot NT. How much of his sophomore slide was his back I can't say, but he's one I see as upgradeable and in the 6th round I'd look at WVU's Neild as competition for Pryor and Love at NT - and I think Neild could prove to be a three position player.
The Pats won't hand in a card at 17, 28 or 33.
Julio Jones at #9
One scout likes him
It's quite an interesting and well written piece.
Yup, fun article. Now show me which system this guy is projecting Casey into. 3-4? 4-3? One-gap? Two-gap? Is he a better fit in Philadelphia or Chicago? Casey Hampton is listed at 325 on NFL.com, Vince Wilfork is listed at 325, Kyle Love played reserve NT for NE last season at 310. Jurrell Casey is underweight by the standards of the 3-4, but 300 will work for the 1-shade used by 4-3 teams as their "NT."
This is an out of work scout who may or may not be looking to get back into the NFL getting a puff piece from a sports reporter for whom he did favors over the years. That's not to say I didn't find some things to ponder out of that piece; he may have explained why Locker hasn't slipped as far as I'd expected for a guy who completed slightly better than 50% of his passes. I want Kaepernick to sit behind Brady (though not at second round prices). And I now have a new blog to visit, but his views on Casey need to be tempered with an understanding of how he sees Casey being used, which is not something this article addressed (but the only team using a 3-4 for whom he scouted was Arizona, SF hadn't switched over yet and the Rams also ran a 4-3 while he was with them).
It's like Cam Jordan. Everybody writing out there tells me how great the kid is and how he's a natural fit for a 3-4. Except I've watched him over the past couple seasons and I don't see this top 15 can't miss kid everybody is writing about. Doesn't make me right, I didn't see Spikes or Cunningham FWIW, but I trust my own eyes enough to stick with them when it's decision time.
By the way, this link didn't work for me either. It looks like you are clicking on the insert hyperlink button, then inserting the url you copied behind the http:// which is automatically created by the software - I recommend you click in and deleting everything the system puts in automatically before pasting the url you copied. Thanks.
Overlooked in terms of not showing up on any high-profile mock draft.
I pull all of my hair out as BB trades 17, 28, 33, and 60 for a multitude of 3rd, 4th, and 5th rounders and picks next year.
Non-official bonus prediction:
After drafting Cameron Jordon, the Patriots pass on drafting Jordon Cameron, TE. It would be just too confusing at practice.
I predict that during sunday night's season opener of "In Plain Sight"......Marshall Marshall will arrest Brandon Marshall......book it:rocker:
.......and in other news....."Francisco Franco is still dead"
Pats take Marcus Gilchrist in the 2nd round
For the first time in years, there will be multiple trades in the top 10 picks.
#33 pick Randall Cobb
Pats trade up for #10
#10<-----#17 + #60 or if they see that the talent is equal in the next three picks they will trade with TN at #12.
#12 + TN's 4th<------ #17 + #60
NEP will draft a late TE and NOT draft a QB.
No WR's or S's will be drafted.
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