Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***
posted at 2/22/2014 5:00 PM EST
In response to joepatsfan111111's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
hmmm ok, Joe Don Duncan or Crockett Gilmore?
It's Joe Don Duncan. Full report and I completely agree with it:
2013: First-team AP Little All-American after becoming the only player in school history with a 1,000-yard season. Was a first-team All-Great Northwest Athletics Conference pick. 2012: Missed the season with a knee injury. 2011: Started in 10 games, finishing with 64 receptions for 949 yards and nine touchdowns. 2010: Played in eight games at El Camino Community College. 2009: Played in four games at El Camino Community College. 2008:: Broke femur, forcing him to take a redshirt while at Sacramento State. Misc.: Listens to Elton John before every game.
Big, soft hands and adjusts very well to the ball -- outstanding hand placement and catching radius. Good muscularity and weight-room strength. Very good coverage recognition -- feels his way through zones and finds open areas. Will drop his shoulder and barrell through contact. Flashes some power running after the catch. Respected, vocal, emotional team leader and it shows. Extremely smart. Outstanding football IQ. Football is extremely important to him. Emergency kicker and long-snapper. Superb production for a tight end.
Has short arms. Average foot speed. Benefited heavily from facing inferior competition (able to separate vertically vs. small, slow defensive backs). Unsudden route runner. Not distinguished as an in-line blocker and plays down to the competition. Very inconsistent second-level blocker -- does not sustain or finish. Will be a 25-year-old rookie. Durability is a concern -- had multiple surgeries on his right leg.
A big fish in a small pond, Duncan stands out against lesser competition and could have made a statement in postseason all-star competition to solidify his draft standing. However, he broke his foot training for the Senior Bowl and only showed to interview. Age and injury history can diminish his value, but he possesses the intelligence, leadership traits and versatility desired at the bottom of a roster. Long-snapping ability could be his ticket.
Btw Fiedorowicz top 10 in bench, 20 shuttle, and #1 in 3 cone with ties to BB already. Be nice to double dip and grab Fiedorowicz in the 2nd and trade up to the 5th for Duncan Then you can double dip with DT in the 1st and 3rd while still grabbing an OL in the 4th and Tenn's line in the late rounds