***2013 Patriots Draft Thread V2***

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    mb,

    i see a number of mockers beginning to give one of one of my top receivers (and yours)  hopkins to the pats.

    i still have elite pass rusher as #1 need and if not picked up in fa, its #1 in draft.

    big cb and big wr (the rest of top 3 needs i see [players at these positions ive listed throughout this thread]).

     



    Hopkins certainly makes a ton of sense from a talent/need perspective.

     

    I have others rated ahead of him, but would be pretty excited to hear his name called for NE on Day 1.



    i thought i saw you post you wanted hopkins as yoru #1 wr for pats. has that changed?

     
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    Interesting numbers from PFF via Boston Globe:

    QB rating against coverage by:

    Spikes: 116.1 Mayo: 98.9 (82.7% completions)

    Not sure where Hightower came in or if he had enough plays to be rated in pass coverage, but these numbers point to a big area of concern. Whether in man to man or zone the Pats underneath coverage was not good enough. So my question for the gurus here:

    Anybody seeing prospects in the Pats range of picks for good coverage LBs. Or any FAs?

    We seem to be at the start of an explosion in receiving TEs, and the continued use of RBs as receiving threats and the Pats need to counter that.

     



    Did the article provide a league average for both QB rating against and completion % against for LB's?  Did they also provide yards per completion against?

     

     



    Unfortunately, no. But for yardage/first downs/tds the QB rating would be taking that into account. I looked on the PFF site but couldn't find an article so it is probably premium content. And from a fan/no scientifc perspective I remember a lot of watching TE and RBs and underneath crossers running away from LBs after catching the fall or being takled just beyond the sticks.

     

    On the - not wasting a high draft pick on a coverage LB - when 50+% you are playing in sub defenses, not sure how you define 'starter'. And with more west coast/passing offenses out there first down is just as likely to be a passing down. I think some teams played the pats almost exclusively in sub. And presumably a high draft pick would be a coverage LB with some 3 down ability, not too big a liability against the run.



    good points

     
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    Watching some old Patriots games (SB2005) and looking at this year.  What stands out is the push from the DL and the edge rushing back then.  The other is outstanding safety play.  That was the year Troy Brown played CB and it seem Wilson and Harrison were everywhere always helping the CBs.  The DL always had a push and would always try to move the QB out of his comfort zone.  The Safeties didn't let anything get behind them.  Another was the chipping and hitting within 5 yards of the LOS.  Every play some one was doing that.  

    With that, I think a Safety and DT/DE will have to be #1 and#2 priority either in FA or Draft. I know some people want a WR, but I think the impact will be greater if these two are filled with quality players. This defense is very young, but not far off.

    In the first 3 rounds in the Patriots range:(no order on players)

    SAFETY                             DT                             DE or OLB34

    Reid                              Jenkins                       Montgomery

    Elam                             Williams, S                  Hunt

    Thomas                         Williams, B                  Goodman

    Rambo                          Short                          Carradine, Tank

    Jefferson                                                         Jenkins, B

    Cyprien                                                           Simon, J

     

    There is probably more, I'll keep looking.  There will also be risers and fallers, for sure.

     




    I agree pretty much with your assessment.  However, I would not rule out us restricting Chung at the 2nd Round level and hoping someone takes him.  The cost wouldn't be that much ($1.8MM+/-) so if we keep him we have McCourty, Wilson, Chung, Greggory and Ebner at S and that would be a crowded field.  If that happens, I would put a higher emphasis on CB.  The draft is pretty deep at CB so a good player can be had at 61 and perhaps even at 93.  If we assume Talib is back, he and Dennard would appear to be the favorites to start but with Dowling always hurt and the rest could be let go, using a 3rd on CB makes the most sense to me.

     


    As for DT, if a good one is there at 29, fine but I doubt there will be a good one at 61 so 61 would seem to be the place to go WR.  We do seem to be looking for a taller WR given we played roster tag with Gregg Salas for much of the year before finally settling on Kamar Aiken, another 6-2 WR. 

