2018 NFL draft

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Alex Reimer
March 21, 2018 - 3:21 pm
There will be no escaping the NFL Draft this season. For the first time, every single round will be broadcast , meaning millions of sports fans will spend their weekends watching anonymous college kids watching themselves get drafted on TV. ESPN and NFL Network will continue with their traditional...
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Ryan Hannable
March 21, 2018 - 11:01 am
Looking at the needs on the Patriots roster, it’s pretty clear replacing offensive tackle Nate Solder is priority No. 1. As the initial waves of free agency have wrapped up, it seems getting a long-term solution at the position is not going to be found via a free agent and rather the draft. The...
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Ryan Hannable
March 13, 2018 - 10:31 am
NFL free agency officially gets underway Wednesday afternoon when the new league year begins, but the legal tampering period began on Monday. Perhaps equally as important for the Patriots this offseason will be the draft, as unlike in past years they need to draft several impact players for 2018...
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Ryan Hannable
February 27, 2018 - 1:54 pm
The NFL combine gets underway this week in Indianapolis which gives teams their first extensive chance to get a look at the prospects and meet face-to-face. The Senior Bowl already happened, but some teams were still playing in the postseason, or just wrapped up so couldn’t send full staffs. Many...
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Ryan Hannable
February 23, 2018 - 4:58 pm
The NFL released its compensation picks for the 2018 NFL draft, and as expected the Patriots got one. New England got an extra fourth-round pick, which will be No. 136 overall. The Patriots will have a first-round pick, two second-round picks, a third-round pick, a fourth-round pick and a sixth-...
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Ryan Hannable
February 22, 2018 - 7:44 am
Who will the Patriots take in the first-round of April’s draft? It is very early in the process, but mock drafts have already started. In ESPN’s Mel Kiper’s latest , which was released Wednesday, he has the Patriots selecting Donte Jackson, a cornerback out of LSU. On a conference call Wednesday...
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