***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***

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    Wonder how highly BB and crew will have Boise State DE/OLB Demarcus Lawrence rated.  He has some off the field that needs to be looked into (suspended for 3 seperate games), but he's an active, rangy, tenacious kid with long arms, big hands and some versatility and he really gets after it off the edge.  I'd put him the discussion with Attaochu and Ford, etc., as far as pass rushers go.

     
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    Wonder how highly BB and crew will have Boise State DE/OLB Demarcus Lawrence rated.  He has some off the field that needs to be looked into (suspended for 3 seperate games), but he's an active, rangy, tenacious kid with long arms, big hands and some versatility and he really gets after it off the edge.  I'd put him the discussion with Attaouchu and Ford, etc., as far as pass rushers go.




    He is a hot name right now.  I like him a lot.  Maybe the best natural athlete of the names you mentioned.  If his character checks out, he could be in play at 29.

     
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    It will be interesting to see how many different names familiar to those of us who follow the draft closely will become the "flavor" of the last two weeks like Tom Savage has been lately...they'll have to find something to rave about these last two weeks.

     
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    Wonder how highly BB and crew will have Boise State DE/OLB Demarcus Lawrence rated.  He has some off the field that needs to be looked into (suspended for 3 seperate games), but he's an active, rangy, tenacious kid with long arms, big hands and some versatility and he really gets after it off the edge.  I'd put him the discussion with Attaouchu and Ford, etc., as far as pass rushers go.




    I like him...looks like a nice athlete with long arms. I'm surprised he only ran a 4.8 at the combine, but I want to say he ran a 4.69 at his pro day, too me that looks more like the kid you see on film.

     
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    MB et al, what's you analysis on WR Brandon Coleman?


    I just watched some highlights and seems to have the physical gifts, although smallish hands.

     
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    Wonder how highly BB and crew will have Boise State DE/OLB Demarcus Lawrence rated.  He has some off the field that needs to be looked into (suspended for 3 seperate games), but he's an active, rangy, tenacious kid with long arms, big hands and some versatility and he really gets after it off the edge.  I'd put him the discussion with Attaouchu and Ford, etc., as far as pass rushers go.


     




    I like him...looks like a nice athlete with long arms. I'm surprised he only ran a 4.8 at the combine, but I want to say he ran a 4.69 at his pro day, too me that looks more like the kid you see on film.





    I agree that he looks faster that 4.8 on tape.


    I'm always a bit skeptical when Pro Day times come in far lower than combine times, but you can usually tell which one is closer to the truth by watching film.


     

     
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    MB et al, what's you analysis on WR Brandon Coleman?


     


    I just watched some highlights and seems to have the physical gifts, although smallish hands.





    Yeah, elite size kid with some natural ability that can make some plays down the field, but he's inconsistent catching the football.  I think he'll interest them in the middle rounds.

     
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    It will be interesting to see how many different names familiar to those of us who follow the draft closely will become the "flavor" of the last two weeks like Tom Savage has been lately...they'll have to find something to rave about these last two weeks.


     





    Yeah, I think I read somewhere recently that ND OL Zack Martin has become a hot name (and I chuckled a bit)... like teams are just now finding out about this kid and haven't known for months that he's one of the most consistently good prospects in this class.

     
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    Wonder how highly BB and crew will have Boise State DE/OLB Demarcus Lawrence rated.  He has some off the field that needs to be looked into (suspended for 3 seperate games), but he's an active, rangy, tenacious kid with long arms, big hands and some versatility and he really gets after it off the edge.  I'd put him the discussion with Attaouchu and Ford, etc., as far as pass rushers go.


     


     


     




    I like him...looks like a nice athlete with long arms. I'm surprised he only ran a 4.8 at the combine, but I want to say he ran a 4.69 at his pro day, too me that looks more like the kid you see on film.


     





    I agree that he looks faster that 4.8 on tape.


     


    I'm always a bit skeptical when Pro Day times come in far lower than combine times, but you can usually tell which one is closer to the truth by watching film.


     


     





    I agree, the tape tells the tale more than anything.

     
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    From ESPN Insider:



    My favorite players to watch on tape:



    As I go through prospect evaluations for the draft, some players' tape is painful to get through, while there are others whose tape I could watch all day long.



    The prospects listed below fit the latter, including several potential first-rounders and a quarterback who has the potential to surprise by sticking in the league. They make up my 2014 All-Tape team, a distinction rivaled in prestige only by my All-Satellite team (the draft version of which is coming next week).



