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Kenjon Barner - our Tavon Austin / Percy Harvin

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I thought Stewart prided himself his catching skills comming out of Oregon.

Stewart + BarnBerner > Stewart + Dwill (if we keep chuds offense strictly)

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This kid will make the roster, as an all purpose threat. He catches the ball as well as anyone else. Ran routes at Oregon, his bubble screen and 1 hit and HR threat is there, and he plays faster than Austin in pads. He was an awesome pick in the 6th. He will do great things for us. Look to him to play some slot, and and catch 3-5 swing/screens per game, and improve what is a really really crappy return game.

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Yeap after our 2 DTs I see this guy making the biggest impact on our team from this draft.

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This kid will make the roster, as an all purpose threat. He catches the ball as well as anyone else. Ran routes at Oregon, his bubble screen and 1 hit and HR threat is there, and he plays faster than Austin in pads. He was an awesome pick in the 6th. He will do great things for us. Look to him to play some slot, and and catch 3-5 swing/screens per game, and improve what is a really really crappy return game.

Just looking at his highlight videos he has faster straight line speed. But Austin has better vision is faster with his cuts and better receiver.

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Well worth a 6th round pick IMO. There's gold to be mined in the 6th if you're lucky. Some recent 6th rounders who ended up as top rate players (think they all made Pro Bowls)-

Al Harris CB '97

Adalius Thomas LB '00

Cato June LB '03

Mike Anderson RB '00

Matt Birk C '98

Marc Bulger QB '00

Terrell Davis RB '95

I also seem to remember a QB the Pats picked up as an afterthought in 2000.

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Well worth a 6th round pick IMO. There's gold to be mined in the 6th if you're lucky. Some recent 6th rounders who ended up as top rate players (think they all made Pro Bowls)-

Al Harris CB '97

Adalius Thomas LB '00

Cato June LB '03

Mike Anderson RB '00

Matt Birk C '98

Marc Bulger QB '00

Terrell Davis RB '95

I also seem to remember a QB the Pats picked up as an afterthought in 2000.

Don't forget that Alfred Morris was drafted in the 6th last year.

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Does anyone think we might use Kenjon in a way the Vikings used Percy, in the slot some, out of the backfield, just wherever they can get him on the field to help?

The stuff I have seen on the kid, he looks as good as Harvin did coming out of college. I know some people wanted Austin to help out Cam, but this kid is Taller and Thicker than Austin and if he can pick up some route running skills, could be a real steal for us.

Just my 2 cents...

won't even make the roster IMO

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won't even make the roster IMO

Care to make a wager? I guarantee he makes the 53

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I just have a feeling that Barner is going to be a really good playmaker for us. I think we'll use him like a faster Brian Westbrook.. Kid has potential, and he was a good pick up. I think he's going to be a great receiving option out of the backfield, in the slot, and screens. In todays NFL with all the personal foul calls that are coming down on safeties, I really like the idea of having small receivers with a smaller strike zone when going over the middle. Though I definitely recognize the need to have some tall players at the position as well.

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This kid reminds me a lot of Deangelo's running style, but significantly shiftier and needs much less of a hole than 34 does. He's a scat back, but he's not bouncing all over the field like a Joe Adams punt return. He finds the hole, makes a cut to it and squirts through upfield. Yet he's more than willing to lower his shoulder and drive for an extra yard when he's hit. I'm really excited about him.

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Care to make a wager? I guarantee he makes the 53

oh god, one of these guys.... im guessing he makes PS at best, what is your "wager"?

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This kid reminds me a lot of Deangelo's running style, but significantly shiftier and needs much less of a hole than 34 does. He's a scat back, but he's not bouncing all over the field like a Joe Adams punt return. He finds the hole, makes a cut to it and squirts through upfield. Yet he's more than willing to lower his shoulder and drive for an extra yard when he's hit. I'm really excited about him.

Yeah sorta similar. He kinda reminds me more of Arian Foster though with a little mix of Deangelo's jukes. All round good skill set but doesn't quite have DWill's cutting ability. Barner looks like he's got a little more straight line speed though.

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