Re: Players who I believe will improve their stock when the pads come on...
posted at 6/28/2014 11:47 AM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to WazzuWheatfarmer's comment:
I'm looking forward to Training Camp. Pads come on, contact drills are allowed, and the true football players get a chance to show their skills. OTAs are great, but they really don't show us much. They are basically a passing camp. I think we have some young players on our roster who will open some eyes in camp. This is all speculation and guess work of course, but here is a list of players who will have a better chance of making the team at the end of July than they do today, in my opinion...
Roy Finch (not a typo. I know he is small, but I think his pass catching ability and elusiveness will look even better in pads.)
Aaron Dobson (I think he will be healthy and ready to go)
Patrick Chung (Just a guy feeling, but I think Chung will have a good camp)
I agree with Dobson and Cave. I think they both open camp looking and playing very confidently and much improved over last year. Speaking with people who have seen them recently, they both look much better than last year. Bigger, stronger, much more confident.
I have never seen Finch play, but heard a lot of good things from OTA's regarding his speed and strength
Its been a while since I have seen Chung. I would like to see how big he is. He was always in that "tweener" category here...not quite big enough and not quite fast enough. When he tried to play big, he always got hurt.
Good feedback. Yeah, I'm hopeful and excited about what Dobson can bring to the table this year.
On Chung, I've always liked him more than most Patriot fans. I hope they don't ask him to do too much. I don't think he is a starter. Never really has been. But I think he is a good reserve Safety and a really good ST team player. He has always been a guy who relays on his instincts. He has a knack for timing blitzes, blocking kicks, etc. If he makes the team and stays healthy, I bet he will make 2-3 huge plays for this team that will help them win games.