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Re-Grading the 2010 Patriots Draft Picks: Late-Round Selections

Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Zac Robinson Signs Contract With Patriots

Pictured: Not Tom Brady.

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

As a result of four compensatory selections, the Patriots had five picks in the final two rounds of the 2010 NFL draft. But with the exception of defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick, the No. 247 overall pick, the other four late-round picks never found a long-term role on the Patriots roster.

The lone non-compensatory selection of the five, No. 208 overall selection Thomas Welch out of Vanderbilt, was active for three games as a backup offensive lineman during the 2011 selection. The other three — North Carolina State center Ted Larsen (No. 205 overall), Georgia defensive tackle Kade Weston (No. 248) and Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson (No. 250) — never made the Patriots’ 53-man roster.


Re-Grading the 2010 Patriots Draft Picks: Brandon Deaderick

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Brandon Deaderick Patriots

Brandon Deaderick has been a solid addition for the Patriots. (Photo:

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

With just two installments in NEPD’s 2010 draft re-grades, we skip ahead to seventh-round pick (No. 247 overall) Brandon Deaderick, their final draft selection in that draft class who spent a significant stint of time on their roster during the regular season.

One of the Patriots’ biggest needs going into the 2013 NFL draft is for a pass-rushing defensive tackle who can line up next to Vince Wilfork inside, and part of the reason for that is that Brandon Deaderick has not established as a quality long-term starting option inside. But considering the Patriots drafted Deaderick with a compensatory seventh-round selection, they should be very happy with what they’ve gotten out of him.

While Deaderick is not able to generate much pressure as an interior penetrator, he is a strong interior lineman who is a solid run-stopping defensive tackle. Upon his insertion into the starting lineup in the 2012, he was at least a definite upgrade over Kyle Love.

Starting as a defensive end in the Patriots’ 3-4 defense in 2010, and becoming a defensive tackle with their conversion to a 4-3 base defense, Deaderick has remained a steady part of the Patriots’ rotation in all three of his NFL seasons. He has played in 34 regular-season games over three seasons, and has 14 combined starts.

Whether the Patriots will keep Deaderick after his contract runs out after next season is uncertain, but he would be worth keeping as a rotational player. He is a good player against the run, can kick outside to defensive end in a pinch and provides solid, reliable depth.

What Deaderick is not is a starting-caliber, three-down defensive tackle. That said, the Patriots would have truly gotten a steal if Deaderick turned into that. Considering the small investment they put into Deaderick, the return value has been far greater.

Deaderick has been more productive than some of the defensive linemen selected ahead of him, and would likely grade out as a fourth-round pick in a 2010 re-draft.

Grade: A-

Kyle Love Finally Getting Some Love

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Kyle Love Contract

Kyle Love has a brand new contract. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff

Patriots defensive tackle Kyle Love has come a long way since signing as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State in 2010.

After signing a one-year extension through 2013 worth just over $3 million, what can we expect out of Vince Wilfork’s counterpart?


NEPD Mailbag: Too Long For Twitter

Friday, February 24th, 2012
Fletcher Cox 2012 NFL Draft (Photo: ICON SMI)

Why would former Mississippi State DL Fletcher Cox fit the Patriots so well?

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

Will Doug ever stop writing about Marvin Jones? Will the Patriots trade up for once? Is Mike Wallace a player the Patriots would be interested in?

Those are some of the questions I’ll be answering in my weekly “Too Long For Twitter” Friday mailbag where I take questions from Twitter that warrant, deserve or need answers longer than 140 characters

If you have a question about anything, tweet it to me @DougKyed, and I’ll try to include it in the column on Friday. If you aren’t on Twitter, feel free to throw in a question in the comments section.


Patriots Sign Deaderick

Friday, July 9th, 2010

The Patriots announced that they have signed 7th Round draft pick Brandon Deaderick.  The former Alabama defensive end joins many of his fellow 2010 Draft Picks in having signed, including Taylor Price and Zoltan Mesko.


Five In, Five Out: Open Thread

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Per reader request, we’re going to look at who NEPD, and our great readers, think will be the last five Patriots to make the 53-man roster.  Conversely, we’ll also speculate on who will be the last five to be seen by “the Turk.”


2010 NFL Draft: 7th Round Compensatory Picks

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

The following players were drafted with 7th round compensatory picks by the New England Patriots.

Brandon Deaderick, DE, Alabama
5-tech defensive end that has had some injury concerns. Big guy.

Kade Weston, DL, Georgia
Another 5-tech prospect that will need to stop the run up front.

Zac Robinson, QB, Oklahoma State
Mobile QB that Patriots fans hope will develop like Matt Cassel.

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