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2014 NFL Draft Profile: Andre Williams RB, Boston College

With the NFL Draft only a few weeks away and a lot of prospects on the board, one player to consider drafting is running back Andre Williams. Former Boston College running back Andre Williams has a candidate for the Heisman Trophy award this past fall. A senior at BC, Williams led the nation in yards with […]

NFL Draft 2014: Johnny Manziel a Possibility for Patriots?

/Recent reports from Ian Rapoport claims that former Texas A & M quarterback Johnny Manziel had a pre-draft meeting with the Patriots on this past Wednesday. Johnny Manziel, as also known as Johnny Football, was a Heiseman Trophy winner as a freshman with A&M and was a qualifier for award this past season. In his […]

Johnny Manziel Visits Red Sox Spring Training Camp

With the 2014 NFL Draft approaching, everyone is wondering what jersey Johnny Manziel will don. Will it be the Houston Texans with the #1 overall pick? The Jacksonville Jaguars? How about the Boston Red Sox? Johnny Football temporarily switched allegiances on Saturday when he visited the team’s facilities in Fort Myers, sporting a #2 Red […]

Curse of the Cornerback? Patriots Release Ras-I Dowling

Curse of the Bambino. Curse of the Billy Goat. Buffalo. The Madden Curse. Cleveland. SI Cover Jinx. Seattle. Steve Bartman. Cleveland again. There have been a number of famous curses in the realm of sports over the centuries (okay, maybe that only applies to the Cubs) (sorry, couldn’t resist). The New England Patriots could be […]

Recapping the Weekend: Patriots Draft 7, Acquire Blount

The Patriots went into the 2013 Draft with just five picks, but raised that number to eight on Thursday by trading their first-rounder to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for four later selections. Bill Belichick largely addressed his team’s needs by taking two wide receivers and two defensive backs, but drafted just one defensive lineman, […]

NFL Draft Day One: Patriots Trade Out of First Round

The rumors began swirling on Thursday morning, with the news that a few teams were looking to trade up into the end of the first round to select a quarterback. The Patriots, with just five picks in the entire draft and a history of trading down for more selections, were a prime candidate, and when they went […]

2013 NFL Draft Preview: Patriots Could Add an Extra DL

And finally, let’s take a look at what could be a growing issue for the team: defensive line depth. For reference, here’s a reminder of where the Pats stand before the draft, in terms of picks: 1. Round 1, Pick 29 2. Round 2, Pick 27 (59 overall) 3. Round 3, Pick 29 (91 overall) 4. Round 7, Pick 20 (226 overall, […]

2013 NFL Draft Preview: Some WRs Available for Patriots

Today, we preview another need for the Patriots: WR. For reference, here’s a reminder of where the Pats stand before the draft, in terms of picks: 1. Round 1, Pick 29 2. Round 2, Pick 27 (59 overall) 3. Round 3, Pick 29 (91 overall) 4. Round 7, Pick 20 (226 overall, from Buccaneers) 5. Round 7, Pick 29 (235 overall) Wide receiver After […]

2013 NFL Draft Preview: Patriots Could Use More DB Depth

The NFL Draft begins on Thursday, and the New England Patriots approach it with just five picks, as a result of having traded their fourth-round pick for Aqib Talib, their fifth-rounder for Albert Haynesworth and their sixth-rounder for Chad Johnson over the last two years. The Patriots received Tampa Bay’s seventh-round selection in the Talib trade, […]

Life After Tom: Investigating Who Will One Day Replace Brady as Patriots QB

For over a decade, the Patriots have never had to worry about two things: head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. Belichick has shown no signs of letting up, finishing first in the AFC East ten out of his thirteen seasons with the Patriots (’00 first season finished 5th, ’02 finished 2nd, ’08 finished […]

Assessing the 2012 NFL Draft: A Patriots Perspective

It’s a joke that websites publish NFL Draft grades the day or even the year after the actual NFL draft. Draft “experts” like Mel Kiper and Todd McShay say they evaluate team’s drafts based on whether they fulfilled their needs and received draft “value” with their picks. There is nothing wrong with those evaluations. Just […]

Patriots Trade Up, Draft Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower

After trading with the Bengals for the 21st pick, the Patriots selected Chandler Jones, Defensive End from Syracuse. Listed at 6’5 266 lbs, Jones is a tremendous athlete who will step in at starting defensive end for Mark Anderson, who left in free agency go to Buffalo. Despite being injured five games last years and […]

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, […]

Could the Patriots Actually Trade Up in the 2012 NFL Draft?

With the NFL draft only about two weeks away, the New England Patriots have four picks in the first two rounds. In past years, the Patriots would trade out of the first round and get multiple later-round picks. One of the main reasons we saw that happen year after year was the rookie salaries were […]