Patriots Observer

Covering New England Football

Tag: NFL Draft (page 2 of 6)

Florida State Guard Tre’ Jackson Set to Visit Patriots

Tre' Jackson had an interview with the Patriots at the combine. (NFL.com)

Tre’ Jackson had an interview with the Patriots at the combine. (NFL.com)

Bryan Stork could soon be in the company of a former teammate.

On NFL Network’s NFL AM program Monday, fellow Florida State interior lineman Tre’ Jackson shared that he has a pre-draft visit lined up with the New England Patriots on April 12.

Continue reading

Report: UConn’s Geremy Davis Works Out for Patriots Receivers Coach Chad O’Shea

UConn receiver Geremy Davis attended the combine in February. (NFL.com)

Connecticut wideout Geremy Davis attended the combine in February. (NFL.com)

Connecticut receiver Geremy Davis worked out for New England Patriots coach Chad O’Shea on Friday, according to FOX Sports’ Ross Jones.

The Patriots were previously represented at the Huskies pro day last week, where the 6-foot-2, 216-pound Davis was one of the participants on hand.

Continue reading

At 32: Four Cornerbacks for Patriots to Monitor

UConn's Byron Jones could be on the fringe of the first round. (ESPN.com)

UConn’s Byron Jones could be on the fringe of the first round. (ESPN.com)

Nine.

It’s the number of cornerbacks on the New England Patriots’ roster as the 2015 NFL draft draws near. And it’s a number that was subtracted from before it was added to during the first wave of free agency.

With both starters from last season’s team now on other teams, New England went out and signed three veterans into the mix in Chimdi Chekwa, Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain in March. But there may soon be another to account for this month.

Bill Belichick, Nick Caserio and the Patriots’ war room may see April 30 as an opportunity not to replace Darrelle Revis or Brandon Browner, but to reshape the corner position itself. And with the rights to pick No. 32 overall at the end of the first round, several names could be in consideration should the organization opt to stay put.

Continue reading

Reports: South Carolina’s Mike Davis to Visit Patriots

South Carolina's Mike Davis met with the Patriots in February. (ESPN.com)

South Carolina’s Mike Davis previously met with the Patriots in February. (ESPN.com)

The New England Patriots had a meeting with Mike Davis at the combine. And now, the organization is scheduled to have a visit with the South Carolina running back, according to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller and NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

Davis amassed 2,440 rushing yards on 454 carries and 755 receiving yards on 70 catches over three seasons with the Gamecocks.

Continue reading

Patriots’ Bill Belichick Makes Trip to Maryland Pro Day

Maryland’s Stefon Diggs is projected as an early third-day pick. (ESPN.com)

Maryland’s Stefon Diggs is projected as an early third-day pick. (ESPN.com)

Bill Belichick has shown interest in Randy Edsall-coached players before.

Edsall coached guard Donald Thomas, and cornerbacks Darius Butler and Robert McClain during his tenure at UConn. And since he’s been at Maryland, defensive tackles A.J. Francis and Joe Vellano, as well as receiver Kevin Dorsey have also been rostered by the New England Patriots.

Perhaps there will be more to add to that list. The Patriots head coach, an Annapolis High graduate, was spotted at Byrd Stadium in College Park for the Terps pro day Thursday.

Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio was also in attendance, reportedly serving as quarterback for the workouts.

Continue reading

Report: UCF’s Jacoby Glenn Works Out for Patriots

Central Florida corner Jacoby Glenn has worked out for New England. (NFL.com)

Central Florida corner Jacoby Glenn has worked out for New England. (NFL.com)

Central Florida cornerback Jacoby Glenn worked out for the New England Patriots and Houston Texans on Thursday, according Shannon Owens-Green of the Orlando Sentinel.

Glenn, projected as a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft later this month, declared after his redshirt sophomore season with the Knights.

In 2014, the 6-foot, 179-pound defensive back became first UCF player to be selected to an All-America team since running back Kevin Smith in 2007, and the first Knights defensive player to be on one since linebacker Bobby Spitulski  in 1991.

Continue reading

Patriots in Attendance for South Carolina’s Pro Day

The Patriots were on hand for South Carolina's pro day. (Gamecocks Football)

The Patriots were on hand for South Carolina’s pro day. (Gamecock Football)

The New England Patriots are keeping an eye on the offensive lines.

According to Tony Pauline of TFY Draft Insider and Walter Football, New England was one of five teams with offensive line coaches on hand for South Carolina’s pro day Wednesday. And after being in attendance for Florida State’s pro day on Tuesday, one of whom was retired Patriots line coach Dante Scarnecchia, now serving an advisory role for the team through the 2015 NFL draft.

Continue reading

At 32: Five Defensive Tackles for Patriots to Monitor

Oklahoma’s Jordan Phillips could be in consideration if waiting at No. 32 overall. (NFL.com)

Oklahoma’s Jordan Phillips could be in consideration if waiting at No. 32 overall. (NFL.com)

In under a month, Bill Belichick and Nick Caserio will be facing the board, Berj Najarian will be on the phone, and the New England Patriots will be on the clock at pick 32 overall.

The end of the 2015 NFL draft’s first round won’t be unlike recent years for the Patriots’ war room. The same faces will be taking part within it. But there will be new prospects taking part on the outside. And with defensive tackle a position in question now that Vince Wilfork is a Houston Texan, perhaps one available will get a call from One Patriot Place on April 30.

Much can change between now and then, as can perception of how New England will maneuver through its nine total picks. Though for now, here are five interior defensive linemen to consider should the Patriots stand pat with the first one, with film glimpses courtesy of DraftBreakdown.com.

Continue reading

Report: UConn Corner Byron Jones Meets with Patriots

In February, Byron Jones set a combine record in the broad jump. (NFL.com)

In February, Byron Jones set a combine record in the broad jump. (NFL.com)

UConn’s Byron Jones has garnered the attention of the New England Patriots.

According to Tony Pauline of TFY Draft Insider and Walter Football, the Huskies cornerback met with New England for breakfast Tuesday before his pro-day workout in Storrs, Conn.

Jones proceeded to bench 18 reps of 225 pounds, five months removed from labrum surgery. And he also clocked a 40-yard dash in the 4.3 range in front of representatives from all 32 NFL teams, including Patriots cornerback coach Josh Boyer.

Continue reading

Matt Patricia, Dante Scarnecchia Attend FSU Pro Day

Cameron Erving lined up at tackle, guard and center during his time at Florida State. (NFL.com)

Cameron Erving played tackle through center during his time at Florida State. (NFL.com)

The New England Patriots went to a Cover-2 at the Florida State pro day Tuesday.

Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, defensive line coach Brendan Daly, along with retired offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia – who’s serving an advisory role for the team through the 2015 NFL draft – were spotted at the workouts. And based on the depth of this year’s Seminoles class, there is good reason as to why.

Continue reading

Older posts Newer posts

© 2017 Patriots Observer

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