    Here are nine players who are a joy to watch.


     


    Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU



    Landry is undersized and ran a slow 40-yard dash time at the combine, but he's still worth a Day 2 pick. Why? Because he is one of the best pure football players in this class. First off, his ball skills are second to none in the 2014 class of receivers -- and if you don't trust my eyes on that, there are plenty of numbers that back that assertion up. Landry has excellent focus and natural hand-eye coordination, and very good body control to adjust. Landry does an excellent job of competing for balls in traffic and has the strong hands to secure passes. He makes tough catches over his head look easy. He's also the toughest receiver in the 2014 class, with no fear of going over the middle (he'll take a big shot and still hold onto the ball), and a physical, competitive and effective blocker. I love the way this guy plays the game.


     


    C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama



    Mosley has the four things you look for in a linebacker: instincts, motor, sure tackling and the versatility to be an every-down player. He is a relentless, tough and disciplined playmaker. He carries some injury and durability concerns with him into the league, but there isn't anything not to like about what you see from him on tape. He should go off the board in the first half of the first round; I've got him as the No. 8 player on my board.


     


    Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State



    I liken Crichton to a less talented Chris Long. He is a tone-setter with his attacking, physical style. He plays with an edge and a relentless motor; he loves to chase and gives consistent second effort. Crichton is a high-energy pass-rusher with violent hands and explosive get-off quickness. He has a strong work ethic and practice habits, and he's a self-motivator and a vocal leader who can handle criticism.


     


    Jeremiah Attaochu, DE/OLB, Georgia Tech



    Attaochu is a tireless worker who plays the game hard and has continued to improve. His best season came as a senior, and he finished really strong down the stretch, with 10.5 sacks in his final six games (including his four-sack performance against rival Georgia). He has exceptional instincts as a pass-rusher, and figures to land in the early second-round range in the draft.


     


    Joel Bitonio, OT, Nevada



    Bitonio doesn't look the part, but he plays the part. He's a tone-setter who gives outstanding effort, and he is a classic finisher. He fights through the whistle and is looking to bury his opponents on every snap, and he can really get under his opponents' skin (the best example of that came when he went up against UCLA's Anthony Barr this past season). He has an excellent work ethic and is a really good leader. Bitonio figures to come off the board in the second round, but he could sneak into the late first.


     


    Devonta Freeman, RB, Florida State



    Freeman is an elite competitor who runs like his hair is on fire. He keeps his pads low and legs driving at the end of runs and is almost always falling forward. He's tough, too, as shown by his willingness to throw himself around as a blocker in both the passing and running games. He does a great job of protecting the football as well, with a career fumble percentage of just 0.9.


     


    Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh



    There are two things you should know about Donald right off the top: (1) according to those who have coached him, he is the best practice player they have ever been around, and (2) he played the highest percentage of snaps among any draftable defensive linemen in this class. Donald is an exceptional competitor to go along with his elite first-step quickness and finishing ability. He figures to be off the board in the first 15 picks.


     


    Chris Borland, LB. Wisconsin



    Borland lacks the prototypical measureables you look for in a linebacker. He is short and has short arms (28 7/8 inches). His top-end speed is just average, but he plays faster on tape, and he has good bulk and carries it well. Borland plays with reckless abandon, does a great job of filling the hole and shows very good technique as a face-up tackler. He's not the type of guy to excel in a combine-like setting, but it's hard not to love his game on tape. He reminds me some of Zach Thomas.


     


    Connor Shaw, QB, South Carolina



    It's rare for a QB to make this list, but that speaks to the type of player that Shaw is. He is clearly a tape junkie and a "first one in, last one out" type of guy in terms of his preparation. His below-average arm strength and lack of size and injury history contribute to why he's only the 14th-ranked QB on my board, but he has very good touch and timing as a passer and good speed, quickness and toughness as a runner.

     
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    So McShay def reads the Draft Thread ;)


     



    http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/nfl-draft/post?id=4553" rel="nofollow">http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/nfl-draft/post?id=4553


     


     


     



    From ESPN Insider:


     



    My favorite players to watch on tape:


     



    As I go through prospect evaluations for the draft, some players' tape is painful to get through, while there are others whose tape I could watch all day long.


     



    The prospects listed below fit the latter, including several potential first-rounders and a quarterback who has the potential to surprise by sticking in the league. They make up my 2014 All-Tape team, a distinction rivaled in prestige only by my All-Satellite team (the draft version of which is coming next week).


