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2013 NFL Draft: Belichick Poking Around Illinois

Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Michael Buchanan Illinois

Could Michael Buchanan be a potential Patriot target in the 2013 NFL Draft? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

According to multiple reports, Bill Belichick has been on the Illinois campus meeting with and working out potential 2013 NFL Draft Picks.

Who might he be targeting?

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A Prospect For Every Round: Defensive Line

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Georgia nose tackle John Jenkins is an ideal two-gap nose tackle prospect. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

As part of the “A Prospect For Every Round” series, we previously examined some potential defensive end targets whom the New England Patriots may be interested in drafting; today, we’ll look at some other defensive line prospects the Patriots could target, whether they are defensive tackles, nose tackles, or five-technique defensive ends. Read on to find out who may be on New England’s mind as the 2013 NFL Draft approaches. As always, prospect rankings and values are provided by FRX.

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Akeem Spence Declares for 2013 NFL Draft – Potential Patriot?

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
Akeem Spence NFL Draft Illinois

Illinois defensive lineman Akeem Spence surprised many by declaring for the 2013 NFL Draft. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Illinois defensive lineman Akeem Spence will declare for the 2013 NFL Draft tomorrow, according to multiple reports. Is he a potential fit for the Patriots?

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2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Illinois vs Arizona State

Saturday, September 15th, 2012
Michael Buchanan Illinois

Michael Buchanan was held in check for most of the night by an explosive Arizona State offense. (Photo: US Presswire)

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NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The Arizona State up-tempo offense was too much for the Illinois defense, even with their four potential first-round picks.

Read on to see how all the 2013 NFL Draft prospects performed.

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Scouting the 2013 NFL Draft: Illinois vs Northwestern (2011)

Friday, May 25th, 2012
Michael Buchanan Patriots Draft

Will Michael Buchanan be the next Illini prospect to rise up draft boards? (Photo: US Presswire)

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NEPD Editor: James Christensen

I took in this game in the press box in Champaign, Illinois last year, not knowing that I would be watching two future Patriots – Tavon Wilson and Jeremy Ebert.

Although both made their impacts on the game – especially Ebert with three touchdowns – one Illini defender stole the show: Michael Buchanan.

Our 2013 NFL Draft Scouting Database has more game breakdowns for you to check out.

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