He’s been effective blitzing up the A-gaps but with David Harris in the fold in 2017, this will allow Hightower to play more on the edge.
The good news is that rookie edge player Deatrich Wise should be back to practice soon after the team returns from Houston.
But Ninkovich’s retirement leaves a void in experience, so who steps up in 2017 to fill the gap and provides the team with the pressure they’ll need?
The team had a pair of shorts and shells practices the first two days of training camp to get things started but the intensity was dialed down a bit.
Flowers, like many others in the Pats defense, is versatile and can rush from the edge or push inside as an interior pass rusher.
Confidence is high as always in New England. And for a team that has won 10 or more games for 14 straight seasons, why should there be any other feeling?
In this episode Miguel shares his thoughts on the Patriots draft.
If there was one element the Patriots front seven lacked on the edge last season was speed. Rivers will bring that to the pass rush with athleticism
“The four players that we acquired already are also part of the draft process, Belichick added.” “Hopefully we’ve been able to improve our team
Matthis is a Patriots kind of player. He’s versatile, can play standing up as an outside linebacker or with his hand in the dirt, and has good instincts
Guy’s most natural position is at the five-technique defensive end although he has the versatility to be a three-technique defensive tackle
Harris produced good numbers 61 tackles, including 12 for loss, 9 sacks, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and a recovered fumble.
Named first-team All-Conference-USA in 2015 – 2016. He had excellent production in his final campaign with 51 tackles, 15 for loss, 9.5 sacks.
Ascending Edge Rusher May Be a Hidden Gem As the 2017 NFL Draft draws closer we’ll profile some of the players that may be on the Patriots radar or that we feel […]
In this episode, we discussed again the moves made by the Patriots this off-season. During the show, we discussed the trades for Brandin Cooks and Kony Ealy by the Patriots. We also talked about the signings of Dont’a Hightower, and Rex Birkhead by the team.
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