Patriots Draft: Scouting Report on Josh Uche, EDGE, Michigan

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April 24, 2020

The Patriots traded back into the bottom of the second round to draft Michigan outside linebacker/defensive end Josh Uche. Uche is an explosive pass rusher who can play on the line or as a stack linebacker. Here is my linebacker scouting report on Uche. Vs. Inside Run: Uche hasn’t played a lot of stack linebacker in his career so he doesn’t have a lot of experience taking on second level…

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Patriots Draft: Scouting Report on Kyle Duggar, SS Lenoir Rhyne

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April 24, 2020

The Patriots surprised the football world when they selected Lenoir Rhyne strong safety Kyle Duggar with the 37th pick of the first round. Once you get past the fact that he played in Division Two program, you will find that he is a good football player who is versatile and can contribute on special teams. Here is my scouting report on Duggar. Man Coverage: Duggar has the athleticism and movement…

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Patriots Draft: Rounds 2 and 3 Preview

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April 24, 2020

Xavier McKinney could be a possibility for the Patriots at Pick 37. The Patriots traded out of the first round last night and now have five picks to work with in rounds two and three. The Patriots got picks 37 and 71 from the Chargers for pick 23. Those will be their first two picks of the evening. The Patriots also have picks 87, 98 and 100 which is a…

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Patriots Draft: Like it or not, trading down made sense for the Patriots

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April 24, 2020

For the sixth in the twenty year tenure of Bill Belichick, the Patriots did not make a first round selection. Instead, they traded the 23rd overall pick in this year’s draft to the Los Angeles Chargers for the 37th pick in the second round and the 71st pick in the third round. Obviously the Patriots felt comfortable making this trade because the players that they had stacked on the top…

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Patriots Draft: Final Patriots Mock Draft

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April 23, 2020

Image courtesy of Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports The NFL Draft is upon us. Without further ado. Here is my final Patriots mock draft. Round 1: Pick #23: Kenneth Murray, OLB, Oklahoma: The Patriots will try to move up if they can. If not, they will stand pat and take the best defensive player available. Murray is a three down linebacker who fills an immediate need with Kyle Van Noy, Jaime…

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Patriots Draft: The 2020 Draft could be the most important draft in Patriots history

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April 23, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06 This may seem like hyperbole but it’s not…this draft could be the most significant draft in Patriots history. The NFL Draft begins tonight and as of now the Patriots have the 23rd pick in the draft. Whether they go quarterback, linebacker, defensive tackle or tight end remains to be seen, but the weekend as a whole is what really matters. For the first time since 1993, the…

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Patriots Draft: Defensive Tackle Scouting Reports

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April 23, 2020

The Patriots need to address the defensive tackle position after losing Danny Shelton in free agency. Bill Belichick likes stout defensive tackles that can not only play in a shade alignment but head up as well. This year’s draft has a good blend of defensive tackles that can play in a variety of schemes. Here is what I look for in defensive tackles Vs. Run Pass Rush Pursuit Tackling Quickness…

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Patriots Draft: Wide Receiver Scouting Reports

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April 22, 2020

On paper, the Patriots don’t have a glaring need at wide receiver. That is why I am not listing the top in this class in my scouting reports because unless one falls at 23 and is too good a value to pass up, they are not going to take one early. Day two and three however are a different story. Here are my scouting reports for the ten receivers I…

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

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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…

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