Posts Tagged ‘Don’ta Hightower’

2012 Patriots Roster Prediction: Doug Kyed 1.0

Monday, July 30th, 2012
Patriots Practice

The Patriots look to have plenty of depth on their roster in 2012. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

On Saturday and Sunday I was among the 14,000 attendees at Patriots training camp carefully watching all 89 players on the current Patriots roster.

After watching each drill and trying to gauge all of the new talent on the Patriots roster, I thought it was time for my first roster prediction of the 2012 preseason.

If you wanted to look over all of my thoughts this past weekend, feel free to go through my twitter timeline.

Here’s how I think the Patriots roster will shake out for week 1:

Dont’a Hightower: Patriots Rookie Reset

Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Dont'a Hightower 2012 NFL draft

Dont'a Hightower and the Patriots - the perfect fit. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

“The System.”

You often hear about players that potentially fit the Patriots complex defense, well they found a good one when they traded up to take Dont’a Hightower 25th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Hightower has great position versatility, but where exactly will he fit in the Patriots hybrid defense?


2012 Training Camp Preview: Linebackers

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Can Brandon Spike stay healthy for an entire season?

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Training camp starts on Thursday and we begin to wind down our positional previews by taking a look at the linebackers on the current roster.

The Patriots have assembled a talented and young linebacker unit, mainly using high draft picks on the position. With roster spots limited, the linebackers along with the defensive backs, will be the toughest position to cut down.

Who will make the final 53 and will any surprise cuts occur?


Who Is Dont’a Hightower’s Player Comp?

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Patriots NFL Draft hightower

Looks like a Patriot to me.

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

The Patriots added seven players this weekend during the NFL Draft. I can understand having positive or negative feelings on six of them, but not one.

You have to love the selection of Dont’a Hightower.

Recently while talking to my co-workers about how the Patriots fared in the draft, I compared Hightower to a current Patriots player, though it may not be an obvious choice.


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.


2012 NFL Draft: 1st Round Aftermath

Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Patriots NFL Draft hightower

Dont'a Hightower and Chandler Jones are going to make a lot of Patriots fans very happy.

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

Well that didn’t go as expected.

But really, that’s what you have to expect with the draft and especially this Patriots team. All the Patriots fans wanted impact players that could help them win next season, and I think they should be happy.


2012 NFL Draft: Patriots Trade Up for Dont’a Hightower (LB, Alabama)

Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Dont'a Hightower Patriots Draft

Dont'a Hightower is the newest Patriot.

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

With the 25th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Patriots traded up with the Denver Broncos and selected former Alabama linebacker Dont’a Hightower. The Broncos received a 4th round pick for moving down from the 25th to the 31st pick.


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