    With Edelman likely back and Ebert in the wings, we might not go slot if we tag Welker again.  So, I would look for a tall WR to be taken somewhere in the draft and the 2nd round seems like the best value spot.  I guess WR/CB could be interchanged, one in the 2nd, the other in the 3rd.

    What we do with our first pick is the interesting thing to me.  DL is a good guess if one of those studs you mention are there.  But, I would not rule out LB.  We are thin there with only Mayo, Hightower and Spikes as legitimate starters.  Fletcher should be back to back up Spikes.  Jeff Tarpinian was recently signed to a future's contract but that's about it unless you count Ninko and Cunningham as elephant type LBs.  I can see the need for depth at all LB positions.  It would be interesting if an Ogletree or Te'o are there as I think either would be hard to pass on at 29.



    notwithstanding fa moves, i have pass rusher if available in rd 1

    if not big cb and big wr however we can get them in rd 1 and 2 (sure they may be soe available later but im only interested in studs not jags or jag+'s

     
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    i don't see NE drafting a "coverage LB" in the first 3 rounds. if you take a LB in round 1 or 2 especially then that guy better project as a starter. with that said i like ogletree and if NE did take him i think that would mean they don't intent on resigning spikes when his contract is up after the 2013 season.




    Spikes was taken in the 2nd and he isn't a 3 down LB.  Ogletree I think is although he is more of an OLB in my opinion.  I think Hightower would be best suited to play ILB with Ogletree outside.  Ogletree reminds me of Von Miller before he came out.  He has to thicken up a bit and probably isn't as explosive but he is pretty fast and covers well.  He has some off the field questions which could cause him to slip.

     
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    What's the deal with Travis Long, LB/DL Washington State?  He had 9 sacks in 11 games.  I like his size, 6-4, 245.  He's a bit lanky so he should be able to bulk up.  I see that he's listed as a 3/4 rounder.  He's coming off a knee so not sure if he'll work out at the Combine.  But he is a natural pass rusher.

     
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    Faucetman - good point about Spikes and I will be interested to see how Hightower develops, but he  has started as a '2 down' LB as well.

    I know everyone wants more sacks/pressures, but if you look at the numbers the Pats were very respectable in that respect - Baltimore had the same number in 2012 and SF had one more than the Pats. And the Pats gave up significantly fewer than either of those teams 27 vs 37 vs 41.

    Good offenses have a lot of success handling defensive lines no matter how good they are. SF got zero sacks against NE and in the two games with Balt the teams each had 2 sacks. I would say coverage and turnovers were much more important than pass rush in those games.

     

     
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    Faucetman - good point about Spikes and I will be interested to see how Hightower develops, but he  has started as a '2 down' LB as well.

    I know everyone wants more sacks/pressures, but if you look at the numbers the Pats were very respectable in that respect - Baltimore had the same number in 2012 and SF had one more than the Pats. And the Pats gave up significantly fewer than either of those teams 27 vs 37 vs 41.

    Good offenses have a lot of success handling defensive lines no matter how good they are. SF got zero sacks against NE and in the two games with Balt the teams each had 2 sacks. I would say coverage and turnovers were much more important than pass rush in those games.

     



    i dont care about actual sack #s as much. pats rarely had any pressure on balt. balt had pressure a lot of time against.

