NFL Draft Chat Recap 2/17
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Posted Feb 17, 2009

The NFL Combine starts this week. The NFL Draft is a little over a month away. Wondering who might be on the team's radar? Check in with one of's NFL Draft Analysts as he discusses top prospects and team strategy.

NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber spent time with readers during Tuesday to chat about the coming 2009 NFL Draft, the NFL Combine this week in Indianapolis and how some of the young players might be able to help various teams around the league.

Some of the prospects discussed could fit well in the New England Patriots system both on offense and defense. After speaking to some of the prospects in the Senior Bowl and the East West Shrine game, New England coaches and scouts will get a chance to take a closer look at the prospects this week.

Prospects Discussed:
DE Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech
DE/OLB Brian Orakpo, Texas
DT B.J. Raji, Boston College
CB Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State
CB Sean Smith, Utah
CB Jairus Byrd, Oregon
CB Mike Mickens, Cincinnati
CB Victor Harris, Virginia Tech
QB Josh Freeman, Kansas State
CB D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt
QB Nate Davis, Ball State
WR Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina
WR Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
WR Jeremy Maclin, Missouri
WR Percy Harvin, Florida
OT Eben Britton, Arizona

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