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Post Draft Scouting Report: Geneo Grissom, DE/LB

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
In the 3rd round, the Patriots added another versatile player in Grissom

In the 3rd round, the Patriots added another versatile player in Grissom

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

I am back with the second installment of the post draft scouting reports. Grissom was a player I watched very late in the process and my viewing of him was limited.  What I saw was enough for me to put him on my final big board.  Now that he is officially a Patriot, I went back as much tape on him as I could find. Here are my thoughts on Grissom.

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Post Draft Scouting Report: Matthew Wells, LB/S

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
A virtual unknown to the draft community, Wells could be exactly what the Patriots needed and I wanted for their Linebacker corp.

A virtual unknown to the draft community, Wells could be exactly what the Patriots needed and I wanted for their Linebacker corp.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

The draft has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the scouting stops.  Over the next several days, I will be doing post draft reports on all the newest Patriots players.  Today, I chose Matthew Wells. I chose him because he was the one player I knew nothing about.  Here I had done all this research on all these players, and this is a guy that never even made a blip on my radar.  I don’t feel too bad though, even the most hardcore draftniks had little to no information on the newest Patriot.  If you looked at my Big Board and mock just before the draft, you will have seen that I was a proponent of drafting Shaq Thompson in the 1st round of last Thursdays draft. He was not my highest rated player, but I assumed (correctly) that there would be a run on Corners as well as a few players from other positions. In my analysis, I thought Belichick and his staff would have fun with Thompson’s versatility.  It turned out the Panthers thought the same thing and took him before the Patriots would have a chance to draft him. Little did I, or anyone, really know that there was another player with a similar skill set that could be had 5 rounds later.  I am not saying Wells is Thompson, but there is no denying the similarities in their games. I did some investigating and watched a bunch of Mississippi St. games and here is what I came up with on Wells.

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2015 NFL Draft Awards Show

Monday, May 4th, 2015
Who's taking home the all important cyber hardware?!

Who’s taking home the all important cyber hardware?!

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

Are you tired of winners / losers NFL Draft columns? I know I am, and I also know I will probably write one up at some point soon.  Nonetheless, let’s hand out some cyber hardware for the 2015 NFL Draft. (more…)


2015 NFL Draft: Undrafted Free Agent Analysis

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Looking for full list of UDFA signings? CLICK HERE.

Who will be this year’s Malcolm Butler? A player that comes in after the seventh round, catches the eye of the coaching staff and forces his way on to the 53-man roster.

Read below for who the Patriots picked up after the 2015 NFL Draft was over.

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2015 NFL Draft: Patriots Select Two 7th-Rounders

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Bill Belichick put the finishing touches on the Patriots 2015 NFL Draft, selecting Marshall cornerback Darryl Roberts and Alabama linebacker Xzavier Dickson.

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2015 NFL Draft: Patriots Select AJ Derby (TE, Arkansas)

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Bill Belichick has continued his strong Day 3 drafting habits, filling in roster holes with talented players with loads of upside. The Patriots picked one of my favorite players in the whole 2015 NFL Draft, Arkansas tight end AJ Derby.

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2015 NFL Draft: Patriots Select Matthew Wells (LB, Miss State)

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The Patriots have one of the top linebacker trios in the NFL, but the depth behind isn’t nearly as strong. Bill Belichick made a move to address that by adding Mississippi State linebacker Matthew Wells.

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