The 2019 NEPFF Patriots-Only Mock Draft Contest

-by DNOMN8R314

Last year, I announced this with only 10 days until the draft. The year before, I made the announcement with a month’s notice. Let’s get back to that, shall we?

It’s time to commence preparations for THE 2019 NEPFF PATRIOTS-ONLY MOCK DRAFT CONTEST. If you’ve entered before, consider the below a refresher (although there are a couple tweaks to the rules!). If you haven’t, welcome aboard.

I prevented a Hugo threepeat with a win last year. Can he reclaim the (nonexistent) trophy? Will I claim victory again (nope)? Or will someone else in the field come out on top? Whichever it is, here’s what you’ll need to know.

RULES:

Please send me the names of the 12 players you most strongly predict Bill Belichick will pick in this year’s draft. You’ll notice two differences here: first, you get 12 players instead of 11, as the Pats have 12 picks this year. Second, I’m specifying “the names of” the players. You may call this a closing of the MAC Loophole.

Please don’t send me more than 12, 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 12.) If you send me fewer than 12, I’ll count all those players (down from 1st, not up from 12th), 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 the number of the round you think each player will be drafted in. (I have to specify “the number of the round” instead of simply “which round” as the other part of the MAC Loophole.) 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 the 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 fifth round and take a certain player there, mark him as a 5th-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: 9
5th: 8
6th: 7
7th: 6
8th: 5
9th: 4
10th: 3
11th: 2
12th: 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 J.C. Jackson in their 8th slot as a 4th-round selection, they would have received 3 points for him.

NEW FOR 2019: You will receive extra points if you guess multiple picks correctly!
For two correct guesses, you will get an extra 1 point.
For three, 3 points.
For four, 6 points.
For five, 10 points.
For six or more, 15 points.

BONUS POINTS!!

I’m keeping the two bonus points opportunities from last year, as no one got any points from them and I’m hoping we can redeem ourselves.

First, you may submit the names of the three players you think the Patriots are most likely to draft in the first round. These players may be, but do not have to be, on your list of 12. Each player will be worth an additional 5 points – but ONLY if they are drafted in the first round. If one of your choices gets drafted by the Patriots later, you receive 2 points.

You may also send a list of the three quarterbacks you think the Patriots are most likely to draft. (Again, these players may or may not be on your main list of 12.) Each of these players is worth an extra 3 points whether drafted or signed as a UDFA.

[EDIT: I realized I omitted a potential exploitable loophole. I am now closing it. You may NOT repeat players within a list. Even if you’re certain that, say, Andy Isabella WILL become a Patriot, or the team WILL make Will Grier their Quarterback Of The Future(R)(TM)(YNOT), you may only put that player on that list once. You may put a player on more than one list.]

DEADLINE:

I will be accepting entries until the start of the first round of the draft, which is Thursday, April 25 at 8 PM Eastern time. Send your lists to contests@patsfootbalfans.com and include your lists in the body of the email.

One final note: as with last year, I’ll be making a list of players selected in multiple entries, but will not be turning that into an additional “compilation mock.”

Have fun!

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MattDog #N'KealHarryToThePats
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Totteringham down to 4th with Man U and Chelsea close on their heels.

MattDog #N'KealHarryToThePats
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Don’t worry, Smack. I’ll be rooting for you guys the rest of the way (especially against City!) 🙂

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We got someone!

Mike Reiss

@MikeReiss
OT Cedrick Lang, who spent last season on injured reserve with the Vikings, has signed with the Patriots, the team announced. The 6-foot-7, 300-pound Lang, who attended Texas-El Paso, initially entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Giants in 2016. Former hoop player.

Pauly
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He used to play TE too.

MattDog #N'KealHarryToThePats
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And basketball!

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His only playing experience is as a TE. 100% developmental project. So that means he will be the highest paid OT in NFL history in 2020.

MattDog #N'KealHarryToThePats
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Scar Magic

MrLucky
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This guy is a beast (never heard of him but still)

itsBradyBaby
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Kenny Britt visited the Skins today but wasn’t signed, wonder if he’s healthy now, he knows the system and was kind of gelling with TB.

MrLucky
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I guess Bogaerts is signing a long term deal. Pretty surprised, thought he was surely gone. I think they are going to let Mookie go when his deal is up.