     
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    Below is my updated and expanded Big 40, new additions highlighted in Red:

     

    Rd 1

    DT- Jesse Williams

    DT- John Hankins

    S- Matt Elam

    OG- Jonathan Cooper

    DT- Sylvester Williams

    WR- DeAndre Hopkins

     

    Rd 1-2

    CB- Logan Ryan

    CB- Desmond Trufant

    OL- Barrett Jones

    CB- Xavier Rhodes

    DT- John Jenkins

     

    Rd 2

    DE/OLB- Tank Carradine

    WR- Quinton Patton

    CB- Jordan Poyer

    C/OG- Travis Frederick

    WR- Robert Woods

     

    Rd 2-3

    S- Jon Cyprien

    CB- Jamar Taylor

    WR/PR- Ace Sanders

    WR- Stedman Bailey

    WR- Markus Wheaton

    LB- Kiko Alonso

     

    Rd 3

    DE/OLB- Lavar Edwards

    S- Bacarri Rambo

    S- Shawn Williams

    DE/OLB- Michael Buchanan

    WR- Ryan Swope

    OG- Brian Winters

    CB- Darius Slay

     

    Rd 4-7

    S- Josh Evans

    WR- Conner Vernon

    S- Zeke Motta

    DL- Quinton Dial

    DL- Kapron Lewis-Moore

    DT- Josh Boyd

    TE- Travis Kelce

    S- Cooper Taylor

    RB- Spencer Ware

    WR- TJ Moe

    DT- Anthony White

     



    he mb, 

     i see you added hankins, do you feel hes falling and may make it to end of rd 1?

    do see hopkins is still your #1 wr to pats

    i see syl williams, dont knwo when he got on your rd 1 list, do you know when you added him (mine coulple mo)

    stud pass rusher, big cb, big wr still my 3 top needs

     
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    adding ss cooper taylor, 6, 4" 229 lbs 4.45 40  out of richmond to my 7th round possibilities

    brugler on:

    With his size and strength, he is an enforcer against the run but he also showed the range and athleticism to be effective in coverage as well as the football intelligence to digest a lot of coaching all at once. Taylor routinely drew praise from the coaching staff during drills and often made the calls to get his teammates in proper position. His NFL draft arrow is pointing up after this week, creating some buzz among scouts. - Dane Brugler

     

     
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    I like the following Pats draft:

    1st - Margus Hunt SMU DE Great size/speed for pass rush help, athletic and could develop like JJ Watt

    2nd - J Willams or Kawann Short - DT - help for Big Vince makes Kyle Love a rotational reserve

    3rd - Connor Vernon - WR Duke - Can't remember his name but seen him play and he has size, hands, moves, and good - not great - speed

    7th - Randall Mackey - Ole Miss - versitile has played QB, RB, and WR - quick with good hands and can run with it after the catch

    Pats must resign Talib, SeaBass, and seek help at Safety in free agency. Hopefully Marcus Cannon continues to develop and can repace Connelly next year.

    MB - for your next year prospects - don't sleep on Donte Moncrief - Ole Miss WR destined for greatness.  Has size, speed, leaping ability - 10 TDs in SEC as a Soph this year!

     




    I kind of like this but I do have a couple of things.

     

    1) Hunt is very behind where Watt was at the same point in their development. Watt was a polished pass rusher with multiple moves and a ton of strength. Hunt on the other hand doesn't have many rushing moves and for his size could stand to add additional strength. Many times he was pushed vertically early and lost all levergae. He needs to add a lot of core and upper body strength to prevent being stood up with such a long torso.

    Though Hunt has potential to have Watt type of upside he is still a long ways away from that. It's one reason he's projected everywhere from the back of the 1st to the 4th range, simply because he is so raw teams question if he could completely develop. Not sure if I'd take Hunt that early instead of targeting a more polished DL at that point. If they move back to the mid 2nd to gather picks and Hunt was there then him or Short would be my pick

    2) I don't see Short making it past the 40's. I highly doubt he make it to the Pats 2nd round pick but J Williams could be there and much like Hunt he is very raw. Tons of potential, which is why MB loves him, but he's another in a long line of late to come football players that tend to be boom or bust. This kid has the physical abilities to be a monster at the line but has really disappointed this year in getting behind the line. He's mainly plugged gaps and held his own this year but never took that step to the next level which many expected. It lead some, including myself, to wonder if he's reached his rushing ceiling and will turn out to be a run stopping demon but be lacking in the pass rush. Late 2nd is a great place for him.


