I think Gallon to the Pats was the prediction I saw most on this board, so good job mgobloggers! Can't wait for a Brady-to-Gallon TD.
You win. Congrats to Gallon!
Hell yeah! A great place for him.
Congrads Jermey!! Great QB tossing you the pigskin!
Best place to go. They're used to getting value out of Michigan late picks.
Hopefully he carves himself a Welker-sized niche in New England. They've shown they can do a lot with a smaller sure handed guy. I think Gallon will prove to perform better than his draft position would suggest
Five threads, but yours shows up at first. I'll reserve comment until the mods have deleted the others or yours.
After deleting all of the Gallon threads save for this one, I will say that he should be an exciting and interesting addition to that offense, at least in my opinion. Again, very nice to see Wolverines getting this sort of recognition and a shot at a career at the pro level. It is subjective, of course, but I had a feeling someone would take Gallon - he could be producitive in a lot of schemes and on several teams.
Absolutely. In the Erhardt-Perkins system he should do just fine. Mainly a West Coast type offense, but one that utilizes the spread when run first isn't the best option. I wish him the best of luck!
Gallon to Welker on this blog! Hope Gallon turns into the go to guy.
He's basically 2nd in command in New England and is probably familiar with Gallon's exploits. May have suggested Gallon to his management as a solid end-of-draft pick? /baselessspeculation
Have a good feeling he'll stick around a long time.
Go Jeremy! Make the NFL forget about Wes Welker!
Great fit for him.
I got Gallon catching at least 30 balls this year.
get drafted so he could pick his spot. I think this would be one of the best places for him to be. Congrats to Jermey and may it be a long and prosperous career.
for Tom Brady!
Brady is going to make Gallon a solid NFL player, no question.
He'll get a shot to contribute in the return game as well.
I'm really looking forward to see this develop, remember, the Pats now run that no-huddle offense...Gallon obviously has experience in Rich Rod's version of that.
Really excited for Gallon.
I can't for him to make a name for himself in that NE offense.
golf clap, yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
5'7" but plays like he's 5'9". Very happy for him. Eisen said Jeremy Gallon will be a dependable target for Brady.
Epic for Gallon. He's gonna look a lot better with Brady throwing to him in the Pats' offense than many other receivers thought to be better.
Hint: draft him late or grab him right away off waivers for fantasy.
Congrats Mr Gallon!
Congrats Gallon. I remember reading about him in a Michigan preview magazine in 2009 in the "recruits to watch for in the future" section.
The NE offense is a great fit for him. Can't wait to see Tom and Jeremy shred up the NFL.
Best place for him to land
Bunch sets perfect for a smaller receiver who is a good route runner; hard to get jammed off the snap.
Good opportunity for Gallon!
literally the best fit possible. he is gonna be on my fantasy team
"Hey! We got a WR from my alma mater! Whaddya say Gronk?!"
What on earth....
That is hysterical.
Double post...I'll add that he should have a decent QB throwing to him.
Awesome news. As a Pats fan, I don't believe there was a better place for him to go. Should have a really good chance to make the roster and compete for the 3rd WR spot from day 1.
so excited... that's my team.
Love the pic exited to see him I'm the pros
Gallon is good. Brady will make him great.
Well-deserved, Gallon. Now go make the most of this.
Now that Lonnie Ballentine (surely a Capricorn like Billy Ray) has finished the 7th round, we can look at the '09 class next to its predecessors.
There were five players drafted from the class. This is the most since the '04 class. Notice that the numbers for '03, '07, and '08 are inflated by guys who transferred elsewhere and prospered enough to get a draft-day phone call. (Trivia: '03 could include a guy, Clayton Richard, who made the pros in another sport.)
'03 : Burgess, Crable, Hall, Long, [Mundy], Woodley
'04 : Arrington, Branch, Hart, Henne, Trent
'05 : Manningham, Mesko, Taylor
'06 : Brown, Graham, Mouton, Schilling
'07 : (Clemons), Hemingway, (Mallet), Molk
'08 : (Cox), Martin
'09 : Campbell, Gallon, Lewan, Robinson, Schofield
Can't wait to see him do this Belichick
that put him over the top.
haha this is awesome! Almost as awesome as when they sang together :)
And to NE of all places, awesome and awesome!