     



    Here are nine players who are a joy to watch.


     


     


     


    Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU


     



    Landry is undersized and ran a slow 40-yard dash time at the combine, but he's still worth a Day 2 pick. Why? Because he is one of the best pure football players in this class. First off, his ball skills are second to none in the 2014 class of receivers -- and if you don't trust my eyes on that, there are plenty of numbers that back that assertion up. Landry has excellent focus and natural hand-eye coordination, and very good body control to adjust. Landry does an excellent job of competing for balls in traffic and has the strong hands to secure passes. He makes tough catches over his head look easy. He's also the toughest receiver in the 2014 class, with no fear of going over the middle (he'll take a big shot and still hold onto the ball), and a physical, competitive and effective blocker. I love the way this guy plays the game.


     


     


     


    C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama


     



    Mosley has the four things you look for in a linebacker: instincts, motor, sure tackling and the versatility to be an every-down player. He is a relentless, tough and disciplined playmaker. He carries some injury and durability concerns with him into the league, but there isn't anything not to like about what you see from him on tape. He should go off the board in the first half of the first round; I've got him as the No. 8 player on my board.


     


     


     


    Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State


     



    I liken Crichton to a less talented Chris Long. He is a tone-setter with his attacking, physical style. He plays with an edge and a relentless motor; he loves to chase and gives consistent second effort. Crichton is a high-energy pass-rusher with violent hands and explosive get-off quickness. He has a strong work ethic and practice habits, and he's a self-motivator and a vocal leader who can handle criticism.


     


     


     


    Jeremiah Attaochu, DE/OLB, Georgia Tech


     



    Attaochu is a tireless worker who plays the game hard and has continued to improve. His best season came as a senior, and he finished really strong down the stretch, with 10.5 sacks in his final six games (including his four-sack performance against rival Georgia). He has exceptional instincts as a pass-rusher, and figures to land in the early second-round range in the draft.


     


     


     


    Joel Bitonio, OT, Nevada


     



    Bitonio doesn't look the part, but he plays the part. He's a tone-setter who gives outstanding effort, and he is a classic finisher. He fights through the whistle and is looking to bury his opponents on every snap, and he can really get under his opponents' skin (the best example of that came when he went up against UCLA's Anthony Barr this past season). He has an excellent work ethic and is a really good leader. Bitonio figures to come off the board in the second round, but he could sneak into the late first.


     


     


     


    Devonta Freeman, RB, Florida State


     



    Freeman is an elite competitor who runs like his hair is on fire. He keeps his pads low and legs driving at the end of runs and is almost always falling forward. He's tough, too, as shown by his willingness to throw himself around as a blocker in both the passing and running games. He does a great job of protecting the football as well, with a career fumble percentage of just 0.9.


     


     


     


    Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh


     



    There are two things you should know about Donald right off the top: (1) according to those who have coached him, he is the best practice player they have ever been around, and (2) he played the highest percentage of snaps among any draftable defensive linemen in this class. Donald is an exceptional competitor to go along with his elite first-step quickness and finishing ability. He figures to be off the board in the first 15 picks.


     


     


     


    Chris Borland, LB. Wisconsin


     



    Borland lacks the prototypical measureables you look for in a linebacker. He is short and has short arms (28 7/8 inches). His top-end speed is just average, but he plays faster on tape, and he has good bulk and carries it well. Borland plays with reckless abandon, does a great job of filling the hole and shows very good technique as a face-up tackler. He's not the type of guy to excel in a combine-like setting, but it's hard not to love his game on tape. He reminds me some of Zach Thomas.


     


     


     


    Connor Shaw, QB, South Carolina


     



    It's rare for a QB to make this list, but that speaks to the type of player that Shaw is. He is clearly a tape junkie and a "first one in, last one out" type of guy in terms of his preparation. His below-average arm strength and lack of size and injury history contribute to why he's only the 14th-ranked QB on my board, but he has very good touch and timing as a passer and good speed, quickness and toughness as a runner.





    Outstanding stuff! It does look like he reads the draft thread. Lol!


    The only guy I don't agree with is Crichton, I find him to be an average prospect and I didn't enjoy watching his tape as much as McShay did...totally agree with his view on Landry.

     
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    Cody Latimer is a hot name... why? I mean the kid is solid but why is he jumping up the board?


