The 2017 NEPFF Patriots-Only Mock Draft Contest

-by DNOMN8R314

As intensely as this year’s free agency began, if one checks the calendar, one will see that it is nearly a month until the 2017 NFL Draft. For that reason, and since the Patriots as of now will not make a selection until the third round, it is time to announce:

THE SECOND ANNUAL NEPFF PATRIOTS-ONLY MOCK DRAFT CONTEST.

Last year’s contest only had six entrants and only four correct guesses, and Hugo came out on top by slotting Cyrus Jones as his second-most likely selection. Since then, the Patriots have won another Super Bowl, this forum has changed comment systems, and Bill Belichick surprised everyone with high acquisitive activity at the start of the new league year. I’m hoping for more entries this year.

In case you are new or need a refresher, here are the

RULES:

Although New England currently has just seven selections in the draft, I would still like you to send me the 11 players you most strongly predict Bill Belichick will pick. (Why 11? Two reasons. First, at this time last year, the Patriots were scheduled to make 11 selections – they ended up making nine. Second, it works for the scoring system.)

Please don’t send me more than 11, as I will not count anyone past that cutoff. (I will contact you in response and ask if there’s a specific player or players you want removed. If not, I’ll remove everyone after the first 11.) If you send me fewer than 11, I’ll count all those players (down from 1st, not up from 11th), but you’ll have fewer chances to get a player right.

Send me the list of players in order of likelihood you think the Patriots will draft them, and note which round you think each player will be drafted in. If you think a player will be signed by the Patriots as a UDFA immediately after the draft, you may include him on your list.

(I should note that this is about 11 players you think the team will draft; your guesses do not need to match the draft slots they currently have. If you think the Patriots will trade into the second round and take a certain player there, mark him as a 2nd-round choice and put him on your list.)

SCORING:

Remember, these lists are to be in order of likelihood.

  • If the 1st player on your list is drafted by the Patriots, you receive 15 points.
  • 2nd: 12
  • 3rd: 10
  • 4th: 8
  • 5th: 7
  • 6th: 6
  • 7th: 5
  • 8th: 4
  • 9th: 3
  • 10th: 2
  • 11th: 1

If you correctly guess the round of any Patriots draft pick, you receive an extra 3 points.

If a player you predicted the Patriots would draft is signed by New England as a UDFA, or a player you think will be a Pats UDFA becomes a NE draft pick, you receive half the points for that slot, rounded up to the nearest whole point. For instance, if someone last year had Jonathan Jones in their 5th slot as a 3rd-round pick, they would have received 4 points for him.

DEADLINE:

I will be accepting entries until the start of the first round of the draft, which is Thursday, April 27 at 8 PM Eastern time. Send your lists to contests@patsfootbalfans.com and include your lists in the body of the email.

This has been quite the offseason, and there’s still plenty more to go. Let’s enjoy it.

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MasterAndCommander
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LOL!!!! Just saw the Gronk dry cleaner commercial

evaldes101993
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Any other WR not named Edelman doing good the Edelman catch= Catch of the year. Edelman doing the catch= Not the catch of the year.

Not sure why he lost to Baldwin

MasterAndCommander
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Say what?

Neil X
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Apparently BB didn’t get the memo on the Purge of Brandons.

Calipatsfan3473
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BSJ jinxed it.

BoSoxJim
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Bitch, I started the purge. That cockroach is the only one left.

FAB330
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Just found out that the Pats cheated in this years SB. This guy in PHX was shocked I didn’t know, so I said ,ok, entertain me and tell me what they did….Well, they got some questionable holding calls…is that all you got?

MasterAndCommander
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How?

MasterAndCommander
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Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Just like they forced the Falcons into an overly aggressive offensive approach in the 4th Q

MasterAndCommander
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So much for the Brandon Purge……

rondo723
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Bolden agreed to change his name to Brandin

MasterAndCommander
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That won’t fool Jim

Calipatsfan3473
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BSJ is a jinx.

MasterAndCommander
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Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…. We won’t tell him

Calipatsfan3473
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He’s fully aware.

