Posts Tagged ‘Draft History’

Notre Dame/FBS Independents: Ten Year NFL Draft Case Study

Friday, July 6th, 2012
Michael Floyd Patriots NFL Draft

Michael Floyd is the highest drafted FBS Independent prospect in the last ten years.

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

Every Friday this summer I’m doing a case study on the last ten years draft history of every conference in the FBS.

Through these case studies we’ll be able to answer which schools and conferences produce the most talent, the most busts, the most players at each position and much more.

I know that it’s a lot of information to digest, but there’s some very interesting findings during this first week of research which will become even more telling as each week progresses.

This week, I’m taking on Notre Dame/FBS Independent teams. You can also read about the C-USA, Big Ten, ACC and MAC.

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Patriots NFL Draft History: Trends Since 2000

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Do the Patriots follow any trends when drafting players? Do they favor one conference over another? I take a look at some statistics and trends the Patriots have followed when drafting under Bill Belichick.

Here are the statisitcs on how the Patriots have drafted since the 2000 season.

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Drafting Defensive Backs: A Patriots Case Study

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Darius Butler Released

Believe it or not, Darius Butler was a prototypical Patriots defensive back draft pick.

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

Entering the 2012 NFL Draft, there seems to be one common sentiment among Patriots fans, “We need defensive backs!”

One of the chief reasons why the Patriots need defensive backs is their spotty history in the draft taking corners and safeties.

Throughout the twelve seasons Bill Belichick has been Head Coach, the Patriots have taken 21 defensive backs, four remain with the team.

I put together a spreadsheet containing all of those players vitals, hoping to come up with some patterns to possibly try to determine what the Patriots look for in a DB, and which players in the 2012 class they’ll potentially be looking at. (Thanks to NFLDraftScout.com and the Boston.com Draft Database for all combine results)

Here are some of the most interesting findings:

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Drafting Wide Receivers: A Patriots Case Study

Sunday, February 12th, 2012
Patriots Draft WR

Taylor Price wasn't the answer. Unless the question was "Who is the latest bust at WR for the Patriots?"

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

It’s become like a cruel joke around here in New England. Every year or two the Patriots draft a WR and the hopes of Patriots Nation immediately are sky high. Everyone swears that this time this one will turn into a star.

With Tom Brady at QB any receiver brought to New England will be successful, or so it was once thought. While other teams are drafting Greg Jennings, Mike Wallace and other pro bowl receivers we have been stuck with the Taylor Prices and Chad Jackson’s of the world.

Why can other teams seemingly draft such quality WRs and the Patriots strikeout with the position year after year? I went back and looked at each WR the Patriots drafted looking at how they fared in college, how they did at the combine and what may have made the Patriots draft them.

Here is what I found.

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20 for 20: 2010

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

20 for 20

Editor’s Note: Doug Kyed, our intrepid staff writer, will be doing some extra work for the final twenty days before the 2011 NFL Draft, taking a look at the last twenty NFL Drafts.

Today he looks at the 2010 NFL Draft Class.

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20 for 20: 2009

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

20 for 20

Editor’s Note: Doug Kyed, our intrepid staff writer, will be doing some extra work for the final twenty days before the 2011 NFL Draft, taking a look at the last twenty NFL Drafts.

Today he looks at the 2009 NFL Draft Class.

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20 for 20: 2008

Monday, April 25th, 2011

20 for 20

Editor’s Note: Doug Kyed, our intrepid staff writer, will be doing some extra work for the final twenty days before the 2011 NFL Draft, taking a look at the last twenty NFL Drafts.

Today he looks at the 2008 NFL Draft Class.

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