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2012 NFL Combine: Who Has the Most to Gain/Lose?

Monday, February 20th, 2012
Justin Blackmon 2012 NFL Draft

A high 40 time could hurt Justin Blackmon's draft stock, but could it lower him to the Patriots? (Photo: ICON SMI)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

Players are set to arrive in Indianapolis in a week for one of my favorite events of the year, the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.

The combine is great to establish what you may or may not already know. The 40 time is the most well known portion of the combine and I do see value in it. Granted, players aren’t running in pads and likely won’t have to run 40 yards in a straight line, but it does help to gauge comparisons between players.

Every year there is one workout warrior who wows scouts and usually winds up getting drafted way too high by the Oakland Raiders. There’s also usually a couple players who show up in less than stellar shape or aren’t as fast as teams and analysts had them pegged who can fall.

Today I’m looking at some of the players participating in the 2012 NFL Combine to see who has the most to gain/lose.


NEPD Radio: Previewing the NFL Combine

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Every week, NEPD Editors Doug Kyed and Mike Loyko host a 30 minute podcast covering everything Patriots and NFL Draft. You can subscribe on iTunes here and listen to previous episodes here.

Last night, Doug and Mike did a quick preview of the NFL Combine,  explained each of their top ten mock draft picks and then discussed some possible first round targets for the Patriots.

You can listen live every Thursday night at 11pm and call in with any questions at

Listen to last night’s episode below.


Mike Loyko’s Pre-Combine Top 151 Big Board

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Here is my initial pre-combine Big Board. This board is in no way final and will fluctuate a lot prior to the draft. What it is, is a prelimanary look at how I value a player.

This list will change with injury news, combine workouts and more film study.


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