Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***
posted at 12/28/2013 1:42 PM EST
In response to mbeaulieu07's comment:
In response to seattlepat70's comment:
FIGHT HUNGER BOWL, DEC 27
BYU vs U of WASHINGTON
Before I give my assessments of the players already mentioned, I want to add a new name – Hau’oli Kikaha, UW DE/OLB, Jr, 6-3, 250. The guy is explosive and puts his speed to good use. Made three sacks and at least one FF. Was constantly on the BYU QB’s face. Comfortable in either stance. I did not see him drop back but showed he’s comfortable playing/ tackling in open field. One or two times got careless and failed to seal the edge, but overall, outstanding.
Almost forgot. UW's John Timu (ILB, 6-1, 235) had a hell of a game as well. Unofficially, had 13 tackles. Displayed impressive speed and instincts. Looked really good reading and reacting to BYU's plays.
UW #88, TE Austin Sefarian-Jenkins (6-6, 276, proj rnd 1):
I don’t know what to make of his play today. I only saw him make one nice catch, for a TD. Throughout the game, he did a decent job blocking. That said, there is something off about his body language. He did not look engaged. Maybe I am reading too much into it, but to some extent, he looked like he was taking plays off. A little disappointing, frankly.
UW #25, RB Bishop Sankey (Jr, 5-10, 203 proj rnd 2):
One word – special. Too bad the Pats have four good RBs. This kid will be a pain in Ds’ behinds. Really good vision paired with a really nasty jump cut to the right, very capable of breaking a lot of ankles.
UW #21, CB Marcus Peters (rSo, 5-11, 193, proj rnd 7):
His play was not exactly sharp. Got beaten once when the BYU QB got away from a sack. Almost got beaten twice. He should go back to school to build a better resume.
UW #17, QB Keith Price (Sr, 6-1, 202, proj rnd 7):
Smart QB. Good leader. Deserves a first backup role, but could develop into a starter. Likely will be drafted no earlier than the third day, perhaps fall to FA, due to his size.
BYU #3, DE/OLB Kyle Van Noy (Sr, 6-3, 245, proj rnd 1-2):
Had a very impressive first half, showing flashes of why he belongs in the first round. His best play came at 1:28 in Q1. UW attempted a 4 and 1 inside the BYU 5. Van Noy fought through two blocking TEs to tackle Sankey 5 yards behind the LOS. It was a thing of beauty. He followed through the rest of the half with some nice tackles. Kind of disappeared in the second half. Overall performance did not match his bowl performance vs SDSU in 2012
BYU #2, WR Cody Hoffman (Sr, 6-4, 210, proj rnd 5):
IMO Hoffman opened a lot of eyes with his play today. He was basically unstoppable in the first half, catching all balls thrown his way and eluding tackles for more yards. I am guessing his 40-time will hold him down in the draft.
BYU #82, TE Kaneakua Friel (Sr, 6-5, 261, Proj rnd 7):
Was he even on the field?
I've had similar questions on ASJ... looks the part and does a good job inline, but I don't see a ton of intensity and to be honest, I think he'd be much better off loosing 10+ pounds.
Any feedback on rSO DE/OLB Bronson Kaufusi or DT Eathyn Manumaleuna?
Kaufusi looked really good vs. ND and has excellent size/length and Manumaleuna is a high motor, experienced, versatile type kid.
Good info on Kikahi, I'm gonna have to give him a look.
I'd have to watch ithe game again. The first half had a lot going on that were unexpected and positively distracting -- Hoffman, Kikaha, etc. I did not mention on my review, I even forgot to mention another UW player who I thought played well - #1, the FS. I think his name is Carter.