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Re: 2020 NFL Draft thread
« Reply #120 on: April 26, 2020, 08:10:08 PM »

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The more I research these guys the more happy I am with some of our picks.

Dugger is that big hybrid Bill has wanted forever. Easily slots in to replace Chung, and can matchup with TEís way better.

Uche is a great athlete off the edge, who can replace KVN. The O-linemen the Browns took said Uche was his hardest matchup! Heís also a former teammate of Wino.

Jennings should be a solid guy who will long-term take Collinsí spot (Wise will probably get starts).

Asiasi & Keene are guys Iím really stoked about. Two of the best blocking TEís available, and both under-utilised in their passing games at college. Feel like our offence will be a bruising one.

Rohrwasser is a weird one, but he was 14/14 in the 4th quarter... I dunno. Donít think we needed to use a pick this early on him. Donít know if I agree with him politically, lol.

Onwenu was a big steal for me. Heís a huge guard who has been practicing snaps, so heís fully aware of the value of versatility for linemen. Learning behind Andrews and Shaq Mason will be great for his technique.

The other picks I donít really care about, but Cassh Maluia is a really athletic LB. Heíll probably be a good special teamer for us.

Re: 2020 NFL Draft thread
« Reply #121 on: April 27, 2020, 01:24:57 AM »

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Patriots sign undrafted qb from Michigan (state)!

Next tom?

Brian Lewerke

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.boston.com/sports/new-england-patriots/2020/04/26/brian-lewerke-patriots-quarterback-michigan-state/amp

He threw for a whopping 3,079 yards as a senior, and threw 17 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions.

-His sophomore year, he racked up 20 touchdown passes compared to seven interceptions.
-Ran a 4.61 40
-He played through an injured throwing shoulder.
After a breakout 2017 season,  in which he led Michigan State to a 10-3 record, Lewerke injured his throwing shoulder in an upset win over Penn State in 2018.



Video highlights: https://youtu.be/Lkug-NdH8fM


Seems pretty accurate. And his down year was due to injury

Re: 2020 NFL Draft thread
« Reply #122 on: April 27, 2020, 04:37:56 AM »

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Patriots sign undrafted qb from Michigan (state)!

Next tom?

Brian Lewerke

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.boston.com/sports/new-england-patriots/2020/04/26/brian-lewerke-patriots-quarterback-michigan-state/amp

He threw for a whopping 3,079 yards as a senior, and threw 17 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions.

-His sophomore year, he racked up 20 touchdown passes compared to seven interceptions.
-Ran a 4.61 40
-He played through an injured throwing shoulder.
After a breakout 2017 season,  in which he led Michigan State to a 10-3 record, Lewerke injured his throwing shoulder in an upset win over Penn State in 2018.



Video highlights: https://youtu.be/Lkug-NdH8fM


Seems pretty accurate. And his down year was due to injury
Think the battle between he and our other UDFA QB will make for a good battle for QB3 for the season. Heís a dual threat with a good arm, heís just got consistency issues. However, his o-line & coaching was really bad in his last two seasons. He was really good as a sophomore.

I think with a bit of time in the pocket and some good coaching he could be a legit backup quite easily, and has starter potential (best case, obviously). However, considering the UDFA successes weíve had, itís not impossible!

That said, maybe Stid the Kid is a stud!

Re: 2020 NFL Draft thread
« Reply #123 on: April 27, 2020, 02:26:05 PM »

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So James Develin retired today from "unforeseen complications" of his neck injury. Sad to see, but I had a bad feeling about it when it basically forced him to miss most of last season once he injured it. Also, they signed Vitale (another FB) earlier in the offseason.

I'll miss him. Develin and Gronk among others were two of our best blockers on the team all these years and contributed greatly to our SB runs the past decade. Like Slater, Develin is criminally underrated.

I do think this also explains why they double dipped at TE, with one of those TEs profiling as a blocker/future FB.

