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Putting together the Big Board: Off the ball Linebackers

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
With injuries to two key players, the Patriots could look for a Linebacker early in the draft.

With injuries to two key players, the Patriots could look for a Linebacker early in the draft.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

I am back again with another installment of my Big Board series. I hope you have enjoyed the previous posts and feel like these are informative.  For this post, I will be focusing on those guys who are off the ball linebackers. Let’s take a look at who I feel fit the Patriots.

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Putting together the Big Board: Defensive Tackle

Monday, April 20th, 2015
The Patriots lost Vince Wilfork this offseason, but is DT really a big need?

The Patriots lost Vince Wilfork this offseason, but is DT really a big need?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Another day, another position. Today the focus is back on defense and the big fellas up front.  It is a position that lost its star of the last decade plus in Vince Wilfork.  He will be tough to replace, but there are some players on the roster who can play that type of role.  The real interesting question will be if the Patriots really want a big run stuffer like Wilfork or if they want to shift gears and go with quicker, more penetrating type of defensive tackle.  There is good talent in this draft at the position and the Patriots should be able to find a guy that fits the style they want to play. Here are the guys that would intrigue me if they ended up on the Patriots.

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2015 New England Patriots Mock Draft: Version 4.0

Monday, April 20th, 2015
Which FSU OL will be joining Bryan Stork on the Patriots?

Which Florida State Linemen could be joining Bryan Stork on the Patriots?

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Bill Belichick and the Patriots are notoriously difficult to project when it comes to the NFL Draft. No one truly knows what Belichick is thinking or what the perceived needs are in his mind. This year is no different, if anything it’s even tougher to project the direction the Patriots will go with their early round selections. Some clear need areas exist on the roster such as Interior Offensive Line, Cornerback, and Defensive Tackle. However, this year’s draft class is as fluid as I can remember, making it tricky to lockdown possible fits for the team. As we stand 10 day out there are still many different ways the team could go with their early round picks. Here is my latest attempt at projecting the Patriots 2015 NFL Draft Class.

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Putting together the Big Board: Wide Receivers

Saturday, April 18th, 2015
Will the Patriots add some additional youth to a crowded wide receiver corp.?

Will the Patriots add some additional youth to a crowded wide receiver corp.?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

For the longest time, I thought it was taking forever for the draft to get here, now I find myself scrambling to get all the information out to you as I want.  It seems as though the Belichick and the Patriots are serious about adding a wide receiver in the draft.  The staff has been to a lot of pro days and had a lot of the top guys in for visits and workouts.  So lets take a look at who they might look at and who might be a good fit. (more…)


Eyes on the Competition : Miami Dolphins

Friday, April 17th, 2015

 

Can the $114 million DT lead Miami to a division crown?

Can the $114 million DT lead Miami to a division crown?

 

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

Few teams have been busier this offseason than the Miami Dolphins.   The Dolphins have wheeled and dealed, as well as mortgage the farm in the process for some immediate success.

The crown jewel of the 2015 Free Agency class, Ndamukong Suh, bolted the Motor City for South Beach inking a cool six year $114,375,000 contract.  I expect Suh to have an obvious and immediate impact on the defensive front, making an already solid defensive front one of the best in the league.

That wasn’t the Fins’ best move this offseason though, not even close.  (more…)


Putting together the Patriots Big Board: RB’s

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Even though the RB position might not be a huge position of need, there may be just too much talent to pass up in this draft.

Even though the RB position might not be a huge position of need, there may be just too much talent to pass up in this draft.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

I am back with another installment of my Big Board project.  This time we switch over to the offensive side of the ball and focus in on the running back position.  There is a lot of talent in this group and it has been a lot of fun to watch these players.  This was a position I struggled with, not so much in the evaluations, but trying to narrow down my board. I didn’t do a very good job of it either.  As I stated in my first big board posts, I am trying to come up with a board of around 75 players, and this would be a position I might have to go back and do some final editing to if I exceed my board by too much. Here are the guys that I liked on tape. (more…)


Now Available: Mike Loyko’s 2015 NFL Draft Guide

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

My 2015 NFL Draft Guide is finally finished! 289 full page, full color scouting reports in an easy to read format. Without a doubt the most comprehensive NFL Draft book on the market today. You simply can’t find full-page, comprehensive scouting reports on many of the players I included in this book. Follow along with the draft guide as the draft goes on and when your team picks that obscure player you don’t know much about, chances are he’s in this book… (more…)







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