***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***

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    I would draft both these guys in later rounds. They are extremely underrated.

    http://blogs.nfl.com/category/pro-days/

    Representatives from 19 NFL teams — including the general managers of the New York Jets (John Idzik) and San Diego Chargers (Tom Telesco), and a New England Patriots special teams coach — were present for Indiana’s pro day on Wednesday, when 18 players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.

    Cody Latimer, WR (6-foot-2 5/8, 215 pounds) — Due to a broken bone in his foot, Latimer was only able to run straight ahead and did not participate in any positional drills. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 and 4.45 seconds. He also had a 39-inch vertical jump. Latimer was at the NFL Scouting Combine, but only competed in the bench press (in which he led his position group with 23 reps of 225 pounds). Latimer does not have a target date for another workout before the 2014 NFL Draft.

    Ted Bolser, TE (6-5 5/8, 248) — Bolser ran the 40 in 4.74 and 4.78 seconds. He had a 31-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-3 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.50 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.11 seconds. He performed 19 strength lifts. Bolser is probably a late-round draft pick or priority free-agent pickup following the draft.



    I like Latimer in Rd 3 or 4.

    Bolser showed some ability as a receiver on the tape that I saw, but it also looked like he did his best to not touch anyone in the blocking game.  It was a small sample and I need to review more.

     
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    Looking at the roster as it stands now and I'll assume VW is back and will play in Sept, the need for 1 or 2 offensive lineman added to keep TB upright.  Injuries will happen so I think 2 maay be drafted early.  In addition, TE and LB additions are needed. All that said, the following picks would get me excited.

    1) Jace Amaro

    2) Christian Jones

    3)Joe Bitonio

    4) Dakota Dozier

    4) Cody Latimer

    6) Walt Aikens

    7) Tyler Starr

     

     
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    Looking at the roster as it stands now and I'll assume VW is back and will play in Sept, the need for 1 or 2 offensive lineman added to keep TB upright.  Injuries will happen so I think 2 maay be drafted early.  In addition, TE and LB additions are needed. All that said, the following picks would get me excited.

    1) Jace Amaro

    2) Christian Jones

    3)Joe Bitonio

    4) Dakota Dozier

    4) Cody Latimer

    6) Walt Aikens

    7) Tyler Starr

     



    Would cover a lot of bases... I would flip flop Bitonio and Jones, but the rest seem pretty realistic.

     
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    Wondering out loud, will BB's approach help when drafting? He has been seen at several prospect workouts.

     
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    Wondering out loud, will BB's approach help when drafting? He has been seen at several prospect workouts.



    Hey SG1, welcome to the thread!  Not sure I understand the question?

     
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    I like to see NE target players early who possess special physical attributes.  Size/Speed/Measurables with great film to match.  I think we have done that in recent years with the early picks of Jones, Hightower, and Collins.  These were all productive players who had elite measurables and athleticism.  Looking at this year's class, I am leaning heavily toward guys like Shazier, Ealy, Nix, Pryor, Attaochu, Sefarian-Jenkins, and Benjamin.  These guys are all special athletes.  Great size/speed/power combos and they have all shown the ability to play at a high level on the field.  My favlorite of the group is Benjamin.  I've been a bit slow to come around on this guy because I don't think WR is our biggest need, but I'm coming to realize that he could become one of the best NFL players in this class.  His size is incredible (6'5"  240 lbs) and he has some of the strongest hands in the draft.  I think he is still a little raw, but he was starting to break out at FSU this past season.  I think his upside is huge.  I know we have greater needs, (TE, DT, OL, etc...) but if Benjamin is there at 29 he may be hard to pass up.  BB likes him enough that he worked him out personally the other day. 

     
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    Guys I'm really a Bozo in a Genius mind! I can't understand how I get booted for not saying anything! At any rate the Patriots had a great time at the UCF pro day, time will tell if any of the UCF kids impressed.

     
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    Guys I'm really a Bozo in a Genius mind! I can't understand how I get booted for not saying anything! At any rate the Patriots had a great time at the UCF pro day, time will tell if any of the UCF kids impressed.



    Ahh, I understand the code, haha.

    Any word on how Storm Johnson performed?

