Media’s attempt to defend Patriots’ 2022 draft shifts into high gear

Their 2022 NFL draft is in the rearview mirror, but with rookie camp now concluded, the New England Patriots‘ draft defense team is shifting into high gear. And it’s a defense team that would make Perry Mason proud (old-time TV lawyer reference). The Patriots were soundly and roundly criticized not necessarily for who they chose… Continue reading Media’s attempt to defend Patriots’ 2022 draft shifts into high gear

Cameron McGrone might not have been wasted draft pick for Patriots after all

When the New England Patriots selected Michigan linebacker Cameron McGrone with their fifth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, many fans quickly researched scouting reports and highlight videos … only to find he tore his ACL that November and would be out for his entire first season in the league. It was tough to grapple… Continue reading Cameron McGrone might not have been wasted draft pick for Patriots after all

3 rookies Patriots placed too much pressure on with aggressive draft slot

In true New England Patriots fashion, Bill Belichick made some unprecedented, yet seemingly calculated, moves in the 2022 NFL Draft. Rookie minicamp officially ended Sunday, leaving questions behind about how these players performed. One of which is perhaps the most glaring: did the Patriots organization put too much pressure on a few rookies with their… Continue reading 3 rookies Patriots placed too much pressure on with aggressive draft slot

Reported interest in Tyquan Thornton changes perspective on Patriots’ pick

The 2022 NFL Draft is nearly a month old already, and perspective on the New England Patriots‘ performance hasn’t changed much. Those concerns grew louder on Monday when Matt Patricia told reporters that first-rounder Cole Strange, widely viewed as a third- or fourth-round pick during the pre-draft process, “has a long way to go” in… Continue reading Reported interest in Tyquan Thornton changes perspective on Patriots’ pick

Patriots’ 2019 NFL Draft Class absolutely decimated after Jarrett Stidham trade

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots have had a fair amount of regular-season success over the last few years, but they haven’t been as successful when it comes to restocking the cupboards in the draft. Belichick’s scouting eye took another hit after Thursday’s Jarrett Stidham news. Stidham was traded away to the Las Vegas… Continue reading Patriots’ 2019 NFL Draft Class absolutely decimated after Jarrett Stidham trade

3 reasons Patriots linebacker room is full of questions after NFL Draft

  The New England Patriots went into the 2022 NFL draft with needs galore, among them linebacker/edge, wide receiver, cornerback, tackle, guard, and others. Though it was another poor effort overall, they at least attempted to address all of their needs in some fashion, except for one glaring one. That would be a linebacker/edge rusher.… Continue reading 3 reasons Patriots linebacker room is full of questions after NFL Draft

Did Patriots find Gunner Olszewski replacement in 2022 draft?

This offseason has been more about outgoings than incomings for the New England Patriots. Between JC Jackson, Ted Karras, Brandon King, Brandon Bolden, Shaq Mason (traded), Chase Winovich (trade) and Gunner Olszewski, the Patriots have endured far more losses than additions. After all, DeVante Parker, Jabrill Peppers, Mack Wilson and Terrance Mitchell represent the only… Continue reading Did Patriots find Gunner Olszewski replacement in 2022 draft?

Did Patriots find multi-faceted weapon in top college QB after NFL Draft?

Former Houston Cougars and Miami Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King was one of the most athletic players in all of college football in both 2018 and 2020, but a transfer and a shoulder injury prevented him from upping his stock heading into the 2022 NFL Draft. He didn’t get picked, but the New England Patriots scooped… Continue reading Did Patriots find multi-faceted weapon in top college QB after NFL Draft?

Patriots’ full 2022 class of UDFAs includes New England legend’s son

The 2022 NFL Draft is over and New England Patriots fans are understandably conflicted about how to feel about the team’s performance. From reaching on Chattanooga offensive lineman Cole Strange in the first round when ample linebackers and cornerbacks were still on the board, over-drafting speedy Baylor wideout Tyquan Thornton at No. 50 overall and… Continue reading Patriots’ full 2022 class of UDFAs includes New England legend’s son

Grading the New England Patriots’ overall 2022 NFL Draft haul

Lots of excellent in-depth draft analysis has been and will continue to be done by technical experts but this will be an overview of the Patriots’ draft and its ultimate value. This space had advocated strongly for Trevor Penning or Jameson Williams as the team’s top pick. Williams went far too early for them. Penning,… Continue reading Grading the New England Patriots’ overall 2022 NFL Draft haul