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  1. DropKickFlutie

    NBC Article on Patriots Draft Strategy

    I found this to be an excellent article. This enclosed link is one of the best articles I've read in awhile about the draft, after brdmaverick's draft value groupings CLASSIC post from probably 15 years ago at this point (it's spot-on). I have a minor gripe that I think Lombardi gives a little...
  2. jmt57

    April 16 in Pats History: Thank You, Dick Rehbein (aka Pats draft TB12)

    Today in Patriots History Thank You, Dick Rehbein April 16, 2000: "In the sixth round with the 199th pick of the 2000 NFL draft, the New England Patriots select Tom Brady, quarterback from the University of Michigan." This coach convinced Bill Belichick to draft Tom Brady Betsy and her...
  3. jmt57

    April 9th in Pats History: Doug Beaudoin

    Today in Patriots History April 9 Day Two of the 1976 NFL Draft Roosevelt Hotel in New York City; Rounds 8-17 8.217 -- traded away previous year, for S Steve Freeman 8.235 -- RB Stu Betts, Northern Michigan 9.243 -- S Doug Beaudoin, Minnesota 10.270 -- WR Ricky Feacher, Mississippi Valley...
  4. jmt57

    April 8th in Pats History: Mike Haynes and the 1976 Draft

    Today in Patriots History April 8, 1976 Day One, Rounds 1-7 of the 1976 NFL Draft Originally scheduled to be held in February, the '76 draft was postponed for two months. The two expansion teams (Seattle, Tampa Bay) were concerned that the NFLPA would attempt to prevent the NFL expansion...
  5. Ian

    Looking at the 2016-2018 Drafted QBs After Three Seasons

    Just did a post on this but after doing some research, finding a QB is definitely an inexact science. Since most quarterbacks typically take a couple (or more) seasons to potentially develop into something special, I took some time to look at quarterbacks over the course of three drafts from...
  6. B

    Lobby for draft rule change

    Is it time the NFL changes how it gives out draft picks.. since the Colts tanked its season for Andrew Luck the race for the #1 overall pick has become the storyline most NFL fans do not want to see every year. The trust in teams is an all time low due to what is happening on the field with...
  7. BaconGrundleCandy

    BGC 2021 Pre-Draft/Patriot-Type Prospect(s) thread

    What's up Pats fans? I hope everyone had a great Christmas, is doing well and as healthy as can be during these crazy times! It's been an unbelievable, trying year for most. I wish everyone a great 2021! The pats had a rough year as well. We're no longer in playoff contention and have several...
  8. Triumph

    What round to take a QB

    Rounds where NFL starting QBs were drafted. AFCE 1 Allen 1 Tagliabue 1 Newton 1 Darnold AFCN 1 Ben - HOF 1 Mayfield 1 Jackson 1 Burrows AFCS 1 Tannehill 1 Watson 1 Rivers 6 Minschew AFCW 1 Mahomes - HOF yeah its early, but I do not see another team playing that good of football. 1 Carr 1...
  9. A

    Change draft strategy?

    We need to rebuild through draft next couple years as we lack talent almost everywhere with a lot of aging vets. We will also have much better draft capital than previous years if we keep losing at this rate. Howver, given our draft record over the last few years, I have zero confidence in this...
  10. Joey007

    OT: Wild thought about Trevor Lawrence.

    So he’s actually a junior in college, but we generally assume he will declare for the draft, right? Would it be possible he stays for his senior season if the Jets get the top pick? He might be seeing what’s happening to Darnold. He might decide he wants to avoid that situation like the plague.
  11. ctpatsfan77

    A theory on why the Pats ended with 3 IOLs

    I posted this over on reddit a couple of days ago. From the CBA: In other words, they're expanding the gameday rosters by two players, but in order to take advantage of that, teams must dress a minimum of eight OLs. [If they dress <8 OLs, they can only have 47 active players.] In the past...
  12. DropKickFlutie

    OT Musing: Are the Patriots Undervaluing mid/late 1st Round Picks?

    Rationale: 1. Before 2011, first round picks were massive contracts that could ruin a team's cap on unproven rookie players 2. After the new CBA in 2011, rookies are tied to a rookie wage scale making significantly less. Control of 4 years plus a fifth-year team option for first-rounders. 3...
  13. TheRainMaker

    BB’s best value picks

    We like to s*** on BB’s drafting, but here’s a top 10 list of his best value picks. I don’t agree with some listed. I’ll list who I think should’ve made it later so I don’t spoil anything. Patriots' 10 best value picks during Belichick's run
  14. ctpatsfan77

    Some thoughts on the need/value issue

    I just wanted to put this out there before the draft starts: Belichick has actually been quite consistent about his goal in the draft: "Improve the team." His statement about "I don't get drafting for need" is simply that you shouldn't over-draft a player to fill a need. There's nothing wrong...
  15. maust1013

    Patriots are unquestioned masters of the 'pick-swap' trade

    It's not a new thought but with the draft approaching Duffy has put together a nice piece on one of the Pats greatest strengths, identifying and capitalizing on market inefficiencies. Definitely worth a read: Patriots have dominated in ‘pick swap’ trades – Boston Herald Just looking at the...
  16. 5

    Pick #32

    Seeing a lot of draft talk, of course, and I'm really curious as to how people think the Pats should go in Round 1. Trade? DL? OL? WR? TE? Just trying to get some clarity. Thanks.
  17. rfh

    Bolts better Top to Bottom of Roster

    That's what I keep hearing and it's true. The question I have is WHY? Brady is paid about HALF what other QB's are. He's at 14 million this year w/a 1 mil bonus. Kirk Cousins makes DOUBLE that, Rodgers and Matt Ryan even more. So there is a substantial savings there over other teams Gronk is...
  18. I

    Draft forum?

    I feel stupid because I can't find the draft forum here on Patsfans. Can someone please just post a link so I can bookmark it? Thanks. And happy new year everyone!
  19. Deus Irae

    The first part of the 2019 NFL draft order is out

    1. Cardinals 3-13 2. 49ers 4-12 3. Jets 4-12 4. Raiders 4-12 5. Buccaneers 5-11 6. Giants 5-11 7. Jaguars 5-11 8. Lions 6-10 9. Broncos 6-10 10. Bills 6-10 11. Bengals 6-10 12. Packers 6-9-1 13. Dolphins 7-9 14. Falcons 7-9 15. Washington 7-9 16. Panthers 7-9 17. Browns 7-8-1 18...
  20. ctpatsfan77

    Semi-OT: Was the Patriots' interest in Baker Mayfield real?

    Baker Mayfield's agent: Patriots were going to move up to No. 2 to draft QB if Browns hadn't taken him So, given what we've seen so far, what do you think of the Pats' alleged interest in Mayfield?