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Patriots get an absolute steal in Pro Football Focus' seven-round mock draft

Patriots get an absolute steal in Pro Football Focus' seven-round mock draft

New England adds one of the draft's best defenders in this scenario. When New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick met standout defensive edge Bradley Chubb at the N.C. State pro day, he told him that there was “no chance” that the Patriots would be able to draft him. One month later, the outlook looks different: With New England gaining an additional first-round pick after trading away wide receiver Brandin Cooks, the team might very well be in a position to move up the board to target a player like Chubb. At least in Pro Football Focus' recent seven-round mock draft this is...
www.bostonherald.com Apr 22, 2018
Bill Belichick has choice opportunity

Bill Belichick has choice opportunity

Coming off a Super Bowl win, last year’s Patriots chose to plug some of their most significant holes with young established players, not draft picks. That meant as the 2017 draft played out, they were more bystanders than players.It was a different strategy, partly based on some of the team’s more recent high picks not living up to their billing.In some ways, it seemed like a logical course of action, especially with a 40-year-old quarterback. And, as it turned out, swapping out draft picks for players with a little more experience (Brandin Cooks, Dwayne Allen, Mike Gillislee) did help...
Turf Show Times Apr 19, 2018
ESPN offers first three picks for LA Rams’ draft

ESPN offers first three picks for LA Rams’ draft

ESPN thinks the Rams need to bolster their corps of linebackers. They’re not wrong. The 2018 NFL Draft kicks off in one week’s time...for most NFL teams. But not the Los Angeles Rams. After trading the 23rd overall pick to the New England Patriots to acquire WR Brandin Cooks and coughing up a second to land now Chiefs’ WR Sammy Watkins, the Rams won’t find themselves making a selection until later on Day 2. The Rams have done well in what’s been a very exciting offseason, filling in holes along their roster with bonafide talent. But there are still a few relatively glaring needs...
Pats Pulpit Apr 18, 2018
Patriots host potential first-round receiver Calvin Ridley on a pre-draft visit

Patriots host potential first-round receiver Calvin Ridley on a pre-draft visit

Ridley is not the only early-round receiver in which New England has expressed interest. While the New England Patriots have some holes on their roster heading into the draft, one position appears to be well set at the moment: wide receiver. Despite letting Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola go this offseason, the Patriots still have 10 wideouts under contract. This, in turn, will make for a spirited competition once OTAs, minicamp and training camp start – especially if another receiver is brought in through the draft. Overall, the wide receiver position is a relatively thin one when...
Revenge of the Birds Apr 16, 2018
Revenge of the Birds user 2018 NFL Mock Draft: New England Patriots are on the clock

Revenge of the Birds user 2018 NFL Mock Draft: New England Patriots are on the clock

Who do the Pats take with their first first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft? Through 22 picks in the Revenge of the Birds 2018 NFL Mock Draft, the fans, you, have done a nice job. That brings us to the evil empire, the New England Patriots, who received this pick from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for Brandin Cooks. That is what the Patriots do, they get compensation for players they know they are not going to be able to use or pay. Now, with the Patriots on the clock, we will see how the Patriots use their extra ammo, but first, the picks: Cleveland Browns - Sam Darnold, QB, USC New...
www.bostonherald.com Apr 15, 2018
Patriots could swipe QB

Patriots could swipe QB

Think their AFC East rivals are slightly panicked seeing the Patriots armed with assets and likely in the hunt for a quarterback in the upcoming draft?If they aren’t nervous, they should be.Given what’s at stake, the decision-makers of the Jets, Bills and Dolphins were probably cursing privately after seeing Bill Belichick pull off the recent Brandin Cooks deal with the Rams. The No. 23 overall pick gained for Cooks gave the Patriots two first rounders (along with No. 31) in this year’s draft and the ammunition — along with their pair of second rounders — to move up the board for...
Pride Of Detroit Apr 13, 2018
With the 23rd pick in our POD Community Mock, the Rams* select...

With the 23rd pick in our POD Community Mock, the Rams* select...

The Rams would have a hell of a defensive line if this happens. Okay, here’s where things get a little wacky. When we started this mock draft, the Los Angeles Rams had the 23rd overall pick. I had already assigned commenter MetalHead to be the general manager for the Rams in our Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft. But then the Rams went ahead and traded away the 23rd pick to the Patriots as part of the deal that landed them Brandin Cooks. Because the Rams don’t have a second round pick, I didn’t think it was fair to MetalHead to hand the pick over to the Patriots, leaving him with...
www.bostonherald.com Apr 13, 2018
Wide receiver Jordan Matthews avoids running easy route by joining Patriots

