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Patriots’ 2017 NFL Draft recap and review

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

For most NFL fanbases the NFL Draft is the weekend that is like Christmas. Did they snatch the next Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman or Dak Prescott in the middle rounds? Is that unknown sixth-round draft pick going to develop into a solid starter like Jason Kelce, Charles Clay or Latavius Murray?

Patriots signed undrafted free agent twins Cody and Jacob Hollister

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Now if they sign Jason McCourty, they can have sets of twins go against each other in practice! With the NFL draft completed, there are plenty of undrafted free agent signings that are happening in the immediate minutes after the draft’s conclusion. A pair of signings by the Patriots is rather interesting, because it involves twin brothers.

Pats trade up in sixth for UCLA tackle Conor McDermott

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

FOXBORO -- Trey Flowers helped show Deatrich Wise the way at Arkansas. Now the two will team up again in New England on the Patriots defensive line. "It was a great relationship, an older brother type relationship," Wise said of Flowers. "He was a mentor to me throughout his last three years and my first three years. "He taught me how to do certain things. He taught me how to watch film. Taught me how to play certain positions and on top of all that just the mind to play and the mindset you have to have to go into a game, go into a practice, go into life. I have a great relationship with Trey and am looking forward to meeting him up there and work with him." Wise referred to his playing style

New England Patriots: C+

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

It’s like if Bill Belichick doesn’t make a trade every other hour, he gets swallowed up by the earth. The Patriots did not have a first- or second-round pick, having dealt them away for Brandin Cooks and Kony Ealy, respectively. (For the record, this

Patriots grab long-armed DE Deatrich Wise in the fourth round

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

FOXBORO -- The Patriots needed depth on the edge. It was maybe their only immediate need in this year's draft. And with two of their first three picks, they've created some. They grabbed Youngstown State pass-rusher Derek Rivers in the third, and with their first fourth-rounder they grabbed Arkansas defensive end Deatrich Wise. If the Patriots are looking for length on the edge, there are few longer than this 6-foot-5, 274 pounder. His height, weight, arms (almost 36 inches) and hands (10.5 inches) all actually stack up pretty well with Chandler Jones (6-5, 266, 35.5-inch arms, 9.75-inch hands) when Jones was coming out of Syracuse in 2012. Wise isn't quite the same athlete (4.92-second 40-yard

Patriots have traded away all of their original picks for the 2017 NFL draft

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

There’s been plenty of talent that has been selected during the NFL draft, but what can often be swept under the rug is how those picks come to be. The Patriots original slate of draft picks has seen tons of movement.

Patriots acquire TE James O’Shaughnessy for peanuts on Day 3 of 2017 NFL draft

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

The Patriots dropped 33 spots in the draft order to pick up tight end James O’Shaughnessy from the Chiefs. Minutes before the third day of the 2017 NFL draft was set to begin, the New England Patriots traded with the Kansas City Chiefs and acquired tight end James O’Shaughnessy for a grand total of 33 spots in the draft order. The Patriots sent the No. 183 pick — the second-to-last pick in the fifth round — to the Chiefs for O’Shaughnessy and the No. 216 pick — the third-to-last selection in the sixth round.

Patriots trade with Chiefs for TE James O’Shaughnessy

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

The Patriots have picked up a tight end ahead of the start of the final day of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Patriots traded a fifth-round pick (No. 183 overall) to the Chiefs for tight end James O’Shaughnessy and a sixth-round pick (No. 216 overall) on Saturday morning. The Chiefs now have three fifth-round picks while the Patriots now have one pick in each of the final four rounds. O’Shaughnessy was a fifth-round pick in 2015 and has played in 23 games for the Chiefs over his first two NFL seasons. He has eight catches for 86 yards. O’Shaughnessy played behind Travis Kelce in Kansas City and the Patriots have a pair of tight ends in Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen in front of him in New England.

Patriots pick up option on Brandin Cooks deal

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

The Patriots traded a first-round pick for wide receiver Brandin Cooks, so you knew it wasn’t going to be a one-year rental. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Patriots have in fact picked up the 2018 option on the former first-rounder’s contract. This was as obvious as any of the option decisions around the league, and they’re all due next week. You can keep an eye on all of them here, in one spot.

Draft Analysis: Patriots finally pick on second day of the draft

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

The New England Patriots sat out the first night of the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday. However, they were still a big winner as they were able to retain cornerback Malcolm Butler and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, allowing them to hold on to their top-flight