New England Patriots

There's a level of football intelligence needed to succeed in New England, and Bill Belichick is always on the lookout for players who he thinks can get with the program.
The Patriots didn't draft a cornerback until the seventh round, but Tom E. Curran says the hole is in the eye of the beholder.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick delivers a prudent message to incoming draft picks.


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    Devin Gardner - WR
    Patriots signed Michigan QB/WR Devin Gardner. He'll try to make the Pats as a wideout. Gardner (6'4/218) backed up Denard Robinson and dabbled at receiver early in his college career, before taking over at quarterback...
    May 2 7:57PM Read More
    Xzavier Dickson - LB
    Patriots selected Alabama OLB Xzavier Dickson with the No. 253 overall pick in the 2015 NFL... Dickson (6'4/260) was shuttled in and out of the starting lineup as a sophomore and junior before solidifying a first-team role as a senior, and leading Alabama in tackles...
    May 2 6:29PM Read More
    Darryl Roberts - DB
    Patriots selected Marshall CB Darryl Roberts with the No. 247 overall pick in the 2015 NFL... Roberts is the second best athlete among defensive backs in this class. He ran a 4.36 forty with outstanding jumps and even posted 28 bench press reps. He could be viewed as...
    May 2 6:19PM Read More
    AJ Derby - TE
    Patriots selected Arkansas TE AJ Derby with the No. 202 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Derby (6'4/255) was a two-year Razorback after transferring from community college, spending the first as a backup quarterback and the second at tight end. He caught 22...
    May 2 4:32PM Read More
    Matthew Wells - DB
    Patriots selected Mississippi State S/LB Matthew Wells with the No. 178 overall pick in the... Wells (6'2/222) made 33 starts for the Bulldogs, piling up 22 career TFLs, six sacks, and three forced fumbles. A sideline-to-sideline speedster, Wells confirmed his range...
    May 2 3:36PM Read More
    Joe Cardona - C
    Patriots selected Navy LS Joe Cardona with the No. 166 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Cardona (6'2/242) was the clear-cut best long snapper in the draft and is the first player at the position selected in six years. There were pre-draft whispers that he...
    May 2 3:06PM Read More
    Shaq Mason - G
    Patriots selected Georgia Tech G/C Shaq Mason with the No. 131 overall pick in the 2015 NFL... Mason (6'2/304) made 40 starts for the Yellow Jackets, seeing action at both guard positions and earning third-team All-American honors as a senior. A shocking Combine snub,...
    May 2 1:32PM Read More
    Tre' Jackson - G
    Patriots selected Florida State G Tre' Jackson with the No. 111 overall pick in the 2015 NFL... Jackson (6'4/330) made 42 starts for the Seminoles, earning unanimous first-team All-American honors as a senior. He showed a concerning lack of athleticism at the Combine,...
    May 2 12:39PM Read More
    Trey Flowers - DL
    Patriots selected Arkansas DE Trey Flowers with the No. 101 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Flowers (6'2/266) was a 39-game starter for the Razorbacks, compiling 47.5 career tackles for loss, 18 sacks, and four forced fumbles as a two-time All-SEC second-team...
    May 2 12:12PM Read More
    Geneo Grissom - DL
    Patriots selected Oklahoma DE Geneo Grissom with the No. 97 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Grissom (6'3/262) saw action at defensive end and tight end early in his career before converting to outside linebacker as a senior. He recorded 17 tackles for loss, eight...
    May 1 11:15PM Read More
    Jordan Richards - DB
    Patriots selected Stanford S Jordan Richards with the No. 64 overall pick in the 2015 NFL... Richards (5'11/211) was a three-year starter for the Cardinal, tallying nine career INTs and earning first-team All-Pac 12 as a senior. Exposed as a mediocre athlete at the...
    May 1 9:28PM Read More
    Malcom Brown - DL
    Patriots selected Texas DT Malcom Brown with the No. 32 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Brown (6'2/319) was a consensus first-team All American in 2014, finishing his Longhorns career with 29 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. He flashed...
    Apr 30 11:30PM Read More
    Chandler Jones - DL
    Patriots exercised their fifth-year 2016 option on RE/OLB Chandler Jones. The option is essentially a formality at $7.799 million. Jones is the Patriots' top pass rusher when healthy (23.5 sacks over three NFL seasons) and a key to the entire...
    Apr 30 6:33PM Read More
    Dont'a Hightower - LB
    The Patriots have exercised LB Dont'a Hightower's fifth-year option for 2016. After an inconsistent first two NFL seasons, Hightower broke out as a third-year pro for six sacks and 89 tackles in just 12 games. Hightower is currently coming off...
    Apr 29 8:43PM Read More
    Trey Flowers - DL is "hearing a lot of buzz about" Arkansas DL Trey Flowers, and believes he... Flowers played all along the line in the SEC, but relies more on power than speed as a pass rusher. That doesn't always translate to the NFL. Flowers does a good job of...
    Apr 27 2:16PM Read More