     
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    I like to see NE target players early who possess special physical attributes.  Size/Speed/Measurables with great film to match.  I think we have done that in recent years with the early picks of Jones, Hightower, and Collins.  These were all productive players who had elite measurables and athleticism.  Looking at this year's class, I am leaning heavily toward guys like Shazier, Ealy, Nix, Pryor, Attaochu, Sefarian-Jenkins, and Benjamin.  These guys are all special athletes.  Great size/speed/power combos and they have all shown the ability to play at a high level on the field.  My favlorite of the group is Benjamin.  I've been a bit slow to come around on this guy because I don't think WR is our biggest need, but I'm coming to realize that he could become one of the best NFL players in this class.  His size is incredible (6'5"  240 lbs) and he has some of the strongest hands in the draft.  I think he is still a little raw, but he was starting to break out at FSU this past season.  I think his upside is huge.  I know we have greater needs, (TE, DT, OL, etc...) but if Benjamin is there at 29 he may be hard to pass up.  BB likes him enough that he worked him out personally the other day. 



    Check out his Florida tape, he absolutely abuses Purifoy.  I agree, he's raw, and his hands are a bit inconsistently but he'd present them with a huge weapon down the middle of the field and create matchup problems no matter where he lined up.  I prefer him to Amaro as the flex type player that can replace some of what Hernandez gave them.

     
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    I like to see NE target players early who possess special physical attributes.  Size/Speed/Measurables with great film to match.  I think we have done that in recent years with the early picks of Jones, Hightower, and Collins.  These were all productive players who had elite measurables and athleticism.  Looking at this year's class, I am leaning heavily toward guys like Shazier, Ealy, Nix, Pryor, Attaochu, Sefarian-Jenkins, and Benjamin.  These guys are all special athletes.  Great size/speed/power combos and they have all shown the ability to play at a high level on the field.  My favlorite of the group is Benjamin.  I've been a bit slow to come around on this guy because I don't think WR is our biggest need, but I'm coming to realize that he could become one of the best NFL players in this class.  His size is incredible (6'5"  240 lbs) and he has some of the strongest hands in the draft.  I think he is still a little raw, but he was starting to break out at FSU this past season.  I think his upside is huge.  I know we have greater needs, (TE, DT, OL, etc...) but if Benjamin is there at 29 he may be hard to pass up.  BB likes him enough that he worked him out personally the other day. 



    Check out his Florida tape, he absolutely abuses Purifoy.  I agree, he's raw, and his hands are a bit inconsistently but he'd present them with a huge weapon down the middle of the field and create matchup problems no matter where he lined up.  I prefer him to Amaro as the flex type player that can replace some of what Hernandez gave them.



    Yeah, I definitely prefer Benjamin over Amaro, too.  Just tons of upside.  I watched that FSU-Florida game, and Benjamin was just awesome to watch.  How great would our offense look with Dobson and Benjamin on the outside, and Edelman/Boyce in the slot, Gronk at TE, and Vereen at RB?  Pretty nasty.  I would still look at a TE in the 3rd or 4th, even if we drafted Benjamin.  How about this?

    1st)  Benjamin  WR  FSU

    2nd)  Easley  DE/DT  Florida

    3rd)  Telvin Smith  LB  FSU

    4th)  Will Sutton  DT  ASU

    Comp)  Charles Sims  RB  WVA

    6th)  Chris Watt  OG   ND

    6th)  Brock Vereen  SS  Minnesota

    7th)  AC Leonard  TE  Tennessee St

     
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    I like to see NE target players early who possess special physical attributes.  Size/Speed/Measurables with great film to match.  I think we have done that in recent years with the early picks of Jones, Hightower, and Collins.  These were all productive players who had elite measurables and athleticism.  Looking at this year's class, I am leaning heavily toward guys like Shazier, Ealy, Nix, Pryor, Attaochu, Sefarian-Jenkins, and Benjamin.  These guys are all special athletes.  Great size/speed/power combos and they have all shown the ability to play at a high level on the field.  My favlorite of the group is Benjamin.  I've been a bit slow to come around on this guy because I don't think WR is our biggest need, but I'm coming to realize that he could become one of the best NFL players in this class.  His size is incredible (6'5"  240 lbs) and he has some of the strongest hands in the draft.  I think he is still a little raw, but he was starting to break out at FSU this past season.  I think his upside is huge.  I know we have greater needs, (TE, DT, OL, etc...) but if Benjamin is there at 29 he may be hard to pass up.  BB likes him enough that he worked him out personally the other day. 

     



    Check out his Florida tape, he absolutely abuses Purifoy.  I agree, he's raw, and his hands are a bit inconsistently but he'd present them with a huge weapon down the middle of the field and create matchup problems no matter where he lined up.  I prefer him to Amaro as the flex type player that can replace some of what Hernandez gave them.