Calipatsfan3473
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He’s a good locker room guy.

evaldes101993
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So what’s going to happen with Blount? We got Rex, White, Lewis, Bolden, Foster on the team already. Assuming Foster goes to the practice squad again, would we really carry 5 rbs on the roster if Blount returns?

Mattsky
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Plus the team has 2 FBs.

dp73
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Blount is a better runner than Foster, Bloden White and Burkhead. White is a much better receiving back . I would gladly cut Foster and Bolden in favor of Blount.

dp73
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I don’t think the Patriots have a back that can help this team this year as much as Blount helped this team last year.

Calipatsfan3473
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Agreed.

Deadsmack #NotDone
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Doug Kyed ✔ @DougKyed
The Patriots re-signed RB Brandon Bolden.

evaldes101993
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So much for purging the Brandons on this team.

Deadsmack #NotDone
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not when they can play ST and be good locker room guys
🙂

Deadsmack #NotDone
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Mark Daniels ✔ @MarkDanielsPJ
Bolden didn’t do much offensively last year, but he’s a core special teamer and his teammates love him. Great locker room guy.

BoSoxJim
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Deadsmack #NotDone
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I just read the most amazing response for climate change deniers by Rep. Alan Grayson, a year ago:

“If you think [carbon dioxide] doesn’t cause any health problems, I invite you to put a plastic bag over your head, tie it tightly around your neck and see what happens next,”

PatriotPrideBoy
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[Disclaimer: PFF is not responsible for your actions.]

evaldes101993
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You’ll be like these guys if you attempt that
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Deadsmack #NotDone
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LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

BoSoxJim
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The flora of the world is offended by this post.

Deadsmack #NotDone
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Too bad we are not flora 🙂

BoSoxJim
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Too bad we destroyed (are destroying) the forests.

Deadsmack #NotDone
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That i fully agree with you.

Deadsmack #NotDone
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Chelsea scores, big mistake by Man City GK

Deadsmack #NotDone
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As much as i like Butler and i will never forget and admire him, letting him go and get Sherman would be a no brainer.
Pats would have one of the best secondaries since i watch football, physical and smart players all around.

PS: But i don’t think Pats will trade for Sherman, just a feeling

evaldes101993
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Keep Butler while trading for Sherman or GTFO 🙂

Deadsmack #NotDone
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that could mean 38-0 🙂

evaldes101993
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46-0 preseason included lol

Deadsmack #NotDone
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No, no, we need to save our best weapons in preseason

🙂

PatriotPrideBoy
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How long’s it gonna take until that nickname Jimmy G Spot gets retired?

Deadsmack #NotDone
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Only after after he hits the Jets in the J spot 😛

Deadsmack #NotDone
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Jessica Morrey ✔ @JessicaMorrey
OL Kyle Fuller worked closely with New England #Patriots OL coach Dante Scarnecchia at #Baylor’s Pro Day today.

Deadsmack #NotDone
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NFL on ESPN ✔ @ESPNNFL
S Jamal Adams flying at LSU Pro Day, clocking a 4.33 40-yard dash (via @SECNetwork)

Deadsmack #NotDone
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Billy Idol & Miley Cyrus – Rebel Yell LIVE (Official Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvBwNz04Ois

It actually sounds really cool

Deadsmack #NotDone
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Adam Schefter ✔ @AdamSchefter
Marshawn Lynch is at Raiders’ facility today, as @PatMcAfeeShow reported. Source believes eventually “it will happen.”

dyims
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The doctor said he didn’t see anything abnormal while he was inside. Said he would know for sure once he gets the results back. He said her problems are probably enhanced because of her diabetes. I appreciate the kind thoughts and prayers.

Deadsmack #NotDone
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I hope everything can be ok with your wife, it is always good a sign when a surgery like that show no signs of cancer.
But diabetes is also a serious condition, i hope she can overcame it as much as possible.

Stay strong dyims, the strength of family and friends is really important to deal with this tough moments.

