Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

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    Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

    Every year there seems to be a few long-shot players who I'm intrigued by.  This year I'm really interest to see how Finch and Jemea Thomas do.


    Finch is that small but explosive type of player who I feel like could become a nice weapon.  His highlights from OK are fun to watch, and I think he could sneak onto the roster if he flashes solid return an receiving skills. 


    I just like Thomas' all around game.  Short but solid player.  He looks like an instinctive, hard-hitting player.  He could end up being a very good depth DB and a core ST player.

     
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    Re: Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

    I know Zach Moore was drafted but he could be considered an underdog based on the level of competition he played against in college. He has intriguing physical tools that if they can tap they will have a pretty good player on their hands.

    Justin Jones…  simply they just need a TE to step up to back up Gronk. 

     
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    Re: Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

    I'm also rooting for Finch. But if he makes the roster it probably will be at the expense of Brandon Bolden. That would make Ridley the only back on the roster over 210lbs. Finch will have to look extremely impressive to keep 3 small backs. 

    Another guy I'm excited to see with pads on is UDFA Dax Swanson. He looked very impressive in mini camp and OTA's  

     
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    Re: Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

    Jeremy Gallon. Yes he was drafted but there is a huge jam at the WR position and I think he's the odd man out in there. I liked what he did in college and would like to see him get that shot in the NFL

    Jemea Thomas I agree with you

    Asa Waston or Justin Jones... just need one to step up and show something that they can make the roster and contribute for TE depth.

     
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    Re: Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

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    Jeremy Gallon. Yes he was drafted but there is a huge jam at the WR position and I think he's the odd man out in there. I liked what he did in college and would like to see him get that shot in the NFL

    Jemea Thomas I agree with you

    Asa Waston or Justin Jones... just need one to step up and show something that they can make the roster and contribute for TE depth.

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    Good call on Gallon.  He is kind of the forgotten man at WR right now.  I think he could end up being a very good NFL player.  Hope they keep him around one way or another.

     
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    Re: Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

    Houston... we need a 1-A power running back who doesn't fumble and can catch the ball.


    Also Braxston Cave is an interesting prospect because he is also a long snapper, talk about saving an unnecessary roster spot for a specialist when a fully functioning center can do it all.  No more Lonnie Paxston...

     
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    Re: Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

    In response to ghostofjri37's comment:
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    I know Zach Moore was drafted but he could be considered an underdog based on the level of competition he played against in college. He has intriguing physical tools that if they can tap they will have a pretty good player on their hands.

    Justin Jones…  simply they just need a TE to step up to back up Gronk. 

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    Zach Moore is a name I'm keeping an eye on for the simple fact that he seems like he has some real skills and produced against a lower level of competition. With guys like this it could go either way, but some teams have hit grand slams with these types, I hope we are the next ones. 

     
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    Re: Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

    While I would LOVE to see a SOLID TE behind or with Gronk the guys I am keen to see step up and do something special:

    1. Roy Finch - dont have any expectations but maybe between PR, KOR and spot duty as RB/receiver out of backfield... but when all is said and done I am a fan of Vereen so I do not ses this as critical, just fun

    2. Thompkins - I dont have huge expectations but I hope he shows improvement over the good stuff he was showing earlier last year. I suspect he MIGHT be another Branch: not great in any one way but a good route runner with some quickness, hands and courage to make things happen over the middle

    3. Dobson - wanting a break out season where he can become a real #1 and open the field up for EVERYONE else (including the running game)

    4. Easley - hoping he is the DT version of Chandler Jones. And he might be better than that! Hoping

    5. The emergence of either Jamie Collins or Hightower as big time players in their own styles

    6. Canon or any of the 1st or 2nd year o linemen to upgrade either RG or C

    7. Tom Brady (!!!) - to return to throwing accurate long balls and so be the more complete QB he generally has been

    8. Vinny(!!!!) - to help Gino Smith to reprise the butt fumble!

     
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    Re: Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

    Anyone under 5'8" like Gallon or Finch. Even though they each play differently I don't think there is room on the team for both of them. They are essentially competing for a role as a KR. Interesting to see how the competition goes. I have no favorite in the race as I have only watched highlight film and neither may make the starting 53. We'll see.

     
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    Re: Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

    In response to WazzuWheatfarmer's comment:
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    Every year there seems to be a few long-shot players who I'm intrigued by.  This year I'm really interest to see how Finch and Jemea Thomas do.

     

    Finch is that small but explosive type of player who I feel like could become a nice weapon.  His highlights from OK are fun to watch, and I think he could sneak onto the roster if he flashes solid return an receiving skills. 

     

    I just like Thomas' all around game.  Short but solid player.  He looks like an instinctive, hard-hitting player.  He could end up being a very good depth DB and a core ST player.

