Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED WITH MOCK V1***
posted at 12/5/2010 12:10 PM EST
In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED WITH MOCK V1***
Faucet .. your info continues to amaze me....thanks Mex you are absolutely right about Fairly as dirty as they come... a ton of late hits too. Newton is a beast. The good news to me is that he has to have moved up in the draft and pushed Watt down one place maybe we have a shot at him , it is goin to be close. How did Watt play Sat?
Posted by max5344
Thanks Max. Wisconsin didn't play, they don't have a title game. They won their conference based on their BCS standing winning the three-way tie with Ohio State and Michigan State. They are off until the Rose Bowl where they will face TCU.
I watched the Nebraska/Oklahoma game yesterday and here are my observations.OKLAHOMA
- I didn't see much of anything out of him. He was often doubled when lined up as DE. I wasn't keying on him, just didn't hear his name called or see him in on many plays.Ryan Broyles
- 3 catches for 61 yards including a nice crossing route that he nearly took to the house getting past Hagg. He was quiet in the punt return game due in large part to Henery's booming punts.DeMarco Murray
- 17/68 a 4.0 average with a long of 12. Murray was best when running the ball to the outside. It seemed like every time he tried to take it inside he was immediately stuffed. As a receiver he was 5/60 with a long of 19. Again, I think Murray translates as a 3rd down back in the NFL. He isn't going to give you much pounding the rock. He is dangerous out of the backfield and can be successful on sweeps and draws as a runner. To me, this makes him a 2nd round pick, at best.NEBRASKA
Roy Helu, Jr.
- He started strong with a 66 yard TD scamper in the first. After that he was 10/25 and was a non factor.Ricky Henry
- He missed several blocks today, either missing his man completely or getting to the block late in the run game. In the pass game, Martinez was under duress the whole second half and Henry was often pushed back into the QB. I was not impressed with him or the Nebraska OL today. In fairness though, Martinez held the ball too long, too often as he really struggled finding people open. He cleared missed Niles Paul.Jared Crick
- He had a really nice game. He got a sack and several hurries that I saw. He was often doubled and when he wasn't he usually beat the LG and came through and was disruptive. There was a stretch late in the game when Nebraska was trying to get the ball back down 3 where Crick on three straight plays came up big forcing a punt.Prince Amukamara
- I was a bit disappointed with his play today. Nebraska had Oklahoma with a 3rd and 24 and Amukamara gave up a 23 yard reception to Cameron Kenney - who doesn't have a future in the NFL. This enabled OKLA to go for it on 4th down and Kenney again caught a pass against Amukamara. I think Kenney caught three balls in a row against Prince. Prince did have a couple of nice hits. Prince is a solid tackler and is 5th on his team but he doesn't have an interception this year so I'm not so sure why all the hype for this kid. Yes he is tall, and tough but not particularly fast from what I saw and his coverage skills were lacking in this game.Alex Henery
- I know we don't need a kicker, assuming Gostkowski fully recovers from his injury but this kid is impressive. Virtually every kick off was a touch back. He was 2/2 on FG with a long of 53. His long of the season is 57 and he is 18/19 which is among the best percentages in college football. Henery is also the punter. He ranks 24th in the country with a 43.86 average. I don't have anything that suggests his hang time but he booms his punts. Broyles had 5 punt returns for just 22 yards with a long of 17 meaning 4 punts were returned an average of 1 yard. I have no doubt this kid could be the K and P for some team saving them a roster spot.