Draft update: Patriots trade up [url=http://www.patriotsfansclub.com/joejuan-williams-jersey/]Womens Joejuan Williams Jersey[/url] , draft P Jake Bailey with the 163rd pick"WhitePatriots News Opinion and Analysis Contribute! FanPostsFanShotsAbout the Site List of Patriots Twitter AccountsWrite For Pats Pulpit!New User Welcome and Commenting GuideCommunity GuidelinesMastheadTopics Patriots Off-Season CoveragePatriots Opinion/AnalysisPatriots NewsPatriots Draft CoverageSportfolio ManagementNFL DraftPatriots Opinion/AnalysisPatriots 2019 NFL Draft Coverage2019 NFL Draft: 4 reasons why the Patriots drafted Stanford P Jake BaileyNew,19commentsDraft update: Patriots trade up, draft P Jake Bailey with the 163rd pick EDTShareTweetShareShare2019 NFL Draft: 4 reasons why the Patriots drafted Stanford P Jake BaileyChuck Cook-USA TODAY SportsThe New England Patriots selected Stanford punter Jake Bailey with the 163rd overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. The Patriots have been trying to move on from Ryan Allen for the past couple of seasons and Bailey is just another move to improve the New England’s special teams unit.Here’s why the Patriots selected Jake Bailey.Bailey is extremely versatilePossibly the biggest reason for the Patriots to take Bailey was his versatility at Stanford. Not only did he carry the traditional punter and holder roles, he also was responsible for kickoffs. As Stephen Gostkowski heads down the final few years of his career, the Patriots could shift some of the kicking responsibilities to Bailey and allow Gostkowski to focus on field goals and extra points. Pats Pulpit reacts to the Jake Bailey pickSubscribe to the Pats Pulpit podcast for more draft reactions!Bailey was one of the best punters in the countryBailey was named All Pac-12 in each of the past three seasons and is Stanford’s all-time career punting leader. He was named Second Team All American in each of the past two years by Pro Football Focus. He might not have the two Ray Guy awards that Ryan Allen earned as the best punter in college football, but Bailey is highly competitive.Ryan Allen is inconsistentAllen had the game of his career in Super Bowl 53, but for much of his career he’s been an average punter. New England tried to find Allen’s replacement with Corey Bojorquez last offseason, but were unable to stash him on the practice squad. Bailey is yet another competitor for Allen’s job.The fifth round picks are meant for special teamersNo one should blink if a fifth round pick doesn’t make the roster, so the Patriots can hold an open competition between Allen and Bailey and have the best player make the roster. This could be a busy week on the waiver wire as the NFL has six teams on bye in Week 8. 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Lynch hasn’t been all that productive this season anyway, which could lead to a chance to start not only this week but for the remainder of the season for either Richard or Washington should they step up with a big performance. We are all wondering who the better pickup will be. Neither player is the next big thing when it comes to running backs, but Oakland does have a solid offensive line and the passing game seems to have fixed its problems. Richard appeared ready to the first crack at the starting job two weeks ago but it’s reasonable to lean toward Washington now. Don’t be shocked if coach Jack Del Rio just goes with the hot hand.DEVONTAE BOOKER, RB [url=http://www.patriotsfansclub.com/irving-fryar-jersey/]Youth Irving Fryar Jerseys[/url] , Denver Broncos (17 percent): The Broncos offense is broken. They have only scored 10 total points in their last two games. Someone is going to pay the price. Maybe it’s quarterback Trevor Siemian, as the QB is usually the first to blame when an NFL team loses, but C.J. Anderson could be feeling the heat , as he only has 61 yards on 19 carries during these two losses. Sure, the Giants run defense is tough, but what was his excuse for not getting the job done versus the Chargers on Sunday? Booker is not lighting the world on fire, but at the very least he’s a threat when catching the ball out of the backfield and might be able to give the offense a spark.KENNY STILLS, WR, Miami Dolphins (27 percent)Quarterback Jay Cutler is expected to miss at least the next two games with broken ribs and this may be good for Stills. We seem to forget that Stills had nine touchdowns last season and is on pace to better that this year. Stills had his two touchdowns this week with Matt Moore starting at QB. The Dolphins play the Ravens on Thursday, a game that is well within their capabilities of winning. 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Kroft is never going to be a high volume receiving tight end but with the lack of production at the position this year, any TE that scores a TD will be a top 10 at the position that week. Kroft has three scores in his past three games.