Posts Tagged ‘DeAndre Hopkins’

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Crunch Time for New England

Saturday, April 20th, 2013
DeAndre Hopkins Clemson

Will “Nuke” Hopkins fall into the Patriots lap? (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

It’s crunch time. The 2013 NFL draft is just days away, and hundreds of prospects are waiting to hear their name called. With all the player meetings, interviews and private workouts, it’s a challenge to see where a team’s interests really lie. So who will go where?

Here is one scenario: A two-round mock with a few trades included.

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Resetting the Patriots 2013 NFL Draft Priorities

Sunday, April 14th, 2013
Ernie Adams

What are these two guys – plus Nick Caserio – going to cook up this year? (Photo: SI.com)

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

NFL free agency has left the New England Patriots roster loaded at some positions and less secure at others. Certain old faces have departed, just like certain new faces have arrived.

It’s a business. It’s a process of upkeep and turnover. It’s a battle to keep talent at equilibrium.

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Three Wide Receivers the Patriots Could Draft in the First Round

Sunday, April 14th, 2013
Tom Brady Josh McDaniels

Tom Brady and Josh McDaniels are still looking for another target. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Tony Santorsa

Other than Julian Edelman, out of the wide receivers that are under contract with the New England Patriots for 2013, not one of them caught a pass from Tom Brady last season.

In just a matter of a month or so, the Patriots have completely restructured their wide receiver corps. We have seen Wes Welker sign with the Denver Broncos, Brandon Lloyd released while the team has welcomed Danny Amendola, Donald Jones and Michael Jenkins. Not to mention that the team could very well be welcoming Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders to the team as well—as we sit hours away from learning whether or not the Steelers will match Nwe England’s offer sheet on Sanders.

Whether or not that the Steelers decide to match New England’s offer or let Sanders walk, I still do believe that there’s a legitimate shot that the team could draft a wide receiver in the first round. In that spirit, let’s take a look at three possible wide receivers that will be available at No. 29 overall.

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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Tony Santorsa (4/3)

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

NEPD Staff Writer: Tony Santorsa

With free agency taking up just about most of March, we’re now in April—or better off known as “NFL draft month.” With that being said, let’s take a look at my latest mock draft as we sit just a few weeks away from the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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2013 NFL Draft: Patriots Working out Receivers and Defensive Backs

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
DeAndre Hopkins Clemson

DeAndre Hopkins is drawing a lot of attention from the Patriots. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The Patriots like to perform their “due diligence” on prospects in the NFL Draft. They rack up countless pro day visits, interviews, private workouts and official visits.

We try and keep track of them as good as we can – here are the draft contacts for 2013 and the ones from last year as well.

What trends are we seeing this year?

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Potential Draft Strategy for New England Patriots Following Free Agency’s First Waves

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

How has re-signing Sebastian Vollmer, Aqib Talib and others changed the Patriots draft strategy?

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

The New England Patriots have kept with their usual strategy during the first two weeks of this year’s NFL free agency.

The Patriots haven’t made many big-ticket signings, but they successfully re-signed most of their key free agents (right tackle Sebastian Vollmer, cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Kyle Arrington), found ample replacements for the key free agents they did lose (Danny Amendola for Wes Welker at slot receiver, Leon Washington for Danny Woodhead at situational running back), and added another veteran bargain in strong safety Adrian Wilson.

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2013 NFL Draft: Patriots Need to Add to Receiving Corps

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Deandre Hopkins

Is Deandre Hopkins going to get some first round looks from New England?

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Chad O’Shea, Patriots receivers coach, better get used to meeting a lot of new faces in 2013. After essentially swapping Wes Welker for Danny Amendola and Brandon Lloyd for Donald Jones, the Patriots certainly aren’t done addressing the receiver position this off-season.

What options are left in free agency and the 2013 NFL Draft?

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