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Re: The backup RB battle
Originally Posted by 76Texan
To begin with, we're not talking about QB in this thread.
Secondly, other positions on the team have their own importance.
Let's take a look at the Patriots roster last year just for fun anyway.
Let's see where the low round draft picks, journeymen, and UDFAs were.
QB - Brady, 6th rd
#1 receiver - Welker, UDFA, journeyman
#2 receiver - Lloyd, journeyman
#3 receiver double up as backup RB -
Woodhead (40 catches, 3 TDs - just 1 fewer than AJ;
Second leading rusher on the team in attempts, yards, and TDs
76-301-4TDs; this guy has 3 more TDs than AJ did.)
You don't think he was important?
3rd leading rusher in yards after Woodhead - Bolden, rookie UDFA
Starting Center - Wendell, UDFA in 2009
Starting RG - Connolly, UDFA in 2005, cut by Jax, out of the NFL in 06 and 07
DT - Kyle love, UDFA
RCB - Arrington
LCB - Talib, journeyman
Nickel back, also saw time at RCB - Dennard, rookie 7th rd
SS - Gregrory, UDFA journeyman.
As a group, these guys played a huge part on that team.
Together, they surpassed all the contributions made by guys drafted between the first through the fifth round by the Patriots or by acquisition.
Many thanks to sig Guru FS!
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