    3) I remember Vernon, solid overall player but nothing special. He reminds me a lot of Ebert truthfully. He'd be a late day two early day 3 type of kid but since we don't have picks in those ranges if you want him then the 3rd is where you'd have to take him. IMO CB goes a lot deeper than WR this year so if I had to take someone in the 3rd I'd rather roll the dice on a CB but to each their own.

    4) I like the 7th rounder. Versitility gives BB wet dreams at night. Are you thinking this kid could be like an Edelman, without the injures? Who else are you looking at in the 7th this year since we have two? 




     
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    I like the following Pats draft:

    1st - Margus Hunt SMU DE Great size/speed for pass rush help, athletic and could develop like JJ Watt

    2nd - J Willams or Kawann Short - DT - help for Big Vince makes Kyle Love a rotational reserve

    3rd - Connor Vernon - WR Duke - Can't remember his name but seen him play and he has size, hands, moves, and good - not great - speed

    7th - Randall Mackey - Ole Miss - versitile has played QB, RB, and WR - quick with good hands and can run with it after the catch

    Pats must resign Talib, SeaBass, and seek help at Safety in free agency. Hopefully Marcus Cannon continues to develop and can repace Connelly next year.

    MB - for your next year prospects - don't sleep on Donte Moncrief - Ole Miss WR destined for greatness.  Has size, speed, leaping ability - 10 TDs in SEC as a Soph this year!

     




    I kind of like this but I do have a couple of things.

     

    1) Hunt is very behind where Watt was at the same point in their development. Watt was a polished pass rusher with multiple moves and a ton of strength. Hunt on the other hand doesn't have many rushing moves and for his size could stand to add additional strength. Many times he was pushed vertically early and lost all levergae. He needs to add a lot of core and upper body strength to prevent being stood up with such a long torso.

    Though Hunt has potential to have Watt type of upside he is still a long ways away from that. It's one reason he's projected everywhere from the back of the 1st to the 4th range, simply because he is so raw teams question if he could completely develop. Not sure if I'd take Hunt that early instead of targeting a more polished DL at that point. If they move back to the mid 2nd to gather picks and Hunt was there then him or Short would be my pick

    2) I don't see Short making it past the 40's. I highly doubt he make it to the Pats 2nd round pick but J Williams could be there and much like Hunt he is very raw. Tons of potential, which is why MB loves him, but he's another in a long line of late to come football players that tend to be boom or bust. This kid has the physical abilities to be a monster at the line but has really disappointed this year in getting behind the line. He's mainly plugged gaps and held his own this year but never took that step to the next level which many expected. It lead some, including myself, to wonder if he's reached his rushing ceiling and will turn out to be a run stopping demon but be lacking in the pass rush. Late 2nd is a great place for him.


    3) I remember Vernon, solid overall player but nothing special. He reminds me a lot of Ebert truthfully. He'd be a late day two early day 3 type of kid but since we don't have picks in those ranges if you want him then the 3rd is where you'd have to take him. IMO CB goes a lot deeper than WR this year so if I had to take someone in the 3rd I'd rather roll the dice on a CB but to each their own.

    4) I like the 7th rounder. Versitility gives BB wet dreams at night. Are you thinking this kid could be like an Edelman, without the injures? Who else are you looking at in the 7th this year since we have two? 

     




     




     
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    mb,

    i see a number of mockers beginning to give one of one of my top receivers (and yours)  hopkins to the pats.

    i still have elite pass rusher as #1 need and if not picked up in fa, its #1 in draft.

    big cb and big wr (the rest of top 3 needs i see [players at these positions ive listed throughout this thread]).

     



    Hopkins certainly makes a ton of sense from a talent/need perspective.

     

    I have others rated ahead of him, but would be pretty excited to hear his name called for NE on Day 1.

     



    i thought i saw you post you wanted hopkins as yoru #1 wr for pats. has that changed?

