Jordan Davis, Osaka, Patriots discussed on Patriots Beat

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He can play three, four end, right? Or maybe he can play a little bit more shaded out towards the guard. And in that's the case, then now he's got a whole lot more versatility to light up up and down the line of scrimmage. I think a lot of people that watch his tape and see his size 6 6 three 42, they say nose tackle. He's going to play on the center or he's going to play the one technique shaded nose in between the garden center, but he's not going anywhere further out than that. Well, if he has that type of athleticism, then he can potentially play further out than that. And if you play certain schemes, like let's say you play an outside zone scheme and you want to put them on the strong side end, then you can do that. And that's definitely a lot more value than just a guy that's going to play a straight nose tackle role over the center. That's sort of been trying to tell you. I don't think he's just an Osaka. I think he's better than that. We'll see what he does today. But watching him in college, I think he's better than that. Yeah, I can't, I can't imagine that if he tests well, the teams won't agree with you, right? Right. That's the way this is headed. And what that also allows you to do is I think a lot of the conversation with Jordan Davis is he only a first and second down player, right? And are you going to have a limited role for him and is that worth the first round pick? Well, if he can move up and down the line of scrimmage and he might not just be a run game player, right? So the only difference I would say with him and his potential to play more snaps is obviously going to be conditioning. And the Patriots have a great conditioning program. So maybe they can get them in a good enough game shape that he can play 60 snaps in the game. And he's not just a rotational piece. But yeah, that's really where it comes into these workouts for a guy like Jordan Davis is, does the ad more versatility than just playing on the nose? Because if he does, then we're talking about a different type of conversation because I know a lot of people are hung up on. Well, he's just a rundowns player. He's not going to be in the game on third down. He's not going to be in the game on second and long. So you're drafting a guy in the first round that's going to play 35 snaps a game. That doesn't have value. Yeah, I mean, I don't know that he's going to be like a primary pass rusher, but you're not going to put him out there. I'm like, they're in 15, right? At least not right away. But third and 5 where, you know, shotgun draw a screen might be in the picture, something like that, RPO, I think he can play against in that sort of situation. Yeah. So I don't think he's going to have an 80% usage rate, but nobody that pig is going to have an 80% usage rate. 60%, you know, 65%. I think that's realistic, if not right away within.

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