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2013 NFL Draft: Patriots Draft Priorities on Day Two

Friday, April 26th, 2013
Barrett Jones Patriots

Is adding depth to the offensive line a priority for the Patriots? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The Patriots got fantastic value on day one of the 2013 NFL Draft – picking up four picks from the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for the 29th pick.

Value is great, but if you don’t use it correctly, it ultimately becomes a waste.

What priorities do the Patriots have and how should Patriots maximize their value on day two of the 2013 NFL Draft?


2013 NFL Mock Draft: Projecting How Patriots Will Use Their Four Day 2 Picks

Friday, April 26th, 2013
Robert Woods USC

The Patriots should draft Robert Woods in Round 2, even if they have to trade up to get him. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

The New England Patriots were back to their old tricks on Thursday night, trading out of the first round while getting a very healthy return package in the process. The Patriots traded the No. 29 overall pick to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for the Nos. 52, 83, 102 and 229 overall selections.

That trade leaves the Patriots with two picks in both the second and third rounds, and eight total picks in the 2013 NFL draft. Formerly restricted by their lack of picks in the draft, the Patriots now have the freedom to find value on the board as it plays out, with plenty of picks available to address their needs.


2013 NFL Draft: Most Overlooked Player at Each Position

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

William Gholston deserves more attention as a 2013 NFL draft prospect than he has received. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

Just two days away from the 2013 NFL draft, it’s the time of the season where projected first-round picks start to come out of the woodworks. Suddenly, a player who no one has been projecting in Round 1 all year starts being rumored to a team late in the first round, or one reported visit or phone call from a prospect with a team picking early propels that player into the high picks of many NFL mock drafts.

Some players, however, never generate the buzz until the draft itself comes around. Each year, there are NFL prospects who are overlooked by the majority of the draft media, only to be selected considerably higher than most projected them to be picked.

That may not necessarily apply to most of these players — we will find out on Thursday, Friday and Saturday where each player’s true draft stock, at least in the mind of the teams that draft them, lies. The following players, however, are one player at each position who has not gotten as much attention as his peers leading up to the start of the draft, even though each of these players belong at the very least to be part of the discussion.


2013 NFL Mock Draft: Dan Hope’s Final Projections

Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Geno Smith Scouting Report

While many mock drafts have Geno Smith falling down the draft board, he is projected to go No. 2 overall here. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

Final Update: 4/24, 11:30 p.m. ET

The day of the 2013 NFL Draft is finally here, when all the speculation will come to an end in a draft that is sure to be full of reaches, steals and surprise picks.

The actual draft is likely to destroy our mock drafts even more than usual this year. Less than 24 hours until the Kansas City Chiefs go on the clock, who they will select at the No. 1 overall pick remains uncertain, though Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel and Central Michigan left tackle Eric Fisher appear to be the most likely choices.

As a result, you should be able to find a wide variety of mock drafts not only here on NEPatriotsDraft, but throughout the NFL Draft Sites Network and the World Wide Web. Here’s my own, unique take on how the first three rounds of the draft could, hypothetically, play out.


Mike Loyko’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Draft Week Edition

Sunday, April 21st, 2013
Dion Jordan NFL Draft

Where Dion Jordan goes determines how the first round will fall.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

After an intense five days in the city of  Boston we can finally get back to thinking about football and the NFL Draft. Thanks to the brave men and women that apprehended the Boston Marathon suspects over the last 48 hours a sense of normalcy returns to the area today.

The NFL Draft is only five days away and I still don’t have a clue how any of the picks will turn out. As I was told this week “this year is more fluid than ever.” Here is my best attempt at projecting how the draft will play out on Thursday. I have never had a harder time putting together a mock in my life.


Patriots 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Receivers in Focus

Friday, April 19th, 2013
Robert Woods 2013 NFL Draft

Are you looking at the next Patriots wideout? (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

One week from today, the 2013 NFL Draft will be in full swing. Here is one scenario of how things could play out for the New England Patriots next week.


Fifteen Thoughts on the 2013 NFL Draft

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Bjoern Werner Scouting Report

Bjoern Werner is turning into the forgotten man of the 2013 NFL Draft.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Before we get back to talking about the NFL Draft and football. On behalf of everyone at NEPD and myself included, we would just like to send out deepest condolences out to those affected by the unspeakable tragedy that struck our city on Monday. No other city in the world is better equipped to deal with such tragedy.

The loyalty, toughness and spirit that our city is known for has already shined bright. The selflessness of those in the city has been inspirational to others around the world. As someone who has grown up in and around parts of the city, I have no doubt that Boston will overcome this and be stronger than ever once it is all over. The families and loved ones of those affected will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.


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