Post Draft Scouting Report: Geneo Grissom, DE/LB

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

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

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. Read the rest of this entry »


2015 NFL Draft: Patriots 53-Man Roster Projection

May 3rd, 2015

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

After picking up 16 rookies in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Patriots are going to have some stiff competition to make their 53-man roster.

Here is my initial projection.

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2015 NFL Draft: Patriots Awards Show

May 3rd, 2015

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

After seven rounds and a grueling undrafted free agent signing period, the New England Patriots rookie class has finally taken shape. With eleven draft picks and five undrafted rookies, there will be plenty of competition in training camp this year. Only the strong will survive.

Here are some of the best, worst and interesting picks of the weekend.

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2015 NFL Draft: Undrafted Free Agent Analysis

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

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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