Not to mention that Gallon was the only WR drafted by the Pats, so he's gonna get a lot of snaps as a rookie. I think Gallon has a good chance of being a huge steal
he's a 7th rounder and a rookie he may not even make the team. I love Gallon but don't assume he will get a lot of reps because he's the only receiver drafted by them this year
It was a tire fire. And that might be putting it nicely. There are college teams that have had more talent at WR than the 2013 Pats did. Gallon has a great chance of sticking and even being a major contributor right away.
I will "assume" that Gallon gets a lot of reps becauase they really need someone to fill the Wes Welker role and Gallon can do it perfectly.
I believe Jeremy makes a few Pro Bowls and cashes in on this opportunity big time
or the boldest prediction EVAR?
he'll make one. (not saying only one, but he'll make one)
Called it since day 1
Gallon to the Patriots back on the very day that he committed to Michigan............I may be lying
The only Michigan State player drafted was Dennard. I'm pretty surprised that Bullough or someone else wasn't selected to be honest. Jim Delany's keeping them down.
Being drafted by the right team is far more important long term. Than being drafted in the first rounds.
I disagree with respect to the first, probably second and maybe third rounds, but I'd much rather be a 7th round pick to the right team than a 4th round to a bad fit...
Did you mean to say he is like megaton, only shorter, slower, less dynamic?
for Offensive Rookie of the Year now.
Hope he balls next year, having Brady will be a huge plus.
Gallon probably dropped this far because the Patriots were confident he'd be available. He's their kind of guy, but not the sort that can fit into any team. Gallon makes the most of his ability but his size is definitely a limitation; he's a small target. Tom Brady, however, is a QB who can thread the needle in traffic. Conversely, a hunted QB like Tom Brady needs a quick, "hot" read like Troy Brown, Wes Welker and now Jeremy Gallon. Devin Gardner used Gallon for pretty much everything, but the play that stands out are those "hot" reads where the QB knows the cavalry's coming and needs to throw the ball to a guy who only needs a tenth of a second, can't be covered by a linebacker and has super glue on his hands.
My obvious bias for the guy aside, pretty smart pick by the Pats.
Atta Boy Jeremy!
A well-deserved opportunity, congratulations, Jeremy Gallon!
Congrats to Gallon on the selection.
feel like this was the perfect fit for Gallon. In that offense with Brady at the helm, I think Gallon can be an immediate impact player. Two to three years from now, teams are going to be wishing they drafted him and the talking heads will be perplexed about how he wasn't drafted earlier.
If Brady can make undrafted Kenbrell Thompkins look solid, Gallon is going to be a Pro Bowler.
Was just going to say I am no expert in the Patriots depth chart for WR but when they played the Lions last year in preseason I was shocked what they gave Brady as choices - basically 2 rookies, one drafted and a UDFA and a bunch of journeyman from my memory. It truly shows me how the greats make anyone look great while guys like Stafford (paid like Brady!) once Calvin is out hurt everyone on the field looks average. Aside from Moss for a few years Brady has never had a premier WR - like Farve/Rodgers/Brees he basically takes whoever the team gives him and makes the top 2-3 guys look great.
Manning is an exception as he had 2 top flight WRs in Indy and a few in Denver.
Not saying this as a homer but I truly think he will be a poor man's Welker and be very productive with Tom.
"I'm taking my talents... and cloaking device... to Boston."
Why a poor man's Welker and not the next Welker? Welker is about the same size, right? I'm not questioning your analysis, I'm genuinely curious.
BecausE Welker is a pretty phenom player. It is no offense to be a "poor man's great player", especially as a 5'7 WR. I could have said poor man's Steve Smith as well - another great (shorter) player and he'd still be a very good NFL player.
Projecting a guy to be a top 15 NFL WR out of the 7th round is a bit homer-y.
Thanks for the explanation. :)
Phenomenal opportunity for Jeremy. He is ideal for New England's no huddle especially as Tom Brady's signature capability is being able to accurately through open the middle of the field and hitting the seam. POssibly no one better in the history of football at doing the later (it really is amazing he lasted until the sixth round seeing as how being able to make an accurate seam throw is the definition of being a great quarterback....but I digress).
Jeremy is one of the best route runners in college football. He will thrive in the slot and most likely have a career comparable if not better than Wes Welker. Congrats to him and Pats nation!
I am so so so so so excited for him! He must be thrilled! I am looking forward to hearing "Touchdown Gallon!" during the few Pats games I get to watch here in metro Detroit.
I am seriously excited for this. Holy shit.
