Former NFL personnel executive Mike Lombardi opines on the Patriots' signing of cornerback Deltha O'Neal in one of his latest blog entries on The National Football Post web site.
Lombardi seems to believe O'Neal will help the Patriots.
"O’Neal is similar to Asante Samuel in his style of play," he writes. "He has good hands and will take chances on the ball. When he is prepared, he can make plays and create turnovers. This is an excellent signing for the Patriots, as he can come in and adapt to their style of play. He has the skill level to make their secondary effective. It helped the Patriots that Rodney Harrison and O’Neal have the same agent, Steve Feldman. When O’Neal plays for a team that can apply pressure, his skills as a gambler and his ability to catch the ball make him a valuable commodity."