Pauly’s Guide to Your Patriots Draft (2019 Repost)

-by Pauly

[ADMIN’S NOTE: This was originally written for the 2016 draft. It’s become an annual thing, and as long as I’m here, it will stay an annual thing.]

There are already plenty of sites and articles aimed at giving you greater insight into the top prospects’ strengths and weaknesses and even more forecasting when they’ll be drafted and by whom. So, instead of writing something player-specific with a limited shelf life, I wanted to give you a Patriots draft guide that will be as applicable 5 years from now as it is today. So, as much as I wanted to hunker down in front of YouTube, squinting at grainy footage of the backup left guard from Minnesota Mining & Dentistry College for hours on end, I saw a greater need. (That’s right. It’s not that I didn’t want to put in the effort, it’s that I… uh… okay I didn’t want to put in the effort.)

You know that relative that gets waaaaaaaaaaaaay more drunk than everyone else at family gatherings? That’s the draft. It’s Crazy Uncle Vito, devolving right in front of your eyes from the guy who taught you how to ride a bike to the guy drinking vanilla extract when all the beer is gone.

Every team is, in their own unique way, Crazy Uncle Vito. Choosing how big a risk they want to take until the night wears on and risk is all there’s left to take. The Patriots are no exception to this.

First Round – Almost Normal

Even Crazy Uncle Vito shows up to the shindig (fairly) sober. He’s charming. He’s happy to be here. He displays an almost normal-human grasp on the concept of “personal space.” You can let him interact with the kids without feeling like you’re one moment away from saying “oh god NO!” at any given time. In short, he’s as predictable as he’s going to be for the rest of the evening.

And so it is with the Pats. You’ll at least have heard of the player they take. And it’s almost a bonus to hear Kiper call one a reach at that spot (Seymour, Mayo, Mankins) because it’s a good sign they’ll still be around in 10 years. If a really good player falls a bit too far (Vince Wilfork) they’ll scoop him up. If a solid citizen with clear starter skills in an area of need is there (Solder, Hightower, Jones, Malcom Brown) they’ll pluck him and call it a day. If not, they’re trading back. Because Crazy Uncle Vito loves extra 4th- and 6th-round picks almost as much as he likes his Narragansett Lager.

Second Round – Where the Questionable Choices Start

The night is still young and so is Crazy Uncle Vito. Or at least he thinks he is. Everybody is still happy to see each other. The appetizers are being scarfed down. Everybody has found the beer, though Crazy Uncle Vito is a little ahead of the curve there. He’s a little louder than anybody else. The slaps on the back are getting a little harder. He’s dropped the first f-bomb in front of the kiddos but there is, at least, a “whoops” not far behind it.

In the draft, this is where the Pats sometimes get a little ahead of the curve. Taking a safety from football powerhouse Illinois (Wilson) or Stanford (Richards) who… um… might have been there a few rounds later. Taking “the other guy” from Boston College (Brace) or Florida (Cunningham). I’d also point out the injury risk guys (Dowling) but since one of them turned into a tight end for the ages (Gronk) it buys them a lot of leeway here.

Third & Fourth Round – Needs? We Have Needs?

The relatives who only see him once a year are starting to remember exactly why the word “Crazy” is permanently prefixed to “Uncle Vito.” He’s telling questionable jokes to the more reserved relatives. His hand is lingering a little too long on the shoulders and knees of the prettier nieces. He’s heading into your bathroom with a cigarette and a lighter.

This is about the point in the draft where the Pats seem to remember those positions everybody else thought they needed to address early in the draft. Oh you thought we needed another RB (Ridley)? Backup QB (Mallett)? Some younger WRs (Tate, Price… sigh)? A pass rusher perhaps (Bequette… again sigh)? Half the Rutgers secondary? C’mon, all you talking heads said we needed to fix that secondary… wasn’t that what you had in mind? *snickers evilly*

Fifth Round – The Unsurprising Surprise

There is, you always know, going to be that point in the night where Crazy Uncle Vito does something that only Crazy Uncle Vito would do. Offer a joint to one of the kids. Pee in the kitchen sink. Flash grandma. You don’t know exactly what it will be, but you know when it is coming and, when it happens, you will be completely unsurprised.

And just like Crazy Uncle Vito, the Pats are predictable here. If at all possible, the Pats are taking a specialist (Slater, Cardona, Mesko). Unless of course they already took him late in the 4th (Gost). Or unless there’s a guy battling cancer (Cannon).

