2014 Non-All Americans Impacts Upcoming NFL Draft

August 18th, 2015

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

In case you haven’t been paying attention, college football is just over two weeks away.  The AP All America list every year always recognizes some of the biggest names in college football for outstanding excellence on the field. As the following list will tell, some pretty outstanding football players tend to be left off that list.  Let’s take a look at some non-2014 All Americans who could have a major impact on the 2016 Draft.

A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama

It’s easy to not pay attention to specific players on the Alabama Crimson Tide, especially those playing non-skill positions.  The casual fan just looks at those traditional Crimson jerseys, expect 11-12 wins, and go on with their day. A’Shawn Robinson is definitely a player to keep your eye on as a potential top 5 pick.  Read the rest of this entry »


2016 Prospect Primer- TE’s and WR’s

August 3rd, 2015

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Well, I am back. I was hoping to get this out much earlier but the never ending non story that is DeflateGate disrupted everything with the announcement that Brady’s 4 game suspension was upheld.  After that, we had the start of camp, so I figured I would wait until today when there really was no Patriots news.  Today I will list the guys I will be keeping an eye on at both Tight End and Wide Receiver. Read the rest of this entry »


2015 New England Patriots: Ranking the Roster from 90 to 1

August 2nd, 2015
Where do these three defensive studs rank on the current roster?

Where do these three defensive studs stand on the current roster?

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

A lot of the excitement around training camp is a result of watching 90 football players battle it out for a finite number of roster spots. There’s an old adage that “anyone can make the roster”, but that’s not entirely true. Some players are assured a roster spot no matter how bad they look in camp. On the other hand there are some players that will take the field that have no shot at making the 53-man roster even if they outperform most veteran players. There are a number of factors at work for each roster decision. As the first week of training camp progresses I take a look at where each player ranks on the current roster in relation to one another and layout their chances of making the final roster.

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NEPD Fantasy Football Rookie Preview

August 2nd, 2015
Two of these rookies can help you win your fantasy championship.

Two of these rookies can help you win your fantasy championship.

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

You followed them through their college careers.  You magnified, criticized, and fell in love with some during the draft process.  It’s now time to see which rookies can help you win your all-important Fantasy Football championship.

Odell Beckham Jr. brought awareness to the ‘Rookies are People Too’ campaign for fantasy owners last season, however OB3 wasn’t the first rookie to lead owners nationwide to cyber championships.

I am still celebrating my 2005 Fantasy Football championship, which was only possible due to a rookie running back out of Auburn – Cadillac Williams. Read the rest of this entry »


Patriots Comprehensive Training Camp Preview

July 25th, 2015
Malcolm Butler needs to follow up his Super Bowl performance with a strong 2015 Season.

Malcolm Butler needs to follow up his Super Bowl performance with a strong 2015 Season.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Patriots rookies officially reported to camp this week, which means it’s time to close the book on the exhilarating roller coaster that was the 2014 Season and focus on what lies ahead. To get readers ready for training camp I’ve crammed all the pre-requisite preview articles into one long piece. In here I breakdown topics such as “camp battles”, the most important players heading into the 2015 Season, what to expect from newcomers and rookies, and of course an early “roster projection”.

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2016 Prospect Primer-QB’s and RB’s

July 23rd, 2015

 

Well, it is that time of year again.  Training camp is about a week away and football is just over a month away.  It has been awhile since I posted anything, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t working hard on next year’s draft class.  Since shortly after the draft, I started working on my list of prospects for the 2016 draft.  Right now, it is too early to predict where guys will get drafted and what positions the Patriots might look to target, so this list is not Patriots specific.  My list is a mix of the top rated guys at their positions as well as some other guys that intrigue me from a Patriots perspective.  Today I break down the Quarterbacks and Runningbacks and over the next week or so, I will do the remaining positions as well. Read the rest of this entry »


Eyes on the Competition : Cincinnati Bengals

July 23rd, 2015

 

For the Bengals it starts and ends with their signal caller.

For the Bengals it starts and ends with their signal caller.

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

On the fringes of the Tom Brady news, we continue Eyes on the Competition with everybody’s favorite AFC punching bag come playoff time –the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Bengals, led by Andy Dalton, have made four consecutive postseason appearances.

The Bengals, led by Andy Dalton, have yet to win a playoff game in that span.

Cincy finds themselves in NFL purgatory – much of which is reflective of their quarterback situation. Good enough to make the playoffs, not good enough to be legitimate Super Bowl contenders. Read the rest of this entry »







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