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  1. Jerod Mayo moves up in '08 re-draft

    Mike Reiss

    The New England Patriots got it right with linebacker Jerod Mayo in the 2008 draft. That's the big takeaway from looking at ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr.'s 2008 "re-draft" (Insider content ), which is neat to look back on and ask the question, "If te...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  2. Rapid reaction: Nate Ebner

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots' selection of Ohio State defensive back Nate Ebner in the sixth round (197th overall) has similarities to when the team drafted Matthew Slater in the fifth round of the 2008 draft. Like Slater, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Ebner makes his ...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  3. Reinforcing good hit with Mayo

    Mike Reiss

    Today's reported trade that sends Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers to the Giants for a 2012 fifth-round draft choice reinforces the Patriots' hit with Jerod Mayo in the 2008 draft. Rivers was the ninth pick in that same '08 draft. Mayo was selected...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  4. Patriots-Chargers trade revisited

    Mike Reiss

    FROM FOXBOROUGH TO SAN DIEGO - The Patriots visit the Chargers on Sunday and on this travel day - scheduled arrival in San Diego is around 6 p.m. EDT -- it seemed topical to revisit a recent trade between the teams. In the 2008 draft, the Patriots...

    Blog | October 23, 2010
  5. Patriots & the 2008 draft

    Mike Reiss

    Mike Sando, who covers the NFC West for ESPN.com, produces a chart on his blog that has a strong Patriots connection. Sando writes on how the Seahawks' and 49ers' draft classes from 2008 have taken a hit in recent weeks. The Seahawks traded their ...

    Blog | August 24, 2010
  6. RB Felix Jones to visit Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    Free agent running back Felix Jones, the 2008 first-round draft choice who has spent the first five years of his career with the Cowboys, is scheduled to work out for the Patriots on Thursday, a source confirms. The 26-year-old Jones, who reported...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  7. Total picks by year in Belichick era

    Mike Reiss

    Building off this morning's blog entry on the Patriots owning just five selections in the 2013 NFL Draft, here is a breakdown of total picks made per season in the Bill Belichick era (2000-present): 2012: 7 2011: 9 2010: 12 2009: 12 2008: 7 2...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  8. Slater official; DT Harrison back

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots and special teams captain Matthew Slater finalized a contract today, and the team also signed defensive lineman Marcus Harrison. Slater, a 2011 Pro Bowler, was one of the team's top free agents. The 2008 fifth-round draft choice serve...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  9. Football journey: Ryan Wendell

    Mike Reiss

    AP Photo/Charles Rex ArbogastRyan Wendell has seen his role increase with the Patriots. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When Fresno State offensive lineman Ryan Wendell wasn't selected in the 2008 NFL Draft, he could have signed with a few different NFL te...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  10. Three years later, assessing '08 class

    Mike Reiss

    NFL coaches and personnel men often say it takes three years to fairly evaluate a draft, so Nate Davis of USA Today looks back on 2008 and gives his marks. One aspect stands out: The Patriots, Colts and Steelers, who are generally praised for thei...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  11. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. Analysts often say it takes three years to effectively judge a draft. So that puts 2008 under the spotlight and when it comes to the Patriots, it wasn't their best work. Four of seven pic...

    Blog | April 10, 2011
  12. Pats, Jets & volume of picks

    Mike Reiss

    Rich Cimini, who covers the Jets for ESPNNewYork.com, details the Jets' six selections in the 2011 NFL Draft. "For them, that's a lot," Cimini writes. "The last time the Jets selected six players in one draft was 2008." This highlights a major ...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  13. NFL combine is showing off pass-rushers, to New England Patriots'...

    Mike Reiss

    The NFL combine is showing off pass-rushers, to the Patriots benefit.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2011
  14. Wilhite's salary jumps to $1.2m

    Mike Reiss

    Fourth-year cornerback Jonathan Wilhite's base salary increases from $550,000 to $1.2 million for the 2011 season, a result of him reaching incentives in the first three years of the deal. A fourth-round draft choice in 2008, Wilhite played 16 gam...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  15. More injury woes for ex-Pat Wheatley

    Mike Reiss

    Cornerback Terrence Wheatley, a 2008 Patriots second-round draft choice now with the Jaguars, was placed on season-ending injured reserve today (hamstring). It is the latest health-related setback for Wheatley, whose New England career was derailed b...

    Blog | December 17, 2010
  16. BC's Cherilus settles in with Lions

    Mike Reiss

    Thursday's game betwen the Patriots and Lions offers New England college football fans the chance to get a progress report on former Boston College offensive lineman Gosder Cherilus. A first-round draft choice of the Lions in 2008, Cherilus starts...

    Blog | November 24, 2010