Sixth Round – Where Miracles Happen

The reason why the family doesn’t just shun Crazy Uncle Vito from the gatherings, other than because he’s family, is because, for all the moments of unpredictably irresponsible (and borderline unforgivable) behavior, he’s the only member of the family who can also make a truly random-yet-transcendent moment that everyone talks about years later. The loud, lengthy fart that punctured a BBQ that had gotten too serious. The perfect drunken retort to the aunt who was getting a little too preachy. Getting people to laugh at your grandfather’s funeral. Whatever. They don’t happen often. But when they happen, you remember them forever.

And you will remember forever what round TFB12 was drafted in. That’s right. The same one as the rugby player with one year of football under his belt (Ebner) who likely sends Coach Vrabel a Rolex every year for Christmas for whatever it was he said to BB that got him drafted.

Seventh Round – Where Anything Else Happens

Going out in a blaze of glory (infamy? notoriety? felony?) is a given with Crazy Uncle Vito. Is he leaving in a police cruiser? On a Mardi Gras float? On little Timmy’s bicycle? Or does he wind up sleeping on the couch? Who knows! But it’s going to be fun to watch.

The 7th round is exactly the same way. Anything can happen here. A QB from Kent State? Check! A QB who barely started for his college team? Why not! Yet another Rutgers player? As if you could have too many. Players who mistakenly punch cops? Pfffft—he probably had it coming. You get the point. It’s my favorite round. With the Patriots, you feel like nothing is off the table. If they drafted a Zimbabwean cricket player here would it really surprise you? The winner of the Kentucky Derby? An inanimate Abdow’s Big Boy statue? Okay, I’ll stop now.

The point is—it’s a ride. Enjoy the ride. They aren’t going to take players we wanted. They are going to take at least one safety that will make Mel Kiper drink bourbon on air. So have fun with it. Make a drinking game out of it. Down a shot every time they draft someone from Florida or Rutgers. Pound a tall boy every time they pick someone who no longer has the knees he was born with. Because, in the end, they could draft eight belly dancers with heart defects and still win the division.

Enjoy.

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Damn Celtics came up with #8, 14, 20, 22. And they only get Memphis pick if a lower team jumps into the top 3.

Best case is #2/3, #9, #20, #22.

Worst case is #20, #22, #24.

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Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
No playoff team in the NBA had a worse record in the final three months of the regular season than Indiana. An inside look at how the Celtics matchup on the defensive end and where they could hurt Boston with Smart out:
https://www.bostonsportsjournal.com/2019/04/12/scouting-report-everything-need-know-pacers-offense/

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Smart isn’t the best shooter, but he brings other things to the table. Celtics will be weaker. One and done.

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Is the blog down ?

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Mike Reiss @MikeReiss
Austin Seferian-Jenkins: 1 year, $895k

Signing bonus: $50k

Base salary: $805k

Roster bonus: $40k ($2,500 per game on 46-man roster)

Injury split: $478k

Cap charge: $707,500

ANALYSIS: Minimum benefit deal w/cap number less than cash payout. Team-friendly, prove-it pact.

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Nick Underhill @nick_underhill
Here is what Stephen Gostkowski’s deal looks like:

Signing bonus: $2.4M
Total guarantee: $5.5M

2019
Base: $1.1M (guaranteed)
Roster bonus: $46,875 per game active
Cap number: $3.05M

2020
Base: $3.5M ($200K guaranteed)
Roster bonus: $46,875 per game active
Cap number: $5.45M

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CapSpace=$15,391,305 @patscap
My new Patriots salary cap space number after accounting for Stephen Gostkowski, Patrick Chung, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins is $15,391,305.

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Mike Reiss @MikeReiss
Patrick Chung: 3 yrs, $12.9m

Signing bonus: $4m

2019
Base: 1.1m
Roster: 750k
Workout: 100k

2020
Base: 2.9m
Roster: 375k
Incentives: 600k
W/O: 100k

2021
Base: 1.9m
Roster: 375k
Incentives: 600k
W/O: 100k

Chung’s role has expanded well beyond his prior salary. Rewarded w/ bump

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Albert Breer @AlbertBreer
Patriots S Patrick Chung’s new deal is worth $12.9 million over 3 years. He gets $6 million in new money, and $4 million to sign. And his cap number goes up.

New cap number for 2019: $4.483 million. Pats rewarding a valuable piece.

