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Roger Goodell may be done announcing picks, but I’m not!
Another day down and we now know who some of the newest members of the New England Patriots are going to be. I am very happy that the Patriots used all four of their picks and they addressed the major needs along the way.
Other than Jamie Collins, I did really mention any of these guys. They were not the highest rated players at their positions and they were not the best players available when they were picked. With that said, they are all quality players who can make an impact on this team.
So let’s meet the new guys, shall we?
I am beyond excited to watch Collins play, even if it’s in a limited role.
Round 2, Pick 52 – Jamie Collins, Outside Linebacker, Southern Mississippi
When I first saw that Jamie Collins was going to be a Patriot, I screamed and flashed a few fist pumps. Collins is one of the best OLBs in this draft and his combine numbers were great. He is 6’3, 250 pounds and he ran a 4.64 in the 40. Collins came to S...
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The NFL Draft is a time for players to dress up, head to New York City, and soak in a fun evening that’s all about them. It’s a time when they can embrace Roger Goodell before spending the rest of their careers cursing him. The NFL Draft is also a time when players are shown on TV with their family members by their side. That means the draft is a time when wives and/or girlfriends...
No. 5-overall NFL Draft pick Ezekiel Ansah was definitely sporting lens-free 3-D glasses on stage with commissioner Roger Goodell.
The fine print on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's invitation to elite players for a free trip to New York City strongly encourages them to stay as long as it takes to go.
Or in other words, stay until you hear your name.
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It took almost a full 24 hours, but the Patriots have finally made their first pick.
After trading out of the first round on Thursday night, the Patriots used their first of two picks in the second round to select Southern Mississippi linebacker Jamie Collins.
Collins, 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, was productive during his four-year career with the Golden Eagles, and he capped it off...
FOXBORO, Mass. — Jamie Collins is an avid fisherman in his free time, but on Friday night he was the Patriots’ prized catch.
After passing on their first-round pick on Thursday in favor of better value later on Days 2 and 3, the Patriots made a splash with their first pick of this year’s draft.
Collins was a productive and versatile player in his career at Southern Mississippi...
BYU defensive end Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah went from obscurity and never having played football to becoming the #5 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
As we reported a few weeks ago, Ansah was also scheduled to graduate from BYU last night, but instead chose to attend the NFL Draft and shake Roger Goodell’s hand.
Ansah’s mother traveled here all the way from Ghana expecting...
The draft board is panning out perfectly for the New England Patriots to get someone like Jamar Taylor (CB Boise State) or Tyrann Mathieu (CB LSU) because linebackers, running backs, tight ends are getting taken rapidly as pick #52 approached. I am sitting on the bus on the way to the NESCAC track meet anxiously awaiting the Patriots first draft pick and furiously refreshing my twitter...
I’ll admit it, when it comes to the NFL, I am a pretty casual fan. Being a Minnesota Vikings fan will do that to a person. It wasn’t always this way, I remember as a kid re-enacting spin moves out in the yard and diving to catch passes I threw to myself all while wearing my #20 Darrin Nelson jersey. But this isn’t about how the Vikings have torn my heart out so many times...
11) Roger Goodell brought out Joe Namath, Phil Simms, Barry Sanders, Joe Andruzzi and wounded members of the nation's military in a transparent attempt to not be constantly booed10) The only guy drafted from a small school in the first round went first overall9) If you'd like to make fun of Geno Smith still being in the green room, you've got the overnight to keep working...
This year’s NFL Draft isn’t loaded with big-time names, but it will still make for tons of good television. Here are some things to watch out for:
Roger Goodell hugs. The New York Times had a great explanation on how the tradition of picks hugging the commish came to be. I’m really hoping for an Obama-Pizza Guy hug moment. Or maybe one of these handshakes.
Keep your eyes...
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