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  1. I posted this elsewhere about Michel, but it seems relevant here, as well: Although New England tends toward a committee, they've also given plenty of touches to lead backs when they have the personnel for it. Their last 1000 yard rushers: Blount had 299 carries in 2016, Ridley had 290 in 2012, BJGE had 230 in 2010, etc. To be fair, you have to go back to Dillon in 04 for a 345 carry performance, but I don't think it's out of the question that they'll feed Michel after spending a 1st on him. Maroney only had 175 carries his rookie year because Dillon still got 200 carries, but right now the Patriots have White (3rd down back), Gilislee, and Burkhead. I don't see any reason why 200 - 250 carries is out of the question. Also, Lewis got single-digit rushing attempts for the first five weeks of the season (only 19 total for some reason). For the last 11 games, he averaged almost 15 carries a game instead. In total he still had 900 yards on 180 carries. It's not unreasonable at all to suggest that he would have been another 1000+ yard rusher if he had been given more carries over the first 5 games. He still had 32 receptions, too, despite sharing catches with White (56 receptions) and Burkhead (30 receptions). Michel is primed to take the Lewis role, and should see a fairly heavy workload, even though the Patriots will still likely take a RBBC approach.
  2. 2019 Quarterback Class

    Only a single mention of Stanley in this entire thread, and that was in the middle of a list of other players. His stats were fairly mediocre (low Y/A, 55% completion), but he shows a ton of good traits -- the ability to throw with timing, touch, and anticipation, experience under center, a fairly quick release, nice ball placement, knows where to find his checkdowns, etc. I think he'll have a big year and declare early.
  3. Y'all sleeping on Davontae Harris. I'll post a couple gifs I made earlier this year to show why I liked him so much: I like his stickiness through the route, and the awareness to peel off to make the interception. Harris is at his best as a press man corner, where he can use his strength and physicality to make plays, but he shows excellent awareness handing off receivers and making plays in other zones. Nice tackle in goal line defense. He stays square, doesn't overrun the play, and then explodes to the runner and makes a secure open field tackle. I love corners who can tackle. Look at the awareness and the change of direction and closing ability to come off the receiver he's guarding and make the hit. Even if the running back had caught the ball, this would have prevented the first down conversion. Big fan of the situational awareness and the physical play
  4. All about health. He was incredibly productive prior to injury. He's a big, fluid mover who only played in 6 games this season, but put up the following statline: 65 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, four quarterback hurries and two interceptions. If he recovers, I believe he'll challenge for reps soon; he's got the makeup of a future three down player (or four down, as you mention). Sorry to jump in twice like this. Great series. Hope I'm helping with some extra details.
  5. Rookie of the Year Predictions

    Total homer pick, but Sony Michel has a real shot at 1000 rushing / 500 receiving for the Patriots. Although New England tends toward a committee, they've also given plenty of touches to lead backs when they have the personnel for it. Their last 1000 yard rushers: Blount had 299 carries in 2016, Ridley had 290 in 2012, BJGE had 230 in 2010, etc. To be fair, you have to go back to Dillon in 04 for a 345 carry performance, but I don't think it's out of the question that they'll feed Michel after spending a 1st on him. Maroney only had 175 his rookie year because Dillon still got 200 carries, but right now the Patriots have White (3rd down back), Gilislee, and Burkhead. I don't see any reason why 250+ carries is out of the question.
  6. Franklin-Meyers was one of my sleeper picks to outplay his draft slot. He's really, really powerful. I think they'll try him inside, but he has the athleticism to play base end before kicking inside to just get after the passer. He played DE at 300 pounds last year. Low level of competition, but he just mauled people. Big, tough, nasty, athletic players are going to do well for the Rams. Love his tenacity and aggression.
  7. 2019 CalhounLambeau Draft Thread - New Database

    Nice info. I often do GIF cut ups as well, but I haven't considered joining the ranks of the YouTube content creators. I have Sony Vegas Pro (pretty recent edition -- 14 I think?). I might try my hand on a few and see how it goes. I'll PM you if I'm happy with results.
  8. Questionnaire on Your Prospect Grading System

    I really enjoyed your post, but I'll admit that I don't have time to respond with the same kind of attention to detail. People are probably daunted by the volume of information.
  9. Neal was a good guard for a good while before injuries. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Neal Mailata might have success in the same place working under Scar. He's a wizard.
  10. VanS 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings

    Just because experts don't get everything right, doesn't mean that they don't know what they're looking at -- conversely, just because you've gotten a few hits, doesn't mean you do know what you're looking at. I'll leave at that, but I do like reading your posts. They're creative and entertaining, and that's a nice change of pace from the super serious attitudes that many people have about the draft.
  11. 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Pro Comps

    I think Chubb is more refined than Griffen was at the same point in their careers. I like Tyquan Lewis as an Everson Griffen type player this year. Chubb reminds me more of a taller Khalil Mack or maybe a faster Tamba Hali.
  12. VanS 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings

    I enjoy this parody account.
  13. Draft Rumors

    When it comes to quarterback value, they owe us big time.
  14. Consensus Mock II - 31. New England Patriots

    I went with Reid. He's a perfect fit for an eventual McCourty replacement. The Patriots play three safeties more than they play in base, and the only backup to Chung / McCourty / Harmon is . . . Jordan Richards. That needs to change. Plus, Chung and McCourty turn 31 in training camp, so thinking about potential long term replacements doesn't seem premature. Reid is a do it all DB who might not be best at any one thing, but he can competently play SS / FS / slot / Star and allows for a lot of flexibility in coverage. He's extremely athletic and comes across as well spoken, intelligent, and confident. Seems like good value to me at the end of round 1.
  15. Gil Brandt's top 150

    While you're probably right that he receives tips and pointers, Brandt personally attends pro days and still does film review. He might be less involved than he was back in his heyday, but he still gets way more access than any of us do to the process. He's like a super version of an amateur scout now (and I don't mean that in a bad way at all). Nice read.
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