***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***

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    MB,

    I see you mention DeAnthony Thomas - I like the idea late round flyer - especially if we lose Edelman - he could possible be our new return man. 

    Even though late in the year, Blount did okay, - still would like a speed guy back there. 

     
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    MB,

    I see you mention DeAnthony Thomas - I like the idea late round flyer - especially if we lose Edelman - he could possible be our new return man. 

    Even though late in the year, Blount did okay, - still would like a speed guy back there. 

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    Yeah, someone had brought him up... but he does look like a solid Day 3 ST target... the range where BB has been targeting specialists recently (Slater, Ebner, Ingram, Mesko, etc.)

     
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    MB,

    I see you mention DeAnthony Thomas - I like the idea late round flyer - especially if we lose Edelman - he could possible be our new return man. 

    Even though late in the year, Blount did okay, - still would like a speed guy back there. 

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    Yeah, someone had brought him up... but he does look like a solid Day 3 ST target... the range where BB has been targeting specialists recently (Slater, Ebner, Ingram, Mesko, etc.)

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    I just had him on last mock, too talented not to pickup in day 3.  This guy can work, you can motion him so he's not taking a pounding and keep him healthy so his size I'm not overly concern about, a little bit but I think there are things an OC can do to get a guy like that in space.  If he's in space with the ball in his hands, Forget 'boutit  he's high stepping deon style lol

     
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    Looks like he ranked 13th amongst OC's in 2013 (according to PFF), for whatever that's worth.

    Maybe Montgomery would be better suited as an OG?

    "Chris Cooley and others have questioned Montgomery's ability to call the proper blocking schemes."

    http://www.redskinshogheaven.com/2013-articles/december/pro-football-focus-the-redskins-have-the-best-tackles-in-the-nfl.html

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    I'll take 13th, would be an improvement over Wendell and Connolly at C

     
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    He flew at his proday:

     

    PRO DAYS De’Anthony Thomas has electric workout at Oregon’s pro day

    Posted: March 13th, 2014 | Gil Brandt 

    Running back De’Anthony Thomas was absolutely electric when working out Thursday at Oregon’s pro day, which was attended by representatives from 20 NFL teams who were on hand to witness 11 Ducks players work out indoors on FieldTurf.

    Thomas (5-foot-8 5/8, 174 pounds) — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.34 and 4.35 seconds. He had a 34-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-3 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.21 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.83 seconds. He performed nine reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Thomas is going to be a lot like a running back version of Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson. That is, Thomas will be a luxury for an NFL team, which will have to design a special set of plays for him to get him on the field. Thomas is really special as far as being an athlete is concerned. A lot of people will be chasing him around on the field, but I don’t think he can hold up at his structure/size.

     
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    Field Yates ‏@FieldYates   1h

    Texas Tech TE prospect Jace Amaro moving well. RT @ErikBurkhardt: .@J_ACER22 ran again at Pro Day. 4.59 & 4.62 (into wind). At 266 lbs.

     
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    [QUOTE]Field Yates ‏@FieldYates   1h

    Texas Tech TE prospect Jace Amaro moving well. RT @ErikBurkhardt: .@J_ACER22 ran again at Pro Day. 4.59 & 4.62 (into wind). At 266 lbs.

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    A team who is determined to improve their inside passing game will take him in the first round. Too good of a mismatch issue for Ds to ignore.

     
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    Question for all... would you rather have Kelvin Benjamin or Jace Amaro in Rd 1?

     
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    Question for all... would you rather have Kelvin Benjamin or Jace Amaro in Rd 1?

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    Benjamin

    I like his upside more. I think he is more capable of running a wider array of routes. Speculating here: Benjamin is more capable of doing everything that Maro currently does; Amaro can never learn to do a lot of what Benjamin does. Benjamin is sometimes listed at 240. Who knows? He may play TE at some point in his career.

     
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    Question for all... would you rather have Kelvin Benjamin or Jace Amaro in Rd 1?

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    Amaro for what the Pats do and Gronk's injury history.  When Gronk is healthy it would be a nightmare duo on the field

     
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    Question for all... would you rather have Kelvin Benjamin or Jace Amaro in Rd 1?

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    Neither

     
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    Question for all... would you rather have Kelvin Benjamin or Jace Amaro in Rd 1?

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    Neither

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    Actually, the better answer

     
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    Answer it hypothetically.

     
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    Kelvin Benjamin - I think he offers more flexibility. 

     
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    Answer it hypothetically.

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    I havent seen enough of Benjamin.

