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Julian Edelman May Be a Patriots' Sleeper, but Not Why You Think

LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 08:  Julian Edelman #1 of the Kent State Golden Flashes is presssured by Dominic Lewis #20 of the Kentucky Wildcats on September 8, 2007 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Andrew CahillSenior Analyst IApril 28, 2009

 Patriot Pat says...


Everyone is now talking about the Patriots 232nd overall pick, Julian Edelman, and asking, "Are we going to use this kid in a Wildcat-type formation?"

The Patriots very well may use him in that type of role, but there is something bigger to consider.

There is not a doubt in my mind that he will make a giant impact on this year's team, but not largely for the reason we've initially been thinking.

The Patriots, in their genius, now have a player who would excel in such a formation, that they can practice against—week-in and week-out.

So, when you are digesting the draft, and thinking about the future of the defense, know this: the Patriots' woes against the Wildcat are behind them in my mind.

Bring on Pat White twice a year, because we'll be ready.


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