Patriots bolster O-line, D-line on last day of draft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots bolstered their offensive and defensive lines on the third day of the NFL Draft Saturday, picking linemen with the first three of their eight total picks. The Pats selected pass-rushing defensive end Trey Flowers from Arkansas, mammoth guard Tre Jackson from Florida State, who protected No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston, and guard...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots 2015 NFL Draft Class Includes Seven Defenders, Two Offensive Linemen

FOXBORO, Mass. — The 2015 NFL Draft has concluded, and the New England Patriots came away with 11 players, leaving only four spots open on their 90-man roster. The Patriots drafted seven defenders, two offensive linemen, a tight end and a long-snapper. The Patriots didn’t fill needs at running back or wide receiver. Check out the Patriots’ 2015 NFL Draft class: Round 1, Pick...
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Sixth-Rounder Matthew Wells Is 80-Percent Blind In One Eye

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots sixth-round draft pick Matthew Wells had a more difficult path to the NFL than most prospects. The Mississippi State linebacker is legally blind in one eye, his ESPN scouting report says. Wells is 80-percent blind in one eye, SEC reporter Alex Scarborough wrote in November. The Patriots spent the 178th overall pick on Wells, who ran...
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Draft Speedy Linebacker Matthew Wells 178th Overall In Sixth Round

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots scooped up a speedy, undersized linebacker with their first pick in the sixth round. The Patriots selected Mississippi State’s Matthew Wells with the 178th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Wells ran a 4.43-second 40-yard dash at his pro day at 6-foot-2, 222 pounds. He ran a 7.10-second 3-cone drill, 4.26-second short shuttle, benched...
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 College Gridirion Showcase: Tuesday Practice Notes

As the final event in the all-star game circuit, the Collegiate Gridiron Showcase has more than a few intriguing prospects and a handful of potential draft picks. Here are my notes on standout prospects after sitting down and evaluating the practices on Tuesday. The big winner of the day was Monmouth’s Neal Sterling, but there were plenty of other players that flashed NFL ability...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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