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    Justin Jones, or. as I would like to hear in the Super Bowl win, 'Jones!, Just-in bounds for the winning score!!!

    Dreaming is free, Hope is eternal.

     

     
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    Re: Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

    Tayvon Wilson, DJ Williams, James Develin

     
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    Re: Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

    Boyce- I am hoping for 30 rcpts this year

    Houston- If pats can get him onto the PS, I would like to see his blocking improve and see him on the team next year

    Kline- if he is legit, he can afford the Pats some financial flexibility moving on from other guys

    Cave- see above

    TWilson-I am not sold on Harmon yet

    KT- I am not sold on KT yet

    Gallon- can they get him to PS

    Anderson- I think he is going to be on the field a lot more than most of us think, with Hightower not

     
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    Re: Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

    Michael Buchanan: ideal height and long arms to hopefully add some pass rush from the DE position. I've seen a few reports that he added some needed weight and strength over the off season.

    Chris Barker: Pats claimed him off waivers from Miami last September and kept him on the 53 man roster the entire season. Maybe they see something in this 24 OG from Nevada. Kline and Cave have gotten a lot more publicity than Barker but both were on the Practice Squad at some point last season.

     
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    Re: Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

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    Michael Buchanan: ideal height and long arms to hopefully add some pass rush from the DE position. I've seen a few reports that he added some needed weight and strength over the off season.

    Chris Barker: Pats claimed him off waivers from Miami last September and kept him on the 53 man roster the entire season. Maybe they see something in this 24 OG from Nevada. Kline and Cave have gotten a lot more publicity than Barker but both were on the Practice Squad at some point last season.

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    I wouldn't call Buchanan a long shot, but I certainly am rooting for him to step it up more after seeing him show some glimpses early on

     
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    Michael Buchanan: ideal height and long arms to hopefully add some pass rush from the DE position. I've seen a few reports that he added some needed weight and strength over the off season.

    Chris Barker: Pats claimed him off waivers from Miami last September and kept him on the 53 man roster the entire season. Maybe they see something in this 24 OG from Nevada. Kline and Cave have gotten a lot more publicity than Barker but both were on the Practice Squad at some point last season.

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    I wouldn't call Buchanan a long shot, but I certainly am rooting for him to step it up more after seeing him show some glimpses early on

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    I'd consider him an underdog since he basically disappeared after a few games. Did he get in Belichick's dog house because he hardly played in the second half of the season while Jones and Nink were gassed?

    The Pats also drafted Zach Moore who has a lot of the same physical traits as Buchanan plus brought Will Smith aboard.

     

     
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    I'd consider him an underdog since he basically disappeared after a few games. Did he get in Belichick's dog house because he hardly played in the second half of the season while Jones and Nink were gassed?

    The Pats also drafted Zach Moore who has a lot of the same physical traits as Buchanan plus brought Will Smith I[/QUOTE]

    True, true. I think he's above Zach Moore and Will Smith is going to be a situational rusher too. Buchanan is an underdog, but I expect him to be over both Moore and Smith on the depth chart.

    I also have no clue why we didn't see much of him after his good start

     

     
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     Asa Watson, just because he's Ben's brother. 

     
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    Re: Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

    I wanna see what white can bring to the table.

     
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    A WR besides JE to step up-Dobson ?

     
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    For me, I'd like to see T. Wilson get that aha moment and get his sh_it together.  Guy apparently has everything but a solid grasp on his role in the scheme.

     
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     Asa Watson, just because he's Ben's brother. 

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    Is he? We can definitely use a Ben Watson right now

     
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    Re: Anyone have any underdog players that you're rooting for in camp?

    When everyone wants to talk about about the Strong Safety position, you hear Harmon, Wilson, Chung.  You want an underdog?  How about Nate Ebner.  When he came on to the scene 3 years ago, it was clear he was something special.  Fast, strong, very sound tackler, tough.  He even had 3 interceptions in preseason.  He had all the necessary physical and emotional tools, but lacked that all important mental one in football knowledge.  This is year 3 for him, and I fully suspect he will make the team just because he is an absolute special teams demon, but I'm holding out hope that a few years of him playing the position and getting more familiar and comfortable with it, he might make the jump to a starter.  Unlikely longshot I know, but hey you asked for underdogs. 

     

     
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     Asa Watson, just because he's Ben's brother. 





    Is he? We can definitely use a Ben Watson right now


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    He is.  Had a rough senior year --needed minor heart surgery (less serious than Armstead's) and didn't play much, but has similar measuables to his brother, though smaller. A bit undersized for a TE, but fast.  He's a longshot to be as good as his brother, but there's a possibility.  Rumoured to be smart and dedicated like his brother.


     http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/extra_points/2014/05/asa_watson_looking_past_heart_condition_forward_to.html


     

     

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