New England Patriots draft preview 2014- day two

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If you think it’s difficult trying to figure out what Bill Belichick is going to do in the first round of an NFL Draft, the real fun in any Patriots draft doesn’t start until the second and third rounds get going.

Belichick loves to trade down and acquire additional picks to use on day two of the draft, hoping he can find some first-round talents who may have fallen for one reason or another. Since 2007, only once has a Patriots draft not included multiple picks in at least one of the second or third round. (And that was the 2012 draft, when the Pats traded up to take Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower in the first round).

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#63 Boston College Eagles: College Football 77 in 77

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What’s the deal with the hype surrounding Boston College Eagles quarterback Chase Rettig? Sure, he’s got a big arm and some potential, but what has he actually done in college football? Seriously, he hasn’t really accomplished anything at Chestnut Hill. Perhaps he gets hype because he throws for the school that produced Glenn Foley, Doug Flutie and Matt Ryan?

BC really is more O Line U. than it is a cradle of QBs. But this year they have to replace more starters than usual in the big uglies up front. It also might mark the swan song of coach Frank Spaziani.

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2012 NFL Draft – Top Linebackers

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Indianapolis Colts 2011 NFL Draft Recap and Analysis

A day after the Indianapolis Colts’ 2010 season came to an end with a first-round playoff loss to the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium, I said the one bright side would be that the team would have its highest first-round draft pick since 2002 when it took Dwight Freeney 12th overall.

Turns out that unusual draft position worked out in the Colts’ favor.

Selecting 22nd, Indianapolis made Boston College offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo its top selection in the 2011 NFL Draft last Thursday. Castonzo, who figures to step in right away at the left tackle position, was the ideal pick for the Colts in that he was the best player on the board when the team went on the clock — Bill and Chris Polian actually couldn’t envision a scenario before the draft in which Castonzo would fall — and also filled arguably Indy’s biggest need.

By Drew Allen

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Notre Dame Does Not Need Big Ten Expansion


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The identity of the Notre Dame football program always has been one-of-a-kind. So now the question posed to university administrators, alumni, fans and athletes, “Does being independent in football weigh enough as part of our tradition?” The answer could determine how stubborn the Irish can be toward joining the Big Ten Conference — and all of college football is waiting.

By Kevin Hunt

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