Patriots Pass Rush Roster Reset: Geneo Grissom Could Be Used Creatively

The New England Patriots lost their top two cornerbacks over the offseason and replaced them with an improved pass rush. It appears Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is boosting his front seven in hopes they will get after the opposing quarterback quicker, allowing his secondary less time to cover receivers. It remains to be seen if this approach will work, but it makes sense on...
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots draft Geneo Grissom, but where will he play?

Day two is over, and the New England Patriots now have a safety they drafted way too early, and a man with no position. I hate the Jordan Richards pick, but I like the Geneo Grissom pick. “The man with no position.” Grissom offers some serious versatility. During his time at Oklahoma, Grissom played defensive tackle, defensive end and tight end. Bill loves guys who are...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick Raves About Geneo Grissom’s Versatility Along Front Seven

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick was in a great mood Friday night after drafting Oklahoma defender Geneo Grissom. Belichick raved about his new chess piece’s versatility and all of the different roles Grissom played with the Sooners. “In 2013, they played a 3-4 defense,” Belichick said about Oklahoma. “He’s played under two different coordinators, but when Mike Stoops...
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots pick Sooners' Grissom in 3rd round of NFL draft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots have selected Oklahoma defensive end Geneo Grissom in the third round of the NFL draft. The Patriots went into Friday night with back-to-back picks at Nos. 96 and 97. They traded the first one, their regular pick, to the Cleveland Browns. Then they picked the 6-foot-3, 262-pound lineman. In exchange for the 96th pick and the Patriots...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots trade one pick, grab a physical specimen with another

The New England Patriots were supposed to end the third round with two straight selections. Instead, in usual Patriots’ fashion, they traded one of them away. The Patriots have traded picks 96 & 219 to the Browns for picks 111, 147 & 202. #PatsDraft — New England Patriots (@Patriots) May 2, 2015 With the other pick, Bill Belichick grabbed Geneo Grissom, a defensive...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Select Versatile Defender Geneo Grissom 97th Overall

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots took a versatile defender with the 97th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. The Patriots grabbed Oklahoma’s Geneo Grissom, who played outside linebacker, defensive end and tight end during his four-year college career. Grissom ran a 4.81-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine at 6-foot-3, 262 pounds. He ran a 7.24-second 3-cone...
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Late-bloomer Geneo Grissom eager to show NFL team what he's got

Remember when Geneo Grissom played tight end? It seems like eons ago after he took off during his last two seasons at Oklahoma playing defensive end as a junior and linebacker as a senior.That move might now be responsible for yet another Sooner making it in the NFL. Grissom isn't likely to hear his name called during Thursday night's first round or even Friday during the second...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Bears, Jaguars, Raiders, Saints

Draft Auburn QB Nick Marshall has decided to move to defensive back at Senior Bowl. (Aaron Wilson) Florida Atlantic DB D’Joun Smith met with the Panthers on Tuesday. (Conor Orr) Browns and Chargers reportedly met with Oklahoma OLB Geneo Grissom. (Conor Orr) Vikings met with Georgia Tech G Shaq Mason. (Conor Orr) Chargers met with TCU OT Tayo Fabuluje. (Conor Orr) Falcons met...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Oklahoma defensive players to watch this season

Geneo Grissom was a star against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Linebackers Eric Striker and Dominique Alexander are two of the most-dynamic players on the defensive side of the ball. Quentin Hayes had more than 100 tackles last season. Even punter Jed Barnett is getting a lot of run this preseason. So, who are some of the candidates on the defensive side of the ball who could surprise...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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