     



    Yeah, I definitely prefer Benjamin over Amaro, too.  Just tons of upside.  I watched that FSU-Florida game, and Benjamin was just awesome to watch.  How great would our offense look with Dobson and Benjamin on the outside, and Edelman/Boyce in the slot, Gronk at TE, and Vereen at RB?  Pretty nasty.  I would still look at a TE in the 3rd or 4th, even if we drafted Benjamin.  How about this?

    1st)  Benjamin  WR  FSU

    2nd)  Easley  DE/DT  Florida

    3rd)  Telvin Smith  LB  FSU

    4th)  Will Sutton  DT  ASU

    Comp)  Charles Sims  RB  WVA

    6th)  Chris Watt  OG   ND

    6th)  Brock Vereen  SS  Minnesota

    7th)  AC Leonard  TE  Tennessee St



    I'm not a fan of Sutton, but the rest of that draft would be fan-fr!gg!n-tastic.  I still think Telvin is a Rd 2 cat, but if he's available at the end of Rd 3, it's a no-brainer for me.

     
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    I like to see NE target players early who possess special physical attributes.  Size/Speed/Measurables with great film to match.  I think we have done that in recent years with the early picks of Jones, Hightower, and Collins.  These were all productive players who had elite measurables and athleticism.  Looking at this year's class, I am leaning heavily toward guys like Shazier, Ealy, Nix, Pryor, Attaochu, Sefarian-Jenkins, and Benjamin.  These guys are all special athletes.  Great size/speed/power combos and they have all shown the ability to play at a high level on the field.  My favlorite of the group is Benjamin.  I've been a bit slow to come around on this guy because I don't think WR is our biggest need, but I'm coming to realize that he could become one of the best NFL players in this class.  His size is incredible (6'5"  240 lbs) and he has some of the strongest hands in the draft.  I think he is still a little raw, but he was starting to break out at FSU this past season.  I think his upside is huge.  I know we have greater needs, (TE, DT, OL, etc...) but if Benjamin is there at 29 he may be hard to pass up.  BB likes him enough that he worked him out personally the other day. 

     



    Check out his Florida tape, he absolutely abuses Purifoy.  I agree, he's raw, and his hands are a bit inconsistently but he'd present them with a huge weapon down the middle of the field and create matchup problems no matter where he lined up.  I prefer him to Amaro as the flex type player that can replace some of what Hernandez gave them.

     



    Yeah, I definitely prefer Benjamin over Amaro, too.  Just tons of upside.  I watched that FSU-Florida game, and Benjamin was just awesome to watch.  How great would our offense look with Dobson and Benjamin on the outside, and Edelman/Boyce in the slot, Gronk at TE, and Vereen at RB?  Pretty nasty.  I would still look at a TE in the 3rd or 4th, even if we drafted Benjamin.  How about this?

    1st)  Benjamin  WR  FSU

    2nd)  Easley  DE/DT  Florida

    3rd)  Telvin Smith  LB  FSU

    4th)  Will Sutton  DT  ASU

    Comp)  Charles Sims  RB  WVA

    6th)  Chris Watt  OG   ND

    6th)  Brock Vereen  SS  Minnesota

    7th)  AC Leonard  TE  Tennessee St



    I'm not a fan of Sutton, but the rest of that draft would be fan-fr!gg!n-tastic.  I still think Telvin is a Rd 2 cat, but if he's available at the end of Rd 3, it's a no-brainer for me.



    I'm not a huge Sutton fan either, but if he there late in the 4th then I think he starts to look pretty good.  Hard to say where Telvin will go.  I could easy see some team falling in love with him and taking him in the 2nd, but seeing him in the 3rd isn't out of the question.

     
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    I like to see NE target players early who possess special physical attributes.  Size/Speed/Measurables with great film to match.  I think we have done that in recent years with the early picks of Jones, Hightower, and Collins.  These were all productive players who had elite measurables and athleticism.  Looking at this year's class, I am leaning heavily toward guys like Shazier, Ealy, Nix, Pryor, Attaochu, Sefarian-Jenkins, and Benjamin.  These guys are all special athletes.  Great size/speed/power combos and they have all shown the ability to play at a high level on the field.  My favlorite of the group is Benjamin.  I've been a bit slow to come around on this guy because I don't think WR is our biggest need, but I'm coming to realize that he could become one of the best NFL players in this class.  His size is incredible (6'5"  240 lbs) and he has some of the strongest hands in the draft.  I think he is still a little raw, but he was starting to break out at FSU this past season.  I think his upside is huge.  I know we have greater needs, (TE, DT, OL, etc...) but if Benjamin is there at 29 he may be hard to pass up.  BB likes him enough that he worked him out personally the other day. 

