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First Round Pick Dominique Easley Officially Signs with Patriots

Are you ready for some football? Apparently first round pick Dominique Easley is, as the New England Patriots officially announced his signing on Monday. He was the final unsigned rookie draft pick of the Patriots. Easley, who was the 29th overall pick out of Florida, reportedly signed a four-year contract worth $7.3 million, including a $3.63 […]

Four BC Eagles, One UMass Minuteman Selected in NFL Draft

Boston College football had its best season in three years in 2013, finishing with a winning record and seeing postseason action for the first time since 2011, and winning more games (seven) than in 2011 and ’12 combined (six). However, no Eagle had his name called in either of the first two days of the […]

Patriots Trade 93rd (3rd round) Pick to Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars traded for the Patriots’ 3rd round pick and selected OG Brandon Linder from Miami. Mel Kiper Jr. glowingly described Linder on live television as ‘a career back up.’ Seemingly, the Patriots didn’t miss out on much. As compensation, the Patriots received the 105th and 179th picks (4th and 6th rounds).

Patriots Select QB Jimmy Garoppolo With the 62nd Pick; What Happens to Mallett?

The Patriots calmly waited for their ideal development QB, Jimmy Garoppolo from Eastern Illinois (Tony Romo’s alma mater). He was the fifth quarterback taken in the draft. The Patriots selected him over notable SEC quarterbacks AJ McCarron, Aaron Murray, and Zach Metternberger.

QB Panic Will Help Patriots Move Back in NFL Draft

As per usual, the Patriots don’t have a lot of glaring needs heading into the NFL draft tonight. At pick #29, the Patriots could go almost any direction: tight end, pass rusher, defensive tackle, cornerback depth — chances are, many of the elite prospects at those positions will be long gone by the time the […]

Patriots 2014 Draft First Round Preview: Positions of Need

It’s been three long months since Super Bowl XLVIII, but the 2014 NFL Draft is finally upon us, and will be held Thursday through Saturday at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The Patriots, coming off a 12-4 season and a defeat in the AFC Championship Game, will have eight picks in the Draft: two […]

Where do the Patriots Stand Ahead of the NFL Draft?

With the upcoming NFL draft right around the corner, the ever present question remains- what will the New England Patriots do? Many experts speculate that Bill Belichick will conduct himself as normal and find a way to trade down in order to get more picks, as has been the situation in the past. Here are […]

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 […]