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got X for cheap, too. I thought he’d push $200m. so many players are signing extensions; there must be concern about future FA markets.

hugo #FreeBoney
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It’s a 2 year, $40M extension covering the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Then he’s got an opt-out.
He’s only 26. Barring a major setback of some kind, he’s opting out. Only way it actually ends up being long-term is if he has a major setback.
Not saying its a bad deal by the Sox (it isn’t) but its not like we locked him up.

MrLucky
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I’m surprised he agreed to it, especially as a Boras client.

rondo723
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I read that the opt-out was after 2022. Probably need to wait for the official announcement to know for sure. $20m/yr for his prime is a steal IMO.

MrLucky
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The FA class is super weak after this season. He probably would have been the best player and got a monster deal if he repeats close to what he did last season.

Pauly
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To me, the offseason before 2007 is interesting because that’s the last time the Pats had a similar volume of turnover/reset on the WRs corp. So let’s compare: Kept from 2006: Jabar Gaffney (underrated possession receiver) Troy Brown (and the fork stuck in his back) Kept from 2018: Edelman (’nuff said) Dorsett Gordon (indefinite suspension whose availability can’t be depended upon) Notable FA/trade additions 2007: Welker – low-key trade for unheralded WR on March 6th instead of trying to sign him as RFA Stallworth – their “big splash” FA target was signed on March 11th Moss – acquired via trade… Read more »

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Welker was a RFA who New England was preparing an offer sheet for. To entice the Dolphins not to match New England added a 7th rounder (along with the tendered 2nd) and signed him for $18M over 5 seasons. Moss cost a 4th rounder and was on the hook for $4M non-guaranteed. Conversely, Adam Humphries is $36M over 4 years and Antonio Brown cost a high 3rd and 5th and got a new contract at $13M aav with gtd money added. The problem I’d see with any trade scenario is finding a player who would come relatively cheap in contract… Read more »

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Damn, I love the New York Jets

PatriotPrideBoy
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Sam Darnold is the greatest quarterback ever

rking88
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OBJ on a press conference right now… it’ll be interesting to see if he can back up his talk with team-focused play on the field…

but either way browns should be exciting this season

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It’s interesting. A lot of us tend to fall for the flashy players with impressive combine numbers but they haven’t done so well for us in the past. The guy we may be drafting is the one that knocks it out of the park in the interview session where they test their football knowledge, like Deion Branch did many years ago. Or maybe that guy doesn’t exist in this draft.

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wr are divas, we are going to pound the ball, 3 yards at a time

hugo #FreeBoney
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I think if you look at the Pats track record in the past, if there’s anywhere they get in trouble, its with taking players who are more athletic than polished, and expecting to fix them. Jackson, Price, Bethel Johnson, Dobson, Boyce etc. Mitchell was probably the most unimpressive athlete they’ve taken in the first 4 rounds and he’s the most recent one to actually look like he knows how to play WR.

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Brady joined Twitter today. His first tweet…

Verified account
@TomBrady
Following Following @TomBrady
I’m retiring. In my spare time, I’ll be tweeting #LFG

Mattsky
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It’s a good thing BB traded for Rosen then.

Mattsky
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That is a real tweet from a blue check mark account. There is no way that is real. Twitter is messing around or somebody hacked or scammed that check mark.

MrLucky
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It’s really his account. He already has like 60k followers in the last few hours.

Mattsky
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I guess I’m too cynical.

Mattsky
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Second tweet:

Tom Brady

Verified account

@TomBrady
12m12 minutes ago
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Was this a bad joke?

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@DonteStallworth
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Welcome to hell, @TomBrady.

MrScratch
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I’m in a 25 person NCAA pool and here’s the hilarious breakdown of Final 4 picks:

Tennessee 10
Virginia 7
Purdue 5
Villanova 3

North Carolina 13
Kentucky 9
Houston1
Kansas 1
Auburn 1

Gonzaga 11
Michigan 9
Florida St 3
Nevada 1
Syracuse 1

Duke 24
Mich St 1

I was the only one to get 2 Final Four Teams (Mich St/ Virginia), no one had Texas Tech, one person Auburn and my mother is the only one who has a team in Final 4 that she picked to win it (Virginia).

hugo #FreeBoney
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Full list of WRs drafted during the BB regime.
2nd round:
Deion Branch
Chad Jackson
Bethel Johnson
Aaron Dobson
3rd:
Taylor Price
Brandon Tate
4th:
Josh Boyce
Malcolm Mitchell
5th:
PK Sam
Matt Slater
6th:
Braxton Berrios
7th:
David Givens
Julian Edelman
Devin Lucien
Jeremy Gallon
Jeremy Ebert

hugo #FreeBoney
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It’s really not as sordid as one assumes.
They hit big on Edelman and Branch. Got a lot out Givens, and a solid player in Mitchell. Got something out of Johnson, even if he was a disappointment, got value out of Slater. Got a wee bit out of Tate. Whiffed big on Jackson and Dobson. Whiffed on Price.
The main takeaway should be that the Pats don’t draft wide receivers to begin with.