After running a faster 40 time than expected I am surprised he still fell all the way to the 7th Round. IMHO he's the best WR we've had since Braylon, edging out Avant and Manningham.
He is not better than Mannigham or Avant...
Yeah, totally difference than Avant, definitely not as good as Manningham. But one of the best this decade for sure.
This is going to make watching the Pats that much more fun!
Excellent! Congrats to all the guys drafted or will sign FA deals. Hope they all kick A$$ in the NFL.
Is perfect for JG. 10 yd passes all way to the Super Bowl. Welker profited heavily from this. Gallon is such an upgrade over Danny. Thank god he went to the pats. Dude could really make a name for himself there.
Check out the scouting report from CBS Sports' draft grades: "Gallon is a sure-handed, short-area-quick slot receiver who lacks toughness and speed"
Great job, guys. Their report on Lewan was probably that he lacked a moustache finger tattoo.
It shows the lack of research on the lower draft picks.
They forgot the Scout.com favorite high school athlete criticism (tm): lacks size.
was going to their linked full report page.
Under strengths (among many): "Tough and durable."
And in their final summary:
Gallon looks and runs like a running back and is quicker than fast. Not the biggest or fastest, but is a crisp, clean route runner with usually-sure hands. He has savvy awareness and very good vision with the ball in his hands to create some separation and do something after the catch.
Gallon will be limited in the NFL due to his smallish frame and mediocre speed, but he is a tough, competitive football player who will find a niche at the next level as a No. 4 or 5 WR.
Guess the CBS guys don't talk to one another.
He hates Michigan athletes.
Ball don't lie...
Despite the obvious issues with the team last year and that we had very few draft eligible players on the team. We still had 3 draft picks which stacks up well with most of the big ten teams. I'm looking forward to the days soon when we beat OSU for total draft picks. However, even in a down year we beat MSU.
Final B1G draft results: Ohio State 6 Wisconsin 5 Iowa 3 Nebraska 3 Michigan 3 Penn State 3 Minn 2 Indiana 2 Purdue 2 MSU 1 Maryland 1
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) May 11, 2014
THEY FORGOT RUTGERS!!!!
"I'm looking forward to the days soon when we beat OSU for total draft picks. However, even in a down year we beat MSU."
I'd settle for the day we beat both of them on the field. I do think the MSU draft results further illustrate that the Big 10 is so down that it doesn't take a world of individual talent to do very well in the conference if the coaching and development are happening at a high level.
Some of the fans excuse our struggles because our overall talent level has yet to match the Bamas and FSUs of the world, but the fact is we have all the talent we need to beat anyone in the Big 10. If we have the right staff for the job, at some point we're going to run out of excuses. When other programs can consistently do more with less, that's a bad sign.
Not trying to be a pessimist, either - this may well be the year that everything falls into place.
The damning part is that with 3 times the NFL draft potential, we still got OBLITERATED by them. Two early round NFL Tackles and negative yards. By a lot. #NOTREALLYAVICTORY
nfl network, anything, I had my kids in the bathtub when he was drafted and would've loved to see if they broke him down....or did they go straight to the Sam gay pride parade?
Really? That last line just had to be included?
so assumed they ignored gallon. I'm going off what espn did with gay LA bar shot.
NFLN, Rich Eisen: "Patriots just finished up their draft by choosing Jeremy Gallon, wide receiver from the University of Michigan who made some big plays and set some school records in doing some great work in his final season in Ann Arbor."
Then he mentioned how many teams and picks were left. No discussion. Cut to commercial. When they were back, they had a segment on Sam.
After discussing that, Rich asked the panel if there's any team that didn't address a need. Someone mentioned Browns & WR. Rich asked, "Could you even address it right now?" then said, "Although I've got to be honest with you - I'm biased - Jeremy Gallon's no slouch. Tom Brady's going to find a dependable receiver in him, so I shouldn't say that." They talked about a couple players not yet drafted.
Then they showed the announcement of the Rams' pick of Sam, the Rams' draft room, then the panel discussed the pick.
So props to Rich Eisen for talking up our guy.
I figured rich would say something, sucks that he went right before Sam and didn't have much of a moment. I have no issues with the Michael Sam talk, they went a little far with it imo but I thought gallon to the Pats is a pretty good discussion with his past season and there style of play. Appreciate it.
"Wide open's Gallon! They left him ALOOONE!!"