Penix dinner and visit strictly a due diligence thing

April 16, 2024

Image courtesy of the University of Washington Calm down Patriots fans. Just because the Patriots had dinner with Michael Penix last night and are working him out today, does not mean they are trading down and considering the former Washington signal caller later. Could they? Sure but they are just doing their due diligence with Penix like they have with all of the other quarterbacks. Penix was one of the……

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Top 50 Patriots Prospects: #37: Lorenzo Thompson, OT, Rhode Island

April 16, 2024

Image courtesy of Rhode Island Athletics Thompson started 37 straight games for the Rams. He was a captain for Head Coach Jim Fleming. He earned First Team All-CAA honors and was a third team All-American. Thompson played in the Hula Bowl and participated in the Patriots local pro day.  Here is my scouting report on Lorenzo Thompson  Lorenzo Thompson, OT, 6-6 305, Rhode Island  Initial Quicks: Thompson gets off the……

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Top 50 Patriots Prospects: #38: Chau Smith-Wade, CB, Washington State

April 15, 2024

Smith-Wade originally committed to Wyoming before changing his mind and signing with Washington State prior to signing day in 2020.  Thickly built slot corner who is smooth and fluid athletically. Finished last season with 36 tackles and 6 passes defended. He has 3 interceptions in his career. All three were in 2022.  Smith-Wade has played mostly on the outside in college but profiles as more of a nickel, dime corner……

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Top 50 Patriots Prospects: #39: Jalen Coker, WR, Holy Cross

April 14, 2024

Courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics A four year starter at Holy Cross. Led the Crusaders in receiving each of his four years in the program. Played predominately on the outside as an X receiver.  Finished 2023 with 59 catches for 1,040 yards and 15 touchdowns. He averaged 17.6 yards per catch.  Here is the scouting report on Jalen Coker.  Jalen Coker, WR, 6-1 208, Holy Cross Hands: Shows good concentration……

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Top 50 Patriots Prospects: #40: Giovanni Manu, OT, University of British Columbia

April 14, 2024

Manu is one of two offensive tackle prospects from the University of British Columbia. The other is Theo Benedict who is also getting the attention of front office executives and scouts.  Manu is massive. He has primarily played tackle in his college career but could kick inside and play guard as well. He profiles more as a right tackle.  Here is my scouting report on Giovanni Manu Giovanni Manu, OT,……

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Patriots Top 50 Prospects: #41: Norell Pollard, DT, Virginia Tech

April 14, 2024

Pollard was a stalwart along the Virginia Tech. defensive line. He played in every game over his five year career (61). He stared 48 games and was a two year starter. In 13 games last season, Pollard had 24 total tackles, 7.5 TFLs, 4 sacks. Good production for an undersized shade/2i tackle. Here is the scouting report on Norell Pollard Norell Pollard, DT, 6-0 283, Virginia Tech Vs. Run: Pollard……

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Patriots Mock Draft: 4.0

April 14, 2024

It is our fourth of six mock drafts and in this installment, I use the PFN Mock Draft Simulator to do another Patriots Mock Draft. I made two trades down, one with the Titans and another with the Browns. We picked up three extra pick and used them to add two players and to facilitate the second trade.  Here is our fourth mock draft. Round One: Pick 7: Drake Maye,……

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7 observations from the Boston College spring game

April 14, 2024

The annual Jay McGillis Memorial Maroon and Gold Game was played at today the Heights. It was the final practice of the first spring for new head coach Bill O’Brien. O’Brien was mum during the week about whether or not they would keep score. As it tuns out, there was scoring and the offense won 96-62. It was a productive work day with plenty of takeaways. 1. Castellanos starts slow,……

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