Patriots “That Guy” 2018 Draft Review

Over New England coach Bill Belichick's 19 drafts in Foxboro, the coach has shown tendencies for picking certain types of players. (You can see some of these tendencies develop in our annual Round-By-Round Review.) One of his go-to's that manages to frustrate mock drafters, of course, is when Belichick avoids picking for need and goes … Continue reading Patriots “That Guy” 2018 Draft Review

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Patriots (Early) Thursday Observations, “That Guy” (Pre-draft Edition)

We're doing our Thursday Observations early to give you, dear reader, a little extra time to prep for tomorrow night's broadcast of NFL Draft Round One. (At this point, the draft has gotten so over-hyped that I expect network talking heads to start it off with the Bugs Bunny-Roadrunner Hour's "This Is It.") Overture, curtain, … Continue reading Patriots (Early) Thursday Observations, “That Guy” (Pre-draft Edition)

Pats Draft 2018: Combine Snubs Who Showed ‘Em, Part II

Every year, we here at BSMW scour the interlines for college football players not invited to February's NFL Combine in Indianapolis who managed to excel at their pro days. Last year's Combine Snubs prepped us for several New England roster additions, as Riley McCarron, Josh Augusta, Austin Carr, Caleb Kidder, Max Rich, and Jason Thompson … Continue reading Pats Draft 2018: Combine Snubs Who Showed ‘Em, Part II