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it’s the 3 2nd picks they missed on, that high in the draft you need to get better results
Chad Jackson
Bethel Johnson
Aaron Dobson
were hot garbage

and by the looks of it, they will be drafting OL in rounds 1 and 2

MrScratch
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Drafting is a numbers game. It’s not a position that they’ve ever focused on in the draft. They’ve always signed/ traded for WR when they’ve needed them.

hugo #FreeBoney
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Preferring vet WRs makes sense to me. WRs have a more gradual learning curve than some other positions. Why draft a WR and lose 2 years to their development, when you you can draft a RB or DT, and use them for 4 full years?

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Branch and Mitchell both picked up the offense in rookie year, the only issue with mitchell was he damaged goods in college

MrScratch
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The problem there that has developed in the last few years is the rising cost on the market.

They’ve been able to– for quite some time– find inexpensive, undervalued bargains thru trade and free agency. That’s not so easy anymore. Fairly average guys are now pretty expensive.

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Adam Schefter

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@AdamSchefter 3 minutes ago

BREAKING: Cardinals agree to trade Josh Rosen and Larry Fitzgerald to the Patriots for 3rd, 4th and 6th round draft picks

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I hope everybody has a great April First 🙂

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oh you…

MrLucky
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Flag!!!!!!!

Kerthwap
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Been waiting on the Brady trade all morning.

Kerthwap
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The article attached to the Evan Lazar tweet is interesting. About the Patriots actually being average in drafting WRs and has some thoughts on why that is. ——>

cfpats4
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below average imo

Kerthwap
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I think Boston fans get spoiled a bit, if we can’t have the best guy at every position we get worried a bit.

rking88
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yes but accounting for the negative bias that you seem to hold on everything… that brings it back to an impartial average

cfpats4
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oh you

cfpats4
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i would trade for Emmanuel Ogbah, he looks decent, but i would say no thanks to Ricardo Louis

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I think Zion can be Draymond from day one, which is effing impressive. As he matures and develops, he can turn into a version of Sir Charles with better range, but less rebounding (nothing wrong with that obviously – Barkley was all time great on the boards).

Easy choice at #1, IMO.

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I have my doubts about him in the NBA but we will see.

hugo #FreeBoney
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Green is a DPOY candidate every year, and the most important passer on the Warriors. What do he and Zion have in common other than height?
I’ve seen Zion compared to Shawn Kemp. I think that’s a pretty fair comparison. Kemp was a good player and maybe an even better player today than he was during his own time.

bring
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He’s a stretch 4 in the NBA.

Doubt you are old enough to remember Kemp – all he could do is dunk (and make babies). Zion can actually shoot and handle the ball.

Considering the #2 ranked player is also on Duke and pales in comparison is all the info you need. Only have to use your eyes on this one.

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I wouldn’t have Barrett as the #2 player on the board. I’d have both Morant and Coby White over him. I think Barrett could be a bust. He’s really not great at anything.

The question on Zion is if his strength will translate into the NBA. A lot of what he does is just bullying people inside. He can shoot and is atletic and a very good defender with super quick hands. But if the inside game doesn’t come with him to the NBA he’ll be very good not great.

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I have no idea how his game will translate. His skill set is so unique but I do think he’ll be an all star caliber player and if he develops a consistent jump shot he’ll be a superstar.

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On the bright side, the UConn women are in the Final Four for the first time in months!!!

bring
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My parents are Huskies freaks (both in their late 70s). Anyhow they have this idea in their heads that women’s college basketball is something the whole country watches. They’re happy, so I let it go….

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Tomorrow starts April. Which means one thing. The cat, raccoon, dire wolf, and dragons will be kicking ass.

