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FOXBORO, Mass. -- Tavon Wilson wasn't traveling too far, but he got hit with the surprising cold weather just like everyone else in New England. The Patriots' second-round pick flew up from Washington D.C. on Saturday morning and realized he was a little underdressed, so he bought a gray hooded sweatshirt for the occasion. That color hoodie is fitting in itself, but he decided to grab one with "Boston" emblazoned across the chest. Wilson, a safety, toured Gillette Stadium for the first time, met with Bill Belichick and checked out Patriot Place. He also caught up with second-year cornerback Ras-I...
  • where is the 112 year old familly member thats great if he does have someone that old in the family. my grams was 102 when God called her play
  • tavon wilson in the 3rd roung big mistake..??? What was everyone saying the real late pick of Tom Brady.."""""

NFL Videos: Bill Belichick talks draft

NFL Videos: Bill Belichick talks draft

Bill Belichick Has to Be Excited About Patriots' Prospects After Bolstering Defense at NFL Draft

The Patriots surprised some people at this weekend's NFL draft when they didn't use one or both of their first-round picks to trade down and instead traded up in the first round. Bill Belichick and his crew instead moved up to grab Chandler Jones out of Syracuse and Dont'a Hightower from Alabama to help fill some holes on the defensive side of the ball. In fact, of the...

New England Patriots select Dont’a Hightower, Grade B

I’m not crazy about this pick for the New England Patriots, but I’ll give Bill Belichick the benefit of the doubt. I don’t see Dont’a Hightower as a great fit in New England’s defense, but I have to assume Belichick has a specific plan for him. It will be interesting to see where he lines up, either at inside or outside linebacker. Or maybe even at defensive end in some...

Bill Belichick, Patriots Get Aggressive to Make Serious Upgrades to Defense in First Round of Draft

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots head coach Bill Belichick rolled up his sleeves and got after it Thursday during the first round of the NFL draft. As a result of his uncharacteristic aggressiveness, the Patriots made some serious improvements to their defense. Belichick traded up twice in the first round -- the first time he's done that since 2003 -- to land a pair of high-quality...

Patriots break tradition, bolster defense to help Tom Brady

The New England Patriots moved up not once, but twice in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft in order to strengthen a defense that ranked 31st in the league in 2011.  Traditionally, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has traded down in previous drafts in order to stockpile picks for future use, but after losing

Patriots Continue to Focus on Defense, Predictable Strategy Paying Off With Playmaking Additions

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Bill Belichick's draft room breeds unpredictability, almost to the degree of cruelty. But the Patriots have run through the first three rounds of the draft with a necessary urgency on defense that should have been apparent when the preparation process intensified in recent months. The offensive superpower needed to focus on the defensive side, and that's...

Bill Belichick Shares a Lesson in Value With Individual Picks and Trades in Draft

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots head coach Bill Belichick preaches value in the draft as much as anyone, and he came out of Friday's second and third rounds feeling confident in his team's return on their lone trade of the day. The Patriots traded down, shipping the 62nd pick to the Packers for the 90th and 163rd selections. At the end of it all, New England used the 90th pick...

Rex Ryan in Same Coaching Class As Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick vs. Rex Ryan who is really better?   Ok so I wrote this because I’m getting tired of everyone saying how bad of a coach Rex Ryan is. So I thought who better to compare him to then the best Head Coach in the NFL. I’m going to go over quite a few things  such as regular season wins, playoffs wins, and how both coaches made it to where they are at today. I will...

Nate Ebner of Ohio State Among Late-Round Picks for Patriots (Video)

Safety Nate Ebner is among the new players who will be reporting to the Patriots now that the 2012 NFL draft has finished. Ebner was selected with the 197th pick, in the sixth round. Bill Belichick explains what he and the Pats saw in the Ohio State player.

Patriots change draft approach, finally address pass rush needs

In his 12 years as head coach of the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick has traded up in the first round of the draft only twice. On Thursday night, he matched that number. Belichick and the Patriots traded up from No. 27 to No. 21 to acquire Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones. They then traded up again — this time from No. 31 to No. 25 — to acquire Alabama linebacker Dont’a...

Dont'a Hightower's Elite Skillset Gives Patriots Instant Upgrade, Plenty of Flexibility With Linebackers

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots head coach Bill Belichick went into some familiar territory with his second first-round pick Thursday night, selecting Alabama inside linebacker Dont'a Hightower with the 25th pick. Hightower starred on the national championship defense for Nick Saban, who is a close friend of Belichick's. The Patriots traded up for the second time in a matter of...

The Hoodie Strikes Back: New England Trades Up Twice in Round 1

Just when everyone expected the Patriots to move down in the first round, think again.  Bill Belichick took advantage of some sliding prospects and moved up twice to secure two building blocks for one of the league's worst defenses.  The Patriots traded the 27th pick and their 2012 third-rounder to the Bengals for pick 21 and selected Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones...

New England Patriots select Tavon Wilson, Grade F

This is the biggest reach of the draft and the worst 2nd round pick since the Raiders reach for Mike Mitchell in 2009. The New England Patriots do a great job managing the draft with trades, but every so often Bill Belichick gets too cute and tries to out-smart everyone else, but only ends up out-smarting himself. Wilson is a special teams player who lacks the basic skills to start...

Patriots targeted versatile Jones, Hightower

Bill Belichick has frustrated New England fans in recent years by trading down and out of the first round with regularity. But that all changed Thursday night as Belichick made deals with both of his first-round selections -- scheduled to be at 27 and 31 overall -- moved up twice and selected Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones and Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower. "...

Patriots Continue Defensive Overhaul

In his continuing search to strengthen his porous defense and solidify his special teams Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots once again stayed with defense selecting Nebraska LB Alfonzo Dennard with their first selection in the 7th round (#224). Dennard had a better 2010 than 2011, earning the Big Ten Defensive back of the Year award.  He was projected as a late first rounder...
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