Boston College: A few more Eagles soar into the NFL during draft weekend

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May 2, 2021

Another year, another convocation of Eagles heading to the NFL. And before we go any further, yes I googled whether it was a “flock” or not. Having players elected to the National Football League is obviously nothing new for anyone associated with the program, but the feeling felt from teammates, coaches, administrators and the alumni when one of their own moves on to the next level never gets old. Hunter…

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Patriots: Was this a bounce back weekend for Bill Belichick?

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May 2, 2021

I should have known. On Thursday morning, I wrote that Bill Belichick was drafting for his job this weekend. In fact, I said Belichick needed to show Pats fans he wasn’t just going to be content riding out his days here in New England like he just wanted to play shuffle board with Frank Costanza at Del Boca Vista. I truly believed if there wasn’t a legitimate direction for people…

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Patriots Draft: Thoughts on ILB Cam McGrone, S Joshuah Bledsoe, OT William Sherman and WR Tre Nixon

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May 1, 2021

The Patriots added five more players in Saturday’s draft. Here are my thoughts on the players the Patriots in the fifth, sixth and seventh round. Cameron McGrone, ILB, 6-0 235 Michigan: McGrone is only 20 years old so he’s young. He won’t turn 21 until June 22nd. McGrone suffered a knee injury in November so there is a good chance he could miss the upcoming season. McGrone has played SAM…

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Patriots Draft: Player Profile: Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, Oklahoma

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May 1, 2021

Rhamondre Stevenson is one of the few running backs in this draft who has size, is an elite level pass blocker and can contribute in the passing game. Stevenson wasn’t the guy all the time for the Sooners but when he finally got his opportunity to be the lead back, he capitalized on it. Stevenson rushed for 1,100 yards and 13 touchdowns in his career in a rotational role. He…

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Patriots Draft: Ronnie Perkins adds juice to the Patriots pass rush

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May 1, 2021

The Patriots pass rush has been non-existent the past six years. New England hasn’t had a double digit sack artist since Chandler Jones did it in 2015 when he finished with 12.5 sacks. Chase Winovich led the team in sacks last season with 5.5. Bill Belichick has tried changing that this off-season by signing hybrid pass rusher Matthew Judon in free agency and drafting Oklahoma EDGE defender Ronnie Perkins last…

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Patriots Draft: DT Christian Barmore was a steal in the second round

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May 1, 2021

Bill Belichick said in his post draft press conference tonight that it was pretty unusual for the best defensive tackle in the draft to still be on the board in the second round. He is right. It is. That is why Belichick made the decision on Friday to trade up and draft Christian Barmore. The Patriots traded the 46th pick in the second round and picks 122 and 139 in…

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Patriots Draft: Best available for rounds two and three.

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April 30, 2021

Rounds two and three of the NFL Draft are tonight. As it stands, the Patriots currently have pick 46 in the second round and pick 96 in the third round. It would not surprise me to see Belichick trade down in the second round and add a second third round pick or trade two of his three fourth rounders to get into the bottom of the third round. It is…

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Patriots: Let’s not compare Mac Jones to Tom Brady. It is silly

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April 30, 2021

People in the media need to stop comparing Mac Jones to Tom Brady because let’s face it. He’s not Tom Brady and he never will be. Jones himself would tell you that. If you want to compare their college careers and the road they took to the NFL, by all means. Do it. However comparing Jones to Brady is lazy and it is a byproduct of some people’s obsession with…

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Patriots Draft: Patriots draft Mac Jones with the 15th pick in the first round

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April 29, 2021

The Patriots went into the 2021 draft needing to address the quarterback position. Speculation was rampant for the past four months that Bill Belichick would finally draft the future quarterback of the franchise in the first round. Well, he did. Belichick stood pat and let the draft come to him. His patience paid off as Alabama quarterback Mac Jones fell to the Patriots at the 15th pick. The Patriots finally…

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Patriots Draft: Top 5 targets by position for the Patriots

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April 29, 2021

The Patriots have ten picks in this year’s draft but depending on what they do tonight, that number may diminish. Bill Belichick spent $100 million in free agency so the Patriots were able to address many of their needs in free agency. Despite that, the Patriots still have to address the quarterback position, the offensive line, defensive line and secondary. Teams draft players based on physical attributes and their offensive…

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