More random quizzing!
Last year I ran this as “Name the UDFA,” since the 2017 undrafted class was 20 players. With a much smaller class, this now becomes “Name the Rookie.”
Remember, some questions may have more than one possible answer, but naming any single player (or for some questions, a pair of players) who fits the question counts as correct. Also, every current Patriots rookie will be a correct answer at least once. (Note that initial UDFA signings Darren Andrews – now on the NFI list – and Chris Lacy – cut and claimed by Detroit – are omitted.)
Name a 2018 Patriots rookie…
- …whom the Patriots traded up to draft?
- …who played college football in the FBS?
- …who shares a surname with a 2017 Patriots UDFA signing?
- Name a pair of players, one draft pick and one UDFA, who were selected/signed from the same school.
- …who wore #35 in college?
- …who wore #7 in college?
- …who wore #30 in college?
- …who, for OTAs, is wearing a uniform number that can legally be worn by players at his position?
- …who, for OTAs, is wearing a uniform number not currently worn by any other Patriot?
- …whose first and last name begin with the same letter?
- …whose first and last name are the same length?
- …whose last name, of the New England rookie class, is worth the most points in Scrabble? (NOTE: All Scrabble references refer to the standard U.S. edition.)
- …whose last name, of the New England rookie class, is worth the fewest points in Scrabble?
- …whose last name cannot be spelled with a standard Scrabble set (excluding blanks)?
- …whose last name is also a common first name?
- …whose last name is a Scrabble-legal word?
- …whose last name spelled backward is a Scrabble-legal word?
- …whose last name is an anagram of a common English verb (in any proper form)?
- …whose last name is an anagram of a name in the title of a Shakespeare play?
- …whose last name contains the same letter twice, but not a double letter?
- Duke Dawson (yes, the Patriots traded down first, but the final move to move to #56 overall for Dawson was a trade up).
- Shane Wimann (Northern Illinois).
- A.J. Moore (shares with Kenny Moore, incidentally also a cornerback).
- Isaiah Wynn or Sony Michel and John Atkins (Georgia), Braxton Berrios and Trent Harris (Miami), Danny Etling and Frank Herron (LSU).
- Keion Crossen, Shane Wimann, and Ja’Whaun Bentley (who wore #35 his freshman year only before switching to #4).
- Duke Dawson, J.C. Jackson, and Ralph Webb.
- A.J. Moore and Corey Bojorquez. (The front-page picture for this article makes Bojorquez’s number look like 50, but it’s 30.)
- Ja’Whaun Bentley (#53, LB); Christian Sam (#54, LB); John Atkins (#62, DT); Trent Harris (#63, DE); and Frank Herron (#64, DT). Take half-credit if you named Isaiah Wynn, who is wearing #50 at OTAs; while offensive linemen can wear numbers in the 50s, only centers are technically allowed to per the rulebook.
- Sony Michel (#51) and Trent Harris (#63).
- Duke Dawson, Braxton Berrios, and J.C. Jackson.
- Braxton Berrios and Ryan Izzo.
- Corey Bojorquez (36 points).
- Christian Sam (5 points).
- Ryan Izzo (only one Z).
- Christian Sam and Sony Michel.
- Isaiah Wynn (it’s an Old English alphabetical character).
- Christian Sam (“mas” – slang for “mothers”) and Trent Harris (“sirrah” – archaic, contemptuous term of address).
- Danny Etling (“tingle”) and Keion Crossen (“censors”).
- A.J. Moore (anagram of “Romeo”).
- Ja’Whaun Bentley and Corey Bojorquez.
Hope you enjoyed this latest installment of DNOM’s Offseason Quizzes In Lieu Of Productive Content.