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There are many things you can say about Patriots head coach (and general manager) Bill Belichick, but when it comes to drafting, conservative is not one of them.
It may appear that way when the Patriots are constantly trading down because it allows them to take more players, but typically the players they do draft are raw and let their workout numbers stand out just as much as their play on the field. On Friday, the Patriots took four players, two of whom are boom or bust prospects, and two of which can be considered “boring.”
Jamie Collins, the Patriots’ first pick in the draft, has all the potential in the world. He destroyed the combine by posting top marks in the 40-yard dash, 3-cone drill, vertical jump and most notably, the broad jump. His play on the field was up and down, though. He never found a true position at Southern Miss, and he’s been knocked for showing a questionable motor at times during the Golden Eagles’ 0-12 2012 season.
Still, Collins was able to put up 10 sack...
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Quotes from Bill Belichick after the conclusion of the draft - Extra Points - Boston.com:
Bill Belichick is supporting the Watertown Police Department with a personalized touch. The New England Patriots coach got a Watertown Police Department hooded sweatshirt and customized it with a Patriots logo, Boston Strong ribbon, and cutoff sleeves, of course.
The Watertown Police said that they got a special request from the Patriots during the week for some police hats for...
In all of the years I have been an diehard fan of the New England Patriots, I do not recall a single time that I have called exactly what Bill Belichick will do in the first round of the draft, or any round for that matter. However, it is an extreme rarity if anybody does. Bill Belichick's drafts are similar to what the writers did to the ending of the show Lost, he purposely...
BY DAN BEGNOCHERegardless of Bill Belichick's past misses at wide receiver in the draft, the team desperately needed an outside threat to add to its depth chart.Belichick and the New England Patriots rolled the dice once again on Friday, drafting Aaron Dobson out of Marshall with the 59th overall pick. (photo: collegetopro.com)While Dobson is precisely the outside-type receiver...
Still a boss
Bill Belichick gave a news conference last night to talk about the draft picks he'd just made. This time Bill changed things up a little bit with his wardrobe. Yes, don't worry, he worse a hoodie still. However, this one was a special Watertown police department edition. As you all well know, the marathon bombing suspects were killed/caught in Watertown last...
FOXBORO, Mass. — You might as well paint the Patriots 2013 draft class with scarlet lettering.
The Patriots came away from draft weekend with seven draft picks and a whole truckload of undrafted free agents to add to an already stocked roster. Of the group, four players had one distinct connection: they all played at Rutgers.
Cornerback Logan Ryan (third round), safety Duron Harmon...
According to Alex Flanagan of the NFL Network via Ian Rapoport, the Patriots are thinking about trading up for Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o.
Oh, hello. @alex_flanagan just said the #Patriots are considering trading up for Manti Te’o.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 26, 2013
I think Te’o would be a good fit in the Pats’ 3-4 defense. I’m sure head coach Bill Belichick...
The Patriots were successful in their attempt to move running back/return man Jeff Demps after the Olympic Sprinter announced that his devotion to Track & Field would limit his time on the gridiron. In addition to Demps' open devotion to track, the Pats signed Pro Bowl return specialist Leon Washington this offseason as well.
So the need to keep Demps quickly spiraled...
One of the more intriguing (and puzzling) story lines to come out of the Patriot's 2013 draft class is the continued love affair between Bill Belichick and the Rutgers football program.
When all was said and done this past week, the Patriot's had added four new Scarlet Knights to the prospective roster, three through the draft (CB Logan Ryan, S Duron Harmon, and LB Steve...
It’s time for Bill Belichick and the Patriots to get to work.
The 2013 NFL Draft has come to an end and we now know the names of all 7 players selected by the New England Patriots in this years draft. Yesterday, New England drafted to fill their areas of need and brought in a pass rushing/coverage linebacker, a big wide receiver to stretch the field and two defensive...
BY NICK ST. DENISThe New England Patriots' roster is Rutgers-heavy, but coach Bill Belichick won't say it's by design. At least not completely.Thanks to their recent drafting three Rutgers players -- linebacker Steve Beauharnais and defensive backs Logan Ryan and Duron Harmon -- New England currently employs five Scarlet Knights.All five are defensive players, as fourth...
Bill Belichick‘s infatuation with Rutgers continued on Saturday.
After taking a pair of Rutgers defensive backs in Round 3 on Friday night, the Patriots went back to the depths of New Brunswick, N.J. for their final selection in the 2013 NFL draft.
This time they drafted Steve Beauharnais with in the seventh round (No. 235 overall) to close out this year’s draft class.
BY DAN BEGNOCHEIt's nice to have friends in high places.That's likely what Bill Belichick and Greg Schiano were thinking Saturday during the draft, as the chummy coaches struck a deal to swap the respective thorns in their sides for mutual gain. (Photo: Mark Runyon | Football Schedule)For Belichick and the New England Patriots, it was the acquisition of Tampa Bay running...
Bill Belichick had two picks in the second round and he actually used both of them.
After taking linebacker Jamie Collins just minutes before at No. 52 overall, the Patriots used their other second-rounder (No. 59) on Marshall wide receiver Aaron Dobson.
Dobson is a freak athlete and should provide some much-needed size on the outside for Tom Brady. He measured in at 6-foot-3, 210...
The following is a list of confirmed signings for the New England Patriots and a brief synopsis of each player.T.J.Moe-WR- Missouri, 5'11 1/4 204 lbs.TJ has been aptly described as a Wes Welker type slot receiver. He must have caught Bill Belichick's eye at the combine and through film. His 6.53 3-cone drill is one of the top five 3-cones run this year. His ability to run...