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UNIT GRADES
Paul Zimmerman
September 01, 2008
SI.com's NFL personnel expert Michael Lombardi evaluates the Patriots' units.
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September 01, 2008

Unit Grades

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SI.com's NFL personnel expert Michael Lombardi evaluates the Patriots' units.

QB A
Best in the business—do-it-all Brady makes his teammates better.

RB B
LaMont Jordan could be the short-yardage/third-down weapon.

WR A
With Moss and Welker, everyone else draws single coverage.

TE B
Keys are Watson's heath, finding a reliable blocker.

OL B
Played well until Super Bowl; Light's health is key.

DL A
Big, physical; cannot be moved off the line of scrimmage.

LB B
Rookie Jerod Mayo's speed, quickness will enhance front seven.

DB B-
Disciplined and well-coached; have added youth and speed.

ST C
Coverage teams are solid; need more from return game.

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