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Safety Patrick Chung has agreed to a one-year extension with the Patriots through 2021, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Chung is due to make $1.9 million in base salary and count $4.175 million against the salary cap this season. He is due $1.9 million in base salary in 2020, too, with a $3.6 million cap.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/12/report-patrick-chung-agrees-to-one-year-extension/

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Is there a list out there of all the team captains available in the draft?

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Captain Morgan
Captain Munnerlyn
El Captaine
Captain America
That type of list?

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AHEM!!!

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Looking at film of Parris Campbell
Excels at bubble screens
90 receptions last year
https://youtu.be/JQdY5u5WeBM

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Patrick Chung did it all for the #Patriots defense in 2018.
Across the regular season and playoffs Chung had:
– 73 Tackles (2nd on NE)
– 30 Stops (5th)
– 11 Pressures (10th)
– 1 Interception (t-5th)
– 3 Pass Breakups (t-5th)
– 72.7 Overall Grade (10th)
– 78.1 Coverage Grade (6th)

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Cindy Crosby is such a wuss. Rips off the helmet of an Islander player already engaged in a scrum with another player. Sucks to be him as PIT is down 0-2.

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LeBron is going full Jackie Moon and he’s turning the lakers into the Flint Tropics… convince me im wrong

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Well, the Lakers have been spiraling down for a while now. Drafting Ball and signing Lebron just enhanced that.

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BWAHAHAHAHAHA. TB loses to CLB again. President’s Trophy winner down 0-2 with the next 2 games in CLB. HOWEVER, we’ve seen this number before. Last year CLB won games 1 and 2 at WAS in the opening round. We all know how that ended.

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I’m pretty sure BB would trade for him in a second, if he were available.

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Bye bye Walton. Hello Dave Joerger

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as if LeBron would be OK with that lol
Ty Lue baby

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About below, I’m actually using the joint practices as a way to go see Nashville, somewhere I’ve been wanting to go, kill two birds with one stone.

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Heh, they are interviewing the ESPN Jaguars Reporter on NFL Live about Fournette’s arrest. I think if you end up with the job title “Jacksonville Jaguars Reporter”, you really need to examine where your life went wrong.

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OK, trust me on this. Don’t try the Orange Vanilla Coke. There isn’t enough booze in the world to dilute that enough to make it palatable.

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I’ll take that challenge. 🙂

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Well, maybe one molecule of it in a glass of bourbon would be ok.

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I tried one this week and thought it was ok. I’m thinking about trying it with some rum.

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Luke Walton fired, Magic quits…wonder if LeBron will just go ahead and buy the Lakers to become the first Player-Owner-GM-Coach-Film Director.

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He’s going to play all 5 positions on the court too.

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Hmm might finally go to Nashville when the Pat’s visit for joint practices.

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Not the game too?

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I wouldn’t pay to go to a preason game.

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If he is going all the way to Nashville to watch a joint practice then why not?

A lot of people don’t have excess to regular season games. Preseason games are a lot cheaper.

They are $50 in Foxboro and the cheap seats at the lower value regular season games on the secondary market start at $325.

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I thought preseason games cost the same as regular season. Didn’t you use to complain about that?

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They changed it 2 years ago.

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Michele Steele @ESPNMichele
Prosecutors just admitted at a hearing about the Robert Kraft video they will not charge anyone at Orchids of Asia with human trafficking. Prosecutor: “we have no evidence that there’s human trafficking involved.”

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I just looked at yelp reviews for that place:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/orchids-of-asia-day-spa-jupiter
Looks like they had lots of bad reviews saying that the massages there were terrible. The first problem was people going there for an actual massage. One dude said it was the best rub and tug ever lol

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Yelp is the first place I go whenever a sketchy business is in the news. The place where Jadeveon Clowney’s dad shot a gun at someone was prob the funniest one

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Controversy Looms Large in Patriots vs. Jets (Week 6) | NFL Turning Point
The New York Jets vs. New England Patriots game experiences a controversial overturn of an Austin Seferian-Jenkins touchdown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9q7j9xtq1M

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Grading Draft needs:
– High: T, WR,
– Medium: DL, TE
– Medium/Low: LB, S

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BB’s Grading Draft needs:
-High: Good Locker Room Guy
-Medium/High: Good Special Teams Player
-Low: Healthy Knees

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High: Captains for at least two years
Medium: ACL tear in senior year
Low: versatility (the punter who can also play KR/WR/RB if needed)

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We could trade out of our first 6 picks and get that done.

