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Could Tate break through in 2010?

Posted by Albert Breer  May 10, 2010 11:07 AM

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That's probably why some people viewed Tate as a return specialist -- and he was obviously very, very accomplished in that area at UNC -- going into the 2009 draft. The Patriots obviously feel he projects to be more than that, which is why they took a flyer on him back in the third round that April.

Then, there's Tate's ability to stay healthy to consider.

Just for the heck of it, I thought I'd go back and look at the 2009 Pro Football Weekly Draft Preview's assessment of Tate. Here's what I read there ...

"Measured smaller than expected at the Combine and may not be fully recovered entering fall camp after tearing multiple ligaments in his knee, but possesses legitimate burst, vision and run skills to become a top-tier returner. Has shown he can be a weapon in the slot."

All this makes him probably one of the more interesting stories to watch over the next few months.

But remember, folks, it's May. Everyone looks great now. Let's wait and see.
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