Patriots Draft: Belichick’s first round success in the draft is a big reason for the Patriots sustained success

April 20, 2020

Bill Belichick has virtually hit on every first round pick in his 20 year tenure in New England. Dominique Easley aside, Belichick has owned the first round of the NFL Draft. Which is why Patriots fans get so aggravated when he trades out of the first round. The Patriots have the 23rd pick in this year’s draft and have multiple needs. Belichick has never drafted for need per say. That…


Patriots Draft: Quarterback Scouting Reports

April 19, 2020

The Patriots have turned the page on the Tom Brady era after 20 seasons. It is hard to believe that another quarterback will be the face of the organization moving forward but that is the reality of professional sports today. The Patriots have the 23rd pick in the first round so it is highly unlikely that anyone of the top four quarterbacks in the class will be available to them….


Patriots Draft: Outside linebacker scouting reporting reports

April 13, 2020

Outside linebacker is the second most pressing need for the Patriots after Elandon Roberts, Jaime Collins and Kyle Van Boy all left this off season in free agency. Defensive linchpin Dont’a Hightower is back and will man his usual weak side linebacker spot. 2018 draft pick J’Whaun Bentley will slide into the starting MIKE or middle linebacker spot and replace Roberts. The Patriots however still need to replace Collins and…


Patriots Draft: Wide receiver may not be a need for the Patriots after all

April 12, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj The 2020 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, and while everyone and their grandmother has an opinion on which route the Pats should go with their picks, whether it be defensive tackle, linebacker, quarterback or tight end, there’s one thing that Bill shouldn’t do, and that’s take a wide receiver. After the debacle that was the 2019 season, and even during it, people were down on this…


Patriots Draft: Tight Ends Scouting Reports

April 8, 2020

With the NFL Draft less than three weeks away, we begin highlighting the positions the Patriots need to address in the draft. First up, the Patriots most pressing need. Tight end. We will rank our top ten tight ends and break them down by their strengths and weaknesses. Here are the areas we focus on when evaluating receivers and tight ends. Hands Routes Long & Short Target Run After Catch…


Patriots: Bill Belichick position breakdown gives us insight into his thought process when evaluating players

April 1, 2020

Former NFL scout and current NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah tweeted out a document yesterday that he received in Ravens scout school. I think you’ll enjoy this… We were given this handout during a scout school from my time with the Ravens. Coach Belichick has held true to almost all of this over the years. — Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 31, 2020 The document is a breakdown of…


Patriots: Patriots top 6 needs heading into the draft

March 31, 2020

With the NFL Draft less than a month away, we will now shift gears and begin focusing on the players that are available and how the Patriots can improve their roster. The Patriots have been limited in free agency due in large part to their salary cap situation but they could address several needs in the draft, most notably tight end and linebacker. Here are the Patriots top six nerds…


Patriots Draft: 10 prospects to watch at the Senior Bowl

January 25, 2020

The Senior Bowl is the premier pre-draft all star game in football. Some of the top talent in college football will be on display today in Mobile. All 32 teams were present in Mobile. Unlike the past few years, the Patriots had a large contingent in Mobile led by Bill Belichick of course. Belichick hasn’t been in Mobile much in recent years but with the Patriots being eliminated early in…


Patriots Draft: Thoughts on the Patriots 2019 draft

April 30, 2019

Joejuan Williams bolsters an already deep secondary. Draft picks: Arizona State WR N’Keal Harry (No. 32 overall); Vanderbilt CB Joejuan Williams (No. 45); Michigan DE Chase Winovich (No. 77); Alabama RB Damien Harris (No. 87); West Virginia OT Yodny Cajuste (No. 101); Arkansas OG Hjalte Froholdt (No. 118); Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham (No. 133); Maryland DE Byron Cowart(No. 159); Stanford P Jake Bailey (No. 163); Mississippi CB Ken Webster (No. 252)  The Patriots had 12 picks going into the Draft. Bill Belichick didn’t use all of the picks…


Patriots Draft: Scouting Report on QB Jarrett Stidham

April 28, 2019

The Patriots drafted another quarterback and the question will be asked around New England. Is this Tom Brady’s successor? No one knows but what we do know is, Stidham is the fourth quarterback the Patriots have drafted in the last five years. Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett and Danny Etling are the others. Bill Belichick is once again trying to find a quarterback that the organization can develop into a future…