     



    Others meaning other players, not other WR's... he's the top WR on my board.

     
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    I like the following Pats draft:

    1st - Margus Hunt SMU DE Great size/speed for pass rush help, athletic and could develop like JJ Watt

    2nd - J Willams or Kawann Short - DT - help for Big Vince makes Kyle Love a rotational reserve

    3rd - Connor Vernon - WR Duke - Can't remember his name but seen him play and he has size, hands, moves, and good - not great - speed

    7th - Randall Mackey - Ole Miss - versitile has played QB, RB, and WR - quick with good hands and can run with it after the catch

    Pats must resign Talib, SeaBass, and seek help at Safety in free agency. Hopefully Marcus Cannon continues to develop and can repace Connelly next year.

    MB - for your next year prospects - don't sleep on Donte Moncrief - Ole Miss WR destined for greatness.  Has size, speed, leaping ability - 10 TDs in SEC as a Soph this year!

     




    I kind of like this but I do have a couple of things.

     

    1) Hunt is very behind where Watt was at the same point in their development. Watt was a polished pass rusher with multiple moves and a ton of strength. Hunt on the other hand doesn't have many rushing moves and for his size could stand to add additional strength. Many times he was pushed vertically early and lost all levergae. He needs to add a lot of core and upper body strength to prevent being stood up with such a long torso.

    Though Hunt has potential to have Watt type of upside he is still a long ways away from that. It's one reason he's projected everywhere from the back of the 1st to the 4th range, simply because he is so raw teams question if he could completely develop. Not sure if I'd take Hunt that early instead of targeting a more polished DL at that point. If they move back to the mid 2nd to gather picks and Hunt was there then him or Short would be my pick

    2) I don't see Short making it past the 40's. I highly doubt he make it to the Pats 2nd round pick but J Williams could be there and much like Hunt he is very raw. Tons of potential, which is why MB loves him, but he's another in a long line of late to come football players that tend to be boom or bust. This kid has the physical abilities to be a monster at the line but has really disappointed this year in getting behind the line. He's mainly plugged gaps and held his own this year but never took that step to the next level which many expected. It lead some, including myself, to wonder if he's reached his rushing ceiling and will turn out to be a run stopping demon but be lacking in the pass rush. Late 2nd is a great place for him.


    3) I remember Vernon, solid overall player but nothing special. He reminds me a lot of Ebert truthfully. He'd be a late day two early day 3 type of kid but since we don't have picks in those ranges if you want him then the 3rd is where you'd have to take him. IMO CB goes a lot deeper than WR this year so if I had to take someone in the 3rd I'd rather roll the dice on a CB but to each their own.

    4) I like the 7th rounder. Versitility gives BB wet dreams at night. Are you thinking this kid could be like an Edelman, without the injures? Who else are you looking at in the 7th this year since we have two? 

    PatsEng, I like a couple of guys who I think would be worth drafting with our second 7th.  DB Demetric McCray had a fine season at Appalachian State in Virginia and has good size, speed at 6'1" and 185 lbs.  I also like Ole Miss DT Gil Pena, a NY kid, who had a strong year for the Rebels  at 6'4" 317 lbs.

     




     




     
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    Below is my updated and expanded Big 40, new additions highlighted in Red:

     

    Rd 1

    DT- Jesse Williams

    DT- John Hankins

    S- Matt Elam

    OG- Jonathan Cooper

    DT- Sylvester Williams

    WR- DeAndre Hopkins

     

    Rd 1-2

    CB- Logan Ryan

    CB- Desmond Trufant

    OL- Barrett Jones

    CB- Xavier Rhodes

    DT- John Jenkins

     

    Rd 2

    DE/OLB- Tank Carradine

    WR- Quinton Patton

    CB- Jordan Poyer

    C/OG- Travis Frederick

    WR- Robert Woods

     

    Rd 2-3

    S- Jon Cyprien

    CB- Jamar Taylor

    WR/PR- Ace Sanders

    WR- Stedman Bailey

    WR- Markus Wheaton

    LB- Kiko Alonso

     

