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2014 NFL Draft: Day Three Targets for the New England Patriots

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Brandon Coleman is the top player left on my 2014 NFL Draft board.

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The New England Patriots faithful got a little rowdy Friday night, as Bill Belichick eschewed drafting for immediate needs and chose to instead focus on making sure that this team is competing for Super Bowls after Tom Brady has retired.

Read on to see who the Patriots could take with some of their seven selections on Day 3 of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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2014 NFL Draft: Day Three Running Backs and Tight Ends

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

The Patriots missed out on Troy Niklas, but there are still some tight ends left on Day 3.

NEPD Staff Writer: Ken Vetrano

Well, I whiffed on my predictions for day two, really thought New England would take a receiver before round four. With so much talent left over from day one, investing a 2nd or 3rd rounder at the position seemed like a realistic possibility. They decided to go quarterback with Garoppolo, and secured Brady’s back up for the next couple years. Not against the move at all, just thought they would address players who can make an impact now, as opposed to later.

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2014 NFL Draft: Patriots Thoughts on the First Two Days

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Did the Patriots just go from one “model” QB to another?

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The first two days of the NFL Draft are in the books and I have to say I’m a little surprised the Patriots only made two selections thus far. The Patriots clearly got two players they felt very strongly about and decided to move out of the 3rd round for an extra pick. To this point in the draft there hasn’t been a Tavon Wilson type reach and for that we can all be thankful.

Here are a few thoughts I have on the Patriots draft to this point.

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2014 NFL Draft: New England Patriots Trade 93rd Pick to Jacksonville

Friday, May 9th, 2014

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

After drafting Dominique Easley and Jimmy Garoppolo in the first two rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots traded the 93rd pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Read up on compensation and analysis of who they passed on.

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2014 NFL Draft: New England Patriots Select Jimmy Garoppolo

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Tom Brady has a new backup quarterback – Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

With the 62nd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots have picked Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Read on for analysis of the pick and what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.

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2014 NFL Draft: Tight Ends Escape Patriots’ Grasp in Round 2

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Iowa’s C.J. Fiedorowicz is the top tight end remaining on Day 2. And as result, the Patriots are in an interesting spot. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas

The New England Patriots sit at pick 62 overall in the 2014 NFL draft, but second round-caliber tight ends do not sit with them.

After Day 1 saw North Carolina’s Eric Ebron join the Detroit Lions, Day 2 saw Washington’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins land with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Texas Tech’s Jace Amaro land with the New York Jets, and Notre Dame’s Troy Niklas catch on with the Arizona Cardinals. (more…)


2014 NFL Draft: Round Two Mock Draft

Friday, May 9th, 2014

There is a ton of talent left to start round two, including a couple Notre Dame DL.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Day one of the 2014 NFL Draft is already in the books and now things gets interesting. The first round went pretty much as expected, but day two is where the depth and value of this draft will shine bright. If you look at the draft board it’s clear there are some very good players still available to start round two.

In fact, there will be very good players that last all the way through the third round. With the new draft format, Day Two is the most exciting and action packed day of the draft, here is how I think it shakes out.

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