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1. NFL

NFL 2022-23 Schedule

Patriots Stuff

Your NFL Team Cheats 1p per team

Sports Reporting Lacks Depth 1p

The Football Database lots

NFL The Big Picture

2022-23 League Schedule
 
NFL Fantasy is Free.

NFL Dynasties May 1p

Signs of an Aging Goat QB? 1p

Bizarre History: NFL's First Title Game

Fake News: Belichick's Cleveland Coaching 1p

How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

3. Sports Reference
Sports Reference

Sports Encyclopedia

History Timelines for Many Sports

Data Tells a Story

Stadium Talk

NBA

2022 Mock Draft

 

Source Links
Pats Pulpit    @PFF_Patriots

Mike Reiss.net  @MikeReiss 

Patriots Catch-22 Podcast

@ezlazar    @RealAlexBarth

Fan Nation    @RealAlexBarth

@PhilAPerry   PFF  @ezlazarof   

@bostonsportsinf   Patriots Press Pass

patriots.com

4. Sports History

5. Boston's Stuff 

Stadium Talk

30 Worst NFL Player Moves

Best Value NFL Draft Picks

Amazing Statistical Achievement/

Greatest NBA Finals

30 Greatest Sports Duos

. Curse of the Bambino

Boston Sports Fans Enjoy October 2018

6. Patriots Stuff

1.  2022-23 Game Analysis   

2. 2022 New Talent and Roster Stuff  

3. Roster Stuff 2021  

4. Replacing the Big Three   

5. Will Post Brady Pats be Better Than Post Manning Colts?     

   6. Pat's 2021 Snap Count & Player Grades   

7. Patriots Printable Roster 2021
 

 

Why Do People Believe Irrelevant Twitter Poop!

2022-23 Game Analysis

2022-23 Game Analysis

Game 10

Pats 26 Vikings 33

 

Game 10

Pats 10 Jets 3

Game 9

Pats 26 Colts  3

 

 

985thesportshub 8-takeaways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game 8

Pats 22 Jets  17

10 takeaways from the Patriots’ win over the Jets

4 winners and 2 losers from the Patriots’ victory over the Jets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game 7

Pats 14 Bears 33

10 takeaways from the Patriots’ loss to the Bears

 

Game 6

Pats 38 Browns 15

Rookie Class Stepping Up,
Evaluating Bailey Zappe,
Defensive Standouts
and Bears Preview

Game 5

Pats 27 Lions 0

LB Judon Dominates 29-0 Win Over Lions

 

Belichick on Shutout of Lions: ‘Played Our Game’

 

10 takeaways from the Patriots’ win over the Lions

Lions-vs-patriots-highlights

 

Game 4

Pat 24 @ Green Bay 27

Undermanned, Underdog Patriots Force Overtime
 But Fall to Packers

Recent Draft Picks Zappe, Jones, and Stevenson Step Up\

10-takeaways-Pats Pulpit

Patriots at Packers Highlights

 

Game 3 Pats 26 vs. Baltimore 37

Stout Patriots' Defense Fades in 2nd Half

Improved Patriots Offense Can't Keep Pace With Ravens

Patriots vs. Ravens rookie review

 

 

Game 2 Pats 17 @ Steelers 14

10-takeaways-patriot - Pats Pulpits

Patriots Defense: Overachieving, Underrated?

Some Good,
Some Not Good

Top Through Two Games

 

Game 1 Pats 7 @ Dolphins 20

10 takeaways - Pats Pulpit

Patriots vs. Dolphins rookie review

Tape provides answers

Ty Montgomery on injured reserve,

signed wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey
 
off the practice squad

Signed veteran offensive tackle Marcus Cannon.

 

patspulpit.com/ Rookie Review

 

Preseason

#3 Pats 6 Raiders 23 Fri 8/26

Players to watch against the Raiders - Pats Pulpit

Patriots vs. Raiders: Fan Notes from the Preseason

Takeaways from the Patriots’ Raiders Loss

 

#2 Panthers @ Pats Fri 8/19

Pats 20-10
Thorton Hurt out a month + ?

5 under-the-radar Patriots with a realistic shot at making the roster - Pats Pulpit 8/22

 

 

 

 

#1 Giants 23 @ Pats 21 Thurs 8/11 @ 7:00

 

2. New Talent and 2022 Roster Stuff

2022 Pre-Draft Analysis

Lazar’s Draft Rankings Spreadsheet

33rd team Prospect Rankings

Lazar’s Draft Rankings Spreadsheet

33rd team Prospect Rankings

Pats Pulpit Draft Tracker

Pats FA news, rumors, signings, analysis

2022 Post Draft Analysis

Lazar: Ranking the Patriots’ UDFA 2022 Class

Patspulpit 2022 Draft Analyssi  

Greg Cosell on Pats draft from

 Patriots Press Pass

Expected Picks

Trades
LB Mack Wilson: trade Browns Analysis
3/15
Shaq Mason  to clear 12 million cap space.