    Rd 3

    DE/OLB- Lavar Edwards

    S- Bacarri Rambo

    S- Shawn Williams

    DE/OLB- Michael Buchanan

    WR- Ryan Swope

    OG- Brian Winters

    CB- Darius Slay

     

    Rd 4-7

    S- Josh Evans

    WR- Conner Vernon

    S- Zeke Motta

    DL- Quinton Dial

    DL- Kapron Lewis-Moore

    DT- Josh Boyd

    TE- Travis Kelce

    S- Cooper Taylor

    RB- Spencer Ware

    WR- TJ Moe

    DT- Anthony White

     

     



    he mb, 

     

     i see you added hankins, do you feel hes falling and may make it to end of rd 1?

    do see hopkins is still your #1 wr to pats

    i see syl williams, dont knwo when he got on your rd 1 list, do you know when you added him (mine coulple mo)

    stud pass rusher, big cb, big wr still my 3 top needs




    I think there's a chance he could be there at the end of Rd 1, but it only takes one team to change that... watched a lot of tape on him this week and like what I saw.  Good size and power, very strong at the POA, moves well up the field and laterally and is always giving up a good effort... the Urban/Vrabel connection could also come into play.

    I didn't see you talk about Sylvester Williams as a Rd 1 kid until I had mentioned him there.  He's been on my board since 11/27, were he started as a Rd 2 option and has moved up from there... post my board updates for everyone to see.

     
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    adding ss cooper taylor, 6, 4" 229 lbs 4.45 40  out of richmond to my 7th round possibilities

    brugler on:

    With his size and strength, he is an enforcer against the run but he also showed the range and athleticism to be effective in coverage as well as the football intelligence to digest a lot of coaching all at once. Taylor routinely drew praise from the coaching staff during drills and often made the calls to get his teammates in proper position. His NFL draft arrow is pointing up after this week, creating some buzz among scouts. - Dane Brugler

     



    I like him as a Day 3 option, added him to my board Senior Bowl week... love the kid's size.

     
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    I like the following Pats draft:

    1st - Margus Hunt SMU DE Great size/speed for pass rush help, athletic and could develop like JJ Watt

    2nd - J Willams or Kawann Short - DT - help for Big Vince makes Kyle Love a rotational reserve

    3rd - Connor Vernon - WR Duke - Can't remember his name but seen him play and he has size, hands, moves, and good - not great - speed

    7th - Randall Mackey - Ole Miss - versitile has played QB, RB, and WR - quick with good hands and can run with it after the catch

    Pats must resign Talib, SeaBass, and seek help at Safety in free agency. Hopefully Marcus Cannon continues to develop and can repace Connelly next year.

    MB - for your next year prospects - don't sleep on Donte Moncrief - Ole Miss WR destined for greatness.  Has size, speed, leaping ability - 10 TDs in SEC as a Soph this year!

     




    I kind of like this but I do have a couple of things.

     

    1) Hunt is very behind where Watt was at the same point in their development. Watt was a polished pass rusher with multiple moves and a ton of strength. Hunt on the other hand doesn't have many rushing moves and for his size could stand to add additional strength. Many times he was pushed vertically early and lost all levergae. He needs to add a lot of core and upper body strength to prevent being stood up with such a long torso.

    Though Hunt has potential to have Watt type of upside he is still a long ways away from that. It's one reason he's projected everywhere from the back of the 1st to the 4th range, simply because he is so raw teams question if he could completely develop. Not sure if I'd take Hunt that early instead of targeting a more polished DL at that point. If they move back to the mid 2nd to gather picks and Hunt was there then him or Short would be my pick

    2) I don't see Short making it past the 40's. I highly doubt he make it to the Pats 2nd round pick but J Williams could be there and much like Hunt he is very raw. Tons of potential, which is why MB loves him, but he's another in a long line of late to come football players that tend to be boom or bust. This kid has the physical abilities to be a monster at the line but has really disappointed this year in getting behind the line. He's mainly plugged gaps and held his own this year but never took that step to the next level which many expected. It lead some, including myself, to wonder if he's reached his rushing ceiling and will turn out to be a run stopping demon but be lacking in the pass rush. Late 2nd is a great place for him.


