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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Patriots Draft: Quarterback Scouting Reports

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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….

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Patriots Draft: Outside linebacker scouting reporting reports

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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…

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

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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…

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Patriots Draft: Tight Ends Scouting Reports

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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…

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

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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. pic.twitter.com/pWB3oqo5JU — Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 31, 2020 The document is a breakdown of…

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