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  1. Wise is a stud. I think he's better than his brother, who is a solid rotational DL for the Patriots. https://twitter.com/DraftNetworkLLC/status/1085641575168950285
  2. Some video of practices if anyone is interested. https://www.youtube.com/user/FootballGameplan/videos
  3. Dolphins expected to hire Patriots' Brian Flores as HC

    He's been our de facto defensive coordinator this year. Players love him and said that his teaching has helped them play faster and with more confidence. While the unit had its ups and downs, overall we saw an increase in pressure and in the secondary's performance. Arizona interviewed him last year for a HC position, so he's been on the national radar for a while even if the media isn't as aware of his presence. Seems like a good guy, although I obviously don't wish him success.
  4. NFL Draft 2019 - Team Needs

    Wise is a rotational guy. He's the kind of hard worker you like having on your team, but he's not really a starter. We've rotated through Keionta Davis, Adrian Clayborn, Derek Rivers, John Simon, and Ufomba Kamalu across from Flowers (who needs to be re-signed, but who knows if he will stay). The position absolutely needs help. DT is priority one after Branch fell off last year, Brown regressed, and Shelton didn't really pan out. Safeties are good, but aging; understudies are needed. WR and TE are concerning, too. Next year we have Edelman and . . . well . . . a couple IR / practice squad guys. Gronk may never return to form. Etc.
  5. 2019 NFL Draft - Wide Receivers & Tight Ends

    That's so strange to me. I thought he was going to be a superstar. Loved his blocking -- he was clearly the most tenacious blocker in the draft -- and then when he blew up the Combine I thought he might go 2nd / 3rd. Shocked he fell, surprised Iowa didn't give him a good review, but not at all surprised that he's exploded in the NFL. Hockenson reminds me a little of Gronk. What do they feed those TEs over there?
  6. Trevor Lawrence

    Underperformance for Lawrence. Yikes.
  7. 2019 NFL Draft - Quarterbacks

    Teams will tell themselves he's another Cam, but he's much less refined as a passer and runner. Intriguing developmental guy, but not worth more than a mid-late round pick from what I've seen.
  8. NFL Draft 2019 - Team Needs

    Patriots: DT, WR, TE, LB, S.
  9. 2019 NFL Draft - Off the ball Linebackers

    I'm really a big fan of Tre Watson, and the other Tre (Lamar) isn't bad, either. I'm guessing they've already been discussed, however. None of the following guys are stars, but in the mid rounds onward I think some of these prospects could stick as special teams or subpackage players: Andrew Dowell, Michigan State, is fairly undersized, but appears to have the athleticism to make plays in space and pursue to the sidelines. Spends time lined up over the slot in coverage in the games I've seen. 9 passes defended this year. Reminds me a little bit of Matt Milano. E.J. Ejiya, North Texas, was extremely productive over the last two years, but I wish he weren't so hesitant right after the snap. Still, his volume numbers show he's got a chance to compete -- could be a developmental guy. Trevor Morris, Rutgers, has three straight years of 100+ tackles. Again, not the biggest or fastest, but he has a decent feel for the game. Austin Robinson took a circuitous route to Houston, but his time at QB and S probably helps him understand passing concepts. Needs more time to develop as a LB, but I think he's got some potential despite being a 5th year senior. Gary Johnson, Texas, flashes a lot on film. Not a finished product, but could be a good player with some patience. Rumored to be extremely fast. Cody Barton, Utah, is a bit limited athletically, and seems to get sucked in by play action too easily, but he had a strong senior year and could worth consideration in the late rounds / priority UDFA. Often lines up teammates on the field. Communicator. Brian Bell, Akron, rangy guy who plays with some intensity. Special teams will be his ticket to seeing the field. OLB types Tipa Galeai, Utah State, is closer to an edge player than an off the ball type, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him play a role similar to Anthony Barr or Jamie Collins. Intriguing athleticism. Off field problems to review. Justin Hollins, Oregon, plays on the edge, but also lines up as an OLB in coverage at times. He's probably a 43 or 34 OLB in the pros. Flashes as an athlete.
  10. 2019 NFL Draft - Secondary

    I love Baker, but I don't think he goes top 10, let alone top 5. My guess is 15 - 25 range. He's really talented, though.
  11. 2019 NFL Draft - Secondary

    Savage isn't getting enough hype. He reminds me a bit of Mathieu. Tenacious hitter and playmaker.
  12. 2019 Draft - Edge Rushers

    Surprised no one has mentioned Ferguson. I don't think he's an explosive athlete, but he's pretty solid with his hands and can redirect through contact. He has an absolutely absurd 65.0 career tackles for a loss and 42.5 sacks. Testing will be key for him -- I don't anticipate that he'll blow away the Combine or go in the 1st round -- but I do think he's a fundamentally sound edge defender who is getting lost in the hype for more athletic rushers.
  13. 2019 CalhounLambeau Draft Thread - New Database

    Thanks for all your efforts. I use this as a baseline for players to review, and I know how much work goes into this. Incredibly appreciated.
  14. 2019 Team Needs

    Patriots WR: Only Edelman is signed past next year Safety: Chung & McCourty are over 30, and they have no real understudies QB: Eventually the succession plan needs to start CB: Rowe probably won't be re-signed LB: Hightower hasn't looked himself this year yet DL: Another pass rusher and another run stuffer would be in order OL: Some uncertainty on the left side (Wynn recovery, Brown will probably chase contract in FA)
  15. GDT - Preseaon Week 1 - Patriots host DC

    I'm always giddy about UDFA players. I can't help myself. Davis in particular -- I kept googling him last year, hoping he would sign once he healed from the disc injury. I knew he had a connection to the coaching staff, and I was very pleased to see him spend the year with the team rehabbing, and then taking snaps on the field last night. He got some solid pressure on a few snaps, although they seem to like rushing him from the interior. I'm following his career closely.