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Geo
04-26-2008, 08:48 AM
The 2008 Draft is finally here!

It's Draft weekend, and best of luck to the New England Patriots in finding good players to help the team for the future.

Discuss the event here.

Bradyjackson12
04-26-2008, 09:35 AM
Scott it's always fun to read your work.
I just want to know your opinion on the possibility the Patriots draft.
Trading down wih the Bengals. New England 1st round draft pick (7th) for 1st and 3rd round draft pick (9th and 77th) of Cincinnati
Round 1, Pick 9 (9)
(From Bengals) *** Keith Rivers. I think he's the best linebacker in the draft and a great leader. I could understand your point but I do think that Chris long won't pass Kansas City causing Gholston to be a Jets. Plus I don't really like Gholston, any player who was invisible for many game just isn't the type of player I want to select.

Round 2, Pick 31 (62) Dre Moore. DE is a need since we only have Jarvis Green as a backup. Smith and Wright could easily be replaced. Last year 4th round choice isn't with the team anymore.

Round 3, Pick 6 (69)
(From Raiders) Antwaun Molden. We need a CB and he's got maybe more potential than any other left on the board. He's big, fast and very athletic.

Round 3, Pick 14 (77)
(From Bengals) *** Shawn Crable could fall like you did in your mock but I think he's a mid 3rd round so the Patriots could get their backup outside linebacker for next year while he could develop in a starter later.

Round 3, Pick 31 (94) Brad Cottam is injury prone but I could easily see him going to NE as Belichick has always love TE.

Round 4, Pick 30 (129)Josh Barrett is the the pick if heís still available. Harrison is close to retirement and a big and fast safety is always nice to have.

Round 5, Pick 29 (164) Barry Richardson has a lot of potential and could be a starter if heís motivated. Something Iím sure Belichick can do.

Round 6, Pick 31 (197) King Dunlap, Darnell Terrell, Josh Johnson and Kevin OíConnell could all be the pick

Round 7, Pick 31 (238) I really like Brian Whiterspoon as a return man so there or as a RFA would be great.

Ravens1991
04-26-2008, 12:24 PM
would you guys draft Ellis?

alca1992
04-26-2008, 12:32 PM
i would love sedrick ellis he is a big body who is vastly underated. i think he can fit in our system.

Bigburt63
04-26-2008, 03:32 PM
Mayo was definitley a bit surprising, but after looking at some videos I think he could fit well

Bostonsportlova
04-26-2008, 05:20 PM
At first i hated the pick, because i never thought about him going to the pats. But after review i like the pick, going to play ILB. Im excited about the second round, but a lot of corners have been taken interesting to see what they will do.

proshoota25
04-26-2008, 08:06 PM
he has the chance to be something special

alca1992
04-27-2008, 12:02 AM
so tomorrow who do you guys want? i think we need to get Jamal Charles he is the last fast RB that is actually good. so we need to get him. also of course i wouldnt mind getting Dan Connor. even tough we got a ILB.

Bigburt63
04-27-2008, 12:05 AM
Cliff Avril, Charles Godfrey, Reggie Smith, Justin King, Jermichael Finley, Jonathan Goff are some of the guys I like.

Edit: Also Shawn Crable

gus82witten
04-27-2008, 12:10 AM
Vince Redd OLB from Liberty in the 7th round. Great size and speed. 6'6 245

Nalej
04-27-2008, 06:22 AM
I'd love it if we could get Shawn Crable.
Also Justin King and Jamaal Charles, if available.
I'd still like a young OL as well.

Jay
04-27-2008, 09:33 AM
#69 traded to San Diego for a fifth this year and a second in 2009. HA!

Bostonsportlova
04-27-2008, 11:22 AM
Thanks Jay for posting the trade... I had no idea what we got in return from the third rounder. And as for the trade, what a great deal!

Don Vito
04-27-2008, 12:59 PM
So we have 2 CBs, 2 LBs, and a QB. I would love to see us pick up a TE (Kellen Davis, Joe Jon Finley), a OL (Carl Nicks, Barry Richardson, Kirk Barton, Eric Young, Roy Scheuning), or a RB (Allen Patrick, Cory Boyd, Mike Hart). I would not mind us beefing up even more at DB or LB, especially if we brought in Jon Goff who is still available. DeJuan Tribble or Josh Barret could be great pick ups as well.