BoSoxJim
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Thoughts and prayers to you and your wife.

Calipatsfan3473
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That’s good news- hope all the tests come back good- you and your family will continue to be in our prayers.

Saturn III
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That sounds positive and I pray all continues to go well.

evaldes101993
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Thoughts on a Sherman for Butler swap? I could see this happening surprisingly, if Butler’s price is too high and Pats are determine to get bigger Cbs with speed.

Saturn III
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I only worry about Sherman declining quickly.

Neil X
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Sherman 29, Butler 27. Are you worried about Butler declining?

Saturn III
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Butler has less wear and tear on him, no I’m not.

Calipatsfan3473
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I don’t like it.

dp73
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IMO , here is the thing. Having 3 out 4 DB’s making over 10M a year is probably not the way the Patriots want to structure their defense no mater if the 3rd DB is named Butler or Sherman.

Neil X
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With the amount of cap space that teams have now, three $10 million dollar DBs is going to become the norm for teams with elite defenses.

dyims
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Sitting in surgical patient room while the wife under goes exploratory surgery. Possible uterine cancer. Won’t know the whole story until the samples come back from pathology.

Calipatsfan3473
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Praying that she will come out fine.

Litprof
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Best wishes. I hope everything comes back negative.

But know that cancer treatments have come a long way just in the past few years. If you’re at one of the good hospitals, she’ll have options you’ve never even heard of because they didn’t exist five years ago.

Again, good luck.

dp73
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My best wishes go out to you and your wife.

JLStokes
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Prayers from my family to yours.j

Saturn III
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We are praying that the results return swiftly and in your wife’s favor.

FAB330
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Eggbound, anyone home

MasterAndCommander
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WAKE UP!!!! The Broooons are in the playoffs. The Celts play the Cavs. Dino is still cooking his steak.

NewEnglandBlight
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Celtics vs Cavs game shaping up to be biggest game of the season

DinoScapelli
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Sure, wait ’til Dino is gone, then have lots of fun. I may be thick as a brick, but I can take a hint. I will never come back here again! Tonight. Sleep well, dynastic subjects.

Calipatsfan3473
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JG will not be traded.

MasterAndCommander
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Good night all

Dingo
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4-0, Craps.

MasterAndCommander
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Crapitals now up 3-0 over TOR

Dingo
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Arrghhhhh-onauts. Wait: wrong team.

Dingo
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Broons clinch a playoff spot. Leapfrog Toronto for second place.*

*Results pending.

MasterAndCommander
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As much as there’s been attention to Marchand’s career season fo goals (39). Pastrnak has been overlooked and has 34.

Dingo
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DINGOOOOOOAALLLLLLLLLL!!!

MasterAndCommander
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4-0!

Dingo
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The Crapitals are helping Boston out by blanking Toronto 2-0, so far.

MasterAndCommander
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Yep but Detroit is caving vs. Ottawa.

Dingo
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:>(

NewEnglandBlight
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Bruins are tearing it up!

MasterAndCommander
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AKA….. DINGOOAAAAAALLL!!! 3-0

Dingo
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DINGOOOOO(Stupid Marchand)OOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!!

MasterAndCommander
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LOL!!!!

MasterAndCommander
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Marchand might relate.

MasterAndCommander
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I think if they win tonight they are in the playoffs.

MasterAndCommander
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Heh heh heh

MasterAndCommander
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What happened to the Red Wings…can’t count on them anymore.

MasterAndCommander
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Getting back in gear as the listing activity is beginning to warm up. We plan to head down the last weekend of April. Will look at some lots of land as well. We might take the leap and build a simple house with a boathouse.

MasterAndCommander
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A little irony. One of the lots is right next door to the house we were supposed to get last year until the realtors effed us up.

MasterAndCommander
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LOL

Dingo
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If they have kids, get yourself some dingoes, as well.

MasterAndCommander
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That goes without saying. When could you visit?

Dingo
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I can get the clan there in time for the next major holiday.

MasterAndCommander
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Oooooooooooooo… I like that….attack from the waterfront…….

