Posts Tagged ‘2014 NFL Mock Draft’

2014 Patriots Seven-Round Mock Draft: Pre-Free Agency Edition

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Bill O’Brien is no longer Penn State’s head coach. But the former Patriots coordinator has left behind prospects that could fit New England’s interests, like No. 91 DaQuan Jones. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas

It’s March, and that means things are starting to take shape across the football landscape.

The NFL Scouting Combine closed along with February. The deadline for teams to use the franchise tag passed Monday, March 11 at 4 p.m. ET. The door to unrestricted free agency opens March 11. And college pro days are starting up as spring draws near.

Boxes are being checked, but the 2014 NFL draft is still over two months away.

In other words, there are a lot of moving pieces in play. Much will hinge on the next couple of weeks. And like all 31 other organizations, the same is true for head coach Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.

Veteran safety Steve Gregory has been released, trade discussions have been floated around, and there is variability when it comes to New England’s salary cap.

Who will be re-signed, who will restructure, who will depart – it’s hard to say at this moment.  Yet if the war room was set and the Radio City Music Hall festivities were tomorrow, how might it all unfold for the Patriots?

Here is a pre-free agency seven-round mock draft scenario, with trades and compensatory picks included. (more…)


2014 NFL Mock Draft: 2 Round Full League Edition

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Mike thinks Notre Dame’s Troy Niklas is headed to Foxboro. Could the Pats opt for a pricier Jace Amaro in round one? (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

Draft season is upon us. So here’s a new mock to discuss and critique. (Note: only one compensatory selection was added to the Pats because, as Oliver and Mike detailed another pick could be on the way for Patrick Chung and Donald Thomas)

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2014 Patriots Seven-Round Mock Draft – February Edition

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

A long, physical and fluid cornerback prospect, Utah’s Keith McGill should garner New England’s interest leading up to draft day. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas

The NFL draft is a fluid process.

Between now and May, the NFL Scouting Combine, college pro days, interviews, private workouts and unrestricted free agency will alter the landscape. Within that landscape, a prospect’s perceived value will swing, as will the perceived needs and interests of their suitors.

Now there are no absolutes in the midst of February, March or April. There are no guarantees that a player will be a top-15 selection. There are no guarantees that an organization will address the draft board by roster priority, either.

All we can do is form an educated projection as to how the picture will be painted.

Projecting, however, is especially difficult when it comes to the New England Patriots war room.

Head coach Bill Belichick, director of player personnel Nick Caserio, and the rest of the Patriots front office have their own interpretation of value. At its very essence, though, it is about waging the worth of a player in contrast with where that player could be selected. It’s about reading the previous picks and gauging what type of player will be available when.

And that is what we’ll attempt to accomplish in this Patriots seven-round mock draft exercise. (more…)


2014 NFL Mock Draft: Postseason Edition

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Blake Bortles capped a great season with a big bowl victory, and potentially a big pro pay day (Photo: USPresswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

It’s that time of year again. Draft season is heating up. The nation’s focus may still primarily be on the playoffs, but for scouts and draftniks things are about to The draft landscape is fluid and some of the landmark events like the combine and Senior Bowl will play a role but let’s do our best job guessing what could happen. (Draft order used is prior to the first round of the playoffs)

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Mike Loyko’s 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Edition 1.0

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is flying up NFL Draft boards.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

It’s only September, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start projecting the next year’s NFL Draft. Compared to 2013 the ’14 draft features franchise quality talent and star potential at a number of positions. The 2014 class is especially deep at pass rusher, offensive tackle and even Quarterback. There will be no shortage of immediate NFL impact from this draft class.

Check out who your team could end up with in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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September 10th Mock Draft (Matthew Jones)

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Could Alabama left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio be reunited with former teammate D.J. Fluker in San Diego? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

With football season officially underway, it’s time to take an initial look at how the 2014 NFL Draft may play out. The draft order used for this mock is based on Vegas’ projected win totals, featuring my own predictions for the AFC and NFC Championship Game participants, as well as the Super Bowl participants.

Last updated: September 10th, 2013

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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Week One Over-Reactions

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Can the Patriots find one of these guys in the 2014 NFL Draft?

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The first week of the NFL season is over – let us all start jumping to conclusions!

Reminder: at this point in the game, a mock draft is for entertainment purposes only. Don’t freak about where your favorite team is situated and don’t go crazy about team needs. Have fun and get to know the newest prospects!

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