Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***
posted at 1/4/2014 3:27 PM EST
In response to seattlepat70's comment:
In response to mbeaulieu07's comment:
In response to jjdbrasil's comment:
I have Early rated as a late 1st RD pick. He could be an option NE depending how the first Rd goes. I just wonder if NE will stay or trade out. You could have a scenarion of ASJ, Hageman and Early sitting there for NE. It would be difficult to pick. I would go with Early.
I'm trying to like ASJ, I really am... but I just have huge questions about this intensity and passion for the game. The size, skill and ability are all there, but I don't watch his tape and think... wow, this kid gets after it... which is what I want to see in a 1st round pick.
Overall, he's kind of a polarizing prospect on this thread... people either love him or hate him.
Yup... Same thoughts I ahve about ASJ.
On page 26 of this thread, I wrote my review of Washington's bowl and, as you may remember, had this to say about ASJ's game.
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.
It was not the first time I saw Washington this season, therefore not the first time I saw that about him.
I said I might not mind it if BB took him because there is a chance that the notion of the GOAT throwing to him might light a little bit of intensity in his game.
It's a double edged sword of course. Upon seeing his lack of intensity, TB might interpret that as lack of effort, and just decide he does not want to throw in ASJ's direction. He's done that to other people.
The TD catch he made on tehir bowl game looked so easy, when it really was not that easy. That just validates the amount of talent he has.
Yep, definitely remember your post.
I'd think that TB would be more prone to tune a kid out if he doesn't feel like he's giving the effort.
Heck, I'd rather they target Kelvin Benjamin in Rd 1; utilize him in more of the AH flex role... kid will cause matchup problems wherever he lines up... hands can be inconsistent, but he's far more dynamic than ASJ and has a ton of big play ability.