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2016 Prospect Primer-Linebacker

Monday, August 31st, 2015

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

We are just a few days away from the kickoff to college football and the official start to the draftnik season.  Soon the DVR will be filled with another season full of games and my wife will yell at me because some reality show didn’t tape because there was not enough memory left for it to tape.  The sacrifices we all must make to be able to find those next stars or hidden gems in the NFL.  Today, I take a look at the Linebackers and give you the guys I will be looking at throughout the college football season.

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2016 Prospect Primer-Defensive Line

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Well, we are just a week away from the kickoff to the college football season and two weeks away from the Patriots starting their run to another shot at the Lombardi trophy.  I have covered all the offensive positions and now I will move onto the defensive side of the ball, starting with the big guys in the trenches, the Defensive Linemen.  There are a lot of prospects in this group, so lets take a look at some of these guys who might jump out this college season.

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2016 Prospect Primer-Offensive Lineman

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Today we finish off the offensive side of the prospect primer with the big ugly’s in the trenches.  The Patriots have added a lot of players to the offensive line mix via the draft the past few years.  This does not mean that they will neglect the position this year, in fact, I think this could be an area they focus on once again, particularly at the Tackle position.  The Patriots have used later picks in the draft to find quality players that have come in and contributed right away.  Let’s take a closer look at all 3 Offensive Line positions and see who might be potential targets for the Patriots in the 2016 NFL Draft.

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2014 Non-All Americans Impacts Upcoming NFL Draft

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

In case you haven’t been paying attention, college football is just over two weeks away.  The AP All America list every year always recognizes some of the biggest names in college football for outstanding excellence on the field. As the following list will tell, some pretty outstanding football players tend to be left off that list.  Let’s take a look at some non-2014 All Americans who could have a major impact on the 2016 Draft.

A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama

It’s easy to not pay attention to specific players on the Alabama Crimson Tide, especially those playing non-skill positions.  The casual fan just looks at those traditional Crimson jerseys, expect 11-12 wins, and go on with their day. A’Shawn Robinson is definitely a player to keep your eye on as a potential top 5 pick.  (more…)


2016 Prospect Primer- TE’s and WR’s

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Well, I am back. I was hoping to get this out much earlier but the never ending non story that is DeflateGate disrupted everything with the announcement that Brady’s 4 game suspension was upheld.  After that, we had the start of camp, so I figured I would wait until today when there really was no Patriots news.  Today I will list the guys I will be keeping an eye on at both Tight End and Wide Receiver. (more…)


2016 Prospect Primer-QB’s and RB’s

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

 

Well, it is that time of year again.  Training camp is about a week away and football is just over a month away.  It has been awhile since I posted anything, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t working hard on next year’s draft class.  Since shortly after the draft, I started working on my list of prospects for the 2016 draft.  Right now, it is too early to predict where guys will get drafted and what positions the Patriots might look to target, so this list is not Patriots specific.  My list is a mix of the top rated guys at their positions as well as some other guys that intrigue me from a Patriots perspective.  Today I break down the Quarterbacks and Runningbacks and over the next week or so, I will do the remaining positions as well. (more…)


Eyes on the Competition : Cincinnati Bengals

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

 

For the Bengals it starts and ends with their signal caller.

For the Bengals it starts and ends with their signal caller.

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

On the fringes of the Tom Brady news, we continue Eyes on the Competition with everybody’s favorite AFC punching bag come playoff time –the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Bengals, led by Andy Dalton, have made four consecutive postseason appearances.

The Bengals, led by Andy Dalton, have yet to win a playoff game in that span.

Cincy finds themselves in NFL purgatory – much of which is reflective of their quarterback situation. Good enough to make the playoffs, not good enough to be legitimate Super Bowl contenders. (more…)







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