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    Also, Fresh Full 3 Round Mock I did:


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    Outstanding stuff! It does look like he reads the draft thread. Lol!


     


    The only guy I don't agree with is Crichton, I find him to be an average prospect and I didn't enjoy watching his tape as much as McShay did...totally agree with his view on Landry.





    I'm with you, have watched Crichton, but he didn't jump off the tape to me... maybe I should watch it again.


    Landry is one of the few prospects where I'll go back and watch the same tape over again... just love watching this kid play the game.

     
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    Cody Latimer is a hot name... why? I mean the kid is solid but why is he jumping up the board?


     


     


     


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    He's an early entry and wasn't a big name so his tape is prob catching up to him, IDK... I mean, he's prob rising in the eyes of media types that are just getting around to him, but there are some that have been touting this kid for a while and I'm sure NFL Personnel men have known about him for a while.

     
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    Arizona's Marquis Flowers is a name to keep an eye on on Day 3.  I believe NE has been in contact with him and he's a 6-3 231 former S that's now utilized as more of a Will backer with some edge and coverage responsibilites.  He has very good timed speed (4.51) and it shows up on tape and he's also a fluid kid (backed up by his 7.06 3C), but looks to be lacking in the instincts/awareness dept at this point,  and while the effort is there, he seems tentative at times and is prob more athlete than football player, IMO... though those are the types that you might take a chance on late in the draft.

     
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    Arizona's Marquis Flowers is a name to keep an eye on on Day 3.  I believe NE has been in contact with him and he's a 6-3 231 former S that's now utilized as more of a Will backer with some edge and coverage responsibilites.  He has very good timed speed (4.51) and it shows up on tape and he's also a fluid kid (backed up by his 7.06 3C), but looks to be lacking in the instincts/awareness dept at this point,  and while the effort is there, he seems tentative at times and is prob more athlete than football player, IMO... though those are the types that you might take a chance on late in the draft.





    I'll check him out, thanks. One of these days I'm going to post 30 guys I really like and 30 guys I really think are going to be busts. When looking at all these players that will be drafted in round one/two, let's face it half of them will be "busts" for whatever reason...weather it be injury, effort, bad luck, scheme, lost in coaching changes, etc. I'd like to do this just so I could look back and say...yeah I was right, or crap I was wrong.


    A couple of years ago I was pretty wrong on a few guys...Jared Odrick was a guy who I thought shouldn't of gone in the first and would turn into a player that was going to average at best, I was wrong there. I was in love with the defensive end from Michigan that Philly took - cant remember his name - Brandon something, but he has been a bust due to injuries, etc. I loved Ryan Mathews and I thought even better about myself after San Diego took him so early, well the kid hasn't lived up to his hype. And too me he should of because he is playing in an offense that has a quarterback that teams have to focus on. With Mathews I just thought this kid had so much balance and strength in his running that he was going to be really good - he's been pretty good, but when you go that high you need to be more than that.


     

     
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    Arizona's Marquis Flowers is a name to keep an eye on on Day 3.  I believe NE has been in contact with him and he's a 6-3 231 former S that's now utilized as more of a Will backer with some edge and coverage responsibilites.  He has very good timed speed (4.51) and it shows up on tape and he's also a fluid kid (backed up by his 7.06 3C), but looks to be lacking in the instincts/awareness dept at this point,  and while the effort is there, he seems tentative at times and is prob more athlete than football player, IMO... though those are the types that you might take a chance on late in the draft.


     





    I'll check him out, thanks. One of these days I'm going to post 30 guys I really like and 30 guys I really think are going to be busts. When looking at all these players that will be drafted in round one/two, let's face it half of them will be "busts" for whatever reason...weather it be injury, effort, bad luck, scheme, lost in coaching changes, etc. I'd like to do this just so I could look back and say...yeah I was right, or crap I was wrong.


     


    A couple of years ago I was pretty wrong on a few guys...Jared Odrick was a guy who I thought shouldn't of gone in the first and would turn into a player that was going to average at best, I was wrong there. I was in love with the defensive end from Michigan that Philly took - cant remember his name - Brandon something, but he has been a bust due to injuries, etc. I loved Ryan Mathews and I thought even better about myself after San Diego took him so early, well the kid hasn't lived up to his hype. And too me he should of because he is playing in an offense that has a quarterback that teams have to focus on. With Mathews I just thought this kid had so much balance and strength in his running that he was going to be really good - he's been pretty good, but when you go that high you need to be more than that.