 


Pending Free Agents for 2022 985 The Sports Hub

Patriots Provided Free-Agent Tracker'

Despite coming off a significant injury, (Box S) Peppers was arguably
 the biggest free agent addition this offseason with his first-round pedigree.
Source Full 2020 Draft Results
WR Laquon Treadwell signed 9/4/22

Depth Chart

On June 16, 2022 J. Humphrey 84 signed, was waived on 8/30,, signed to the practice squad the next day. Promoted to the active roster on September 13.

2021 Draft

1 Mac Jones 10 15 QB Alabama
2 C. Barmore 70 38 DL Alabama
3 Ronnie Perkins 51 IR 96 DE Oklahoma
4 Rhamondr Stevenson 38 120 RB Oklahoma
5 Cameron McGrone 45 177 LB Michigan
6 Joshuah Bledsoe 34 188 S Missouri
7 William Sherman 68 197 OL Colorado
8 Tre Nixon 87 242 WR Old Miss
FA K  Nortin 3    

2020

2 Kyle Dugger 23 37 S Lenoir-Rhyme
2 Josh Uche 55 IR twice 60 LB Michigan
3 Internee Jennings 58 87 LB Alabama
3 Devin Assisi 86 91 TE UCLA
3 Dalton Keene I R on 8/21 101 TE Virginia Tech
5 Justin Rohr Asser 159 K Marshall
6 Michael Owen 71 182 G Michigan
6 Justin Herron 75 195 T Wake Forest
6 Cash Malaya 204 LB Wyoming
7 Dustin Woodard 230 C Memphis

 

2019 Draft

1

N'Keal Harry 15

32

WR Arizona St.

2

Joejuan Williams 33

45

CB Vanderbilt

3

C Winovich 50

77

DE Michigan

3

Damien Harris 37

87

RB Alabama

3

Yodny Cajuste 72

101

T West Virginia

4

Hjalte Froholdt

118

G Arkansas

4

Jarrett Stidham IR

133

QB Auburn

5

Byron Cowart 99

159

DT Maryland

5

Jake Bailey 7

163

P Stanford

7

Ken Webster

252

CB Mississippi

 

 

2022 Free Agents patspulpit FA Tracker
 

CB Malcolm Butler: Signed (2 years, $9million) | Analysis

S Jabrill Peppers: Signed (1 year, $2 million) | Analysis

B/WR Ty MontgomerySigned (2 years, $3.6 million) | Analysis

CB Terrance Mitchell: Signed (1 year, $1.75 million) | Analysis

OL James Ferentz: Signed (1 year, $1.14 million)

2021 Free Agent Signing

    Offense
RT 
Trent Brown S
WR Nelson Agholor S
WR Kendrick Bourne S #2
TE Hunter Henry S #2
TE Jonny Smith S

Defenders
DT 265-pound Matt Judson S 
NT Devon Godchaux S
Kyle Van Noy S
LB Dont’a Hightower’s  
S
CB Jalen Mills
S
Trades   08//21 S Wade

On March 19, 2021, McMillan signed.
He suffered a torn ACL 

@MikeReiss


3. Roster Stuff  2021

  patriots.com/  provide an Interactive Roster and  Depth Chart    

QB
Bart Jones 10
Hoyer 5
PS

RUNNING BACK
Damien Harris 37
James White 28
 
Brandon Bolden 25
 
J.J. Taylor 42
 
Rhamondre Stevenson 38
FB
Jakob Johnson 47

2021 Depth Chart 9/5/21

DEFENSIVE
LE Deatrich Wise  91
DI 
Lawrence Guy 93
 
Christian Barmore,
DI Davon Godchaux 92
 Cody Davis 22

From @patscap  8/14/22  

 

