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  1. Kiper, McShay & Pats thoughts

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    In the latest installment of their "First Draft" podcast, ESPN NFL draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay discuss picks 25-29 in the upcoming draft with ESPN Insider's Chris Sprow as the moderator. The podcast can be heard in its entirety ri...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  2. Pats improve in Kiper regrade

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    One of our first instincts following the NFL draft is to assess how teams fared in the process. Following last year's draft, ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. graded the Patriots' class as a C+, noting at the time: "I don't see a starter out of...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  3. Kiper assesses Patriots' draft

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    ESPN's NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr., who works exhaustively throughout the year to prepare for this process, has weighed in with his take on the Patriots' draft class. In a piece posted to ESPN.com, Kiper has graded each of the 32 teams with a ...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  4. Kiper's 3-round mock draft

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    In his most recent mock draft, ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr. has expanded his selections through the third round, providing a comprehensive breakdown of how he projects each team will use its day one and two picks. As it relates to the Patr...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  5. Rhodes paved for Patriots?

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    We interrupt our free agency coverage to take a quick look towards the draft, as ESPN's NFL draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr. has unveiled his third mock draft. Kiper's latest projection for the Patriots at pick No. 29 is talented Florida State cornerba...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  6. Kiper on why he likes Elam for Patriots

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    Fielding questions on a national conference call this afternoon, ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr. offered insight on the safety position as it relates to the Patriots, who could be in the market for a player to pair with Devin McCourty in the back en...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  7. Following up with mock thoughts

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    Earlier this afternoon, we passed along the mock drafts from ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, which presented an interesting debate on drafting for need versus value. Kiper pegged hard-hitting safety Matt Elam out of Florida at pick 29, whil...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  8. Kiper, McShay offer mock draft 2.0

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    Precisely 11 weeks from today the 2013 NFL draft will commence, and ESPN's draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have unveiled their second mock drafts of the "season." There's an interesting contrast between their picks, as Kiper slots the ...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  9. Kiper's top 5 WRs & Patriots

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    We previously passed along the top five cornerbacks eligible for the 2013 NFL draft as analyzed by ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. Beyond cornerback, another position that the Patriots may be interested in upgrading this offseason is wide receiver...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  10. Patriots' 2012 draft class on rise

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    The evaluation process for rookie classes is fluid; it can take years for players to develop, while others make immediate contributions. ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. submitted initial grades for each team following the draft last April, an...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  11. Never too early to look to '13 draft

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    The NFL draft has become a 365-day-a-year process, and ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper, Jr. has released his midseason preview profiling each NFL's teams needs leading up to the 2013 draft. As it relates to the Patriots, Kiper pinpoints cornerbac...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  12. Kiper: Dennard ahead of schedule

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    In a recent piece posted on ESPN.com (Insider content), ESPN NFL Draft Analyst Mel Kiper, Jr. profiles a sampling of drafted rookies who are "ahead of schedule." Redskins sixth-round running back Alfred Morris leads the way in Kiper's estimation, ...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  13. Kiper: Dennard ahead of schedule

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    In a recent piece posted on ESPN.com (Insider content), ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper, Jr. profiles a sampling of drafted rookies who are "ahead of schedule." Redskins sixth-round running back Alfred Morris leads the way in Kiper's estimation, ...

    Blog | October 20, 2012
  14. Solder rises up rankings from '11

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    In a recent piece posted on ESPN.com, NFL draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr. revisits the 2011 draft class, and re-shuffles his prospect rankings based on how they have performed during the early stages of their careers. Tops on the list is impressive Te...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  15. Kiper analyzes '12 class, looks forward

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    ESPN's Mel Kiper, Jr. kicked off his summer audits series with a look at the AFC East, and how each team helped itself during the draft, what questions remain, and which player likely to be available in next year's draft would help each team this sea...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  16. Spotlight on 2nd-year players

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    ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. recently released a feature on players he expects to make a leap in their second season in the NFL. The list does not include any Patriots, although one could make the case that a number of their 2011 draft picks will take on inc...

    Blog | May 22, 2012