     


     




    Yeah, we all get some wrong... I was pretty high on Courtney Upshaw in 2012 and he hasn't amounted to much... I was also a big Ryan Matthews guy and while he has a tone of natural talent, his durability and ball security have been problems.

     
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    After playing that Draft Game from the other thread and further exploring players for this draft, I'm starting to see the value of player versatility. We have multiple team needs, but only have room for a finite number of rookie players. Thus, those players must combine to fulfill all of those areas of need.


    Versatile players like Bitonio, Tuitt, Easley, Amaro, M. Smith etc will have more value than some of the one trick ponies. Bitonio, Tuitt/Easley, Smith fill multiple needs (G/C/T depth, DT/DE depth, DE/LB depth) with three picks. Add in a TE and double dip at DL and that would be a nice haul.

     
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    After playing that Draft Game from the other thread and further exploring players for this draft, I'm starting to see the value of player versatility. We have multiple team needs, but only have room for a finite number of rookie players. Thus, those players must combine to fulfill all of those areas of need.


     


    Versatile players like Bitonio, Tuitt, Easley, Amaro, M. Smith etc will have more value than some of the one trick ponies. Bitonio, Tuitt/Easley, Smith fill multiple needs (G/C/T depth, DT/DE depth, DE/LB depth) with three picks. Add in a TE and double dip at DL and that would be a nice haul.





    Agreed on the versatility and BB puts a tone of value in it.

     
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    I also put a bump on players that were team captains...


     


    The more high character, tough, football loving team-first players we have, the better off we will be.


     


    Some of my other random draft thoughts


     


    -I am starting to prefer DaQuan Jones as the interior DL of choice for the Pats. Reminds me of Red Bryant a bit...Between his pedigree, toughness, leadership, size, and relative draft position - I would prefer him in the third over other DL options in the 1st


     


    -Really starting to like Kareem Martin from NC. Has elite (Clowney-esque - see NEPatriotsDraft.com article on DE Athleticism) athletic measureables and size to go with high FB IQ and productivity. Also, a team captain.


     


    -Louis Nix was my first draft binkie, but have since cooled on him considerably. Although his size, skillset, and draft situation remind me of Wilfork - I don't want to use a first round pick on a run stuffer this year. Also, he has said that he left school to provide for his 13 siblings. Certainly noble, smart, and a generous thing to do (I'd do the same), but it makes me think he is all about the money. 340-lb+ guys who are only interested in money scare me a bit.


     


    -Joel Bitonio is my favorite OL prospect by far. I'd be happy if he was taken with our first pick. Pats OL has some question marks (injury concerns with the tackles, quality/depth concerns on the interior) & you don't want to wait to find out your OL is broken. Keep stocking the trenches every year. Adding more tough, versatile OL to supplement the line when Dante is gone seems like a better idea than not. 


     


    - Honing in on Troy Niklas as the TE that I want. I think Amaro is talented, but soft. Niklas is a complete TE in the Gronk mold that can play in his place or opposite of him. I think the running game and play action game would be amazing with a two-TE set where the two TEs are 6'6 270. CJ Fed just isn't talented enough. I think he is destined to be a blocker. TE dries up after those three so Niklas in the second will have to be the pick.


     


    My Ideal Draft 


     


    Pats are able to trade down from the 1st for a team looking to secure a QB (Garropolo, Savage, Carr etc) and net a 2nd, 3rd.


     


    2A: Joel Bitonio - Tough, versatile OL


     


    2B: Troy Niklas - "Mini" Gronk and best TE prospect IMO


     


    3A: Kareem Martin (or Dominique Easley if he falls and Martin is unavailable) - Productive DE depth with upside


     


    3C: Marcus Smith - Versatile, fast defensive edge player to pair with Collins


     


    4A: DaQuan Jones - Tough, versatile defensive lineman


     


    4B: Dontae Johnson - Versatile defensive back; played corner, safety, nickel, ST with size


     


    6A: Brandon Coleman - Big, project receiver with Rutgers connection


     


    6B: DeAnthony Thomas - Dynamic athlete; kick returner and speedy running back with hands


     


    7: BB Knows Best - What do I know anyway?


     


     


     


    Obviously some of my picks may be a bit optimistic, but hoping for the best. I would prefer Jarvis Landry in the 4th over Johnson/Coleman if he was available there. So maybe Landry with 4B and a DB with 6A.