Overall, it's kind of sad to see so many key guys leave. Not just Brady, but Develin, Gostkowski, Gronk (officially traded away), etc. Some of these guys who have set and hold monumental records within the franchise.
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Re: 2020 NFL Draft thread
« Reply #124 on: April 27, 2020, 03:13:24 PM »

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OK, letís say that you inadvertently get a tattoo that is linked to white supremacist groups.  I can accept that.  What Iím a bit more concerned about why you havenít seen fit to have it removed in the 4+ years before now.

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Re: 2020 NFL Draft thread
« Reply #125 on: April 27, 2020, 03:44:44 PM »

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All of the departures are a bummer, but I don't want Develin risking another injury, either. He was a FANTASTIC fullback, and he and Gronk were huge in the run game with their blocking. Let's hope that Vitale, Keene, and Asiasi can be good in that phase of the game.

As for Rohrwasser, I don't know what to think. I have no reason to doubt him when he says he originally thought it was a military-support symbol. I can also understand when people say, "Why didn't he get it changed by now?" But I can also say that I'd never heard of that symbol being linked to a far-right group until now. I mean, it's a Roman numeral, right? Maybe he figures that most people don't know of its link to that group and would just assume he likes the number 3?
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Re: 2020 NFL Draft thread
« Reply #126 on: April 27, 2020, 04:08:12 PM »

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All of the departures are a bummer, but I don't want Develin risking another injury, either. He was a FANTASTIC fullback, and he and Gronk were huge in the run game with their blocking. Let's hope that Vitale, Keene, and Asiasi can be good in that phase of the game.

As for Rohrwasser, I don't know what to think. I have no reason to doubt him when he says he originally thought it was a military-support symbol. I can also understand when people say, "Why didn't he get it changed by now?" But I can also say that I'd never heard of that symbol being linked to a far-right group until now. I mean, it's a Roman numeral, right? Maybe he figures that most people don't know of its link to that group and would just assume he likes the number 3?

Ehh I think he'll get the cut sooner or later. Bill don't wanna deal with things like that on his team.

Re: 2020 NFL Draft thread
« Reply #127 on: April 27, 2020, 04:11:36 PM »

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OK, letís say that you inadvertently get a tattoo that is linked to white supremacist groups.  I can accept that.  What Iím a bit more concerned about why you havenít seen fit to have it removed in the 4+ years before now.
cost?
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Re: 2020 NFL Draft thread
« Reply #128 on: April 27, 2020, 04:25:25 PM »

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OK, letís say that you inadvertently get a tattoo that is linked to white supremacist groups.  I can accept that.  What Iím a bit more concerned about why you havenít seen fit to have it removed in the 4+ years before now.
cost?

He seems to have money to get a bunch of tattoos. Covering over one would not be any more expensive.
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Re: 2020 NFL Draft thread
« Reply #129 on: April 27, 2020, 04:59:09 PM »

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OK, letís say that you inadvertently get a tattoo that is linked to white supremacist groups.  I can accept that.  What Iím a bit more concerned about why you havenít seen fit to have it removed in the 4+ years before now.
cost?

He seems to have money to get a bunch of tattoos. Covering over one would not be any more expensive.
Depends a lot on what he is going to do.  Sure covering it with another tattoo probably not so expensive, but if he was actually going to have it removed, that can be pretty darn expensive depending on how many sessions he needs.
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Re: 2020 NFL Draft thread
« Reply #130 on: April 27, 2020, 06:57:38 PM »

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So James Develin retired today from "unforeseen complications" of his neck injury. Sad to see, but I had a bad feeling about it when it basically forced him to miss most of last season once he injured it. Also, they signed Vitale (another FB) earlier in the offseason.

I'll miss him. Develin and Gronk among others were two of our best blockers on the team all these years and contributed greatly to our SB runs the past decade. Like Slater, Develin is criminally underrated.

