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Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Nick Perry, USC

Nick Perry, DE, USC Height: 6’2 Weight: 271 40: 4.64 2011 Stats: 54 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 13 tackles for loss Overview: Though only a full-time starter his final year, Nick Perry was a solid contributor to USC in all of the three years he played. As a freshman and sophomore he was used as a […]

Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Harrison Smith, Notre Dame

Harrison Smith, Safety, Notre Dame Height: 6’2 Weight: 213 40: 4.57 2011 Stats: 90 tackles, 3 TFL, 10 Pass Deflects Overview: The 3-year Fighting Irish starter Smith has been on an up and down ride on his way to the NFL. After and impressive senior year in which he recorded 91 tackles and seven interceptions, […]

Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Courtney Upshaw, Alabama

Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama Height: 6-2 Weight: 265 2011 Stats: 45 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles Overview: Courtney Upshaw may be the best defensive player on the best defense in all of college football. Upshaw’s role increased in his junior season, after recording 37 tackles in his two years at Tuscaloosa. While not known […]

Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Devon Still, Penn State

Devon Still, DT, Penn State Height: 6-5 Weight: 310 2011 Stats: 53 Tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 4 sacks (through 11 games) Overview: In the midst of a season overshadowed by the Jerry Sandusky scandal, one of the few bright spots for Penn State has been the stellar play of senior defensive tackle Devon Still. […]

Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Team Needs (Part II)

On Wednesday, we looked at the two most pressing needs for the Patriots. Now, we’ll shift our focus to needs three and four. Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Team Needs (Part I) 3. DE It’s no secret that the acquisition of Andre Carter was the best of the offseason for the Patriots. The signing of Carter […]

Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Team Needs (Part I)

Like the case in many years, the Patriots are in great position for the 2012 NFL Draft. New England holds four draft choices in the first two rounds, stemming off trades with the New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders last April. But, what angle will the Patriots go in? What do they need? Let’s find […]

Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Justin Blackmon Profile

Through six games the Patriots are 5-1 and appear to be in the position to make another run at the Super Bowl. One area they still have a need for is an explosive, playmaker receiver who can stretch the field. Chad Ochocinco was brought in to fill that role but has done next to nothing so […]