Don Vito
04-27-2008, 01:41 PM
Matt Slater from UCLA is the pick - he is a guy who can and has played WR, returner, both safety spots, and corner. We do kind of need a WR with Stallworth gone, I guess it is an OK pick. They obviously like his versatility because there were some talented wideouts still on the board like Hubbard, Arrington, Piecharts Bryant, DJ Hall, and Addarius Bowman.

alca1992
04-27-2008, 02:38 PM
what did we trade?

Matthew Jones
04-27-2008, 02:52 PM
Slater trade up sucks.

Don Vito
04-27-2008, 02:59 PM
We have one more pick left, I think we take whoever the staff has as their BPA now. I would love seeing us add an OL like Eric Young out of Tennessee but I think a great get would be drafting a TE/RB for the future. A 3rd down back who can replace Faulk eventually who has some hands would be great (Cory Boyd/Rafael Little). There is still some talent on the board, curious to see what we do.

Don Vito
04-27-2008, 03:33 PM
Bo Ruud is the pick, the LB need is really being addressed.

alca1992
04-27-2008, 04:42 PM
do you know anything about Rudd?

Nalej
04-27-2008, 04:58 PM
I know that we passed up J. Barrett. What the hell were we thinking?
I love that guy. I really don't know how he made it all the way to the 7th.

Don Vito
04-27-2008, 05:06 PM
do you know anything about Rudd?

His brother Barret is a young MLB for Tampa Bay and had a great year last year, he also went to Nebraska. Bo has some potential, he is big and fast and projects to play inside for us. He has had some injury problems I believe, but I like the pick as a late round selection.

Bigburt63
04-27-2008, 05:12 PM
Overall a solid draft, IMO. two corners that are fast to come in and play in a nickel/dime role at first, and the two lb's are studs.

Edit: Also, I think this means that they feel Merriweather will be playing S as opposed to corner.

Wootylicous
04-27-2008, 05:13 PM
Horrible draft.

my future me
04-27-2008, 06:31 PM
http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/

In the fifth round, the Patriots were keeping a close eye on Nebraska defensive back Zackary Bowman and began working the phone lines in hopes of striking a deal to select him. A tentative deal was in place with the Jaguars at No. 153 if Bowman was available. It appeared as if things would work out, but the Bears snared Bowman at No. 152 and the deal was off.

Bigburt63
04-27-2008, 06:49 PM
Horrible draft.

I could not disagree more.

Invesco
04-27-2008, 10:55 PM
His brother Barret is a young MLB for Tampa Bay and had a great year last year, he also went to Nebraska. Bo has some potential, he is big and fast and projects to play inside for us. He has had some injury problems I believe, but I like the pick as a late round selection.

I'm pretty positive he could've been signed as an undrafted free agent. But him and the other 2 linebackers that began the season starting with Nebraska last season are really underrated due to how bad Nebraska was last year. I like Ruud and hope he can become a solid backer.

Matthew Jones
05-01-2008, 07:24 PM
Here are the UDFAs the Patriots have signed, along with height, weight, and forty times.

Patriots Undrafted Free Agents:

RB Kenny Cattouse, Troy (workout) (5'9", 200, 4.56)

RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Ole Miss (5'11", 219, 4.60)

TE Tyson DeVree, Colorado (6'6", 247, 4.75)

TE Jon Stupar, Virginia (6'3", 252, 4.90)

OT Josh Coffman, East Carolina (6'6", 303, 5.11)

OG Ryan Wendell, Fresno St. (6'2", 286, 5.28)

DE Casey Tyler, Portland State (6'5", 304, 5.06)

DT Chris Norwell, Illinois (6'6", 305, 5.32)

DT Anthony Toribio, Carson-Newman (6'2", 304, x.xx)

DL Carlos Feliciano, Maryland (6'5", 315, 5.60)

LB Gary Guyton, Georgia Tech (6'2", 245, 4.47)

LB Vince Redd, Liberty (6'6", 263, 4.58)

LB Keith Saunders, Alabama (6'3", 244, 5.04)

SS Mark Dillard, Louisiana Tech (5'11", 208, 4.58)

