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  1. Following up on NFL draft-day stories

    Mike Reiss

    A few follow-ups on NFL draft-day stories that were hot topics surrounding the New England Patriots, with one additional thought: 1. Ryan Mallett and a potential trade. The league-owned NFL Network pumped a possible trade of Mallett to the Texans ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  2. Patriots trade third-round draft pick

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots, who like to wheel and deal on draft day, made their first trade late in the third round Friday. The club sent its third-round pick (93rd overall) to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a fourth-round pick ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  3. Sharing thoughts about Pats on draft day

    Mike Reiss

    Sharing a few thoughts on draft day: What might the New England Patriots do? It's the football question of the day in New England and it's a topic that was explored in this piece. For any team picking No. 29, a big part of Thursday is monitoring w...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  4. Trading like Bill Belichick on draft day

    Mike Reiss

    Each of's 32 NFL Nation reporters took part in a mock draft on Tuesday, and trades were allowed. That added a fun twist to mock draft from a Patriots perspective. The task for reporters was to make the decision that we thought the team wo...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  5. Tom Brady: Greatest draft day steal

    Mike Reiss

    In a ranking that is hard to dispute, quarterback Tom Brady lands in the No. 1 spot when it comes to draft-day steals in the history of the NFL. This from Jim Reineking, NFL Media editor for "Brady -- the 199th overall pick out of Michiga...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  6. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Will draft be worth the wait?

    Mike Reiss

    Mock drafts have filled the void, but mailbaggers are ready for the real thing.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2014
  7. Nate Solder: OL will miss Scarnecchia

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots left tackle Nate Solder took part in a screening of the "Draft Day" movie featuring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner at Showcase Cinema at Patriot Place on Wednesday night, and he shared one of his own draft-day experie...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  8. 5 questions on LeGarrette Bount

    Mike Reiss

    While much of the focus over the last 10 days has been on the Patriots' rookies, four-year veteran running back LeGarrette Blount is also part of the discussion. The Patriots acquired Blount in a draft-day trade in exchange for a seventh-round draft ...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  9. Rapid reaction: Safety Duron Harmon

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Bill Belichick is often good for a head-scratcher on draft day, and the selection of Rutgers safety Duron Harmon in the third round (91st overall) qualifies this year. Harmon comes from off the radar, projected by analysts as ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  10. Scouting draft-day trade history

    Mike Reiss

    The 2013 NFL Draft will mark Bill Belichick's 14th straight as head coach/chief decision maker with the Patriots, and naturally over that time, a track record has developed. Belichick's penchant for draft-day trades is well documented, and in revi...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  11. Revisiting trades & value charts

    Mike Reiss

    A question in Thursday's Patriots chat on solid Patriots late-round draft picks sparked the idea for this blog entry. So thanks to chatter "Alan from New Hartford, CT." The idea is to revisit two 2012 draft-day trades made by the Patriots: The ...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  12. Football journey: Steve Gregory

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Safety Steve Gregory never received the call most prospects dream of on draft day. He had to go the underdog route as a rookie free agent. But how's this for a consolation prize? As Gregory was hurrying home from a round of...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  13. Pats-Packers have draft-day tie

    Mike Reiss

    When the Patriots have executed a draft-day trade in Bill Belichick's tenure (2000-present), they have turned to one team more than any other -- the Green Bay Packers. In updating the "draft-day" trade chart for the Patriots, which details the tea...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  14. Mailbag returns next Tuesday

    Mike Reiss

    A quick programming note: Our weekly Patriots mailbag, which posts every Tuesday on, will return next week. Last week's 'bag, which focused on draft-day strategies, can be read by clicking here....

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  15. Patriots mailbag: Trying to predict Bill Belichick's draft-day pr...

    Mike Reiss

    Pats mailbag: Trying to predict Bill Belichick's draft-day priorities.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2012
  16. Mock thoughts: Double defense

    Mike Reiss

    With first-round draft picks at No. 27 and 31, and two selections in the second round, the Patriots figure to be active on the trade front on draft day. If they stay put, Chad Reuter of NFL Network envisions a scenario where the team focuses on the f...

    Blog | February 14, 2012