2018 NFL draft

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Ryan Hannable
April 20, 2018 - 10:11 am
It appears both the Broncos at No. 5 and the Colts at No. 6 are open to trades at the top of next week's NFL draft. Bill Belichick is always open to dealing during the draft, so nothing should ever be ruled out. In the past, the Patriots haven't had the ammunition to be able to swing a trade to get...
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Ryan Hannable
April 19, 2018 - 12:56 pm
The NFL draft is exactly a week away and really anything can happen when it comes to the Patriots. With four picks in the top 63 overall, Bill Belichick has the ability to move anywhere on the board he wants. He can trade up to the top of the first round, he could trade pick to acquire more middle-...
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Ryan Hannable
April 17, 2018 - 10:19 am
Following the trade of Brandin Cooks to the Rams which netted the Patriots a second first-round picks, the draft has become a little more intriguing from a Patriots perspective as the scenarios are endless. New England now holds the No. 23 overall selection as well as the No. 31 overall selection...
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Ryan Hannable
April 13, 2018 - 11:29 am
FOXBORO -- For the first time in several seasons, Bill Belichick, not Nick Caserio, spoke at the Patriots' pre-draft press conference, which was held Friday morning at Gillette Stadium. The coach spoke for nearly 25 minutes, with an over eight-minute opening statement, but didn't really reveal that...
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Ryan Hannable
April 13, 2018 - 10:38 am
FOXBORO -- With how many selections the Patriots have in the first two rounds of this year's draft, the Patriots could seemingly move up to select any player they want. Although it was never truly likely to happen, if the organization really liked one of the top quarterbacks in the draft, they...
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Ryan Hannable
April 08, 2018 - 10:28 pm
The NFL draft is right around the corner, two weeks from Thursday to be exact, so teams are focusing on needs and which positions should be targeted most. With free agency pretty much over, needs for each team are much more apparent than they were at the start of the offseason. The Patriots will...
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Ryan Hannable
April 04, 2018 - 11:39 am
After the Patriots acquired the No. 23 overall pick in the draft from the Rams as part of the Brandin Cooks trade, the team now has four picks in the top 63 overall. The prevailing thought is one of these picks will be used on a quarterback. Appearing on Kirk & Callahan Wednesday morning , ESPN...
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Ryan Hannable
April 04, 2018 - 10:46 am
The Patriots' draft board looks a lot different Wednesday than it did on Tuesday following the trade of wide receiver Brandin Cooks. New England traded the wide out and a fourth-round pick to the Rams in exchange for the No. 23 overall pick and a sixth-round pick. The team now has two first-...
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Ryan Hannable
April 04, 2018 - 8:25 am
After the trade of Brandin Cooks to the Rams, the Patriots now have two first-round picks and two second-round picks for four total in the top 63 overall. They have a number of different options and really can move wherever they want on the board. Following the trade of Jimmy Garoppolo last season...
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Ryan Hannable
April 02, 2018 - 10:11 am
With NFL free agency wrapped up, teams are now really focusing on the draft. Needs for teams are now more clear with all the signings that have taken place. As it relates to the Patriots, they addressed their front-seven a little with the additions of Danny Shelton and Adrian Clayborn and also in...
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