P Mike Dragosavich, North Dakota State (6'6", 212, 4.85)

Don Vito
05-01-2008, 09:20 PM
I'm excited about signing BJGE, he is a pretty good fit for us. He's a complete back who is good at a lot of things, he just didn't have elite measurables and didn't get much pub since he played here at Ole Miss. You can't ignore back to back 1,000 yard seasons in the SEC though.

proshoota25
05-02-2008, 02:52 PM
the only person i could see making this team would be the punter, who was one of the best in the country. other than that, a few of these guys probably will make the practice squad

Nalej
05-02-2008, 07:42 PM
I can see us keepin a RB, TE, OL, DL and a LB. One of each for depth.
Correct me if I'm wrong but... wasn't out punter pretty good when we actually had to use him???

Bostonsportlova
05-03-2008, 08:35 PM
Prediction of Signings

Green-Ellis. DeVree. Coffman. Redd

gus82witten
05-06-2008, 10:53 PM
Redd will make the roster! her has too much size and speed.

proshoota25
05-07-2008, 06:02 PM
i think if anything gus i believe that he will make the practice squad and eventually work his way onto the roster in the future...

giantsfan
10-27-2008, 05:24 AM
What's the word been on Gary Guyton. He was an interesting athlete, has the coaching staff said anything about him and is he playing special teams?

Bigburt63
10-27-2008, 12:36 PM
What's the word been on Gary Guyton. He was an interesting athlete, has the coaching staff said anything about him and is he playing special teams?

I havent read anything specifically that the coaches have said, but he has been getting a pretty decent amount of playing time on the defense. That combined with the fact that he is an undrafted rookie free agent, and you gotta think the coaches are very high on him. i mean, he made the roster when guys like victor hobson did not.

Don Vito
10-28-2008, 07:37 PM
Guyton has been contributing on special teams nad has seen his fair share of reps on defense. He has ridiculous speed and he seems to be learning the defense faster than Crable or Redd because he has been on the field more. He definitely will be a great special teamer with some huge potential as a linebacker.

ElectricEye
10-28-2008, 07:40 PM
Guyton has looked very good in limited action. His speed is really ridiculous. I think we found two guys who are extremely capable of starting inside for us.

Don Vito
10-28-2008, 08:57 PM
I'm with you EE. I don't think we go LB round 1 not just because Mayo is a beast but we picked up some guys with huge upside in the last class in Guyton, Crable, and Redd. We have huge holes in the secondary that need to be shored up. We should still go after a backer, maybe even in the first or second, but I would be much happier if we looked for secondary and OL help there. Guyton could wind up a starter but even if he doesn't, he will be a force on special teams and a solid backup (which he looks to be already). He put on a show in postseason workouts, I was shocked that he went undrafted.

ElectricEye
10-28-2008, 10:31 PM
He not only put on a show, he blew them up. He had a good Senior Bowl too, if I remember correctly. He should not have gone undrafted. If the draft was done over, I might just take him in the second if I was a team that needed a linebacker. I'm trying not to get too far ahead of myself, but he's that fast and talented. He'll start for us one day...and sooner rather than later. Book it.

We have a lot of upside waiting outside too. I think Crable has a better shot of panning out than Redd, but both of them could end up being scary if they end up being what they can.

As far as drafting a linebacker goes, I wouldn't mind taking Clay Matthews at one point. He's almost made for our defense.

Don Vito
10-29-2008, 02:33 PM
Yeah I would have no problem if we took a guy like Clay Matthews, he is definitely taylor made to play in our defense. He is a football player, a tough guy who has a great motor. He shouldn't go any earlier than the third round as of now and I think we shouldn't go for a linebacker any earlier than that because we have more pressing needs. However, the staff may fall in love with someone and take him in the first.

If Guyton, Crable, and Redd all pan out and reach their immense potential than we should have a ridiculous group of linebackers. Crable-Mayo-Guyton-Redd would be a lot of athleticism to deal with.

ElectricEye
10-29-2008, 08:02 PM
I'm really glad we have all this young upside in our linebacking core. BB loves LB's, so you know that one of them will end up doing something, maybe two. The smart money is on Guyton.

HellonEarth84
12-13-2008, 10:00 PM
One of the best drafts in a while.