     
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    Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***

    Trying to keep my board as small as possible, but there's so much dadgum talent in this class that it's nearly impossible... with that said, below is my up to date Big 65 Board:


     


    Rd 1
    LB- Ryan Shazier
    DT- Stephon Tuitt
    DE/OLB- Kony Ealy
    DT- Louis Nix III
    OLB/DE- J. Attaochu
    OLB/DE- D. Lawrence
    WR- Kelvin Benjamin
    DT- Timmy Jernigan
    DT- Ra'shede Hageman


    Rd 1-2
    S- Jimmie Ward
    OL- Joel Bitonio
    LB- Kyle Van Noy
    DE/OLB- Marcus Smith
    DT- Dominique Easley


    Rd 2
    WR- Jarvis Landry
    DE/OLB- Trent Murphy
    S- Deone Bucannon
    WR- Cody Latimer
    RB- Carlos Hyde
    WR- Donte Moncrief
    LB- Telvin Smith
    CB/S- Lamarcus Joyner
    LB- Chris Borland
    TE- Troy Niklas
    TE- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    TE- Jace Amaro


    Rd 2-3
    DT- DaQuan Jones
    CB- Stanley Jean Baptiste
    OL Ja'Waun James
    DE/OLB- Trevor Reilly
    OL- Weston Richburg
    OL- Marcus Martin
    DT- Ego Ferguson
    WR- Bruce Ellington
    DT- Kelcy Quarles


    Rd 3
    DT- Brent Urban
    WR- Jared Abbrederis
    TE- CJ Fiedorowicz
    CB- Phillip Gaines
    QB- AJ McCarron
    RB- Devonte Freeman


    Rd 4-7
    LB- Christian Kirksey
    LB- Max Bullough
    DT- Ed Stinson
    OLB/DE- Adrian Hubbard
    CB- Dontae Johnson
    S- Antone Exum
    S- Craig Loston
    TE- Arthur Lynch
    OL- John Urschel
    OL- Wesley Johnson
    OL- Chris Watt
    OL- Anthony Steen
    CB- Dexter McDougle
    S- Brock Vereen
    S- Vinnie Sunseri
    QB- Logan Thomas
    WR- Kain Colter
    RB- Tyler Gaffney
    LB- James Morris
    TE- Ted Bolser
    TE- Rob Blanchflower
    RB- Alfred Blue
    RB- Rajion Neal
    RB- Lorenzo Taliaferro

     
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    Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***

    Morning Fellas.  Random thought for the day...  I think that UW RB Bishop Sankey could be the perfect fit for our system.  A true all purpose back who has great vision and a real knack for popping a big run.  He is similar to Ridley in skillet, but I like Sankey a little better.  So, my question is would BB consider drafting Sankey at, say 62, and then turning around and dealing Ridley for a 5th rounder or so, possibly grabbing a bigger RB late, or even a priority UDFA to fill the roster?  Far fetched, I know, but just a thought.

     
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    Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***

    In response to WazzuWheatfarmer's comment:


     


    Morning Fellas.  Random thought for the day...  I think that UW RB Bishop Sankey could be the perfect fit for our system.  A true all purpose back who has great vision and a real knack for popping a big run.  He is similar to Ridley in skillet, but I like Sankey a little better.  So, my question is would BB consider drafting Sankey at, say 62, and then turning around and dealing Ridley for a 5th rounder or so, possibly grabbing a bigger RB late, or even a priority UDFA to fill the roster?  Far fetched, I know, but just a thought.


     





    I think they would get a better draft pick as compensation for letting him sign elsewhere after next season. Wouldn't they be better served to keep Ridley around and not be forced to rush Sankey into playing time? Just like I didn't give up on Ghost, I'm not ready to give up on Ridley either. He is a good running back. Many running backs struggle with fumbles early in their career including the great Adrian Peterson.

     
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    Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***

    In response to WazzuWheatfarmer's comment:


    Morning Fellas.  Random thought for the day...  I think that UW RB Bishop Sankey could be the perfect fit for our system.  A true all purpose back who has great vision and a real knack for popping a big run.  He is similar to Ridley in skillet, but I like Sankey a little better.  So, my question is would BB consider drafting Sankey at, say 62, and then turning around and dealing Ridley for a 5th rounder or so, possibly grabbing a bigger RB late, or even a priority UDFA to fill the roster?  Far fetched, I know, but just a thought.




    Very good football player, really like how he plays the game.  


    I think he's closer to Vereen than Ridley.  

     
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