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  1. EL Jeffe

    2019 Draft

    I'm not a Brandon Clarke fan. 6'8", short arms, over-aged...I just don't see it. I don't think he's got NBA length to check 4s, and I don't see the skills, vision or offensive instincts to be a productive wing. He strikes me as an athletic, energy bench player with some 3&D potential (but with...
  2. EL Jeffe

    2019 Stanley Cup Final - No Singing the Blues - Boston is Going Back to Backes

    I think Chara's size, physicality, and presence also account for something. I think he's the only defenseman that St. Louis hasn't taken a run at (because who's taking a run at Chara?). I thought Moore has played reasonably well when forced into action this postseason. Kampfer obviously had the...
  3. EL Jeffe

    2019 Patriots: Post-SB Roster Thread

    I didn't think ASJ was going to make the team so I'm not too worried about it. A camp body or two would be nice to save some wear-and-tear though. I'm a little bullish on LaCosse, and Izzo showed some promise before the ankle injury last summer, so I think they'll be okay until Watson comes back...
  4. EL Jeffe

    2019 Draft

    Yeah, I do like Bol more than ehmunro gives him credit for. Sure, Bol can shoot - but his offensive game is a lot more than that. He scores from all three levels and plays like an aggressive, alpha scorer who looks for his shot. I was expecting a Skal Labissiere type, but Bol isn't that guy...
  5. EL Jeffe

    2019 Draft

    Fran Fraschilla is a pretty good twitter follow and is particularly plugged in to the international prospects. Interesting that he doesn't have Porter in his Top 15, but he does have my other favorite in Bitadze. He's really high on Bruno Fernando, who I also really like. Fernando gives me Bam...
  6. EL Jeffe

    Updated Pats Coaching Thread

    I read an interesting nugget the other day (can't remember where) that they REALLY like Mayo and he's likely to be groomed for the DC role (despite having no coaching experience). The Jamie Collins report made me think of this. If Mayo can get Collins motivated and going, that could end up...
  7. EL Jeffe

    2019 Draft

    Does anyone have the dirt on why Porter got dismissed from USC? I didn't find it (but I also didn't dig too deeply). I did run across this article back in January though with some quotes from NBA people saying Porter is a lotto pick regardless and could've gone #3 if he kept his nose clean...
  8. EL Jeffe

    2019 Draft

    If they're keeping 14, sign me up for one of Kevin Porter or Goga Bitadze. Porter's ceiling is probably higher than anyone in the draft outside of Zion and Morant. Yeah, the floor is low, but at #14, why not gamble on a potential difference maker? Then Bitadze profiles as today's modern stretch...
  9. EL Jeffe

    2019 Patriots: Post-SB Roster Thread

    You'd have to think New England would be the heavy favorite. He'd have the easiest chance of being TE1 here (no chance with KC or SF, some chance with Buffalo if he could beat out Kroft), New England has cap room, he's got plenty of familiarity with the coach/QB - get it done.
  10. EL Jeffe

    AfterDraft ... Here come the FAs

    Hall reminded me a bit of Eladon Roberts. Contact, downhill player who has more pop/explosion than you'd expect from his size (6'1, 230#). He didn't look good in coverage (I mean, at all) and he'd overrun plays and shoot the wrong gap. But when he was where he was supposed to be, he got there in...
  11. EL Jeffe

    Jarrett Stidham Rd4 Pick 133

    I'm a nerd so I went back and watched his Baylor vs. Kansas State game. Stidham was an absolute stud in that offense as a freshman. It was also weird remembering how good Corey Coleman was in college. In any event, Stidham was throwing absolute dimes in that game.
  12. EL Jeffe

    The WR Corps

    Based on the time frame from his first Achilles injury, Thomas would be back in August. There's been a few reports that he's ahead of schedule, and while that could easily just be agent speak, there's nothing to suggest that his rehab is going any more slowly than last time. Additionally, the...
  13. EL Jeffe

    The WR Corps

    I'm optimistic about the wide receivers. Edelman is still Edelman, and he's the guy who keeps the chains moving. I think D. Thomas is back by Week 1 and fits the offense well in Hogan's role. They clearly have a plan for Harry and I expect solid production out of him. Dorsett is steady and seems...
  14. EL Jeffe

    AfterDraft ... Here come the FAs

    What do you make of Hall, SMU? He's got some legit juice to him, but what I watched, his football IQ was...not great. Flies around, flashes explosiveness but often runs out of the play. I just picture Belichick screaming at him after every film session.
  15. EL Jeffe

    AfterDraft ... Here come the FAs

    Andrew Beck was an obvious one. 6'3 250#, tested out really well at his Texas pro day and two time team captain. He'll have a shot. Solid blocker, some receiving upside.
  16. EL Jeffe

    AfterDraft ... Here come the FAs

    Gant from Marshall is a flat out striker at safety. Really good supporting the run.
  17. EL Jeffe

    2019 NFL Draft Rounds 4-7 Game Thread - Spoilers Welcome

    I love Cowart - very explosive with some excellent traits (arm length, power, movement). He was miscast at Maryland as an edge rusher, which explains the low production (3 sacks). He's a DT for me, and I think he's got a real chance to turn into something. I want to take this draft out for a...
  18. EL Jeffe

    Yodny Cajuste gets no Yespect

    He has a torn quad that will keep him sidelined about three months, so I assume that impacted his grade. Greg Gabriel (former Bears Director of Scouting and now draft writer for Pro Football Weekly) really likes Cajuste; had him tied for 2nd best OT in the draft. I watched his TCU game and he...