WIDE RECEIVER

Nelson Agholor 13

Malcom Perry

Mathew Slater

Wide Receiver

Jakobi Meyers 16

Kendrick Bourne 25

Gunner Olszewski 80


N'Keal Harry 15 IR

RE Harry Andrson 94

Linebackers

    Chase Winovich 50

LB Matt Judon  9

    Ronnie Perkins 51

    Brandon King 36

LB Dont'a Hightower 54

    Ja'Whaun Bentley 8

    Harry Langie 48

LB Kyle Van Noy 53

LB Josh Uche 55

Tight Ends

Jonnu Smith 81


    Hunter Henry 85


    Devin Asiasi 86

Lineman

LT Isaiah Wynn 76

    Justin Herron 75

     Yodny Cajuste 72

LG Mike Onwenu 71

C   David Andrews 60 

    Ted Karras, 67

RG Shaq Mason 69

     Yssasir Durant 63

RT Trent Brown 77
CORNERBACK (6): 

Stephon Gilmore 24

J.C. Jackson 27

Jonathan Jones 31

Jalen Mills 2

Joejuan Williams 33

Shaun Wade 26

Safeties

A Phillips 21

Kyle Dugger 23

Devin McCourty 32

 


Practice Squad 10/14/21
new DBs D Bausby 13  B Poole (34)

D. IR

4. Replacing the Big Three Won't Be Easy

2018 Big 3 lead Pats to SB 53 win
2019 Gronk retires, pats lose
playoff game
2020 Brady Era Ends, Edelman gets hurt, Pats miss playoffs
2021 New Era Begins Pats lose
playoff game

5. Will Post Brady Pats be Better Than Post Paton Colts?

 

Understanding Belichick's Cleveland Experiencing

Here's Why

 

 

 

 

 

Pats Rank 6th in Draftee Production.
2017 was really poor as was 2019.

https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stat-analysis/2020/nfl-drafting-efficiency-2010-2019

Note 1: This article shows how Pats got good production which is shown here,
but a similar analysis they did not use their many picks well.

2 Really good teams have lots of talent so help from the draft is more difficult.

3. Really poor teams are more likely to play young players and less likely to cut players.

 
   

2021 Season

Playoff 1  Pats 17 Bill 47

Lazar Ten Things We Learned

Pats Pulpit Game Summary New England bludgeoned

  NBCSports Phil Perry Report Card Patriots implode in every area

@Mike Reiss   Reflections on the season      Forward-looking to 2022

Patriots 2021 offensive snap-count    Patriots 2021 defensive snap-count

 

Game 18 Pats 24 Dolphins 33

 

Lazar Advanced Stats Report: Early Struggles Costly
 

Pats Pulpit Game Summary Pats drop final
  

NBCSports Phil Perry Report Card Jones delivers worst game
 

@Mike Reiss Season Snap Counts and Player Grades and Pats Dolphins Notes

 

 

 

Game 17 Pat's 50-Jaguars 10


Lazar Advanced Stats Report: Patriots Deliver Beat Down

 

Pats Pulpit Game Summary New England pours it on 50-10

 

NBCSports Phil Perry Report Card Offensive line sets tone in rout of Jaguars

 

@Mike Reiss Season Snap Counts and Player Grades and Pats Jags Notebook

Game 16  

Pat's 17-Bills 33


 

  

Game 15 Pat's 17-Colts 27


Lazar Advanced Stats Report:

Colts Beat the Patriots at Their Own Game in the Trenches
 

Pats Pulpit Game Summary

  New England’s Comeback Falls Short
 

NBCSports Phil Perry Report Card

Mistakes, poor execution highlight loss to Colts
 

@Mike Reiss Season Snap Counts and Player Grades

Pats-Colts Notebook

Game 14 Bye

 


Game 13   Pat's 14-Bills 10

Lazar Ten Things We Learned
Advanced Stats Report:
Metrics Behind Patriots Run-Heavy Victory

Pats Pulpit
Game Summary
New England Outlasts Buffalo, in a Wind Tunnel

NBCSports Phil Perry Report Card
Offensive Line Imposes Its Will

@Mike Reiss Season Snap Counts

Patriots-Bills Notebook

Game 12

Pat's 36-Titans 13

Lazar 10 Things We Learned
Advanced Stats Report: Grading Process vs. Results With Patriots’ QB Mac Jones’s Big Day

 

Pats Pulpit Winners and Losers
Game Summary
New England Continuously Finds Points

NBCSports Phil Perry Report Card
Secondary & Special Teams Thrive

@Mike Reiss 
Season Snap Counts

Game 11

Pat's 25 Atlanta 0

Lazar -10 Things- We Learned
Advanced Stats Report:
Pat's Pass-Rush Dominates Falcons

Pats Pulpit Winners and  Losers
Game Summary
Defense Rolls Atlanta 25-0

NBCSports Phil Perry Pats Report Card

@Mike Reiss Snap Count
Patriots-Falcons Notebook

 