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Book it

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you talking to yourself again?

hugo #FreeBoney
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can someone explain what the beef with Duke is? Never understood it

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It’s the small private school that most North Carolina residents apply to and get rejected from.. So they go to either Chapel Hill or one of the other surrounding universities and hate on them their whole life.

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Awwwwwwwwwwwww..Duke and Kentucky lost….awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww….

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predicted Duke to lose, thought Kentucky would make it though.. friggin Auburn.

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Kind of like how NFL fans feel when the Pats lose

NewEnglandBlight
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I think Zion WIlliamson is overhyped too.

Kerthwap
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He was a lot quicker than I expected, I’ve no idea how that will translate to the NBA of course.

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I think he’d have been a massive bust 10 years ago.
Today? I dunno. The fact that the game has gotten so small (and so switch-heavy) helps. And a big slashing ball handler can play. Look at Ben Simmons. There’s enough shooting out there for cheap that you can space the floor for him.

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he kinda reminds me of a chunkier Jaylen Brown.

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Zion can dribble a basketball. Not seeing it.

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Plus Zion having some “stardom” will help him out. He’s not gonna get rookie treatment you can bet on that.

Kerthwap
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A fit Charles Barkley came to mind. He just hustles, and doesn’t have the height. Strong motor, works hard.

Kerthwap
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There aren’t any real teams that are … likable left. It’s all sports factories with questionable professional ethics. So, yeah, no tears for Duke and Kentucky, but the final four aren’t particularly lovable either.

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Soooooooooo… The Sox do realize that the pitching is suppose to prevent runs….. Right?

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Mariners won

MrLucky
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Tough loss for Duke. They will be loaded next year when Zion and Barrett come back as sophomores.

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They won’t be back. They are NBA bound.

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Pretty sure he was joking

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Did they draw up a play for a 66% free throw shooter?

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Its always bananas when you miss the free throw you want to make, and make the one you purposely try to miss.

MrLucky
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These last 3 Duke games have been stupid good.

Kerthwap
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Sucks to lose a ball out of bounds, because you got knee’d in the head.

Kerthwap
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Got to be frustrating to play against Williamson, he reaches across the body, bodies you backwards, takes the ball from you, you get called for the foul, then he gets the continuation and the basket counts. That’s some serious Larry Bird territory officiating.

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It is pretty unbelievable what he gets away with.

Kerthwap
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He is unbelievably quick for a big guy, so there’s probably some justifiable confusion of the officials being unable to keep up.

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As much as we love to rag on NBA refs, they’ll probably call that way more often in the pros

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The NBA is one of those things that makes me feel like an “Old Man Yelling at Cloud”. He’s palming the ball! That’s a goaltend! That’s a travel!

MrScratch
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So, the Lakers dumped D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance to be able to sign Lebron and his first season ends with tanking for lotto balls.

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Great game tonight between Lakers and Pelicans. No one wants to win

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That was a great experience! I didn’t even pay a cent except to tip the bartenders. 4 free drinks, one free premier league team clothing merch item, opportunity to be on live TV with your bruhs and scream your nuts off, opportunity to get Rebecca Lowe’s phone # (unsuccessful), and have a great time. We were talking with a premier league employee who’s in charge of scheduling these events and he said it is likely that Boston gets another appearance next year. If anyone is interested, you should definitely try to go. It’s a fun time!

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Also, people kept coming up to us and offering us free drink vouchers so 4 free drinks turned into 8 pretty quickly! 🙂

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Tottenham should have won 😛

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Nah!! We were the better team. 🙂

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better = luckiest 🙂

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Tottenham fans outnumbered 4-1 in Boston but made a ruckus and were loud in our area. Give them credit! 🙂

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I just came back for Gillette having my picture taken with the 6 Super Bowl Trophies . It was a free event for season ticket holders. I already have a hard copy photo and one sent to me online.

It was fun got to meet other season ticket holders and talk a bit. It was in the lounge in the South End Zone. To go into that lounge you have to be a season ticket holder and pay $1.500 a year. So thats 3,000 a year for me because I have two tickets. Too much for me. lol

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AAAARRRRGGGHHH!!! PANIC!! The Sox are in last place!!!!

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Pretty funny bracket of most hated sports teams.
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Once upon the time, the Lakers were hated 🙂

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Ronaldo or GTFO!

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I’m sure he is more hated than Salah 😛

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Look forward guy in Hawaii flag hat on nbc sports…that’s me!!!