     



    Check out his Florida tape, he absolutely abuses Purifoy.  I agree, he's raw, and his hands are a bit inconsistently but he'd present them with a huge weapon down the middle of the field and create matchup problems no matter where he lined up.  I prefer him to Amaro as the flex type player that can replace some of what Hernandez gave them.

     



    Yeah, I definitely prefer Benjamin over Amaro, too.  Just tons of upside.  I watched that FSU-Florida game, and Benjamin was just awesome to watch.  How great would our offense look with Dobson and Benjamin on the outside, and Edelman/Boyce in the slot, Gronk at TE, and Vereen at RB?  Pretty nasty.  I would still look at a TE in the 3rd or 4th, even if we drafted Benjamin.  How about this?

    1st)  Benjamin  WR  FSU

    2nd)  Easley  DE/DT  Florida

    3rd)  Telvin Smith  LB  FSU

    4th)  Will Sutton  DT  ASU

    Comp)  Charles Sims  RB  WVA

    6th)  Chris Watt  OG   ND

    6th)  Brock Vereen  SS  Minnesota

    7th)  AC Leonard  TE  Tennessee St



    I'm not a fan of Sutton, but the rest of that draft would be fan-fr!gg!n-tastic.  I still think Telvin is a Rd 2 cat, but if he's available at the end of Rd 3, it's a no-brainer for me.



    I'm not a huge Sutton fan either, but if he there late in the 4th then I think he starts to look pretty good.  Hard to say where Telvin will go.  I could easy see some team falling in love with him and taking him in the 2nd, but seeing him in the 3rd isn't out of the question.



    If they went Easley in Rd 2 and were looking to double down on DT, I'd hope for a Brent Urban or Ed Stinson in Rd 4, both are very strong at the POA and very good vs. the run.  I really think Urban is gonna be a player at the NFL level... love the size/length/versatility.

     
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    Looking at the roster as it stands now and I'll assume VW is back and will play in Sept, the need for 1 or 2 offensive lineman added to keep TB upright.  Injuries will happen so I think 2 maay be drafted early.  In addition, TE and LB additions are needed. All that said, the following picks would get me excited.

    1) Jace Amaro

    2) Christian Jones

    3)Joe Bitonio

    4) Dakota Dozier

    4) Cody Latimer

    6) Walt Aikens

    7) Tyler Starr

     



    That is one huge assumption that I really am not a fan of.

    There is too much downside if they did not draft a potential starter at DT and the assumption turns out to be wrong. It's one thing for him to be able to play again, another if he is able to come back by Sept, and yet another if he is actually able to play well again. There is no upside to not drafting that DT - only a downside.

    On the other hand, there is only upside (perhaps huge) if they draft a potential starter at DT and VW actually comes back to pre-injury form. The rookie gets to watch how VW gets things done, and then takes over the reins in a year or two. At worst, the DT turns out to be a bust; then you are in the same situation as if you did not draft a DT.

     

     

     

     
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    Just watched Johnny Manziel and the interviews with Kurt Warner and Mike Mayock afterwards. The kid has it - 

    Is he an injury risk? Perhaps? I don't think I would care - if I'm Houston, I would take him. 

    His pro day performance could make more shuffling at the top end -hopefully to benefit the Pats. 

     
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    Guys I'm really a Bozo in a Genius mind! I can't understand how I get booted for not saying anything! At any rate the Patriots had a great time at the UCF pro day, time will tell if any of the UCF kids impressed.



    Ahh, I understand the code, haha.

    Any word on how Storm Johnson performed?

    I would imagine both he and Bortles did well, but the important part would have been the board games BB came up with, where he designs a play then comes back later and asks them what the play was and what were the responsiblities of each player involved and more specifically their assignments. Storm is starting to gain some momentum up the draft boards from what I've been reading. The other guys they worked out were the McCray twins both are O-linemen and Chris Martin another O-Line guy as well as Jeff Godfrey a WR. They did not work out Bortles.