I do think this also explains why they double dipped at TE, with one of those TEs profiling as a blocker/future FB.

Overall, it's kind of sad to see so many key guys leave. Not just Brady, but Develin, Gostkowski, Gronk (officially traded away), etc. Some of these guys who have set and hold monumental records within the franchise.

On to the next!!

Iím ready for the new chapter. It was great that they scraped out another super bowl year before last but I been ready to move on and root for a new story line. Frankly, I had lost interest in Patriots regular season football. Bring on the scrappy overachievers!

Re: 2020 NFL Draft thread
« Reply #131 on: April 27, 2020, 07:05:18 PM »

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Patriots sign undrafted qb from Michigan (state)!

Next tom?

Brian Lewerke

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.boston.com/sports/new-england-patriots/2020/04/26/brian-lewerke-patriots-quarterback-michigan-state/amp

He threw for a whopping 3,079 yards as a senior, and threw 17 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions.

-His sophomore year, he racked up 20 touchdown passes compared to seven interceptions.
-Ran a 4.61 40
-He played through an injured throwing shoulder.
After a breakout 2017 season,  in which he led Michigan State to a 10-3 record, Lewerke injured his throwing shoulder in an upset win over Penn State in 2018.



Video highlights: https://youtu.be/Lkug-NdH8fM


Seems pretty accurate. And his down year was due to injury


My in laws went to Mich State and my wife to Michigan (during Tom Bradyís time there...always tease her about saying him and I stole her away...), so Iíve watched a fair share of Big10 and particular Mich football.
Heís a good QB, carried that state team but clearly became overmatched when he was hurt and didnít have players around him. I think he can be coached up.

Re: 2020 NFL Draft thread
« Reply #132 on: April 27, 2020, 07:09:45 PM »

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As for Rohrwasser, I don't know what to think. I have no reason to doubt him when he says he originally thought it was a military-support symbol. I can also understand when people say, "Why didn't he get it changed by now?" But I can also say that I'd never heard of that symbol being linked to a far-right group until now. I mean, it's a Roman numeral, right? Maybe he figures that most people don't know of its link to that group and would just assume he likes the number 3?

The thing that surprises me most about this is that it's the Patriots that let this happen to them.  Usually they seem much better about doing their homework on this sort of thing.

Re: 2020 NFL Draft thread
« Reply #133 on: April 27, 2020, 07:26:57 PM »

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As for Rohrwasser, I don't know what to think. I have no reason to doubt him when he says he originally thought it was a military-support symbol. I can also understand when people say, "Why didn't he get it changed by now?" But I can also say that I'd never heard of that symbol being linked to a far-right group until now. I mean, it's a Roman numeral, right? Maybe he figures that most people don't know of its link to that group and would just assume he likes the number 3?

The thing that surprises me most about this is that it's the Patriots that let this happen to them.  Usually they seem much better about doing their homework on this sort of thing.

Reminds me of Christian Peter, at least in terms of lack of appreciation for the public backlash.
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Re: 2020 NFL Draft thread
« Reply #134 on: April 27, 2020, 08:34:29 PM »

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As for Rohrwasser, I don't know what to think. I have no reason to doubt him when he says he originally thought it was a military-support symbol. I can also understand when people say, "Why didn't he get it changed by now?" But I can also say that I'd never heard of that symbol being linked to a far-right group until now. I mean, it's a Roman numeral, right? Maybe he figures that most people don't know of its link to that group and would just assume he likes the number 3?

The thing that surprises me most about this is that it's the Patriots that let this happen to them.  Usually they seem much better about doing their homework on this sort of thing.

Reminds me of Christian Peter, at least in terms of lack of appreciation for the public backlash.

Now there's a name I haven't heard in a while.  Had a decent little stint with the Giants after seemingly getting his life on track, before bottoming out again after he left football.

But yeah, that was another Patriots draft pick that blew up in their face, although that was during the Parcells era, I think.