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By Chris Warner
Our series on Patriots positions of need marches on with an inspection of available running backs. Though the team lost free agent Benjarvus Green-Ellis, second-year players Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen look primed to pick up much of that production.
New England returns Lil’ Danny Woodhead and adds fullbacks Spencer Larsen and Tony Fiammetta, the most fullbacks this team has had on the roster since 1978. (That’s not true, but you probably had to think about it.)
With youth and tested veterans at the position, would a draft pick end up as more than summer camp fodder? Let’s take a look.
New England has two picks in the first round (27 and 31 overall), two in the second (48, 62), one in the third (93) and one in the fourth (126). They have traded away their fifth-, sixth- and seventh-round picks.
DAY ONE (Round One)
Overview: Not a lot of top-tier talent this year, but great depth. See what we mean…
Trent Richardson, Alabama (5-9, 228). A bowling ball with legs, R...
BEST OF MAXIM
According to Pat Curran of CSNNE.com, if the New England Patriots are able to trade up in the first round, they would target Alabama safety Mark Barron.
The Patriots need a lot of help in their secondary and if they’re able to bring in a potential premiere safety like Barron to play alongside Patrick Chung, it would upgrade their defense over night.
We can never rule out Bill...
A number of designers have taken their shot at redesigning the New England Patriots helmets and uniforms to their liking. Could you imagine Tom Brady, Stevan Ridley, or Wes Welker wearing something like this?Featured are a number of New England Patriots helmets and uniform designs. Some are interesting options that fans may like and others may strike a nerve with some fans.
“The Patriots reported to Gillette on Monday for nine weeks of offseason workouts, but the...
There is not really much that needs to be added to that brilliant headline to interject humor, other than I’m just relieved the story wasn’t about a slumber party at Tom Brady’s house that went horribly, horribly awry as it entered dreadfully inappropriate territory. But seriously, is it possible that no one at The Patriot [...]
The NFL unveiled their 2012 schedule this week and statistically speaking, the New England Patriots have the easiest schedule based on teams they face off against in 2012. How did this happen and are the New England Patriots now the favorites for the 2013 Super Bowl? It is easy to look at a schedule formulated in April and try to predict wins and losses, but as the regular season...
“Patriots preseason schedule is officially set: 8/9 7:30 v. Saints; 8/20 8:00 v....
The NFL released team schedules on Tuesday and according to the strength of schedule for all 32 teams, the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers will have the two easiest schedules for the 2012 season.Strength of schedule really doesn’t mean so much in terms of a team’s chances of making it to the Super Bowl since it is only an indicator of how many wins a team’s combined...
Week 12: Patriots vs Eagles - Win: 37 - 16
The 2012 NFL schedule was released Tuesday night and it seems to be a positive slate for the New England Patriots. They are currently 8-1 AFC favorites at Bovada to win Super Bowl XLVII next February in New Orleans. The new projections are a slight rise from the 7-1 odds the Pats were right after this year's Super Bowl. Green Bay remains the favorite to win it all next year at...
By Chris Warner
Today we preview potential Pats picks for defensive linemen, one of the team’s biggest areas of need (emphasis on “biggest”).
While New England boasts human doorstops Vince Wilfork and Kyle Love, the team has had a difficult time tracking down a long-term solution for a third upfront defender. Veterans like Gerard Warren have filled in well, but the Pats need...
Perhaps the most notable free agent signing that the Bengals made this year was in former New England Patriots running back, BenJarvus Green-Ellis. He has been a productive NFL back since going undrafted four years ago, but unfortunately has been stuck with the label of not being a "breakaway back" or being capable of generating big plays. One thing that can't be...