2015 NFL Playoffs: Chaos Theory And The New England Patriots

January 8th, 2015
NFL: Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots

Patriots’ Head Coach Bill Belichick walks the sideline during the second half of New England’s 41-13 win over the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium last month. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

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Scouting Report: Lyden Trail, DE/OLB

January 6th, 2015
Does this small school prospect have what it takes to make it in the NFL?

Does this small school prospect have what it takes to make it in the NFL?

For those who were sad to hear that Shawn Oakman has decided to go back to school for another year, all hope is not lost.  Small school standout Lyden Trail is very similar to Oakman in physical stature, but how does his game translate to the NFL? Let’s take a look.

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Scouting Report: Danielle Hunter, DE

January 3rd, 2015
Hunter is an impressive physical specimen, but would he fill a need for the Patriots?

Hunter is an impressive physical specimen, but would he fill a need for the Patriots?

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Scouting Report: Paul Dawson, LB

January 1st, 2015
Could Paul Dawson be a possibility if the Patriots decide to go Linebacker in the draft?

Could Paul Dawson be a possibility if the Patriots decide to go Linebacker in the draft?

Happy New Year! There is a lot to look forward to in 2015 and it starts in just a few hours when the first round of the college football playoffs begins. There are so many intriguing bowl games on today, but one that was supposed to be a good game yesterday ended up being a blowout for TCU.  In the midst of that blowout, linebacker Paul Dawson had another great game and continues his rise up draft boards.  As a graduate of a Big 12 school, I have kept a close and now envious eye on the TCU and WVU programs over the past few years. I wasn’t sure how they would fare in the Big 12, and the first two years proved to be a struggle, but today they are the two of the best programs in the conference and country.  Players like Dawson have made this possible for TCU so let’s dive deeper and see how his game translates to the next level. Read the rest of this entry »


New Years Day Preview: College Prospects to Watch

December 30th, 2014
All eyes will be on the Heisman winners New Years Day

All eyes will be on the Heisman winners New Years Day

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

College. Football. Playoffs.  Those are three words that by themselves hold much meaning to many Americans.  Putting them all in one phrase  was considered impossible and mind blowing in the past.  Now this is a reality, and that reality is just a few days away.  However unlike the NFL playoffs, there will be meaningful post-season football that does not include playoff games.  Let’s dive into prospects to be looking out for in these crucial games during your boring family New Years Day party. Read the rest of this entry »


2015 NFL Mock Draft: Edition 1.0

December 29th, 2014

 

Tampa Bay will get the first shot at selecting the Oregon Quarterback.

Tampa Bay will get the first shot at selecting the Oregon Quarterback.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Another NFL regular season is in the books and it’s time to shift focus to NFL Draft Season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers led by former Patriots Personnel man Jason Licht own the #1 overall pick followed by the Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Oakland Raiders. As things stand right now there is a good chance Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will be taking his talents to the West Coast of Florida, but after that this draft is filled with question marks and uncertainity. Here’s how the 2015 NFL Draft could look four months from now with one caveat — everything will change.

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Scouting Report: Shaq Thompson, LB/S

December 28th, 2014
There is a lot to like about Shaq Thompson's game, but would he make sense for the Patriots?

There is a lot to like about Shaq Thompson’s game, but would he make sense for the Patriots?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

First off, I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.  It was a great early gift last Monday night when the Broncos lost and gave the Patriots home field advantage throughout the playoffs.  The Patriots go into week 17 without the pressure of having to win, but they need to use this week to clean up some things, especially on offense.  Again, the offensive line has looked out of sorts and the defense didn’t exactly look its best either so I decided to focus on someone who could potentially help out the defense this time around. Read the rest of this entry »







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