Rd 1, #29 - Cole Strange, IOL, Chattenooga

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Really?? Ok, for the sake of argument lets say he is a solid day one starter. So what, we already had a borderline pro bowl starter that Bill gave away for peanuts, so at best, we went the long way to fill a hole the he created and the team is no better. You can blow Bill all you like, this pick makes zero sense.

You clearly don’t know how to diagnose OL’s.

Mason wasn’t that good the last 2 years.


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Belichick is messing with the entire NFL scouting community now.

I love it!

I haven't read anything anyone else has said here so this is purely my personal take on the pick.

Cole's athleticism is elite as in ELITE! Elite as in the 7th most athletic of 1198 OGs since 1987.

He's versatile along the IOL - we all know BB likes that. Zone blocking specialist. Plenty of frame to pack on more good weight.
The only knock real on him I can see is "small school" but put him on a team in the SEC and watch his stock soar.
The media will pan the pick as a reach but the media panned the Mankins and Vollmer picks who became stars.
Meanwhile BB thinks he got another solid 10 year core player and BB has a great record for picking OLinemen.

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Oh shut the hell up, you're a moron if you think you can somehow twist this disaster into a good move. Even the blindest of Bill apologist are questioning themselves this morning.
I agree with your thoughts on the pick, but we need to remember we all cheer for the same team, and keep things civil.
 

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This is the dumbest, most hilarious homer take possible. Let's say for a second your right and the kid is a 10 year starter, ok great, why take him at 289 when you could easily filled another need and still gotten him three round later? Now consider the fact that you find nothing to improve the team because at best all you did is fill a hole that you created by giving away Mason for nothing. Sitting here this morning Bill doesn't look like a genius, he looks like fool. We could have filled a major hole at LB, CB, or done anything to make this team better, instead he went the long way to at best stay the same.
Bill is a fool. Chevss is a dumb homer. Gotcha.
 
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This is the dumbest, most hilarious homer take possible. Let's say for a second your right and the kid is a 10 year starter, ok great, why take him at 289 when you could easily filled another need and still gotten him three round later? Now consider the fact that you find nothing to improve the team because at best all you did is fill a hole that you created by giving away Mason for nothing. Sitting here this morning Bill doesn't look like a genius, he looks like fool. We could have filled a major hole at LB, CB, or done anything to make this team better, instead he went the long way to at best stay the same.

I agree about the hole at CB.
Yet BB has filled that hole with low level or undrafted FAs in the past.

Mason wasn’t good anymore. Watch the tape.

LBs? They have about 5 LBs, from Perkins to McGrone to Uche to others, who may fill the LB holes.


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Even taking off the BB colored glasses Strange was ranked as the 4th best guard in the draft. When you get that high in a position then personal traits appear to matter to teams, size, style of play, football smarts, etc. I think that Strange would be available at 54 but would not feel comfortable waiting until 85 to draft him, should I want him. It looks to me like BB thinks he had a better chance at getting another position at 54, 85 and 94 with the depth at whatever position he is targeting. Sometimes it is not just the player, but how the draft is developing. When I looked at the pff big board for IOL Strange although ranked 6 overall, was the fourth best guard and had the highest overall rating of the top 5 guards. A reach, okay I can go with that, but a disaster is way overstating the case into Felger territory.
 

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they may make some nutty picks, but the pats don't whiff often in round 1....meaning draft a bust player. we shall see.
 

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Evan Lazar just absolutely going off on this pick. He is visibly angry and upset.

View: https://youtu.be/AQ8lG_QE6ks
That was extremely interesting to watch for the first four minutes.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Evan have a temper tantrum before but that was clearly one. Somewhere along the lines it seems his opinions were some thing that he thought the Patriots were paying attention to. And now he’s pissed as a result of being ignored.

I love Evan and appreciate his work but he needs to take a cold shower and chill.
 
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Even taking off the BB colored glasses Strange was ranked as the 4th best guard in the draft. When you get that high in a position then personal traits appear to matter to teams, size, style of play, football smarts, etc. I think that Strange would be available at 54 but would not feel comfortable waiting until 85 to draft him, should I want him. It looks to me like BB thinks he had a better chance at getting another position at 54, 85 and 94 with the depth at whatever position he is targeting. Sometimes it is not just the player, but how the draft is developing. When I looked at the pff big board for IOL Strange although ranked 6 overall, was the fourth best guard and had the highest overall rating of the top 5 guards. A reach, okay I can go with that, but a disaster is way overstating the case into Felger territory.
Knock it off with the common sense right this second, you hear me?
 
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