    3) I remember Vernon, solid overall player but nothing special. He reminds me a lot of Ebert truthfully. He'd be a late day two early day 3 type of kid but since we don't have picks in those ranges if you want him then the 3rd is where you'd have to take him. IMO CB goes a lot deeper than WR this year so if I had to take someone in the 3rd I'd rather roll the dice on a CB but to each their own.

    4) I like the 7th rounder. Versitility gives BB wet dreams at night. Are you thinking this kid could be like an Edelman, without the injures? Who else are you looking at in the 7th this year since we have two? 

    PatsEng, I like a couple of guys who I think would be worth drafting with our second 7th.  DB Demetric McCray had a fine season at Appalachian State in Virginia and has good size, speed at 6'1" and 185 lbs.  I also like Ole Miss DT Gil Pena, a NY kid, who had a strong year for the Rebels  at 6'4" 317 lbs.

     




     

     




     

     



    SS,

     

    I'm guessing you're an Ole Miss fan?  I've seen Pena listed at 6-2 334, which garnered my interest in him as a Day 3/URFA type, but haven't been able to find much film on him, do you have a report?

     
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    In response to Faucetman's comment:

    What's the deal with Travis Long, LB/DL Washington State?  He had 9 sacks in 11 games.  I like his size, 6-4, 245.  He's a bit lanky so he should be able to bulk up.  I see that he's listed as a 3/4 rounder.  He's coming off a knee so not sure if he'll work out at the Combine.  But he is a natural pass rusher.



    Looks like a potential Day 3, high effort/developmental type... def agree that he needs to bulk up.

     
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    RE: Ogletree:

    If this kid is around 245 at the combine, there should be some serious discussion on him as a Rd 1 option in that hybrid S/LB type player.  Not saying they would or should take him that high, heck, I don't even think he'll be available at 29... but he does present a skill set (size/speed/former S) that will help combat today's evolving NFL offenses... as others have mentioned.

    At the end of the day, I think they hope to utilize Dane Fletcher (whom they just resigned) in this capacity.

     
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    Some more food for thought,  Texas vs. the Nation:

    East Central DE Armonty Bryant (6'4" 262) has been the most impressive player on both rosters. He’s a raw prospect, but he can “shed blocks with ease” and potentially factor in both the run and pass game at the next level. It was surprising to hear, but two different scouts said Bryant carried a 3rd round grade. Bryant has long arms (35.5”) and strong hands to rip, shed and win at the point of attack, disposing of linemen during one-on-one's in practice.

    LA-Lafayette DE Emeka Onyenekwu (6'4" 254) is another player that has caught the attention of the same scout. He comes off the ball extremely well, and he possesses the length he looks for. He went on to note that Onyenekwu “smoked” OG Travis Bond on several occasions using a variety of moves.

    Cal (PA) Safety Rontez Miles (6'0" 202)is another player noted as playing with a nasty streak. In addition to speed, intelligence, and character, being “nasty” is an essential component in players they want on their team.

    TCU WR Skye Dawson (5'9" 162, 4.30 forty)is extremely quick. He’s a hands catcher, creates a lot of separation, and he’s “killed it” all week.

    Arkansas DT Dequinta Jones (6'4"308) has flashed some potential.

    http://www.buffalobillsdraft.com/2013/01/texas-v-nation-day-2-notes/#more-4502

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/blog/rob-rang/21624625/texas-vs-nation-wednesday-practice-report

     
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    All,

    Who is your "must have non-Rd 1" offensive and defensive player in this class?

