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Prospect Interview: Daniel Gonzales, CB University of The Redlands

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

NEPD Staff Contributor: Jeff Fidler

In a nepatriotsdraft.com first, Jeff was able to talk with small school prospect Daniel Gonzales. While he may not have been on your radar, Jeff identified Daniel in his scouting and after watching his tape, he should be a name to know. He put up some impressive stats, including 9 INT’s this past season and he shows NFL traits on film. Now we get to pull back another layer of the onion and get a more in depth glimpse on a player who may be a late Day 3 draft prospect. Enjoy

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Emergency Post: Reaction-Patriots Trade Brandin Cooks,

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Patriots get: #23 and a 6th (not yet determined)

Rams get: Brandin Cooks and #136

My immediate reaction is WOW! Honestly, I like the trade. They got a year of production from a player and trade him for more than they traded him for. They were never going to sign him to a monster contract and while he put up good numbers, it never looked quite right. I will try to have more when I can. Talk amongst yourselves.


Jeff Fidler’s Patriot-Type Players

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

A few years ago I came up with the phrase “Patriot-Type Player” to describe the type of players Bill, Nick & co went after during the draft, F.A., just in general. We all know this team looks for certain things, wants certain boxes checked. Whether it’s a Vertical Jump or 3 Cone cut off. Traits Over Production. Being a Team Captain. Participating or getting involved in Community work. Like everyone, the Patriots have a type. Sometimes it’s a players measurables. Sometimes a players background & character. A combo of all.

This isn’t a list of graded Players necessarily. Although I do put rough rankings there. Rather a list of all players & info that in some way shape or form fit the Patriots mold. The guys that can blink Morse code & defensive calls. Players that drink avocado & liver smoothies every 4-6 hours. The maniacs that crank “Wanted, Dead or Alive”, while pumping iron in their grandfather’s cut off sweatshirt.

Here is a mini-draft guide for the New England Patriots.

The Sheet isn’t complete yet. I’ll keep adding up until the draft.
https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=7A8AF47CCC8A60B8!136&ithint=file%2cxlsx&app=Excel&authkey=!AO6GN-W7Jc7YvIs

 


Scouting Report: Vita Vea, DT

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

It is rare to see a human the size of Vea move the way he does, which will probably make him a sought after commodity early in the draft.

NEPD Staff Contributor: Jeff Fidler

Background

  • Went to high school in California where he played QB & RB at 260+.
  • Had to take online course to qualify for Washington.
  • Anthropology major.
  • Coaches have noted his maturity growth since arriving.

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Mock Draft Monday: Moving Out!

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

NEPD Staff Contributor: Jeff Fidler

 

Well, its officially draft month. We are just 25 days away from the draft and Jeff and I have a ton of content that we are still going to get out to you all. Jeff is in the final stages of his Patriots Type Players series and I will begin my Big Board series this week as well. Before we get to the meat and potatoes of our draft information, lets have a little fun. One thing Patriots fans have to be prepared for is the inevitable trade down and out of the first round. Belichick values value and when you are picking late in each round, sometimes it is better to get more shots at the dart board. So today, Jeff and I have each come up with a scenario in which the Patriots trade down to acquire more picks.

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Scouting Report: Donte Jackson, CB

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Jackson is relatively unknown, but his speed at the Combine quickly got him on everyone’s radar.

 

NEPD Staff Contributor: Jeff Fidler

Donte Jackson – Patriot-Type Player – LSU – CB – 5’10/180

 

Background

  • Born 11-8-95, From Louisiana
  •  Has track & field history from high school. Standout sprinter that is one of the fastest players in football. Put up 1600+ yards & 20 TD’S on offense his SR year in high school. 5 Star Recruit coming out of H.S.
  • Sports Management major.

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Scouting Report: Rasheem Green, DE

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Green is a player who may be a bit of a projection, but the talent is undeniable and his upside could make him an intriguing pick.

NEPD Staff Contributor: Jeff Fidler

Let me first apologize for not getting these out yesterday. Jeff has worked hard on these reports, so not getting them edited and posted earlier is not cool on my end. Sometimes the real job just gets in the way. What made it really crazy was that I was not on a computer or able to look at my phone at all yesterday. I can’t remember the last time I was completely disconnected like that. On one hand, I did find myself wondering what, if anything was going on outside my little world, but on the other, it was a nice change. Anyways, instead of Two for Tuesday, it is going to have to be Two for Wednesday. It doesn’t have the same ring to it, but the content is just as good. Make sure you check out both reports. Also, we have some awesome stuff coming up really soon. I have a top 150 I am about to release and I know Jeff has a special series planned as well. I of course have been putting all my time into my big board series and I should be dropping the first position early next week.

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