Putting together the Big Board: Tight Ends

April 8th, 2015
Tight end may not be a high priority, but there are some lesser known guys I would like to see the Patriots bring in.

Tight end may not be a high priority, but there are some lesser known guys I would like to see the Patriots bring in.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

As I continue to put together my big board, I decided to go with another position that may not be a big focus for the Patriots on draft day.  The Patriots have good talent and depth at the position, so I doubt the team will invest a high draft pick on a tight end.  On the third day of the draft however, there are some names that intrigue me. Check out my thoughts on the this years crop of tight ends.

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Putting together the big board: QB’s

April 7th, 2015
While not a priority in the draft, there are some small school projects that could be intriguing.

While not a priority in the draft, there are some small school projects that could be intriguing.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Did you miss me? It has been awhile since I have been able to put out any draft related content.  I had to do some unexpected travel for that other job that pays this bills.  Now that I am back and have a reliable internet connection I can start to piece together my Patriots big board.  If you haven’t read War Room by Michael Holley, there is a section in the book that talks about how the Patriots tend to end up with a final draft board of around 75 players that they feel fit the team and their needs.  I have decided to try and put together a similar board for this year and today I start out with the quarterback position. Read the rest of this entry »


Eyes on the Competition : Houston Texans

April 2nd, 2015
I expect a big 2015 is on the horizon for Andre Johnson with Andrew Luck.

I expect a big 2015 is on the horizon for Andre Johnson with Andrew Luck.

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

As time goes on, things change.  It’s one of the few true facts of life.

The Houston Texans will be experiencing some big changes going into 2015, but can they bank on beating anyone other than the Bengals in the first round to get a playoff win? Read the rest of this entry »


Scouting Report: Tyeler Davison, DT

March 27th, 2015
Davison could be a nice option and a good fit for the Patriots if they decide to wait on DT.

Davison could be a nice option and a good fit for the Patriots if they decide to wait on DT.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

With just a month until the draft, we have hit the home stretch.  Hopefully in the next 4 weeks I can get to as many prospects as possible so you loyal readers are as informed and as up to date as possible on players the Patriots probably won’t pick.  As I look at the state of the Patriots roster, a few positions stick out to me that will need to be addressed in the draft.  One of those positions is defensive line.  Unfortunately, the Patriots don’t have 5 first round picks, so some of these positions will need to be filled later in the draft.  Tyeler Davison is a player who will be available in the later rounds and could contribute, so let’s see what he might bring to the team that drafts him. Read the rest of this entry »


Eyes on the Competition : San Diego Chargers

March 26th, 2015
I am of the belief Phillip Rivers & Co. will reign supreme in the AFC West this season.

I am of the belief Phillip Rivers & Co. will reign supreme in the AFC West this season.

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

 

In recent years, everybody has been focused on the Denver Broncos as the lone legitimate AFC Super Bowl threat from out west. The Chiefs have even gotten’ some love in recent years as a potential sleeper as well. Oakland.. eh, no need to mention.

However the way I see it, based on a nightmare cap situation in Denver combined with a (in my opinion) vastly overrated roster in Kansas City (losing Eric Berry is a killer), I believe San Diego will rise up as the AFC West Champs this year.

San Diego is in quite the unique situation. Read the rest of this entry »


Scouting Report: Tyrell Williams, WR

March 24th, 2015
With Williams' impressive athletic traits, he could be an interesting option for the Patriots at wide receiver.

With Williams’ impressive athletic traits, he could be an interesting option for the Patriots at wide receiver.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Today, I look at another prospect that the Patriots have shown interest in and that Bill Belichick worked out personally.  Obviously coming from a small school out west, I had not heard of Tyrell Williams until the article that linked him to the Patriots came out.  After doing some research though, you can see why there would be interest from the Patriots. Here is what I saw from Williams. Read the rest of this entry »


Scouting Report: David Parry, DT

March 22nd, 2015
Could Parry be an option to help replace the loss of Vince Wilfork?

Could Parry be an option to help replace the loss of Vince Wilfork?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

I know it has been a little while since my last report, but I was mourning the loss by my beloved Cyclones in the NCAA tournament. The nice thing is, now there is nothing in the way from watching as much film in the next 6 weeks as possible.  As the draft approaches, we start to hear names that have been linked with the Patriots, either through private workouts, team visits, or as is the case with Parry, a pro day that Coach Belichick attends and pays extra attention to a player.  I have decided since the Patriots have some sort of interest with these players, I might as well give them some attention as well and find out what the Patriots might see in these particular players.  First up was Stanford’s David Parry. Read the rest of this entry »







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