N'Keal Harry

He isn’t a burner, but has serviceable 4.5 speed. But man does he make some of those red zone catches look easy.

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Pats need some size and he looks better than Dobson on Tape.

I like the comparisons to Dez. He looks promising with excellent body control.

With Edelman, DeMaryius, and this kid out running routes, Brady ought to be able to find someone who is open.

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I like the comparisons to Dez. He looks promising with excellent body control.
[/quote]Tommy said Boldin, who I like better based on personality.

but play as well as either and we are blessed.

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If I may be permitted to hijack this thread, and turn it into a general “Patriots Draft” deal:

So far, a WR, a RB, an EDGE guy, and a CB.

Waiting for the sixth round to draft a QB? That worked before …

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Patriots take Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham in the Fourth Round.

Anyone know anything about this guy? Is he strictly Practice Squad material?


Jarrett Stidham Scouting Report
By Charlie Campbell

Strengths: * Touch passer

  • Throws a catchable ball
  • Improved his field vision
  • Good athlete
  • Can extend plays with his feet
  • Ability to throw on the run
  • Upside

Weaknesses: * Struggles to come off primary read

  • Inconsistent field vision
  • Can stare down receivers
  • Arm strength is adequate but not impressive
  • Inconsistent decision-making
  • Gets into funks
  • Needs to get faster at reading the field
  • Can get rattled
  • College offense did not prepare him well
  • Can take more sacks than he should
  • Side-arm delivery style
  • Could have batted-ball issues in the NFL
    Summary: The collegiate career of Stidham was a roller coaster ride with highs and lows. He was a top recruit who originally landed at Baylor. Prior to a season-ending broken ankle in 2015, Stidham flashed big-time ability, completing 69 percent of his passes for 1,265 yards with 12 touchdowns and two interceptions. His accuracy, arm strength, and athleticism stood out immediately. After the scandal that claimed the job of Art Briles, Stidham sat out college football in 2016 while attending community college for a year.

Stidham was then once again a highly sought after recruit, and he landed in Auburn. He had some struggles early in the 2017 season, but he steadily improved and led the Tigers to some huge wins over Georgia and Alabama to get Auburn into the SEC Championship. Stidham completed 67 percent of his passes that saeson for 3,158 yards with 18 touchdowns and six interceptions through the air. He chipped in four rushing touchdowns as well. Stidham’s strong finish to the season put him firmly on the radar for the NFL.

However, his 2018 season was disappointing. Team sources thought Stidham had first-round potential with the way that he finished the 2017 season, but during the fall, he ended up dropping to mid-round grades with his play’s regression. Stidham completed 61 percent of his passes in 2018 for 2,794 yards with 18 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Stidham is a touch passer who can loft it downfield with quality location. He throws a very catchable ball and is adept at putting air underneath his passes with impressive trajectory. Stidham does not showcase a powerful cannon for an arm, but his arm could be adequate. He showed improved accuracy and field vision late in the 2017 season, but that was not consistent enough in 2018. He has some accuracy to him that would make him a good fit in a West Coast offense, throwing a lot of quick precision passes in the short to intermediate part of the field.

There are a lot of points of improvement for Stidham entering the NFL. He has inconsistent decision-making and can get rattled by the pass rush. Those problems lead to him having issues with field vision and not working through his progressions fast enough. Stidham must learn to come off his primary read, which is a massive point of improvement for him. Auburn’s offense did not prepare him well, and he also dealt with a lack of play-makers at receiver. Stidham has a side-arm delivery style that could lead to batted balls in the NFL. Basically, he has to work on all aspects of being a pocket passer for the professional game.

In the 2019 NFL Draft, Stidham is a mid-round prospect. This analyst thinks that Stidham is just a backup-quality quarterback for the NFL. In speaking with some team sources, they thought that Stidham could end up going in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Don’t sleep on punter Jake Bailey…he ran a faster 40 than Nick Bosa, and pumped out twice as many bench reps as Hunter Renfroe.

Yeah, but Ryan Allen’s performance in the last Super Bowl ranked top ten among all Patriot players in that game, and he’s the freaking punter.

And they just upped Ghost for two years.

Did they draft this kid to do something besides punt or kick?

For convenience, and in case that link to the NFL site goes away, here is the final list:

Overall, most pundits believe the Patriots did well for themselves:


First I was mostly joking.

Second, the answer is money. Allen is due 1.4 mil this season, but will only cost $100,000 in dead money if they cut him. 2018 fifth round punter Michael Dixon was paid around $550,000 by the Seahawks last year. If the Patriots can get 90% of Allen’s production for a third of the cost they will do that every time.

Thirdly Bailey handled all kick off duties for Stanford last year and with the Ghost getting up there maybe they will try to take a little off his plate going forward.

And last, like I already said…he is faster than second overall pick Nick Bosa…they clearly brought him in to be a pass rushing DE when he isn’t punting.

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Maybe Bailey can throw a decent pass on a fake punt or FG? :upside_down_face:

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He did average 17 yards per rushing attempt in college.

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