Wide receiver Jordan Matthews avoids running easy route by joining Patriots

FOXBORO — There is a general philosophy that Jordan Matthews adheres to, and it’s a big reason why the wide receiver chose to sign with the Patriots this offseason.In a nutshell, Matthews doesn’t like to take the easy way out. When he visited the Pats and saw the deep group of receivers they’d assembled in the wake of the departures of Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola, Matthews believed he was meant to take on a new challenge.“I feel like in my life, in my foundation of what I believe in my faith, I believe I’m called on not to be comfortable,” said Matthews, who enters 2018...
Pats Pulpit Apr 12, 2018
Patriots currently own the sixth-most valuable draft capital

Patriots currently own the sixth-most valuable draft capital

According to the draft value chart, only five teams have a higher capital than New England. When the New England Patriots traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round pick to the Los Angeles Rams last week, the team received selections in the first and sixth-round of the 2018 NFL draft in return. With the added picks, the Patriots have positioned themselves well to move around the draft board and target the areas which they feel are the best to add major talent to the current roster. New England is able to do that because of the combined value its current draft picks possess....
Pats Pulpit Apr 12, 2018
Patriots want to make Cordarrelle Patterson the “player he should be”

Patriots want to make Cordarrelle Patterson the “player he should be”

The former first-rounder was on NFL Network to talk about joining New England. The New England Patriots were active on the trade market this offseason: While the team sent away wide receiver Brandin Cooks for a pair of draft picks, it also made transactions to acquire defensive tackle Danny Shelton, cornerback Jason McCourty and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. The latter of the trio joined NFL Network's Good Morning Football yesterday to talk about, among other topics, his new team. “It was awesome,” Patterson said about receiving the call that he would get traded from the Oakland...
Pats Pulpit Apr 9, 2018
Patriots pick Tom Brady's potential heir in latest SB Nation mock draft

Patriots pick Tom Brady's potential heir in latest SB Nation mock draft

New England is taking a quarterback with one of its two first-round selections – at least in this mock. Since the last SB Nation mock draft was published one week ago, the New England Patriots added considerable capital to their draft portfolio: Trading away wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Los Angeles Rams brought the team a second pick in the first round of the draft. Equipped with selections at #23 and #31, the Patriots are in a position to manipulate the draft board to their liking. In the latest mock draft by SB Nation's Dan Kadar, however, New England does not opt to do any of...
Pats Pulpit Apr 9, 2018
New England Patriots links 4/09/18 - Updating areas of need for the Patriots: Fans feeling edgy

New England Patriots links 4/09/18 - Updating areas of need for the Patriots: Fans feeling edgy

Daily news and links for Monday TEAM TALK Andy Hart and Paul Perillo debate who they think will replace Brandin Cooks’ production? Contest - Guess the home opener opponent & be entered to win tickets to the game! Contest - Pick the Patriots’ first pick in the draft & be entered to win a Stephon Gilmore signed jersey! From the NFL - NC State DE Bradley Chubb joins ‘Path to the Draft’ to talk about the pre-draft process, his pro day moment with Bill Belichick and more. (3.15 min. video) LOCAL LINKS Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Bret Bielema’s presence...
Chowder and Champions Apr 9, 2018

Patriots gridiron news: Jordan Matthews ‘excited’ to join new team

After taking a few days to let it all sink in, Jordan Matthews says the opportunity to play for the New England Patriots is the “ultimate honor.” Just days after trading Brandin Cooks to the Los Angeles Rams, the New England Patriots inked former Buffalo Bills slot receiver Jordan Matthews to a one-year deal. Matthews […] Patriots gridiron news: Jordan Matthews ‘excited’ to join new team - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!
Ramblin' Fan Apr 7, 2018

Los Angeles Rams should have traded for Odell Beckham Jr. instead of Brandin Cooks

Despite trading for Brandin Cooks, should the Los Angeles Rams gone for Odell Beckham Jr. instead? As you may know by now, the Los Angeles Rams have struck a deal with the New England Patriots and traded for wide receiver Brandin Cooks. As part of the deal, the Rams also received a fourth-round pick, but […] Los Angeles Rams should have traded for Odell Beckham Jr. instead of Brandin Cooks - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - A Los Angeles Rams Site (formerly St. Louis Rams Fan) - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Pats Pulpit Apr 7, 2018
Brandin Cooks on getting traded to Rams: “You gotta understand it's a business”

Brandin Cooks on getting traded to Rams: “You gotta understand it's a business”

Los Angeles introduced Cooks yesterday. When the New England Patriots traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Los Angeles Rams earlier this week, the move – while certainly a logical one to make considering the circumstances – came as a surprise to many. After all, Cooks was New England’s most prolific wide receiver just a year ago and was seemingly just scratching the surface of his potential within the Tom Brady-led offense. With the outlook of keeping him around long-term a bleak one, however, the team decided to maximize Cooks' value by trading him and a fourth-round draft pick...

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