Dingo
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1 dingo by land; 2 by sea.

MasterAndCommander
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LOL…. 3 if by baby carriage…

MasterAndCommander
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Or an invisible electric fence

MasterAndCommander
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DINGOAAAAL!! 2-0

MasterAndCommander
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I wasn’t a Simms fan, but he did not deserve to get booted by someone with zilch broadcasting experience.

MasterAndCommander
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I could see that. Both had annoying deliveries but could analyze well.

MasterAndCommander
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Well, after a such a great season, Marchand reverts to his stupid self with a very dumb penalty. Could be suspended for a couple games. Unless the Bruins win tonight, a playoff spot will be much tougher now.

MasterAndCommander
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Recently, no. 4-7 years ago, yes.

MasterAndCommander
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Howdy

MasterAndCommander
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Just going with Frank’s program

DinoScapelli
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Oh, and Trade Jimmy!!!

Good night, you spectral denizens of this sudden ghost town!!!

DinoScapelli
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Adrian Peterson would be an excellent fit to replace Legarrette Blount in New England, but with his six or seven children all by different women and his inability to get that his whipping of his young son was a bad thing to do, I really don’t want him on the team. I mean, they apparently won’t pick Joe Mixon because he slugged a girl, but whipping a four year old child with a tree branch doesn’t stop them from considering AD?

DinoScapelli
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Am I the only person who thinks that Phil Simms did a pretty good job of in-game commentary?

Tough to imagine Tony Romo being ready to take his spot at #1. Is Romo even interesting, knowledgeable, or eloquent?

However it works out, I feel a bit sorry for him. Seems like a nice fellow, and faded out ignominiously. I always thought he was very overrated, but still.

Neil X
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I like Simms. He wasn’t a Pats hater. He respected the Patriots’ excellence. Not a bad announcer.

DinoScapelli
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I would be happy to do a positional draft prospect ranking or two for the blog, if only to provide comic relief, but with the Pats currently not picking until the 3rd, I really can’t get excited about the DEs or LBs this team sorely needs. They’ll pick someone I have never heard of, so why bother? Then again, why have I ever bothered? They never take who I like.

Deadsmack #NotDone
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WOW, since Ranieri was fired as Leicester HC, they just won all 6 games with the new coach (5 for Premier League, 1 for Champions League).

It is almost as impressive as the title won last year, as they were near the relegation spots 1,5 months ago and they will play the quarter.finals of Champions League

dfwpatsfan
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I never thought I would see the day Simms was finally shut up. Hope this is for good.

dp73
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http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/sports/newengland/football/patriots/2017/04/04/whats-the-latest-with-legarrette-blount-possibly-returning-to-patriots/

“Blount has every right to want more than what Burkhead is making, but the Patriots wouldn’t be likely to go that high.”

Why not? If the Patriot could afford it then why not pay him more than Burkhead. Blount is a better running back.

I am not convinced Burkhead is a lead back.

bring
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Pats don’t have a lead back – they have situational backs
There are a ton of cheap backs available in the draft – nothing wrong with snagging one or two late….

dp73
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There are a ton of cheap backs available in the draft – nothing wrong with snagging one or two late….

Why can’t we sign Blount and add a back in the draft? What backs do you like. Last year the Patriots didn’t draft any.

BoSoxJim
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Don’t remind me.

MrLucky
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Big Blount fan but a lot of RBs will look good when the defense is selling out to stop the pass. Put LgB on another offense and he’s jag. Burkhead isn’t being paid that money to be a lead back. I’m sure they have a lot of plans for him, including ST.

MrLucky
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Went to opening day for the first time yesterday. Was perfect April weather for Boston. Crowd went nuts when Brady and the Pats came out.

Calipatsfan3473
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Was TB ok after tackling Gronk??

HunterCenter
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his pliability was in midseason form! he’ll obviously play past his 70s!

Jdog Lemon Head
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Pliable!
Pliable!
What does that even mean?
Pliable!

HunterCenter
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has something to do with the availability of avocados, I think.