Scouting Report: Max Tuerk, OL

January 21st, 2016
Although a Center in college, Tuerk could offer flexibility at other positions.

Although a Center in college, Tuerk could offer flexibility at other positions.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

The Patriots are known for taking players and using them in ways other teams might not. That is exactly what we have here with Max Tuerk.  He is a guy who played Center in college but has the build and movement skills to play multiple positions along the line. Here are the rest of my thoughts after watching this intriguing player who may be making a position change at the next level.

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Scouting Report: Jason Spriggs, OT

January 15th, 2016
With injuries and age becoming an issue at the Tackle position, could the Patriots look to add one early in the draft?

With injuries and age becoming an issue at the Tackle position, could the Patriots look to add one early in the draft?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

I have taken a break from my film study of the Corners and decided to look at another position that I think the Patriots should consider addressing early in the draft., Offensive Tackle. I am glad I did as I really enjoyed what I saw on tape from Indiana’s Jason Spriggs. Here are my thoughts on him.

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Scouting Report: Sean Davis, CB/S

January 11th, 2016
Davis brings impressive size to the position, but is he a good fit for the Patriots?

Davis brings impressive size to the position, but is he a good fit for the Patriots?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

As we patiently wait for the Patriots playoff game, I continue my look at the Cornerback class for the upcoming NFL draft. Over the past few weeks, I have given you my thoughts on a half dozen or so Cornerback prospects, but today’s prospect is a bit unique. Read on to find out more about Maryland’s Sean Davis.

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Scouting Report: Kevin Peterson, CB

January 8th, 2016
Oklahoma State's Kevin Peterson has a lot of the traits you look for when scouting a CB.

Oklahoma State’s Kevin Peterson has a lot of the traits you look for when scouting a CB.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

Today, I continue my look at the Cornerback position with Oklahoma State standout Kevin Peterson.  There is a lot to like from his tape, so lets not waste anymore time and get right into it.

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Scouting Report: Eric Murray, CB

January 6th, 2016
As I continue to look at possible corners for the Patriots, does Murray make the cut?

As I continue to look at possible corners for the Patriots, does Murray make the cut?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

As I get back into the groove of watching tape and breaking down players, I continue my look at some of the Cornerbacks in this class.  Today my search took me north to Minnesota where I sat down and watched the Gophers Eric Murray.  Here is what I came away with.

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Scouting Report: Desmond King, CB

December 31st, 2015
A relative unknown at the start of the season, Desmond King may now be one of the hottest names at the corner position. Will he even be around when the Patriots pick?

A relative unknown at the start of the season, Desmond King may now be one of the hottest names at the corner position. Will he even be around when the Patriots pick?

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

This has got to be the craziest season I  can remember watching the Patriots.  Injuries have come at an incredible rate this year and now it has almost become laughable.  It is hard to gauge what this team will really need when the season comes to an end (hopefully with the Patriots hoisting the Lombardi Trophy again.)  One position that has stayed healthy throughout the season has been corner, and thankfully so.  The team is paper thin at the position when everyone is healthy and the group as a whole has more questions than answers.  Today, I take a path down the dark side and write a review on Iowa Hawkeyes standout Corner, Desmond King.

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Scouting Report: Alex Collins, RB

December 14th, 2015
If Collins declares for the draft, he could be just what the Patriots need in their backfield.

If Collins declares for the draft, he could be just what the Patriots need in their backfield.

NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken

I typically try not to scout underclassman before they declare for the draft, but I got into a discussion with another draftnik who’s opinion I respect a lot and he had asked if I had watched any of Collins tape yet and if not that I should.  Boy am I glad I did.  There is a lot to like when watching him and spoiler alert, this is the type of player I really want the Patriots to draft this year.  Here is what I saw when I watched several games of Alex Collins.

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