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2014 NFL Draft: Friday Bowl Preview

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Minnesota and the athletic freak RaShede Hageman will take on Syracuse in the Texas Bowl on Friday. Hageman’s versatility and physical ability might intrigue Belichik and company (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

As we begin to put the holiday season in the rear view one phrase will help help us start the New Year with joy or at least get us through: playoff football. The NFL will crown a champion within the next few months and while the college football season ends with something more like a mix between an exhibition and pro tryout it can still be exciting. Especially if you are an NFL draft fan.

Here are the names to watch on Friday as we could be seeing much more of them on Sundays next year. (more…)

2014 NFL Draft: Postseason Thoughts on Four Tight Ends

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Iowa’s C.J. Fiedorowicz should garner plenty of interest leading up to May’s NFL draft. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas

The NFL regular season is in its final week, which means that many front offices are setting their sights towards May’s NFL draft. Yet like all organizations in playoff contention, the offseason evaluations of the 11-4 New England Patriots remain on the back burner.

But with many college prospects suiting up for perhaps the final time this bowl season, an unrelenting reminder is in place – the NFL’s future is only months away. And one position that figures to draw its share of intrigue in the near future is tight end.

For Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, director of player personnel Nick Caserio and football research director Ernie Adams, it’s a position that will be monitored closely from here on out.


2014 New England Patriots Mock Draft: Edition 1.0

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Washington’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins has the tools to be the first tight end taken in 2014. Could he be on New England’s radar? (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

It’s hard to believe that the 2013 football season is almost at the halfway point. By now the Patriots and their fans have a pretty good grasp at the strengths and weaknesses of their football team, as well as areas that need to be addressed in the future. Despite a tumultouous off-season the Patriots have kept up with their winning ways, but have done so in a much different fashion.

The 2014 draft will give the Patriots another opportunity to restock the cubbord and fills holes that were created in the past year. What could the Patriots 2014 draft class look like? Here is my early projection.


2014 NFL Draft: Three Tight End Prospects for Patriots to Monitor in Round 1

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Washington’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins has the tools to be the first tight end taken in 2014. Could he be on New England’s radar? (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

It’s September. The developments between now and next May are ever-changing. Through the college schedule and the pre-draft process, prospects’ stock will inevitably rise and fall. And the needs of all 32 franchises – including the New England Patriots – will follow suit.

While the 2014 NFL draft is eight months away, it’s never too soon to examine potential late first-round talents who could fit the criteria of head coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots. And in this exercise, we’ll look at three potential Day 1 options at a position generating plenty of discussion:

Tight end. (more…)

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Week One Over-Reactions

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Can the Patriots find one of these guys in the 2014 NFL Draft?

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The first week of the NFL season is over – let us all start jumping to conclusions!

Reminder: at this point in the game, a mock draft is for entertainment purposes only. Don’t freak about where your favorite team is situated and don’t go crazy about team needs. Have fun and get to know the newest prospects!


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