Posts Tagged ‘2012 NFL Draft’

2012 Draft: Patriots Pick by Pick Breakdown

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The Patriots got a 2nd Round Cornerback in the 7th Round with Alfonzo Dennard.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The 2012 NFL Draft is in the books and now that all the dust has settled it’s time to take an in depth look at what the Patriots came away with over the three day draft. In typical Patriots fashion, some picks were met with excitement and some left you scratching your head. What was the rationale behind each pick? How does each player fit in with the Patriots current roster?

Continue reading for a breakdown of each selection and of course my opinion on each one of them.

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2012 NFL Draft: Value Draft Grades

Monday, April 30th, 2012
Chase Minnifield NFL Draft

In Doug's grading system, quality UDFAs like Minnifield score highly.

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

Oh, the age old tradition of immediately grading a draft class that hasn’t even taken the field for practice yet.

Everyone does it, and I understand why. We’ve watched these players all year and we all have our perception of them and their talent. The problem is, NFL teams know more than us. They’ve also seen more and better tape and there are players every year that we haven’t heard of.

Instead of doing the regular A-F grading scale, I decided to come up with my own system.

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2012 Patriots Undrafted Free Agent Signings

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

The Patriots Signed the Talented Marcus Forston as an UDFA

FULL LIST OF 2012 UDFA SIGNINGS

The Patriots usually focus on quality and system fit when sifting through the undrafted free agent market and not just pure quantity like some teams. With a deep roster the Patriots can be very selective.  The team signed a couple of high upside players so far and more signings are expected. To see the full list of players with a breakdown of each player continue to read on here.

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2012 NFL Draft: Patriots Select Jeremy Ebert (WR, Northwestern)

Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Jeremy Ebert NFL Draft

Jeremy Ebert is the newest "Wes Welker clone" to join the Patriots.

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

With the 235th selection in the NFL Draft, the Patriots selected Northwestern WR Jeremy Ebert.

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2012 NFL Draft: Patriots Select Alfonzo Dennard (CB, Nebraska)

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Alfonzo Dennard NFL Draft

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

With their first 7th round pick #224 overall the New England Patriots selected Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska. Dennard has to be considered great value at this point in the draft, as he was once projected as a first round pick. Continue reading for more on the selection.

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2012 NFL Draft: Patriots Select Nate Ebner (DB, Ohio State)

Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Nate Ebner NFL Draft

Nate Ebner is the newest Patriots defensive back.

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

With the 197th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Patriots have selected Nate Ebner (DB, Ohio State). Read on to read about Ebner’s incredible pro day performance.

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2012 NFL Draft: Patriots Trade Down in 5th Round

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The Patriots have traded their 5th round pick, acquired yesterday from the Packers, back to the Packers.

In exchange for the fifth round selection, the Patriots received a 6th (197) and two 7th (224, 235) round picks.

With the glut of wide receivers and defensive backs on the board, New England must feel that they can get good value later on in the draft.




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