Posts Tagged ‘40 time’

Drafting Running Backs: A Patriots Case Study

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Stevan Ridley Patriots RB

When the Patriots drafted Stevan Ridley, what measurables were they looking for?

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

Bill Belichick may not draft running backs often, but when he does he knows what he’s looking for.

Since the Hoodie took over in 2000, the Patriots have drafted just seven running backs, which includes two last season.

As part of our continuing Patriots Case Study series, I am going to dissect exactly what those attributes are that the Patriots seem to be looking for.

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2012 NFL Draft: Combine Review

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Dontari Poe 2012 NFL Draft

Poe's athleticism for his size might have made him the biggest winner at this year's NFL Scouting Combine.

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

The 2012 NFL Combine has come to a close and that means one thing, we have eight weeks to sit and wait for the most anticipated three day event of the year.

No, not the Santee Birding and Nature Festival, the NFL Draft.

It’s a long two months to wait, but it also gives us plenty of time to review the tape, reorder our rankings and be fully prepared for anything that may be thrown at us in April. There was plenty of movement over the last week due to the Combine and I’m going to go position by position to tell you who made out best in Indianapolis.

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2012 NFL Combine: Offensive Preview

Monday, February 20th, 2012
Robert Griffin 2012 NFL Draft

How will Griffin's world class hurdling translate to the 40 time? We'll find out in Indianapolis. (Photo: ICON SMI)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

It feels like it’s getting closer, right? With the NFL Combine upon us, the 2012 NFL Draft is a mere 66 days away.

Okay, so it’s not that close, but at least we have the Combine to keep us busy for the next week or so.

I know every year there’s word about how over-hyped the Combine is, but I love it. If anything it gives you a different look at all of the players we’ve been studying all year and more. If nothing else, it’s just fun to see how fast everyone is, how high they can jump and how many times they can rep 225 pounds.

There’s certain players at every position I’ll be keeping an eye out for, and we’ve got all the numbers the players will be wearing so you know who to watch.

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