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  1. Games

    I’ve lived in Michigan my whole life, so I haven’t had the opportunity to really go see a Pats game. I’m sure it’s nothing compared to a home game at Foxboro, but I’m going to my first Patriots game at Detroit in week 3. That’s the plan anyways. Must see the GOAT before it’s too late.
  2. Patriots Draft Focus: Quarterback

    Chase Litton has a great arm. I’m not opposed at all to waiting to grab a guy like him in the later rounds.
  3. Patriots Draft Focus: Linebacker

    Great insight and write-up. The 40 time for Jewell has been made out to be a big deal, so the 3 come time is very encouraging and I’m hoping teams sleep on him if we miss out on LVE and Evans. I would have no issue taking him in the late 2nd/early 3rd range, depending on how our draft turns out player/pick wise, as well as how the board shakes out. I’d love to hear your thoughts on Darius Leonard. Seems people are really high or really low on him, doesn’t seem to be a middle ground on the guy.
  4. NFL Draft Targets?

    I’ve got a really strong feeling now, that CB Isaiah Oliver from Colorado may be a target at 31
  5. Food for thought: Hungry for Mocks

    I don’t know about you, but I think him and Rashaan Evans are both first round locks despite what the media puts out. Apart from those two, it’s a big gap in terms of players at that position with a high upside.
  6. Food for thought: Hungry for Mocks

    I’m glad someone agrees with me on the safety market. I would not mind going early for a guy like Justin Reid or Marcus Allen.
  7. I’m curious to see what your guys’ thoughts are as to whom we may select and how it’d be approached. Please feel free to also post a mock of your own, I mean it is draft season let’s keep the conversations going and the draft picks flowing. In my particular version, I am going to predict trades. Always tough to do, but it makes this a lot more exciting... but I can show you better than I can tell you. 1st round, 23rd overall: Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State No matter what scenario plays out in my head, I can’t see us passing on LVE if he’s available. He’s exactly what we need on defense, and will be a tremendous pick up. LVE has the size you want in a linebacker and is uber-athletic. He can play on the ball and off the ball, which will compliment Dont’a Hightower’s skill set in his return to the field. TRADE! New England sends the 31st pick and the 198th pick to the New York Giants in exchange for picks #34 and #139. The reason for this trade down, is because it’s actually a trade up. I envision NYG taking Saquon Barkley 2nd overall, thus elevating their need to groom a guy behind Eli Manning. Mason Rudolph is viewed by many as the consensus QB for the Patriots to take, but the move up from round 6 to round 5 is too great for them not to drop three spots right here and allow the G-men to take him. 2nd round, 34th overall via trade: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU The value here is too much to pass on. After years and years of a back-by-committee approach, Josh McDaniels lands a legitimate stud that can give his all on 3 downs. Having a workhorse like Guice will help the Patriots now, and a lot more for life after Tom Brady. The LSU Tiger is a hard runner with great vision, patience, and speed. 2nd round, 43rd overall: Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis Anthony Miller is a tremendous receiver. He has the ability to track practically any ball, and make any catch. He can fit anywhere in the Patriots offense. If he’s available here, they should not hesitate despite adding bodies already this offseason. 2nd round, 63rd overall: Andrew Brown, DT Virginia After losing Alan Branch, it’s urgent we get some depth alongside Malcom Brown. Brown is quick off the snap and immediately tries to fight his way into the backfield every snap. Brown can become a solid contributor and starter on the inside of a defensive line. TRADE! New England trades down once again, this time sending pick #95 to the LA Rams in exchange for picks #135 & #136. 4th round, 135th overall via trade: Dane Cruikshank, DB, Arizona Dane Cruikshank is probably the most Bill Belichick-defensive back pick that could happen, based on what he seeks in abilities and measurables. Cruikshank is a versatile player that reminds me of Byron Jones. The Wildcat’s coverage skills are not on par with other safeties in this class, but in the right scheme he could be a stud. Oh yeah, special teams too. 4th round, 136th overall via trade: Brandon Parker, OT, North Carolina A&T I don’t believe left tackle is as big of a need as most, considering Garcia is back to playing weight and Waddle is dependable- and don’t argue, he was outstanding when called upon. Next years class has many more elite tackles if New England strikes out on the elite blindside protectors in this class. But Coach Scarr is licking his chops with this selection, and will develop Parker into a stud. 5th round, 139th overall via trade: Dalton Schultz, TE, Stanford Schultz has garnered praise as the most complete tight end to play for the squad in years, which is massive praise considering that Stanford was the stomping ground of Zach Ertz and Colby Fleener. Schultz is a reliable target and can block with the best of them. Dwayne Allen is very replaceable in this draft. TRADE! The Patriots send their 210th overall pick to John Elway and the Broncos. The Patriots receive QB Paxton Lynch. The Patriots are going to be on the lookout for a backup QB, no doubt. That guy may already be on an NFL roster. Lynch has not lived up to expectations in Denver, and they have definitely moved on by signing Case Keenum. A lot of signs point to Denver also drafting a signal-caller. I’m not so sure Denver would send Lynch to an AFC rival, but crazier things have happened. Paxton Lynch would have a chance to reunite with former Memphis receiver Anthony Miller. 7th round, 219th overall: Kentavius Street, DL, NC State Street is a freak athlete and will drop pretty far due to his injury he recently suffered. I don’t know how far he will fall, but if he’s sitting here when the Pats are on the clock, he needs to be brought in. Even if he doesn’t get in the field this year, he will be able to produce next season for us.
  8. Forum by forum mock draft - Pick 31

