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Scouting Report: Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
Odighizuwa may be hard to pronounce, but it is not hard to see why scouts like him so much.

Odighizuwa may be hard to pronounce, but it is not hard to see why scouts like him so much.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

I think I may have found my first “binkie” of this years draft class.  Most of you know what the terms means, but just in case, let me give you my version of what draft “binkie” means.  This is a player or players that you fall in love with and think are a perfect fit for your team.  “Binkies” can do no wrong and the team should do whatever they must to insure this player is on the team.  These players do not necessarily have to be early draft picks, in fact, most are later guys with crazy athleticism or size that you think your favorite team could develop into a star.  I got lucky last year as the Patriots did indeed draft one of my “binkies,” Dominique Easley.  I had him rated as the 4th best player in the entire draft and didn’t care about the health problems.  This year, another player with health concerns has entered “binkie” status, will I get lucky two years in a row? Let’s find out why I like Owamagbe Odighizuwa. (more…)


Scouting Report: A.J. Cann, OG

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
If the Patriots decide to draft offensive line early, A.J. Cann might be a nice option.

If the Patriots decide to draft offensive line early, A.J. Cann might be a nice option.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Anything exciting happen over the weekend? Oh yeah, that boring Super Bowl game that no one watched was on I guess.  What a snoozer, right?  I won’t lie, I rode an emotional roller coaster that I thought was going to kill me.  I was just glad the night could end with me doing snow angels out in the front yard just like in 2001.  Like Belichick probably has done already, we too must move on to next season (maybe not just yet, I have the Patriots marathon on the TV as I am typing this.) The ending to the Super Bowl was great, but the game was far from perfect and this team has plenty of areas it can improve upon, so today I went back and watched some more guard play.  A.J. Cann was a guy that jumped off the tape for me, so lets break him down. (more…)


On To The Draft: 2015 Patriots Mock Draft

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

New York Jets v New Engalnd Patriots

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Holy hell, that just happened didn’t it? The New England Patriots’ fourth rings fits as well as the first, earned after a year full of roller-coaster emotions. Don’t expect Bill Belichick to celebrate the win too long, however.

He is most certainly “On to the 2015 NFL Draft.” Here is one way the Patriots could attack the draft this April.

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Scouting Report: Justin Hardy, WR

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Could the Patriots be in the market for a WR in these year's draft?

Could the Patriots be in the market for a WR in these year’s draft?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Could this week go any slower?  Waiting for the Super Bowl to get here while trying to avoid anymore “deflategate” talk has been exhausting.  Thankfully, there are hundreds of hours of film that still need to be watched and reports like this one to be written.  I will be honest, my intention was not to watch wide receivers today, and Hardy was certainly not the guy I thought I would be writing about tonight.  He was a guy I didn’t know a whole lot about, but I stumbled on some film of his, and then I decided I needed to watch more.  Next thing you know, I have notes from 7 games, so here is what I saw. (more…)


The Curious Case of Dorial Green-Beckham

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
Who exactly is Dorial Green-Beckham?

Who exactly is Dorial Green-Beckham?

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

By now you know the name, however you probably don’t know the full story.  As one of the highest rated high school prospects ever, Dorial Green-Breckham was once a consensus 5 star recruit by every national rating service.  His physical ability is overwhelming.  If you were to create a wide receiver in Madden, you would probably create a player with a similar stature to Green-Beckham.  At 6’6 and 225 lbs, his frame alone is enough to beat most defensive backs. Add in the legitimate 4.40 speed with leaping ability, and we have a monster on our hands. (more…)


Scouting Report: Malcom Brown, DT

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
Where does this longhorn fit in the pecking order of DT's and would he be a good fit for the Patriots?

Where does this longhorn fit in the pecking order of DT’s and would he be a good fit for the Patriots?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Did you see what I did there?  I figured I better pick a picture with an Iowa State player in it since the draftable prospects from my Alma Mater are slim.  Today, I continue the journey of watching and ranking the Defensive Tackles for this year’s draft, so without further ado, here is my thoughts on Malcom Brown. (more…)


Scouting Report: Eddie Goldman, DT

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Is this highly rated DT a good fit for the Patriots defense?

Is this highly rated DT a good fit for the Patriots defense?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

As we move closer toward the Super Bowl and hopefully away from “deflategate” I continue my look at this year’s crop of Defensive Tackles.  It is my belief that the Patriots could be in the market for a young player at the position to be the eventual replacement for Vince Wilfork in a year or so.  With the way teams are passing more, it is important to find a player who is strong against the run but can create some pressure on the QB up the middle.  Today, I am looking at the highly rated Eddie Goldman out of Florida State. Let’s see if he lives up to the hype on the field. (more…)







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