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Greetings from the Abyss. Managed to jack some wifi to see the game. It was a good one. Van Dijk had one of the better 2 on 1’s you will ever see. Textbook example of how to defend the left flank and force the attacking player with the ball to shoot on his weaker side. As a former CB I greatly appreciate it.

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Hi Enash

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Tottenham was so unlucky

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Missed half a net isn’t unlucky.

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True, but they had enough chances to get a better outcome

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They were the better side by far throughout the 2nd half. Probably should have won. But that’s futbol

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Soccer needs a ten year old girl, in a pretty dress, available to run out on the field and kick the floppers to mock them.

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Salah bitches!

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Own goal Alderweireld

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OWN GOAL BITCHES.

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It counts the same, bitches!

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Liverpool with all the luck in the world

2-1 lead

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Thanks Liverpool

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You should thank the refs of Chelsea game

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WTF SISSOKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How can you miss that?

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Tottenham tied the game 1-1 🙂

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IT’S MAURICE HARRIS BABY.

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Maybe it is

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It is so far as making the 53.

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Goal!!!

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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Go Liverham!

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I know I said I was a lifelong (since this winter) Tottenham fan, but I kind of want the John Henry’s to win, so John can continue to make money and fund the Red Sox.

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Unless he starts stealing Red Sox money and give it to Liverpool 🙂

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1-0 Reds

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An image Liverpool fans will never forget 🙂

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Not much Sox talk here. Have they earned the Patriots level of assumption – where we don’t need to react until they turn it around after mid-season and are always there at the end.

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Mariners should have been 5-0 to start the season

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Late night games kill me. I went to sleep before the Sox got into the opposing bullpen… twice.

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Oh, it’s also a 162 game season. Getting upset too early is a rookie mistake.

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its a marathon not a sprint… getting invested in the results in the first month of the season would be exhausting

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Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina could be another one. Good YAC.

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I like him too

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Yup. You can shake a stick and hit a WR that would be good for the Pats in this draft.

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But, but but , but your not it the camp that that says that the Patriots are historically bad at drafting WR and haven’ drafted one as high as the 2nd round on 2012 and have been just fine?

That is not the way I feel but some here appear to feel that way.

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Well, they have been bad a drafting/developing WRs. Perhaps their next WR coach will be one who can actually develop them.

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They have picked/developed a few duds. I don’t see that past performance however from preventing them from drafting a WR this year. It’s not the kind of thing you can just say “well, we suck at this, let’s give up!”

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If I felt that way, then I wouldn’t have spent so much time on looking at WRs this year.

However, they really need to give up on drafting DBs in the 2nd round 🙂

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To me that is the key.

What if they said that because Maroney wasn’t worth a #1 pick we will never do it again. Well they didn’t do that and we know how that turn out.

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If they had taken other RBs in this past draft instead of Michel, everyone would be talking about them and not Michel. Michel is a good back but he’s not a special back. People get too caught up in the box score and see he ran for 100 yds and then think he’s awesome. But that’s a discussion for after the draft. 🙂 If they couldn’t find a taker to move up in last year’s draft, they could have either dropped back a few spots and taken Dallas Goedert (or just taken him at 32…..or moved up in the 2nd… Read more »

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I feel they’ll draft the best overall player based on their “this is how we value the various positions” strategy. It could be a WR, I just don’t see them reaching outside of their comfort zone to grab a WR if there’s a guy they value more available.

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They’ve also reached for players in the 2nd round that could have been (actually, should have been taken) taken in the 7th round or UDFA. It’s not always BPA with BB.

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Yeah, they have their very own “value system” that’s not anything like Mel Kiper’s.

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Who said anything about Mel Kiper? What value system would put Tavon Wilson and Jordan Richards in the 2nd round?

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I was agreeing with you, expanding on your point. Just pointing out that what Bill values isn’t always apparent to the mainstream fan, to the generic Mel Kiper model.

Edit: typos

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🙂
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It kinda looks like Pats dominance and Jets drought 🙂

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Watch for me on NBC at cask n flagon…good luck. Go Liverpool!

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Liverpool is gonna choke 🙂

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Would you use 3 draft picks in this draft on WR’s?

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Isabella, Ridley and Butler would look great in Pats uniforms 😉

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I’m with you on those 3 🙂

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Someone in the 6 or 7th rounds 🙂

If you can’t beat they join them 🙂