Posts Tagged ‘Justin Pugh’

Potential Surprise Early-Round Picks for the New England Patriots

Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Marcus Lattimore South Carolina

Even with Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen in the Patriots’ backfield, could Marcus Lattimore be one of New England’s draft picks this year? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

The New England Patriots have a number of positions of need they should look to address — wide receiver, pass-rush defensive tackle, cornerback, coverage linebacker — and currently only five draft picks to work with to attempt to fill those needs.

The Patriots aren’t a team that will allow their draft strategy to be handicapped by needs, however, and among those needs, the only one where their need for a starter is desperate is at wide receiver. Therefore, while the Patriots should be expected or at least projected to use at least one of their early draft picks on a receiver, the draft board in New England could be wide open to talent at other positions if the Patriots believe in the value on the board.

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A Prospect For Every Round: Offensive Line

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Syracuse left tackle Justin Pugh could be an offensive guard conversion candidate in the NFL. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

New England’s offensive line unit played well last season, but the Patriots may nonetheless believe there is some room for improvement; potential areas of upgrade could be the starting right guard position (currently occupied by Dan Connolly) as well as the reserve unit. Today, we’ll look at one prospect the Patriots may target in each round of the 2013 NFL Draft, with prospect rankings and values provided by FRX.

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