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Patriots Camp Totals: 1-on-1s – Offensive line dominates pass rushers as Wise, Guy, Froholdt & Eluemunor stand out

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All the reps with a dummy quarterback standing behind the defense holding up the snap count are over — at least from public view, as the Patriots have gone into regular-season practice mode.

So let’s total up all the one-on-ones from camp, check out the final chart and give out a few awards — both good and bad — on both sides of the ball.

Previous rankings:

Defense 2018, 2019
Offense 2018, 2019



Deatrich Wise (42.9 win percentage): This was more like it. In 2018, Wise took this award with a 42.1 win percentage but last year, after an injury and a little bit of a position change, Wise was one of the biggest disappointments as his win rate slipped to 26.7 percent. Gotta give the Long Man credit, he can ready to go this camp heading into a contract year. He admitted to putting on some weight and muscle — probably to help him hold up against double teams — and he wore it well. This was the Wise we were used to seeing. Now we have to see whether it transfers to the field.

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Lawrence Guy (37.5 win percentage): Pass rushing has never been the Big Fellas' thing, and his win rate did slip from 50 percent of last year, but that was still best among a lot of defenders, who actually got their butt whipped by the offensive line, for the most part, this camp. Guy had several great bouts with Shaq Mason and while most of them were draws, Guy held the slightest of edges.


Rashod Berry (33.3 win percentage): For a guy who played mostly tight end at Ohio State, Berry has really impressed this camp with the Patriots. He's country strong and tough to move, and he seems to get better with every rep to the point that he got some substantial playing time in the final days of camp. He might just be pushing for a roster spot, which few saw coming.


Everyone: None of these defenders posted a win percentage over 50 percent when four did it last year.

Starting rushers: The guys who are expected to rush the passer this season — John Simon, Chase Winovich, Josh Uche, Brandon Copeland and Shilique Calhoun — combined to go 5-17-5 and win just 18.5 percent of the time. That's just not anywhere near good enough and leads to serious questions about the pass rush without Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower. If you thought this defense had to scheme up all their pressure the last season and a half, this year could take it to a whole new level.

Adam Butler's annual summer swoon: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Butler won just 25 percent of the time last year and it didn't matter in the season. He won just once in eight reps this year ... so I'm not going to make a big deal out of it.

Beau Allen: The Patriots passed on Danny Shelton for Allen in free agency and the guy didn't practice once in camp. Hope he's ready to go because Shelton was really good a season ago.



David Andrews (12.5 loss percentage): The veteran returned with a vengeance after a season off. We gave him the nod over Froholdt because Andrews routinely went up against starting-caliber player while Froholdt got the backups. Andrews looks stronger with a little more weight in his trunk, which is allowing him to anchor better.


Jermaine Eluemunor (12.5 percent): Well, knock me over with a feather. A year after Marcus Cannon took this award by default, his replacement won it in his first full training camp. Eluemunor looks to be on the Trent Brown Plan (meaning, one good year and about $45 million guaranteed if he can pull through), and he was terrific in this camp. No, I didn't see this coming.


Hjalte Froholdt (12.5 loss percentage): A year ago, Froholdt was one of the biggest disappointments (53.3 loss percentage), and now he had a great summer. A testament to the fact that players are not static and can improve year over year. All of a sudden, the Patriots have gone from a shaky backup center situation to a really good one to the point you have to wonder if the Patriots look at Froholdt in the left guard/Joe Thuney franchise tag puzzle.


Joe Thuney: He won the previous two interior blocker awards with loss percentages of 22.2 and 20.0. This year he was 37.5 percent and was dead last among them. No, I'm not worried but it makes you wonder if Bill Belichick starts thinking of other options with that $14.5 million tag.

Isaiah Wynn: He was far from bad in this camp (22.2) but I figured he would be a little more dominating.

Yodny Cajuste: He missed all of last season, finally came back and never really got into the mix of the one-on-ones. Sigh.