    Physically on paper(from combine #'s) they are almost a wash.

    Who has his head on the straightest? Has the highest love for football? The greater all-around football IQ? Which is more likely to be able to fill in for Gronks "role" when Gronk gets hurt? Which one is the better inline blocker? Which one is the better open field blocker? Do either play special teams?

    Without knowing all that I will have to still say Amaro simply because he's an actual TE. The Pats need another good TE.

    TE is still my number 1 need for the team, and my expectation for 1st rd pick if the one they want is there.

     
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    I too would lean heavily towards Benjamin, just believe his upside as a receiver, far exceeds any of Amaro's traits.  I think Amaro can be a solid player in the NFL, but I think Benjamin has game changer ability.

     
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    I like Amaro a bit better because he can block, play outside, play slot; maybe even come out of the backfield. Needs to improve his blocking, but his tape shows great hands.

     
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    I'm still stuck on CJ Fiedorowicz for TE. To me he might be the best overall TE. He already is a refined blocker and has great hands. I also think at the combine people who didn't see much of him were shocked at how quick he can actually move for a guy that looks like a 1980's OT.

     
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    Answer it hypothetically.

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    I havent seen enough of Benjamin.

    Physically on paper(from combine #'s) they are almost a wash.

    Who has his head on the straightest? Has the highest love for football? The greater all-around football IQ? Which is more likely to be able to fill in for Gronks "role" when Gronk gets hurt? Which one is the better inline blocker? Which one is the better open field blocker? Do either play special teams?

    Without knowing all that I will have to still say Amaro simply because he's an actual TE. The Pats need another good TE.

    TE is still my number 1 need for the team, and my expectation for 1st rd pick if the one they want is there.

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    That's the thing... Amaro is not a straight backfill for Gronk when Gronk is out. He almost never played inline. I'd say 80% of the snaps he played, he was at the slot. A majority of the remaining snaps, he played wide. 

    I understand why you are saying you would like them to pick a TE early. But what kind of TE? 

     
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    Answer it hypothetically.

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    I havent seen enough of Benjamin.

    Physically on paper(from combine #'s) they are almost a wash.

    Who has his head on the straightest? Has the highest love for football? The greater all-around football IQ? Which is more likely to be able to fill in for Gronks "role" when Gronk gets hurt? Which one is the better inline blocker? Which one is the better open field blocker? Do either play special teams?

    Without knowing all that I will have to still say Amaro simply because he's an actual TE. The Pats need another good TE.

    TE is still my number 1 need for the team, and my expectation for 1st rd pick if the one they want is there.

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    That's the thing... Amaro is not a straight backfill for Gronk when Gronk is out. He almost never played inline. I'd say 80% of the snaps he played, he was at the slot. A majority of the remaining snaps, he played wide. 

    I understand why you are saying you would like them to pick a TE early. But what kind of TE? 

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    That's why I said neither. I like Niklas and Jenkins both better than Amaro because of the reasons you pointed out. I have not looked at Fiedo yet.

     
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    Im still hopping the football gods even things out from all injuries last season and land on their lap a EE or some irish chocolate

     
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    At 29 somehow Nix, Ebron and Ealy still on the board, what's ur pick?

    I still can't decide, can make an argument for all 3.  Leaning towards Ebron but Nix as VW replacement and his personality becomes fan favorite, Ealy opposite Jones off the edge with the cover CBs they have now.

     

     
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    At 29 somehow Nix, Ebron and Ealy still on the board, what's ur pick?

    I still can't decide, can make an argument for all 3.  Leaning towards Ebron but Nix as VW replacement and his personality becomes fan favorite, Ealy opposite Jones off the edge with the cover CBs they have now.

     

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    ebron

     
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    Hagemen, Nix, Jones at DT? How about Brent Urban DT in round 4-6?

    Best C or G on the board in round 2? Maybe package Mallet and pick for higher 2nd rounder and take C or G with first of the two and best OL, DL or perhaps TE (or if you are sold on a particular WR that is still available) with second 2nd rounder.

    Maybe one of the all around TEs in round 3-4. Maybe a shot at a QB in 3 or 4?

     
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    At 29 somehow Nix, Ebron and Ealy still on the board, what's ur pick?

    I still can't decide, can make an argument for all 3.  Leaning towards Ebron but Nix as VW replacement and his personality becomes fan favorite, Ealy opposite Jones off the edge with the cover CBs they have now.

     

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    ebron

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    Either Ebron or Nix for me.

     

     

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