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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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Which Late-Round Defensive Tackles Could Interest New England in 2013?

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Quinton Dial’s size and length should be attractive to Bill Belichick late. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

In a typical draft, Belichick selects an average of 1.85 defensive linemen, a trend which may continue this year. Belichick and the Patriots also like to draft developmental linemen with size in the sixth and seventh rounds; eleven of the twenty-four defensive line picks were made in the draft’s final two rounds. Based on yesterday’s weigh-ins, there are a handful of interior defensive linemen who may appeal to Belichick in the final two rounds, where New England currently holds a pair of seventh-round selections. Read on to learn more about a few late-round options for New England in 2013.

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2013 NFL Draft: Potential Patriots in the Gator Bowl

Monday, December 31st, 2012
Johnthan Banks 2013 NFL Draft

Johnthan Banks is going to be a very high pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

This year’s Gator Bowl features an overachieving Northwestern team and a Mississippi State team that has had a nice year competing in the difficult SEC. The game features one of the best defensive backs in the 2013 NFL Draft as well as a couple other players that might interest the Patriots and other NFL teams as the draft season kicks into full gear.

The game is usually one of the most entertaining New Year’s Day Bowl games and while this year’s matchup isn’t exciting on paper it should be a good game.

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