Local talent works out for scouts at Bryant Pro Day

March 23, 2023

Scouts from the Seahawks, Giants, 49ers, Chargers, Patriots and Winnipeg Blue Bomber were on hand to watch several prospects work out at the Bryant Pro Day. The following players worked out for the scouts: Bryant Ryan Saddler, LB David Zorrilla, WR Rhode Island Marques DeShields, RB Oneil Robinson, S Caleb Warren, TE/FB Jordan Jones, CB Davey Schaum-Bartocci, P Ed Lee, WR Henry Yianakopolos, S/LB New Haven David Onyemem, LB Thoughts…


Tony Catalina’s Patriots Mock Draft 2.0

March 15, 2023

As the NFL’s league tampering period is off and running a lot of roster decisions are being made that will help make the picture more clear come draft time. The Patriots have been willing participants with the sendoff of tight end Jonnu Smith and the re-signing of cornerback Jonathan Jones. Look for more moves to be made in the coming weeks but as it currently stands, let’s take a look…


Patriots Biggest Needs Series: Cornerback

March 9, 2023

The Patriots have several significant needs this offseason and the New England Football Journal is breaking down each one. This installment is about cornerback, a position that has traditionally been strong for New England but that currently has a missing piece. The Patriots have a strong defensive back group overall. Kyle Dugger is an emerging star at safety and Jack Jones and Marcus Jones made an impact as rookies. If…


10 offensive tackles the Patriots could target in free agency and the draft

March 8, 2023

The Patriots have a glaring need at offensive tackle. I still maintain cornerback is a bigger need but they need to address both the left and right tackle spots. The Patriots currently have Trent Brown, Conor McDermott and Andrew Stueber under contract on the active roster. The only other offensive lineman who could play tackle is Michael Onwenu. With Isaiah Wynn and Yodny Cajuste free agents, the Patriots are fully…


Cornerback a top priority for the Patriots as they meet with some of the top players at the position

March 3, 2023

Going into this off-season, cornerback was identified as one of the top positional needs the Patriots have. With Jonathan Jones a free agent and little depth behind him outside of Marcus and Jack Jones, the Patriots need to address the position. New England will look at all options starting with the draft. The Patriots have met with some of the top draft prospects in Indianapolis this week including: Oregon’s Christian…


Tony Catalina’s Patriots Mock Draft 1.0

March 1, 2023

When you look up and down the New England Patriots roster you do see talent, but you also cannot ignore the fact that you can see areas of concern. Much like many teams across the league the Patriots would benefit mightily from hitting a home run in this year’s draft and Bill Belichick and company have their work cut out for them to do so. As we inch closer to…


20 Patriots type prospects to watch at the Senior Bowl

February 4, 2023

The 74th edition of the Senior Bowl kicks off this afternoon at 2:30 pm from Mobile, Alabama. The Patriots will have a strong presence at the game including defensive line coach DeMarcus Covington who will be calling the American defense. Here are 20 prospects to watch that could be good fits for the Patriots. American DeMarcco Hellams, S, 6-1 208, Alabama: Hellams is a free safety who can also match…


The Patriots should draft a quarterback in this year’s draft. Here’s why

February 3, 2023

AP Photo/Michael Conroy Purdue’s Aidan O’Connell could be a really good system fit for the Patriots if they decide to draft a quarterback this April. I have long been a firm believer in the philosophy of Mike Shanahan and Mike Holmgren when it comes to quarterbacks and developing the position. Draft as many of them as you can. Both Shanahan and Holmgren believed that by drafting or signing quarterbacks every…


20 Patriots Type Prospects to Watch for at the East-West Shrine Game

February 2, 2023

The majority of the Patriots staff including Bill Belichick and Bill O’Brien coached the West Roster this week at the East-West Shrine Game. While their primary focus was the West team, they are also going to get a look at the East squad. Here ten prospects from this game that fit what the Patriots like to do offensively and defensively. Zay Flowers, WR, 5-9 182, Boston College: The best receiver…


Offensive line will be a focal point at both the Shrine Bowl and Senior Bowl for the Patriots. Here are 10 lineman to keep an eye as possible fits

January 31, 2023

The Patriots offensive line problems were well documented this past season, especially at tackle where Trent Brown struggled and right tackle was a revolving door. The Patriots have to figure out what they are going to do with Brown and free agent to be Isaiah Wynn. Do they bring both back? That remains to be seen. For now, they know they need to upgrade the offensive line once again. That…