    This may change, but as of today, I want:

    Defense:  FIU S Jon Cyprien- A big, active, versatile and instinctive assassin for the back end of the D... something they're lacking.

    Offense:  LTU WR Quinton Patton- Good size, competitive kid that has big play ability and can win outside the hash marks, but also has the quicks/fluidity/COD/RAC ability that BB likes in his perimeter skill guys.

    Surprisingly, both are from "smaller" schools.

     
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    What's the deal with Travis Long, LB/DL Washington State?  He had 9 sacks in 11 games.  I like his size, 6-4, 245.  He's a bit lanky so he should be able to bulk up.  I see that he's listed as a 3/4 rounder.  He's coming off a knee so not sure if he'll work out at the Combine.  But he is a natural pass rusher.



    What's up faucet?  Nice find with Long.  He is one of my Cougs and I have seen every game of his career.  Really a high energy pass rusher who will give 100 percent on every play.  You are right, he will need to add 15-20lbs to be effective at the NFL level, but he definitely has the frame to do it while keeping his explosiveness. He did suffer a knee injury this year, but from what I have read  it will not keep him out of spring workouts.  He may not be ready for the combine, but likely will participate in the WSU pro day.  I love his upside, and he may be had sometime on Day 3.  A possible 7th round gem.  I believe his game is similar to that of Brooks Reed coming out a couple years ago.

     
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    RE: Ogletree:

    If this kid is around 245 at the combine, there should be some serious discussion on him as a Rd 1 option in that hybrid S/LB type player.  Not saying they would or should take him that high, heck, I don't even think he'll be available at 29... but he does present a skill set (size/speed/former S) that will help combat today's evolving NFL offenses... as others have mentioned.

    At the end of the day, I think they hope to utilize Dane Fletcher (whom they just resigned) in this capacity.




    Thanks for your feedback on Long and Ogletree.  I do think if Ogletree is there at 29 he would be strongly considered.  Fletcher is coming off an ACL so who knows where he'll be plus he was at best a 4.70 guy where Ogletree probably runs in the 4.5-4.6 range.  I'd like to see Hightower back at his natural position inside as he was at Bama.  I think Spikes should be the role player coming in on running plays or 34 sets.  I think Mayo and Ogletree on the outside would be pretty dynamic in coverage and coming off the edge.  BB has shown a tendency to draft high at the LB position in recent years with Mayo, Spikes and Hightower where in the past he never took a LB before the 3rd round (Bruschi).

    Agreed that we need to get faster and better in coverage especially against TEs and tall receivers.


    Having said all that, we do need WR more than any other position followed closely by CB depending on Talib.  But being 12-4, we do have the luxury of going BPA so we'll probably take an OT to replace Vollmer (back/contract).  Fluker is probably the best RT prospect in the draft and he might be there at 29.  I think he would be an upgrade over a healthy Vollmer and would be better in run blocking as he is just a beast in that department.

     
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    What's the deal with Travis Long, LB/DL Washington State?  He had 9 sacks in 11 games.  I like his size, 6-4, 245.  He's a bit lanky so he should be able to bulk up.  I see that he's listed as a 3/4 rounder.  He's coming off a knee so not sure if he'll work out at the Combine.  But he is a natural pass rusher.

     



    What's up faucet?  Nice find with Long.  He is one of my Cougs and I have seen every game of his career.  Really a high energy pass rusher who will give 100 percent on every play.  You are right, he will need to add 15-20lbs to be effective at the NFL level, but he definitely has the frame to do it while keeping his explosiveness. He did suffer a knee injury this year, but from what I have read  it will not keep him out of spring workouts.  He may not be ready for the combine, but likely will participate in the WSU pro day.  I love his upside, and he may be had sometime on Day 3.  A possible 7th round gem.  I believe his game is similar to that of Brooks Reed coming out a couple years ago.

     




    Thanks.  I don't think he makes it to the 7th do you?  I was thinking 4th would be his ceiling.  You can never have too many pass rushers.

     

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