Dont'a Hightower

April 30, 2012 - 8:22 am
Here's a look at who will be representing each one of New England's seven draft picks at the negotiating table: First round Chandler Jones: The former Syracuse defensive end is repped by the agency of Lock, Metz, Malinovic and Panos, a group that had 13 athletes selected in the NFL draft ,...
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Mike Petraglia
April 28, 2012 - 9:17 am
FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick knows a good thing when he sees it. Judging by the his draft picks of recent years, it's pretty safe to say that he believes Southeastern Conference football is a very, very good thing in terms of providing a productive pipeline of NFL talent. In the first two days, the...
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April 27, 2012 - 5:15 pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots made their third trade of the draft on Friday night, sending the No. 62 overall pick -- their second second-round selection of the draft -- to Green Bay for a third-round choice (No. 90 overall) and a fifth-round pick (No. 163 overall). The two picks that were acquired in...
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Mike Petraglia
April 27, 2012 - 6:22 am
FOXBORO -- The Patriots under Bill Belichick had traded up in the first round just twice since he came to Foxboro in 2000. On Thursday night, they matched that total in a span of 15 minutes. At 10 p.m., the Patriots struck a deal with the Bengals to trade them their 27th overall pick and their...
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April 26, 2012 - 9:31 pm
Here's the complete transcript of Dont'a Hightower 's Q&A with the media Thursday night after he was drafted by the Patriots: Where were you when got the call? "I was in New York. I was with my mom, my sister, my best friend, my girlfriend and a couple other people and my teammates." Were you...
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April 26, 2012 - 6:57 pm
FOXBORO -- Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio mentioned it a few times over the course of the offseason -- when asked what stood out for him about this draft, he made it a point to mention the front seven. And on Thursday night, New England went out and acquired itself two premier...
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DJ Bean
April 26, 2012 - 6:26 pm
The Patriots traded up for a second time Thursday, as they moved from No. 31 to No. 25 and get Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower . The Pats sent their fourth-round pick to the Broncos in the deal, meaning that their only remaining picks in the draft are the two second-round picks they have Friday...
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