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It is also about who they can get and where.

To use your example a LT is a need but better players at DT like Christian Wilkins or Jerry Tillery could fall to the pats at #32.

What players do you like?

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BB usually goes for BPA

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I’d still love to know what kicked Chris Hogan into the dog house with Brady. Tom just reached a point where he never looked for him.

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Dude couldn’t get any separation last season. Seemed like every time he was targeted there was a corner draped all over him.

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I feel like I remember someone posting a ton of footage showing Hogan wide open but Tom never looked his way.

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I don’t remember that but I do recall early in the year, he seemed to be open a lot and Tom never looked at him for whatever reason.

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Ya Brady definitely lost trust in him somewhere along the way.
2 underrated huge catches in Pats history: 3rd and 10 in the 4th quarter of the Falcons SB and the one hander against the Chiefs. He was also great in the Eagles SB.

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Brady doesn’t like the food 7-Eleven. It’s not compliant with his TB12 Method

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Of course. That’s why we got rid of Hoagie and Cookie. 🙂

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“Footage of players wide open” is the worst thing.
Pass plays have a progression of reads. You can use a screenshot to find a WR open on every single dropback.

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@AllanBell247
Mike Vrabel confirms the Tennessee Titans will hold joint practices in Nashville with the New England Patriots.

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Might need to go on a road trip to Nashville in August. Only a 4 hour drive from ATL.

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Chris Hogan signs with the Carolina Panthers.

Good luck buddy, cause Cam ain’t as accurate as Tom was…

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He had to land somewhere. Good for him.

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Well, some players just never get signed when they are on the wrong side of 30.

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You think Hogan deserved to go unsigned?

He is 30. It’s not like he is 35.

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@FieldYates
Panthers offensive skill players:
QB: Cam Newton
RB: Christian McCaffrey, Cameron Artis-Payne
WR: D.J. Moore, Torrey Smith, Curtis Samuel, Chris Hogan
Slot: Jarius Wright
TE: Greg Olsen, Ian Thomas

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Christian McCaffrey is such a valuable player.

DJ Moore had a solid rookie season and got better as the season went on. We could use a rookie to put up those kind of numbers for us this year.

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MoorD.00.htm

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waiting for this draft is killing me
can someone just tell me who and what the Pats are gonna do?
thanks

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I’ll text Bill.

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Special teams players and good locker room guys will be identified and drafted.

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We could trade out of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd rounds and get that accomplished. lol

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Might be just what happens

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All we need is Brady and Belickick. lol

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Bill will do what he thinks is best for the team.

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@RyanHannable
Patriots reportedly tried to trade for Giants WR Sterling Shepard https://www.weei.com/blogs/ryan-hannable/new-england-patriots-rumors-team-was-interested-trading-new-york-giants-wide

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Damn they really struck out on these Giants receivers. Couldn’t pull off a trade for Odell or Shepard and then Tate signs there instead of here.

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The Pats have 6 picks in first two days of draft – no other team even has 5

Usually you hope for impact in year two of a draftee’s career, but this season, the Pats probably need a few to help right away.

They should have the chips to get the guys they want, for sure on day two at least.

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Moving up is well within their capabilities.

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whelp… the way the B’s have played tonight it definitely doesnt look like the Cup is gonna join the lombardi in boston this year

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This April seems similar to one in the 70’s. On the same day (a Sunday), both the Bruins and Celtics were eliminated from their first round playoff series and the Red Sox had lost to go well below .500. Hmmmmmmm…

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i certainly hope that isnt the case this year… but… wouldnt surprise me

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Same here. But I have. More hope for the Broons.

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Bad bad bad game. Better come out ready tomorrow night.

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It’s one game. The series is far from over.

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2 thoughts:

1. Why can’t the Bruins stop making it difficult in the playoffs.
2. I’ve had to log in 3 times in the past 5 minutes. Not happy.

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seems like the bruins routinely make even the simplest opportunities look difficult

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Sounds like Mayock wants to trade out of the 4 spot – I don’t blame him

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Keep Calm and Bergeron.

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The Garden seem a little subdued tonight? The noisy fans been priced out of the building? Just the broadcast volume?

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I tell ya, even though Endgame was filmed before Capt. Marvel, the Flerken will play a key role. BOOK IT!!!

