Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***
posted at 11/8/2013 12:19 PM EST
In response to PatsEng's comment:
Little poll. Should BB target one more Rutgers player in the upcoming draft:
Brandon Coleman 6'6" 220lbs
So far this year Colemans production has gone down hill. Minus one big game his production has essentially disappeared off the map. This might be due to a nagging knee injury in preseason or that Rutgers has started relying heavily on the run as of late. With questions already forming if Coleman has the speed for the NFL and now his lack of production could this drive him to a late day 2 early day 3 pick? If he is available in the late 3rd early 4th would you be happy if BB traded up or used the 3rd on Coleman in hopes that he could gain 15lbs and become a Hernandez type of player. When his knee is healthy he can make good cuts and as a WR he has good blocking ability (which would need to develop in the TE position) but there is potential that after a yr or two he could develop into an average blocking TE with above average receiving ability. Personally if he's available at that spot I'd love to take him. Ideally if they get a 3rd for Welker (Amendola might wash it out though) they take Coleman and Fiedorowicz and use Coleman as a hybrid with Gronk and Fiedorowics as main TE's. That would allow them to run 2 TE sets again while giving them 3-4 WR set ability.
I do not think NWE will pick up a WR on the upcoming draft. If they do, I would guess they don't take anyone until day 3. I doubt Coleman will be available. He is right now projected at late 1st - early second. That of course will change if he shows lack of speed at the combine.
My current favorite is Jared Abbrederis (6'2", 188, so far in 2013 has 46 recs for 782 yds). Currently projected at late third but could slip to fourth, given a lot of teams took WRs last year. Of course he could shoot up too, if he shows good speed at the combine.
He is game quick and tough tough tough. He can play the slot a la Welker. The difference is that has the speed to stretch the field. Used well, this guy could be very unpredictable to the D. He will drive Ds crazy. Unlike Aendola, this guy will be available to play.
If you want a tall guy, check out the following...
Brandon Wimberly, Nevada (6'3", 225, 67, 696)
Devin Street, Pittsburgh ('6'3", 192, 40, 690)
L'Damian Washington, Missouri ('6'4", 205, 36, 680)
Marcus Lucas, Missouri (6'5", 220, 43, 522)
Kelvin Benjamin (6'5", 235, 25, 476) This guy will catch anything within 20' of him (exagerrating of course)
This assumes the following are taken in the first three rounds:
I also would not mind it if they pick up Kevin Norwood on the third day.
If you want a WR/TE type, then take a look at Cajuste of Stanford