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Big Board: version 1.0

Monday, February 8th, 2016
Who will be around when the Patriots finally get on the clock?

Who will be around when the Patriots finally get on the clock?

I thought it might be a good idea to get a feel for who will be drafted and who might still be on the board when the Patriots make their first pick at 60, so I went ahead and put together my top 60 big board.

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Scouting Report: Le’Raven Clark, OT

Friday, February 5th, 2016
If the Patriots don't see Offensive Tackle as an immediate need, then maybe Le'Raven Clark could be an option.

If the Patriots don’t see Offensive Tackle as an immediate need, then maybe Le’Raven Clark could be an option.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

I think one thing we can all agree on is that throughout the 2015 season, the Patriots offensive line didn’t play real well. There were several factors that led to this, but one thing is for sure, it needs to be fixed. Can that happen with the guys currently on the roster? Maybe, but if not, then the draft is the most likely place to find that help. With that in mind, I decided to give Texas Tech offensive lineman Le’Raven Clark a closer look and here is what I saw on tape.

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Scouting Report: Xavien Howard, CB

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Howard might not be a household name at CB, but if you watch his film, that might change.

Howard might not be a household name at CB, but if you watch his film, that might change.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Well, you knew it was only a matter of time before I went back to scouting a Cornerback. The funny story is, I was actually scouting another guy when Xavien Howard caught my attention. I decided to switch gears and check out a few more games of a relatively unknown guy in the draft.

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Scouting Report: Bronson Kaufusi, DE

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Kaufusi might not be a house hold name....yet.

Kaufusi might not be a house hold name….yet.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

I will admit that Bronson Kaufusi was a guy who I did not know very much about until Senior Bowl week. After I saw his measurements and the way he handled himself in practice, I wanted to learn more. I sat down and watched some BYU games over the past few days, and here are my impressions of Kaufusi.

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What to look for at the Senior Bowl

Saturday, January 30th, 2016
The game kicks off today at 1:30 central time today.

The game kicks off today at 1:30 central time today.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Today’s Senior Bowl marks the last time any of these college players will be in pads until their first rookie camp after the draft. For the past few days we have been able to watch these guys in practice, including individual drills. If you have followed the coverage on TV or read anything from the various draft enthusiast that are actually in Mobile, then you already know some of the players that have stood out. Here is some things that stood out for me and what I will be looking for from today’s game.

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Scouting Report: Joe Haeg, OT

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Could this small school prospect be the solution to the Patriots offensive line problems?

Could this small school prospect be the solution to the Patriots offensive line problems?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

It is Senior Bowl week and we are already hearing reports that the Patriots have been meeting with Offensive Lineman down in Mobile.  The Patriots offensive line has taken a lot of heat this season because of their issues in pass protection and run blocking. The criticism is well deserved. Last off season, the Patriots added a lot of interior lineman, but all of them had their struggles. The Patriots also just let go of their O-line coach, so their seems to be a lot more questions than answers right now.

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Scouting Report: Leonte Carroo, WR

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
Could the Patriots look to add another player from Rutgers to their roster?

Could the Patriots look to add another player from Rutgers to their roster?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Well, what can I say? Last weekends game was disappointing on so many levels, too many to get into right now. To me, it highlighted how important this off season will be for the Patriots. I know Brady had his struggles, but it was also one of his most impressive performances to date. To get back up so many times after getting pounded into the ground was unbelievable. Some of the throws he had to make were unreal as well. This team has some issues and they need to be addressed and fixed quickly if the Patriots are going to capitalize on the few years Brady has left.  One way they might be able to help him out is with some Receiver help, so to avoid any Super Bowl talk, I sat down and watched a bunch of Leonte Carroo, and here is what I saw.

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