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Patriots Trade Third-Rounder to Titans

The Patriots traded their 89th overall pick (a third-round selection) to the Tennesee Titans for their 2010 second round pick. By my count, they now have three 2010 second-round picks. The Patriots have a tremendous amount of depth and have already drafted five players in the first three rounds, so it would appear that they’re […]

Patriots Draft Brandon Tate With 83rd Pick

The Patriots used the 83rd selection in the NFL Draft to select WR Brandon Tate from North Carolina. Tate is both a pass-catcher and prolific kick returner, so he provides some versatility. They had a need at WR, but the pick is certainly an interesting one for Bill Belichick. Brandon Tate tested positive for marijuana […]

Patriots Trade Third-Rounder to Jaguars

The Patriots traded their third round pick, the 73rd pick overall in the draft, to the Jacksonville Jaguars in return for a 2010 second round selection. It’s a smart move considering the team used four second round picks and is relatively deep overall. Next year, the Pats will have even more flexibility with two second […]

UConn’s DE Cody Brown to the Cardinals

Connecticut is having a draft field day, landing its fourth prospect in the NFL, just one behind USC’s five picks so far.  The latest pick was the penultimate selection of the second round, going to Super Bowl runner up Arizona Cardinals, who look to improve their defense to complement their explosive offense.  Brown, who hails […]

UConn OT Beatty Goes to NY Giants

The Connecticut Huskies never had a draft pick higher than the third round in their history until today as William Beatty makes it three first day picks for the school.  He joins new Patriot Darius Butler, also in the second round, and now Colt running back Donald Brown in the first round.  Beatty is a […]

Patriots Select OT Vollmer With Fourth Pick of Day

The Patriots fourth pick of the first day of the draft, all second rounders, is the Houston Offensive Tackle Sebastian Vollmer. The headline numbers on Vollmer are 6’8″ and 290 pounds; the man is huge and may help fortify Tom Brady’s pocket for years to come. Vollmer is the first offensive player of the four selections the Patriots […]

Patriots Stay Local Again With UConn’s Darius Butler

The Patriots moved up to select at 40, taking local product Ron Brace of BC, and followed the move with Bulter at #41.  The 5’10″, 183-pound cornerback runs a 4.41 40 yard dash and recorded the Combine’s best jump, so he has great speed and size.  The four-year starter from Fort Lauderdale, Florida was First Team […]

BC Defensive Tackle Ron Brace to Join Patriots

While B. J. Raji got most of the press with respect to BC’s defensive line, Brace deserves much of the credit in his own right. He is bigger than Raji at 6’3″ and 330 pounds, giving him a couple inches and 10 or so pounds. He is not quite as athletic as Raji, but is […]

Patriots Trade With Raiders to Move Up, Select BC’s Ron Brace

The Patriots continued a very active day, trading with the Raiders to acquire the 40th pick, in front of their own 41st pick. To move up seven spots, the Patriots traded away a fourth and sixth rounder. With the newly acquired selection, the Patriots went to their own backyard to pick the Eagles’ Ron Brace. […]

Patriots Select Oregon Safety Patrick Chung with 34th Pick

The Patriots addressed the secondary and special teams with one pick by taking Chung, a senior, with the second round’s second selection. This will be the first of fours second rounders the Patriots may have. This was the Chiefs pick and they also have the Packers, Chargers, and their own selection. Chung was a First […]

2009 NFL Draft Preview: Quarterbacks

It’s April, which means March Madness is nearly over and Major League Baseball is ready to open its season. It also means that Mel Kiper, Jr. of ESPN starts to earn his paycheck, because the NFL draft is all of a sudden around the corner. I will be previewing the top players at each position […]

Patriots Second Round/Second Day Picks

The Patriots have filled some needs and completed a trade in the second and third rounds of the 2008 NFL draft. Second Round: With the 62nd overall pick in the draft, the Pats took cornerback Terrence Wheatley from the University of Colorado. Wheatley is 5’9″ and 187 pounds. He’s seen as one of the faster […]

PATRIOTS SELECT JEROD MAYO

The Patriots selected Tennessee middle linebacker Jerod Mayo with the 10th pick in the 2008 NFL draft. The Pats traded down from No. 7 and were able to score a middle linebacker which should take some pressure on aging LBs Tedy Bruschi, Mike Vrabel and Junior Seau. 1. Miami Dolphins – Jake Long, LT, Michigan […]

2008 NFL Draft Possibilities

With the draft just hours away, here’s a quick preview of a few players we may hear called at the No. 7 pick tomorrow by the Patriots. Vernon Gholston – DE/LB, Ohio State – 6’4″, 264 Why take him? The Patriots would be hard pressed not to select Gholston if he is available at No. […]

2008 NFL Mock Draft

Here’s my take on the first 10 picks of the 2008 NFL Draft, set to take place April 26 in New York City: 1. Miami Dolphins – Chris Long, DE Virginia What they should do: The Dolphins have been on the clock since about Week 3 of the 2007 season when everyone realized just how […]