     
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    Food for thought MB, BB probably had Benjamin running TE routes just for giggles...Hoodie never misses out on an idea, I think he would be a better choice as the move TE then any other player in this draft including Amaro,Lyerla, Ebron and any other guy! Yes he may have just looked at his WR skills but it has to be in the back of his mind based upon the size of Benjamin that he could be moved to TE/H-back and probably be outstanding from jump street at 6'5" 240 lbs he already has the body for it.. Like i said a month ago if Pryor or Benjamin are still standing no way do they pass on either.

     
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    Food for thought MB, BB probably had Benjamin running TE routes just for giggles...Hoodie never misses out on an idea, I think he would be a better choice as the move TE then any other player in this draft including Amaro,Lyerla, Ebron and any other guy! Yes he may have just looked at his WR skills but it has to be in the back of his mind based upon the size of Benjamin that he could be moved to TE/H-back and probably be outstanding from jump street at 6'5" 240 lbs he already has the body for it.. Like i said a month ago if Pryor or Benjamin are still standing no way do they pass on either.



    I wouldn't call Benjamin a lock at 29, but he's certainly on the short list, IMO, for the reasons you mentioned above.

     
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    Food for thought MB, BB probably had Benjamin running TE routes just for giggles...Hoodie never misses out on an idea, I think he would be a better choice as the move TE then any other player in this draft including Amaro,Lyerla, Ebron and any other guy! Yes he may have just looked at his WR skills but it has to be in the back of his mind based upon the size of Benjamin that he could be moved to TE/H-back and probably be outstanding from jump street at 6'5" 240 lbs he already has the body for it.. Like i said a month ago if Pryor or Benjamin are still standing no way do they pass on either.



    I wouldn't call Benjamin a lock at 29, but he's certainly on the short list, IMO, for the reasons you mentioned above.

    Of course there is no guarentee that either are available! I know that the Hernandez hole has to be filled and I'm pretty sure BB realizes this, he also could go in an entirely different direction when he finally uses a pick, becuase according to Ron Rivera: Brandon Lafell is good enough of a blocker that he could move to the TE/HB position. With this knowledge I could see all kinds of different moves being made, but my top two still remain Pryor and Benjamin. Last but not least what is your opinion of Lonnie Ballentine,FS Memphis.


     
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    Another question arose while you've been gone, VW decided to restructure his contract and now the Patriots have some cap space. We don't know how much but the contract only has 3 mil in guarenteed money. Hopefully they'll have enough to sign LaGarrette Blount, before doling out rookie money.

     
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    Per cssne, TE CJ Fiedorowicz will visit with the pats later this month, I have him in my mock draft as a third round pick.. 

    http://www.csnne.com/blog/patriots-talk/tight-end-fiedorowicz-visit-patriots

     
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    Per cssne, TE CJ Fiedorowicz will visit with the pats later this month, I have him in my mock draft as a third round pick.. 

    http://www.csnne.com/blog/patriots-talk/tight-end-fiedorowicz-visit-patriots

    CJ is a Ferentz product so he could be in the Patriots draft plans and many on this board have associated his name with the Pats.


     
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    Tripp and Starr are two guys to watch around the 4rth, although I think Tripp is gone by the end of round three.

     
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    What do you guys think of Montana LB'er Jordan Tripp?

    He's 6'3" 235 and ran a very solid 4.67 40 at the combine. Was times twice at 4.57 and 4.59. Finished 1st among all 'backers at the 20 yard shuffle and 4th at the 3 cone drill, which we know BB loves.

    I like Skov a lot too, but Tripp could be a similar pro and might be available with one of our late 4th rd picks.



    I think that there will be much better players on the board in the 4th round.  I wouldn't touch Tripp until the 6th, and Starr is an UDFA to me.  I honestly doubt he makes a 53 man roster.  Going from playing college ball in South Dakota to the NFL is a huge jump.  Tripp might have a chance, but I don't think he is really that special.  I say stay away from the small school guys in this deep class.

     
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    So, I have to backpedal a little bit here.  The other day I was totally on board with the idea of taking Florida's DT/DE Easely in the 2nd round.  Well, I knew he has had injury issues, but I didn't know that he has blown out both knees!  Sorry, but Easley is off my board completely.  I love the upside and playmaking ability when healthy, but this guy clearly has too many red flags medically.  I would much rather reach a little bit for a healthy player than draft a kid who has both knees reconstructed.  Great talent, can't stay healthy.  BB made the mistake of drafting Ras-I Dowling, and I don't want that mistake repeated.  

     
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