Scouting Report: Kareem Hunt, RB

November 15th, 2016
Can this small school prospect be a big time player in the NFL?

Can this small school prospect be a big time player in the NFL?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

I have been putting a lot of film work into the 2017 Runningback class, but after Sunday nights performance by the Patriots, I seriously considered dumping it all into the trash can and turning my attention to defensive players only. I couldn’t that until I at least wrote about Kareem Hunt. Hunt has been on my radar since 2014 when he had his breakout season for the Rockets. Hunt plays in the MAC, so he does not get a lot of national attention, but he has NFL traits. Lets take a closer look at what those traits are.

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Jamie Collins Traded To Cleveland!!!

October 31st, 2016
In a shocking move, the Patriots have traded away another young defensive player

In a shocking move, the Patriots have traded away another young defensive player

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

 

With the shocking news dropping that Jaime Collins has been traded to the Cleveland Browns for a 3rd round compensatory pick, I thought that this topic deserved its own thread. What are the draft implications? Does this mean the team is close to a deal with Hightower? So much goes with this trade. Please, let me know your thoughts on the trade here.

 

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Scouting Report: Donnel Pumphrey, RB

October 21st, 2016
Is a guy who is leading the FBS in rushing being overlooked?

Is a guy who is leading the FBS in rushing being overlooked?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Ahhh. The first scouting report of the season. For me, this is like Christmas. This is the part of the process I love. Watching film, taking notes, and creating an opinion on the future success of these players. Now, writing up the scouting report is another story. It is not that I don’t like to do it, it is finding the time to write them up. For me, this time of year is where work slows down enough to sneak in a little computer time each day, so the reports are coming. As I wrote in my previous post, Runningback will be a position I focus on this scouting season and I start my scouting report series with a polarizing prospect, Donnel Pumphrey.

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Initial Thoughts On the Patriots Draft Needs For 2017

October 10th, 2016

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

So I lied. I said late last week that I would be starting on scouting reports. Don’t worry, I am working on those as well, but I thought it might be a good idea to take a look at the team from a needs standpoint before going into the players the Patriots will be looking at in next year’s draft. We are just past the quarter point in the season, and the Patriots are sitting at their usual spot on top of the AFC East. That does not mean the Patriots are perfect. In fact, they are far from it. Before we get into the nitty gritty of scouting reports, lets identify what positions the Patriots may need to address when they are on the clock in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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Scouting Reports: Coming Soon!!!

October 4th, 2016

Hi all,

I know I have not been around much at the beginning of the season and while I have not posted much here, I have been watching a lot of football (perks to having a new baby). I have a ton of notes on lots of players and will start to get my thoughts “on paper” and to you guys very soon. I am hoping to have one done by the end of this week, so look for that. Thanks for checking in on the site and I look forward to interacting with all of you very soon.

 

Mike


College Watch List: Offensive Lineman

September 13th, 2016
The Patriots have not really addressed the Tackle position for awhile, but I think this year they must, and maybe early.

The Patriots have not really addressed the Tackle position for awhile, but I think this year they must, and maybe early.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Okay, full disclosure. I underestimated just how much time and energy having baby #2 was going to take. In the past four years, I must have forgotten just how much work these little guys are. I think my wife and I have finally got a routine down now and I have carved out a little time for film review and writing. I figure I can save a couple hours a week by just not watching the Cyclones anymore. Since we are only a few weeks into the season, it is too early to really get into scouting reports, so I will finish out my series on the Seniors I plan on scouting this season. Today, we tackle the offensive line.

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Prospect Preview: USC v. Alabama

September 2nd, 2016
Alabama LB Tim Williams will look to terrorize USC QB Max Browne in this one.

Alabama LB Tim Williams will look to terrorize USC QB Max Browne in this one.

Two of the most prolific programs in all of college football will meet up in prime time in Arlington on Saturday night. Alabama is considered to be one of the favorites to challenge for the National Championship this year, while USC is trying to climb back on top of the Pac-12 and reassert itself as a dominant program. Both teams are absolutely loaded with star studded prospects and this game will have the attention of all 32 NFL teams. Read the rest of this entry »


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