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On NE's radar????
- December 14
- (4:30 PM): Rutgers WR enters the draft ... Despite a disappointing 2013 season, Rutgers junior WR Brandon Coleman has announced that he will forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the upcoming draft. The 6-5, 225-pound Coleman had just 32 catches this fall after undergoing pre-season knee surgery; still because of his size alone Coleman is likely to start to get some looks from pro teams as early as the mid-second day range.
If they can get him in the 3rd or trade up to the 4th I'd take him but with so many young WRs already on the team I wouldn't spend earlier.
This draft I pretty much want lineman and more lineman on both sides of the ball (and a TE that can block like a lineman)
I too want them to load up on fatty's on both sides of the ball. Check out Georgia's TE Arthur Lynch if you haven't already... very good size and ability blocker that can catch the football. Local kid too, having played his HS ball in Dartmouth, MA. I think he's a definite option late on Day 2 or early on Day 3.
Yeah I say him ealier in the year. Bit of stiff hips but good overall blocker. I just don't see him as much of a pass catcher and he's a bit slow. He looks like a Hooman type of TE. Though I like the blocking ability good blocking TE's are a dime a dozen in the mid to late rounds so if I'm going late day 2 I'd like to find someone with a little more pass catching ability you can work with to be a better blocker. I always feel you can train someones blocking ability up but pass catching and route running has a more natural athletic ability associated with it and can't really be trained up.
Xavier Grimble from USC for instance to me shows more athletic and receiving ability. He's someone I'd consider in the same range, but my gut says he'll go back to school after missing a number of games due to injury to increase his stock. Or someone like Jacob Pederson from Wisconsin who for his size has good blocking ability but is a natural pass catcher with HB potential. Not Hernandez but someone in the same mold. If he can add 5-10lbs and keep his quickness he'd be a great 2nd blocking TE who could flex out. However, because of Gronk I'm looking for a #1 type TE in this draft which is why I'm looking towards a Fiedorowicz or Seferian-Jenkins who are both natural receivers with good blocking ability.