The Curious Case of Dorial Green-Beckham

January 27th, 2015
Who exactly is Dorial Green-Beckham?

Who exactly is Dorial Green-Beckham?

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

By now you know the name, however you probably don’t know the full story.  As one of the highest rated high school prospects ever, Dorial Green-Breckham was once a consensus 5 star recruit by every national rating service.  His physical ability is overwhelming.  If you were to create a wide receiver in Madden, you would probably create a player with a similar stature to Green-Beckham.  At 6’6 and 225 lbs, his frame alone is enough to beat most defensive backs. Add in the legitimate 4.40 speed with leaping ability, and we have a monster on our hands. Read the rest of this entry »


Scouting Report: Malcom Brown, DT

January 27th, 2015
Where does this longhorn fit in the pecking order of DT's and would he be a good fit for the Patriots?

Where does this longhorn fit in the pecking order of DT’s and would he be a good fit for the Patriots?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Did you see what I did there?  I figured I better pick a picture with an Iowa State player in it since the draftable prospects from my Alma Mater are slim.  Today, I continue the journey of watching and ranking the Defensive Tackles for this year’s draft, so without further ado, here is my thoughts on Malcom Brown. Read the rest of this entry »


Scouting Report: Eddie Goldman, DT

January 25th, 2015
Is this highly rated DT a good fit for the Patriots defense?

Is this highly rated DT a good fit for the Patriots defense?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

As we move closer toward the Super Bowl and hopefully away from “deflategate” I continue my look at this year’s crop of Defensive Tackles.  It is my belief that the Patriots could be in the market for a young player at the position to be the eventual replacement for Vince Wilfork in a year or so.  With the way teams are passing more, it is important to find a player who is strong against the run but can create some pressure on the QB up the middle.  Today, I am looking at the highly rated Eddie Goldman out of Florida State. Let’s see if he lives up to the hype on the field. Read the rest of this entry »


2015 Senior Bowl: South Practice Observations (Day Three)

January 22nd, 2015
Not only was Lyndon Trail making plays at OLB, he lined up at TE today.

Not only was Norfolk State’s Lyndon Trail making plays at OLB, he lined up at TE today.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

After a lackluster practice on Wednesday, the action really picked up today. The Jaguars coaching staff orchestrated a competitive, intensity, and exciting practice session with a ton of 1-on-1 battles. The session even consisted of a player mimicking Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski after he scored a touchdown. As the competition ramped up, some players elevated their games, and some came up short. These are the observations from the final South Session.

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2015 Senior Bowl: North Practice Observations (Day 3)

January 22nd, 2015
Minnesota RB David Cobb  had a great day of practice on Thursday.

Minnesota RB David Cobb had a great day of practice on Thursday.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The final day of padded Senior Bowl practice wrapped up today and it was another physical, competitive affair. As is the case with every Senior Bowl practice there was a lot of information to gather and lots of interesting observations. Through three practices scouts have been able to get an in depth look at many prospects and some have really made the most of their opportunity. Here’s what happend at the North Practice and what stood out to me.

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Scouting Report: Xavier Williams, DT

January 22nd, 2015
Could this small school DT be a good fit for the Patriots?

Could this small school DT be a good fit for the Patriots?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

The Patriots are off to the Super Bowl!  We, as Patriots fans, are as lucky as it gets.  Fans can go a lifetime without seeing their favorite team make a Super Bowl and we get to experience it for the 6th time in 15 years.  I’m not going to let “deflategate” get me down.  I am going to enjoy these next two weeks and hopefully top it off with the Patriots hoisting up the Lombardi Trophy for the fourth time.  Every other team besides the Patriots and Seahawks have started their off season preparations, including breaking down draft prospects.  Nepatriotsdraft.com has to do the same thing, so today, I continue to look at Defensive Tackles. Read the rest of this entry »


2015 Senior Bowl: South Practice Observations (Day Two)

January 21st, 2015
Miami (FL) TE Clive Walford put on a show at South Practice.

Miami (FL) TE Clive Walford put on a show at South Practice.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Day two of the Senior Bowl is “Aaron Donald Day” in my mind, meaning that it’s the day when the cream of the crop starts separating from the other prospects. While there might not be an Aaron Donald caliber prospect on the South squad we were able to see some prospects begin to emerge from the pack. Over the last five years I’ve been able to understand that the cream rises to the top at the Senior Bowl, if there’s a player who is trying to mask flaws or hide weaknesses in their game they’ll be exposed. That’s what begins to happn as the pads go on. These are my observation and notes from the South session and what was learned in Mobile today.

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