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BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNSSSSSSS!!!!!!

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Marcus Smart injured? Well, one and done for sure now.

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Yeah – how will they replace his awesome shooting?

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Hurd’s an interesting prospect. Was a five-star RB recruit and played well there at Tennessee, then transferred to Baylor because he wanted to switch to receiver after suffering a concussion. 946 receiving yards on 69 catches last year.
@PhilAPerry
Hurd was a RB at Tennessee who transferred to play WR at Baylor. Only one year at the position, but he still led Baylor in receiving (69 catches, 946 yards) last season. 6-5, 226. Interesting prospect who’s best football may be ahead of him.

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Worried he couldn’t play as a WR in NE’s system.

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So are we gonna do the PFF draft watch party again? I’ll show up.

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I am down

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If it’s a thing, I could do Friday but (very probably) not Thursday

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I’d do it. It was fun last year. Where do you want to go? The Kenmore area is great for parking and such, but the Sox are home against the Tigers on 4/25, so that area is right out. The area around the Boston Garden has a bunch of sports bars, but it’s going to be unknown for a while whether there is either a Bruins or Celtics playoff game that night. There is a Yard House at Legacy Place in Dedham that is right by the entrance to 128, that could be a good option. We could play location… Read more »

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Like Foxboro? 🙂

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I work on Rte. 1 in Norwood, only 10 minutes away from Foxboro. So that could work for me on the front end, a bit more problematic at the end of the night when it’s 35 minutes back to Rozzie. Might be an issue for Hugo, who I believe lives in the city.

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I’m flexible. As long as the location accommodates everyone. It would be great to have DP present! Can Sami make it out of the city?

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I am self employed so I never know too far in advance where I am going to be on Friday and at what time. Sometimes I have to drive to NH ant get up at 4am.

The change to during the week really have killed it for me. I used to have an all day party at my house on Saturday.

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So, I am going to pass.

What I would like to do someday is go to the Patriots HOF as a group.

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Yeah, I get it. It is the same problem in reverse. I don’t want to drive back from Boston after midnight. After having a couple of beers my town is a tough one to drive through.

The Patriots are having a draft party for season thick holders that costs $55. It includes Patriots players, cheerleaders, alumni, Prize giveaways and food stations. I never go.

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So dp, it sounds like you don’t go to the draft party at Foxboro because it is too far, so I’m assuming you aren’t going there to meet us either.

But if there is a draft party there that people are willing to pay $55 to attend, I’d think it would be a terrible place for us to be anyways.

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It’s not too far but too costly for what i get out of and none of my friend want to go.

And you are right it would be a terrible place, to distracting.

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Whether we do it downtown or at Legacy Place, its not much of a hike for me. Rather choose a location that is convenient for the people who are traveling a longer distance (Sky?)

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Sami can make it out of the city. What time would we want to meet though?

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8 PM I assume, that’s when the Cardinals are on the clock

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Crazy NBA scenario. Outside of the remote possibility that the Kings draw 2 or 3, the Celtics could end up at 9 & 12 or could end up with just 14.

There was an article about how it end up being a disappointment as the Kings were expected to be a high lottery team… uh we got Taum AND a mid rounder for Markelle Fultz– who just fetched a late rounder and a bag of balls.

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So we know that the Patriots will open on Sunday Night Football, but we don’t yet know who they will play, right?

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Maybe an AAF team 🙂

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They don’t like to schedule division games for the first game though…

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Mike Reiss
Patriots insight from ESPN’s NFL Live program on Thursday: @JimNagy_SB discusses the team having a smaller draft board than most clubs, with a heavy emphasis on defined roles, while @TedyBruschi details one role that will be impossible for the Patriots to fill.

https://twitter.com/MikeReiss/status/1116404701455687680

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Ian Rapoport @RapSheet
#Baylor WR Jalen Hurd spent yesterday visiting the #Patriots and is visiting the #Eagles next, source said. … Meanwhile, #Washington S Taylor Rapp is visiting the #Rams.

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MACHINE HEAD – ‘Davidian’ (LIVE-IN-THE-STUDIO 2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNxI-Gsdrxc

I’m feeling old. This song was released 25 years ago, one of my favorite all time metal songs.

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The original video, 25 years ago

Machine Head – Davidian [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf0yWQzz0gM

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Wonder if the team will remind ASJ that he DID fumble across the goal line 🙂

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it’s playing on the jumbotron on a loop