2018 NFL draft

Baker Mayfield
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John Tomase
September 21, 2018 - 10:24 am
After watching Baker Mayfield shred the Jets in an electrifying debut on Thursday night, it's worth revisiting how badly the Patriots wanted the Heisman Trophy winner. According to multiple reports around the draft , as well as a podcast interview with Mayfield's agent, a clear picture emerged of a...
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Ryan Hannable
May 11, 2018 - 11:07 pm
With the Patriots hosting rookie minicamp this weekend at Gillette Stadium, it seemed like it was a good time to sign a number of rookies. The team officially signed 15 rookies Friday, including six of their nine draft picks. The draft picks that were signed include fifth-round pick linebacker Ja'...
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Ryan Hannable
May 07, 2018 - 3:30 pm
After the Patriots traded for 49ers tackle Trent Brown in exchange for a third-round pick the day of Rounds 2 and 3 of the NFL draft, they were left without a selection in the third round. Now, over a week following the draft, it's been learned Bill Belichick and the Patriots wanted to trade back...
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Alex Reimer
May 02, 2018 - 10:09 am
Baker Mayfield’s agent says the Patriots were interested in trading up for the No. 2 overall pick to select his client in the NFL Draft. It’s a great rumor and further fuels the Patriots melodrama we have all come to know and love. Too bad it’s so hard to believe. In an interview with the MMQB’s...
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Ryan Hannable
April 30, 2018 - 10:57 am
After months of hype, the NFL draft is in the books. For the Patriots, they made eight trades over the three days, which were the most ever in the Bill Belichick era, and then selected nine players including two in the first round -- offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn and running back Sony Michel, both...
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Ryan Hannable
April 29, 2018 - 5:41 pm
Just because the NFL draft is over, it doesn't mean the Patriots, and all the other teams, are done adding players. Immediately following the draft, teams are free to sign undrafted free agents to fill out its' 90-man rosters. For the Patriots, they generally have a lot of success with these as an...
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Pete Davidson
April 29, 2018 - 1:37 pm
On Friday, I threw some praise and some shade, based on team’s round one selections. Since then, not many teams shifted from good to bad or vice versa, so rather than repeating a lot of that article, I thought I’d add some individual winners and losers to go with the team oriented takes. For those...
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Ryan Hannable
April 28, 2018 - 3:54 pm
With pick No. 178 overall and in the sixth round, the Patriots selected Arizona State linebacker Christian Sam, who the Patriots had in for a pre-draft visit. Here are three quick things to know about the Patriots' newest linebacker. -- Standing 6-foot-2, 237 pounds, Sam finished last season with...
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Ryan Hannable
April 28, 2018 - 6:00 am
FOXBORO — Although the Patriots made only one selection on Friday, it was a busy day in terms of action. New England made four trades, including three during the draft, which shook up not only its picks on Friday, but Saturday as well. Here are the current Patriots selections going into the day on...
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Ryan Hannable
April 27, 2018 - 8:55 pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots traded up from No. 63 overall with Tampa Bay to No. 56 overall and selected Florida cornerback Duke Dawson. New England and Tampa swapped picks in the second round and the Patriots also gave up one of their fourth-round picks, No. 117 overall. Here are three quick thoughts...
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