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  1. Shining spotlight on Ryan Mallett's status

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When the New England Patriots selected quarterback Ryan Mallett in the third round of the 2011 draft, they gave him his rookie season to learn behind the scenes on the third spot on the depth chart. Tom Brady was entrenched as th...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  2. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL, Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. The difference of opinion between Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff on Dimitroff's trade up for receiver Julio Jones in the 2011 draft was documen...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  3. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. It's easy to forget because of his limited contributions as a rookie, but the Patriots still have high hopes for running back Shane Vereen (2nd round, 56th overall in 2011 draft). With Be...

    Blog | March 25, 2012
  4. Dowling & 2nd-year comebacks

    Mike Reiss

    The hard-working writers at Pro Football Weekly, who we linked to yesterday with their "Top 100" free agents list, have produced another list of note. This time, it's high 2011 draft choices who missed time with injury that project to give their c...

    Blog | March 03, 2012
  5. Patriots locked in at 27th pick

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots own two first-round draft choices in 2012, their own and the Saints. The pick from the Saints came via a 2011 draft-day trade in which the Patriots acquired a 2011 second-round pick (RB Shane Vereen) and the '12 first-rounder. With th...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  6. Kiper re-grades '11 drafts

    Mike Reiss

    With a full regular season to dissect, ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper re-grades the 2011 draft choices of every NFL team in a piece now posted on ESPN.com (Insider content). Kiper had given the Patriots a C-Plus after the draft. In his re-grade,...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  7. Sixth-round pick Carter on radar

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The lone front-seven player the Patriots selected in the 2011 draft was Markell Carter of Central Arkansas, and it wasn't until the sixth round. Carter has spent this season on the team's practice squad, and his work in practi...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  8. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. I think the two quarterbacks the Patriots had rated the highest in the 2011 draft were on the same field Thursday night - Blaine Gabbert (Jacksonville) and Ryan Mallett (New England). ...

    Blog | August 14, 2011
  9. Learning more about ... Markell Carter

    Mike Reiss

    In the fifth of a series on Patriots 2011 draft choices, ESPNBoston.com speaks with Central Arkansas defensive coordinator Matt Williamson about Patriots sixth-round draft choice Markell Carter: * How would you characterize Markell as a player?: "...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  10. Learning more about ... Lee Smith

    Mike Reiss

    In the fourth of a series on Patriots 2011 draft choices, ESPNBoston.com speaks with Marshall tight ends coach Phil Ratliff about New England fifth-round pick Lee Smith: • How would you characterize Lee as a tight end in terms of style ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  11. Bill Belichick & his pal Andy Reid

    Mike Reiss

    One of the curious aspects of the Patriots' 2011 draft was a sixth-round trade with the Eagles. The Patriots had the 193rd pick and the Eagles owned the 194th pick -- and decided to swap. No other picks were part of the deal. When Bill Belichic...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  12. Learning more about ... Ras-I Dowling

    Mike Reiss

    In the third of a series on Patriots 2011 draft choices, ESPNBoston.com speaks with Virginia cornerbacks coach Chip West about New England second-round pick Ras-I Dowling: • How would you characterize Ras-I as a cornerback?: "I would sa...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  13. Learning more about ... Shane Vereen

    Mike Reiss

    In the second of a series on Patriots 2011 draft choices, ESPNBoston.com speaks with Cal associate head coach/running game coordinator Ron Gould about New England second-round pick Shane Vereen: • How would you characterize Shane as a r...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  14. Pro Football Weekly lauds Pats' draft

    Mike Reiss

    Pro Football Weekly's Nolan Nawrocki, who from this perspective has carved out his niche as one of the top draft analysts, lauds the Patriots' 2011 draft in a piece posted tonight. Nawrocki explains his grading process. It is never fair to eval...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  15. Learning more about ... Nate Solder

    Mike Reiss

    In the first of a series on Patriots 2011 draft choices, ESPNBoston.com speaks with former Colorado offensive line coach Denver Johnson about New England first-round pick Nate Solder: • What was the most common question you heard from N...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  16. Thoughts on Patriots 2011 draft

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A few quick-hit thoughts now that the Patriots have concluded making their picks in the 2011 draft, with more to come after Bill Belichick's wrap-up news conference: 1. Cornerback over pass-rusher the defining part of draft. B...

    Blog | April 30, 2011