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    Mock away, you can mock away

    Purely size and risk mitigation. I have some questions on tape about his blocking, which is bad even though he tries, and his ability to get off better press coverage. But he's still an 8+ guy for me so definitely a first round kind of tape grade FWIW.
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    Mock away, you can mock away

    There isn't one right answer honestly. I can't say you SHOUDLN'T 100% take him. It is more about your risk tolerance. So basically I brought up the discussion that Smitty has a super low BMI and is in the bottom 1%. Does that matter? Well - when said individual was working for the Bruins they...
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    Mock away, you can mock away

    This cracks me up. In the Patriots group slack we’re talking about guys you don’t want in round 1. The two guys I didn’t want? DeVonta Smith and Mac Jones. Lol! By the way... I talked to a former SOSHer about Smith. I asked his permission to post about our discussion. He also would advise...
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    2021 NFL: QB Carousel

    I don’t think Daniel Jones, Drew Lock, or Sam Darnold will be starting in 2 years. Wentz is down to his last life. I wouldn’t be shocked with him getting back to being a quality starter or washing out. I think Cam would have stronger numbers with a better supporting cast. Plus I would only have...
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    2021 NFL: QB Carousel

    You’re on with the condition that without knowing where he lands it’s hard to make that bet with you.
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    2021 Pats: Looking Ahead – Roster Planning

    Do this + draft a guy like Charles Snowden day 3 and give him a year to put on more weight and develop = winning. Pretty sure @EL Jeffe would support drafting Snowden too! Please come back KVN, team could an OLB/Edge hybrid guy who can set an actual edge.
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    2021 NFL: News and Transactions

    Kliff Kingsbury is on the hot-seat. They are trying to maximize their window with Kyler on a rookie contract. Wouldn’t be surprised if they were aggressive this off-season tooling up.
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    2021 Pats: Looking Ahead – Roster Planning

    Should be one of the better groups on the roster. Roster construction wise they eventually need to draft a DMC successor. I haven’t really done safeties in this draft class yet. It’s one of the better positions in FA too. You wonder if they get a guy a year early there especially if that guy...
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    2021 Pats: Looking Ahead – Roster Planning

    Completely agree with you. Dugger being NEP version of Jamal Adams but even more athletic. Not disagreeing with you but coverage was probably Dugger’s biggest adjustment coming out so it’s not inconceivable he actually makes a year 2 leap and gets better there. Wouldn’t that be cool? And if...
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    2021 NFL: News and Transactions

    This is a fantastic post. Offensive Line and running back are my favorite position groups to scout. You need a good RT and LT these days. I asked Brandon Thorn in particular about Onwenu and his situation. Should he be a guard or tackle? Here’s the skinny. Thorn says he is fine/good/sturdy at...
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    2021 Pats: Looking Ahead – Roster Planning

    Tough call. You could go either way given the like handful of guys under contract. With Jennings, Wino, Uche, Hall, Hightower, you are probably better off in a 3-3-5 base or 3-4 but you could just as easily play Jennings in a 4-3 as an edge. I also think there are slightly more teams who run a...
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    2021 Pats: Looking Ahead – Roster Planning

    There are three guys in the draft this year that could potentially be that guy. Slaton out of Florida will be there later day 3. He has the body and size but he is still learning to play the position. I wasn’t impressed with the one game I have of him on tape. Tyler Shelvin out of LSU is a...
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    2021 Pats: Looking Ahead – Roster Planning

    Going to cross-post this but... One of the things we are discussing is if the Pats stay 3-4 or go to 4-3. If they stick to 3-4 this is a year where they might be able to get their pick at OLB/Edge. If they are able to take Azeez Ojulari at 15 and Zaven Collins sometime later in round 1 by...
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    2021 Pats: Looking Ahead – Roster Planning

    That’s a tough call. So one of the things we have talked about here and others have brought this up but if you look at the Pats and the draft you’ll see the Pats don’t take edges early. One guy in top 50 picks not including Hightower who is a hybrid. Usually by the time the Pats pick 3-4 edges...
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    2021 Pats: QB Options

    What a fun Saturday again. More tape with friends. Again if you want an invite just PM. We have the good stuff (All-22). Today we looked at Mac Jones vs Georgia. I think it is the best example of how Mac Jones is fools gold. You look at his stat line and you would think he had a great day but...