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Nebraska's Helu in Patriots' draft plans?

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10:37 AM ET 01.30 | The Patriots could use another every-down running back if Fred Taylor retires as expected, and Nebraska's Roy Helu Jr. was the most complete back in Mobile. He has a good burst and ran away from defenders. He also was very sound in his blocking and showed good hands out of the backfield.

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Roy Helu Jr., Eric Francis/Getty Images Roy Helu Jr., Eric Francis/Getty Images
January 30, 2011  10:39 AM ET

If you guys think you know who the Patriots are drafting, you're probably wrong.

They're arguably the most unpredictable team on draft day... outside of, possibly, Oakland.

January 30, 2011  10:45 AM ET

He is a good one.

January 30, 2011  10:48 AM ET

"...another every-down running back if Fred Taylor retires as expected..."

Huh? Fred Taylor was an every down back for the Pats? Wasn't he INJURED the whole time? Taykor was more like a lie-on-his-back player. And what do you mean IF he retires? He's been retired for two years!

January 30, 2011  10:50 AM ET

Hes a fast dude!

January 30, 2011  10:52 AM ET

ha i just read this in the globe like 10 min ago

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January 30, 2011  11:00 AM ET

The ___(team of your choice)_______ could use another every-down _______(position of your choice)__________ if ____(player X)_____ retires as expected, and ___________(draftee of your choice)_____ ______________. was the most complete player in Mobile. Has a good burst and ran away from defenders. Also was very sound in his blocking and showed good hands out of the backfield.

Starting to look like a form letter isn't it.

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January 30, 2011  11:04 AM ET

He was very exciting to watch at NEBR....He should do well wherever he goes...

January 30, 2011  11:06 AM ET

This is news because...?

January 30, 2011  11:06 AM ET

just knows that any player they get gone be the perfect pick smh.. maybe my skins can trade dan snyder for robert kraft and bill belichek

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January 30, 2011  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If you guys think you know who the Patriots are drafting, you're probably wrong.They're arguably the most unpredictable team on draft day... outside of, possibly, Oakland.

Except Oakland usually doesn't make sense when they draft.

January 30, 2011  11:23 AM ET

And all the other teams will stand aside for the Pats.

January 30, 2011  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Except Oakland usually doesn't make sense when they draft.

That's ok....they don't make much sense when they play either....

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January 30, 2011  11:40 AM ET

I didn't even know Fred Taylor was on the roster anymore.

January 30, 2011  11:42 AM ET

Seems to me the Patriots could use a wide receiver that can stretch the field and keep his mouth shut. The last "field stretcher" they had lacked the second trait.

 
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