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  1. '13 to '14: Comparing Logan Ryan

    Mike Reiss

    When Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff touched on scouting at the NFL combine, he noted the value of experience. Specifically, Dimitroff spoke about how a veteran scout can effectively compare a prospect to a pool of past players who h...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  2. New England Patriots Mailbag -- More offseason thoughts

    Mike Reiss

    With the combine wrapping up, the Pats' offseason approach remains in focus.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  3. '13 to '14: Comparing Jamie Collins

    Mike Reiss

    When Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff touched on scouting at the NFL combine, he noted the value of experience. Specifically, Dimitroff spoke about how a veteran scout can effectively compare a prospect to a pool of past players who h...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  4. '13 to '14: Comparing Dobson & Boyce

    Mike Reiss

    When Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff touched on scouting at the NFL combine, he noted the value of experience. Specifically, Dimitroff spoke about how a veteran scout can effectively compare a prospect to a pool of past players who h...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  5. Combine sparks more questions with TEs

    Mike Reiss

    With the tight end position ranking among the Patriots' top needs, the status of some of the top prospects in the NFL draft bears watching in the weeks to come. Understanding that the NFL combine is only a small part of the evaluation process, the...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  6. Belichick 'Volunteers' his insight

    Mike Reiss

    With the primary goal of the NFL combine to learn more about the prospects in the draft, let's use Bill Belichick's comments from Thursday to do just that. "It was interesting to see, really, almost the entire Tennessee offensive line there," he s...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  7. McCourty's advice to draft prospects

    Mike Reiss

    In a "behind the face mask" piece on TheMMQB.com, Patriots safety Devin McCourty shared his 10 pieces of advice for draft prospects preparing for the NFL combine. What we learned in the piece is that McCourty had no idea the Patriots were interest...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  8. Jamie Collins wowed at combine

    Mike Reiss

    When the on-field drills begin at the combine this Saturday, it's inevitable that at least one player will rise in prominence due to a standout effort. Recent prospects that fit this mold include current Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe and, yes, Pa...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  9. Gathering more intel on DTs & TEs

    Mike Reiss

    The work of draft analysts such as ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, and NFL Network's Mike Mayock, helps beat reporters get a better feel for all prospects. Mayock held a pre-combine conference call Tuesday and there was a lot to digest. S...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  10. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Focus shifts to NFL Draft

    Mike Reiss

    How should the Pats approach the upcoming draft and free agency?

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  11. Mel Kiper's pre-combine primer

    Mike Reiss

    One of the more challenging parts of the NFL scouting process is the sheer volume of it all. There are several hundred prospects to begin with, and then a late influx of about 100 underclassmen to add to the evaluation. Without draft analysts like...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  12. Harmon-type picks in Belichick era

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots' selection of Rutgers safety Duron Harmon in the third round raised eyebrows in some circles because Harmon was a non-combine invitee projected by some to be a later-round pick or free agent. But it's far from the first time that the ...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  13. Rutgers safety Harmon the pick at 91

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots selected Rutgers safety Duron Harmon with their second third-round pick, 91st overall. Harmon is the first player selected in the NFL draft who didn't attend the NFL combine. It's a pick that comes from off the ra...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  14. DE/OLB Collins is Patriots' pick at 52

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots have selected Southern Mississippi defensive end/outside linebacker Jamie Collins with the 52nd overall pick in the draft. Collins (6-foot-3, 250 pounds) was one of the top combine performers at his position, runn...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  15. Mock thoughts: Thinking big at DT

    Mike Reiss

    In his post-combine mock draft, Don Banks of SI.com highlights the possibility that the Patriots pick up a big presence along the defensive line. He slots North Carolina's Sylvester Williams to New England at No. 29. "If there's no cornerback the ...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  16. CB Trufant & WR Hunter on the radar

    Mike Reiss

    One point that resonated here over the last few weeks was that 40-yard dash times at the NFL combine were most important for cornerbacks and receivers. The reason is that it's the closest measure to pure speed that scouts can get. Along those line...

    Blog | February 27, 2013