Re: [patriots] OL current outlook, but pretty long :)
- The real question is can DeGuglielmo fill the shoes vacated by Scarnecchia? Scar had a system that developed these guys quickly. DG has the pedigree to do the job but is still unproven in New England.
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> On May 29, 2014, at 4:38 PM, New England Patriots Football <patriots@...> wrote:
> I'd be curious, if you still have it, Bama, what Koppen's draft report said. IIRC, he was a fifth-round pick but stepped in and played as a rookie. We see all the time players who aren't drafted high -- which means their scouting reports will have weaknesses -- step in and play as rookies. Now, I've got no idea if Stork can do that or not, but it'd certainly be nice. Interior pass rush seems to really be the biggest problem the Pats have in games where the offense struggles.
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> Subject: [patriots] OL current outlook, but pretty long :)
> OC/OG Ryan Wendell 6-2, 295, 28, *(6). Wendell had a good season in 2012 but a bad one last year. 2nd most sacks allowed by an OC. Plus DLs pushing him backwards to prevent Brady from stepping up in the pocket was a far to often occurrence..
> OC/OG Bryan "da mad" Stork 6-4, 315, 23, *(R). A Mankins type, tough, smart player who could be a 1st year starter if he can if he adds strenght to his lower body and keep it. One of two OLs DPs Dante checked out and recommended prior to the draft.
> Comments: If Stork can't beat out Wendell we are in deep doo doo.
> Maybe. Or if he pushes Wendell to play like he played a couple years ago, that'd help.
> Comments: It looks a little thin here but only because how I lined them up in primary positions. OLGs Kline and Barker and ORTs Cannon, Flemming, and Mattes can play ORG. If Connolly is the starting ORG we will have wasted 3 OL DPs.
> I disagree again. Lots of rookies don't play and then become very good after that. Was Edelman a wasted draft pick considering he didn't have his first really good year until his fourth season?
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