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Revis Island Floats Away: Draft Affected?

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

I know, I know! By now, you probably have had enough on the topic, but I wanted to get my thoughts on Revis leaving and how it affects the Patriots.  Plain and simple, the Patriots got worse the second Darrelle Revis signed that massive contract in New York.  After reading Revis’s comments though, I think the Patriots were the team that was going to have to wow him with their offer instead of the other way around.  Now with Revis and Browner gone, the Patriots went from having arguable one of the best secondaries in the NFL to arguable one of the worst in just one day. (more…)


Scouting Report: Brandon Person, DB

Saturday, March 7th, 2015
Does this small school player have what it takes to make the nfl and would he be a good fit for the Patriots?

Does this small school player have what it takes to make the nfl and would he be a good fit for the Patriots?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Someone asked if I could do some reports on lesser known players.  Well, I took it to the extreme with Brandon Person, a defensive back out of Tiffin University. Located in Ohio and part of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Tiffin is not exactly a hot bed for potential NFL players.  This year however, that may change with Brandon Person.  I was lucky enough to find just enough highlight tape and actual games to put together a report on him, so check out this unknown player and let me know what you think. (more…)


Eyes on the Competition : Indianapolis Colts

Friday, March 6th, 2015

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

 

If Devin McCourty is not re-signed, the Colts will come knocking.

If Devin McCourty is not re-signed, the Colts will come knocking.

Welcome to a new segment here at NEPD that will be running throughout the off-season.  Throughout the elongated off-season process, I’m going to pick an opposing AFC or elite NFC team to highlight their off-season outlook, and how it affects New England.  As for the first time since 2004 the New England Patriots are looking down on the rest of the league.

What better team to start with then the team the Patriots beat (killed, crushed, destroyed, emasculated, ect) in the conference championship, the Indianapolis Colts.

Let me start by saying this – Andrew Luck is a baller, point blank.  In terms of ‘most important to his team’, I believe Luck is at the top of the list. (more…)


Scouting Report: Max Valles, DE/OLB

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Could the "other" Virginia edge player be a better option for the Patriots?

Could the “other” Virginia edge player be a better option for the Patriots?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

I think most of us are aware Virginia’s star edge rusher Eli Harold.  But what about Max Valles, his counterpart on the other side?  Together, these two created all sorts of problems for opposing teams. Harold may be the more polished player and the bigger name of the two, but Valles has an interesting skillset of his own. Lets take a look at his game a little closer. (more…)


2015 NFL Draft: New England Patriots Mock 2.0

Sunday, March 1st, 2015
Cameron Erving would fill a big need and the connections are obvious.

Cameron Erving would fill a huge need and the connections are obvious.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The NFL Combine wrapped up last week giving us a little more clarity and a lot more data when it comes to projecting potential draft picks. Even though a major mile marker is in the rear-view mirror there are sill two months remaining until the draft begins April 30th. With teams and prospects jet-setting around the country to get acquainted with each other draft boards and projections will change. As we sit today, 2 months out from the draft and roughly a week and a half away from the start of Free Agency here is what the New England Patriots 2015 NFL Draft Class could look like.

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Scouting Report: Henry Anderson, DE

Sunday, March 1st, 2015
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Henry Anderson has good size, but is he a good fit for the Patriots?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

I continue my look at potential players the Patriots may look to draft along the defensive line. Today, my focus turns to Stanford defensive end Henry Anderson. (more…)


Scouting Report: Arik Armstead, DE

Friday, February 27th, 2015
Is this freakish athlete a good fit for the Patriots?

Armstead has rare physical traits, but does that make him a good fit for the Patriots?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Arik Armstead has been a guy on my list to watch for some time now.  His name has popped up in many conversations I have had with draftniks and Patriots fans, so I thought now is as good of time as any to finally get to his tape.  On paper, his measurables jump off the page and it is hard not to get excited to see what this kid can do.  The question is, does it translate to the field. Read on to get my opinion on this polarizing prospect. (more…)







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