    I’m gonna go with Calvin Ridley as my vote. NE recently just met with the ‘Bama stud, and he’d be a phenomenal addition and a future #1. Best receiver in the draft IMO, must take if he’s still here. The Pats have been sniffing around with receivers ...
  9. 2018 Patriots Mock Draft

    Love getting Reid, Leonard and Miller. Immediately plug and play guys. Aruna is intriguing. hernandez won’t fall that far, but I’d be cool with him but not a fan of trading Mason.
  10. NFL Draft Targets?

    Obviously, these picks won’t all be correct because Nick Caserio and Bill are much better team builders than I. But with the draft next weekend, I’m amped and ready to discuss some of my M&M’s in the trail-mix of draft prospects. I wanted to project some trades, but I’ll stick with the original Patriots’ picks. If nothing else, there’s some guys here maybe you haven’t heard of and could intrigue you. Food for thought. 23- Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State We need help on defense. And since we’re staying the obvious, Vander Esch is pretty good on that side of the ball. I don’t know what his ceiling is, but his floor is at least as a ten year starter. I’m drooling over the idea of him paired with Hightower. 31- Justin Reid, DB, Stanford Reid is a versatile player who gives his all on every snap, whether that be diagnosing plays or disrupting them. Safety is not an immediate need, but it’s an important position and he will step up when called upon. He can compete as a corner as well, so Belichick can get some use out of this stud. Going back to back on defense with our first two picks is a major possibility and I’d have no problem with that happening. 43- Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina Hurst is the eldest prospect at his position, but his skills are refined enough for him to be one of the first tight ends off the board. Apart from the Gronkowski “drama” & speculation, we need a legitimate backup- or starter and Hurst is more than capable. 63- Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State Left tackle is important, but I feel the need is overblown. LaAdrian Waddle performed pretty swell as the right tackle last season, and honestly, I think he can play well enough to keep Brady on his feet. Of course, Tony Garcia is a mystery. His health issues are known but it seems that he’s making great progress. Rankin has the arm-length and strength to play on the left or right side, and Coach Scarr should fall in love. 95- Kalen Ballage, RB, Arizona State Running back is a crowded position for the 2018 season, but competition brings out the best of everybody. Ballage has surprising burst and speed, and will compliment Ivan Fear’s group pretty dang well. 198- Hercules Mata’afa, DE/LB, Washington State Hercules played defensive tackle although he’s seriously undersized; albeit he played very well. His high motor and intensity will help him convert to some sort of edge position. 210- Kyle Allen, QB, Houston Quarterback is a position every one will keep an eye on with New England. We could opt to take a passer much sooner than this, but why invest a high draft pick when we are competing now? I’d rather invest time in prospect and the team could feel the same. Allen looks the part of an NFL quarterback, possession great arm strength. He needs to sharpen up on his decision-making and make better reads. He will have the chance to sit and learn, which will benefit him greatly. Allen is very, very intriguing. I prefer him over late rounders such as Mike White, Logan Woodside, etc. 219- Kemoko Turay, DE, Rutgers Rutgers, of course. Turay has a lot of untapped potential and can be coached up to be a great edge rusher. He had a great showing at the Senior Bowl. Priority UDFA’s Darrel Williams, RB, LSU Nyles Morgan, LB, Notre Dame Dylan Cantrell, WR, Texas Tech Bruce Hector, DT, South Florida Mike Love, DE, South Florida Daniel Carlson, K, Auburn Khalid Hill, FB, Michigan Sione Teuhema, LB, Southeast Louisiana
  11. The one that killed me was when we took Ras-I Dowling. I was gunning for Da’Quan Bowers sitting there at the top of the second round. I mean, his career didn’t turn out either... spilled milk.
  12. TCMD - Suggestions and Feedback

    Looks like I missed this one. My former account was justin_perkins. Hope I catch the next one. Nice job by everyone
  13. NFL Draft Targets?

    What would you guys think about this? * What do you guys think about this IF these guys are available at those spots. 23- Connor Williams, OT, Texas 30- Arden Key, EDGE, USC 43- DJ Moore, WR, Maryland 69- Marcus Allen, S, Penn State 95- Darius Leonard, LB, S. Carolina State I projected a trade. NYG trade pick 69 and QB Davis Webb for pick 63. New York will have their franchise QB after this draft I’m assuming, and it won’t be Webb, he gets a new home in Foxboro where McDaniels can prep the big-armed QB to take over in coming years. The reason for moving Webb, is simply lack of need on New York’s part and only being six spots, that was taken from a reference from the Kony Ealy trade.
  14. NFL Draft Targets?

    LB Leighton Vander Esch EDGE Dorian Armstrong QB Luke Falk NT Vita Vea OT Kolton Miller