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NFL draft prospects ready to end long wait

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu May 08, 2014 6:49 am

NFL draft prospects ready to end long wait

This year’s draft finally gets underway Thursday night, Day 1 of the three-day, made-for-TV marathon.

By Ralph D. Russo

NEW YORK — Jadeveon Clowney just wants it to be over already. The NFL’s first May draft gave everyone a little more time to critique the prospects and try to figure out who is going where and when.No player has been more scrutinized than Clowney, the defensive end from South Carolina whose every...

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Re: NFL draft prospects ready to end long wait

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri May 09, 2014 6:28 am

Clowney to Houston, Manziel to Cleveland at NFL Draft
Meanwhile, the Patriots take highly talented, but oft-injured Florida defensive end Dominque Easley with the 29th pick.

NEW YORK — For nearly three years, Jadeveon Clowney couldn't wait to get to the NFL, and the league was just as eager to add the player some called the best defensive prospect in a decade. No surprise: Clowney is the Texans' man. But Thursday's first pick of the 2014 NFL draft didn't come without some intrigue about how it would all turn out...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri May 09, 2014 6:29 am

Patriots select defensive lineman in first round
Dominique Easley of Florida is chosen despite injuries.
By Jimmy Golen

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots selected Florida defensive lineman Dominique Easley with the No. 29 pick in the NFL draft Thursday night. A 6-foot-2, 288-pound lineman who could play on the inside or outside, Easley was said to have the talent for a top-10 pick before a pair of ACL operations dropped his projections to the second or third day...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat May 10, 2014 5:09 pm

Patriots decide QB will get call
Jimmy Garoppolo of Eastern Illinois is chosen by New England in the second round of the draft.
By Mike Lowe

Jimmy Garoppolo may not have expected to be drafted by the New England Patriots. Now that he has been, he’s ready to learn how to take his game to the next level. Speaking late Friday after he was selected -– surprisingly – in the second round, Garoppolo said he “couldn’t have pictured it any better.’’..

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat May 10, 2014 5:58 pm

Pats address offensive line, running game in 4th round
New England selects a center and tackle, and also a running back that rarely fumbles.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots bolstered their offensive line and added a running back in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday. The Patriots drafted 6-foot-4, 300-pound Florida State center Bryan Stork with their first pick (105th overall) in the fourth round...

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Re: NFL draft prospects ready to end long wait

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun May 11, 2014 5:02 am

Patriots Beat: Don’t worry about the draft
New England has needs, but now has depth.
By Mike Lowe

So what did you think? Did the New England Patriots have a good draft? Maybe. We may not know for a while because this year, more than any other in the Bill Belichick era, the Patriots drafted for the future. Perhaps the better question would be: Did the Patriots fill all their needs in the draft? The answer to that is, simply, no...

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