Posts Tagged ‘Sleepers’

Open Thread: Patriots Options in the Seventh Round

Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Ezekiel Ansah

Which 7th round prospect dominated likely first-rounder Ezekiel Ansah? (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The Patriots have had incredible success with their 7th round selections over the last decade. Julian Edelman, Matt Cassel, Alfonzo Dennard, Brandon Deaderick, Tully Banta-Cain, David Givens and Patrick Pass have all contributed in tangible ways.

What hidden value is out there this year?


Ten Late Round Picks that Will Have Successful NFL Careers

Monday, April 8th, 2013

He’s small, but has a big game.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Every single year prospects get overlooked and undervalued resulting in a slide down draft boards. Despite that each and every year many of them go on to have very successful NFL careers.

Just last year players such as RB Alfred Morris, CB Alfonzo Dennard and RB Bryce Brown feel to the 6th or 7th round, but played major roles in their teams success. Hitting on late round selections can alter a teams outlook and shape the depth of the roster.

Here are ten players that will be selected in the late rounds of the draft, but will go on to have successful NFL careers.


2012 NFL Draft: Best Available Players for Day Three

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Joe "The Jet" Adams is one of our Best Available Players Left

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Two days of the NFL Draft are in the books. Scouts and General Managers love day three, because this is where they can identify and draft their hidden gems and turn them into contributors.

It’s said that day three of the draft is where scouts and general managers make their money. Who are the best available players heading into day three? Take a look and find out.


Open Thread: Patriots Sleeper Picks for the 2012 NFL Draft

Sunday, April 15th, 2012
Olivier Vernon NFL Draft

Who is this Miami pass rusher? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Everybody has a guy. A prospect out there that they laid eyes on way before anyone else. A prospect that isn’t getting nearly enough love from the media. A prospect that is going to prove everyone wrong.

Today we’ll discuss who everybody’s favorite sleeper pick is for the Patriots in the 2012 NFL Draft.


2012 NFL Draft Sleepers: Justin Bethel Interview

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Justin Bethel is another small school prospect rising up draft boards

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Justin Bethel is another small school defensive back who has really helped himself with solid post season performance. Recently he spoke with NEPD’s Mike Loyko about the draft process and his college career.


2012 NFL Draft Sleepers: BSN Showcase Edition

Monday, March 12th, 2012
Rico Wallace NFL Draft

Rico Wallace is ready to burst onto the national scene.

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

I came to Akron unsure of what I was going to see. David Lagree (QB, Hampton) and Adrian Hamilton (DE/OLB, Prarie View A&M) were the guys I wanted to see most, but both had to drop out of the event. Fortunately, some other 2012 NFL Draft prospects stepped up in their place.


SEC West Sleepers

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Every year, many NFL Draft prospects fall under the cracks for one reason or another. Matt Elder of Buffalo Bills Draft just started a 19-part series looking at some of these sleepers starting with the SEC West.


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