Patriots Talk: Leave Cole Strange alone! initially appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Reviews continue to be blended, at best, when it concerns how the New England Patriots fared in the 2022 NFL Draft.
It’ll take years, obviously, prior to it’s really understood how New England’s most current draft class cleans, however there’s at least one popular voice who’s prepared to protect among its…complete stranger choices from the weekend.
Kay Adams, now of NFL Network and previously of Quick Slants on NBC Sports Boston, joined her old co-host Tom E. Curran on the most recent episode of Patriots Talk to protect the choice of offending lineman Cole Strange with the 29th total choice.
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“He allowed one sack in his entire college career,” Adams stated. “PFF had him graded out as one of the best guards. He’s versatile, he can play anywhere on the line, you’ve gotta protect Mac Jones. I’m not mad at the pick.”
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Part of Adams’ reasoning is that she trusts the Patriots to prepare well along the offending line, rather than some other locations.
It definitely checks out; in the Bill Belichick period, New England has actually effectively prepared and established the similarity Matt Light, Dan Koppen, Logan Mankins, Sebastian Vollmer, Nate Solder, Marcus Cannon, Shaq Mason, Joe Thuney and Mike Onwenu at different areas along the line, not to point out discovered some undrafted gems like Steve Neal and David Andrews.
“They always do pretty well and they know what they’re doing on the O-line,” Adams stated. “There’s some other areas that are left to be desired and are much more needing improvement as far as draft reputation goes than the O-line, so let’s leave Cole Strange alone.”
Curran kept in mind that the choice of Strange was an “exceedingly safe pick,” not faulting Strange himself for being prepared where he was.
“They reached, and I understand that, but there’s also just a safety in taking that position,” Adams stated.
Also talked about in the episode: Perry provides the “why” on all 10 of New England’s draft selects, prior to he and Curran anticipate the number of of them will make substantial contributions in 2022. The people likewise take an early stab at forecasting the Patriots’ depth chart at a couple of crucial positions.
Check out the most recent episode of the Patriots Talk Podcast on the NBC Sports Boston Podcast Network, or see on YouTube listed below.