Game 10

Pat's 45-Browns 7

Lazar 10 Things We Learned
Advanced Stats Report:
Pats Dominant Trenches-Mac Shines

Pats Pulpit Winners and Losers
Game Summary
New England rolls Cleveland

NBCSports Phil Perry

Patriots Report Card  Mac Jones Takes Another Step

@Mike Reiss Snap Count

Game 9

Pat's 24-Panthers 6

Lazar Ten Things We Learned
Advanced Stats Report:
Pass Rush, Zone Coverage Takes Over

 

Pats Pulpit Winners and Losers
Game Summary
New England Stifles Darnold

NBCSports Phil Perry Patriots Report Card:
Defense and running game carry the day again

@Mike Reiss Snap Count

Game 8
Pats 27 Charges 24

Lazar 10 Things We Learned

Advanced Stats Report:  Matt Judon Has Monster Performance

Pats Pulpit Winners and Losers

NBCSports Phil Perry Patriots Report Card
Defense Delivers Upset at Chargers

@Mike Reiss Snap Count

 

Game 7
Pats 54 Jets 13

Lazar 10 Things We Learned

Advanced Stats Report Mac Jones Improving Deep Throws/

Pats Pulpit Winners and Losers

patsfans.com

NBCSports Phil Perry Patriots Report Card:
High marks all around for Pats vs. Jets | RSN (nbcsports.com)

@Mike Reiss Snap Count

Game 6
Dallas 35 Pats 29

Lazar 10 Things We Learned

Advanced Stats QB Mac Jones Delivers in Cowboy Loss

Pats Pulpit  Winners and Losers

patsfans.com Report Card In O.T. 35-29 Loss to Dallas

NBCSports Phil Perry Patriots Report Card:
New Offensive Identity Takes Shape vs. Cowboys

@Mike Reiss Snap Count

Game 5
Pats 25 Texas 22

Lazar 10 Things-we-learned

Advanced Stats Mac Jones, Matt Judon, Pats’ O-Line Stand Out in Win Over Texans

Pats Pulpit Winners and Losers

patsfans.com Patriots Report Card Last-Minute Win Over Houston

NBCSports Phil Perry Patriots Report Card:
Maligned offensive line, Matt Judon Come Through

@Mike Reiss Snap Count

   

Game 4
Tampa Bay 19 Pats 17

Lazar 10 Things We Learned

Advanced Stat Patriots QB Mac Jones Out-Plays Tom Brady

Pats Pulpit Winners and Losers

patsfans.com  Report Card Defense, Jones Shine in Close Loss

NBCSports Phil Perry Patriots Report Card:
Defense shines running game flops

@Mike Reiss  Snap Count

Game 3
New Orleans 28 Pats 13

Lazar 10 Things We Learned

Advanced Stats Mac's metrics, protection stats, defensive pressures, and coverage numbers

Pats Pulpit Winners and Losers

patsfans.com  Report Card In Ugly 28-13 Loss to the Saints

NBCSports Phil Perry Patriots Report Card: Not Many Bright- Spots

  Pat's Buz Confidence Meter for position groups

@Mike Reiss  Patriots notebook and Snap Count
 

 

Game 2
Pats 25 Jets 6

Lazar
Ten Things We Learned

Pats Pulpit
6 winners and 1 loser


Report Card

NBCSports
Patriots Report Card:  Jets Win a Mixed Bag in

  Pat's Buz
Pats' Evaluation Through Two Games:
Positives, Concerns, Questions

Mike Reiss  @MikeReiss

Game 1
Miami 16-15 

CLNS Analysis
Advanced Stats Report:
QB Mac Jones Plays Well Enough to Win,
Bend Don’t Break Returns

NBCSports
Patriots Report Card: High Marks for Jones
for Poise Under Dolphins Pressure

98.5 The Sports Hub Takeaways

Mike Reiss Loss to Miami Analysis

 Fan Nation Snap Count

Pats Pulpit
College Players Watch Week-3

Preseason Game #2 Analysis
Patriots Vs Philadelphia 

Winners Losers

What We Learned

Source: Evan Lazar @ezlazar

N’Keal Harry avoided a serious injury But ..
Source: 985thesportshub.com/

 

 Sony lead the team in targets last night. 

10-takeaways    winners-losers   @plane pats
 

 Source: @patspulpit

patsbuzz.com 5 biggest takeaways-

Cam Newton and Mac Jones were dominant

Jakobi Meyers looks primed for a big 2021 season

Devin Asiasi failed to seize an opportunity in the passing game

Front seven has incredible potential

N’Keal Harry had an all-around rough night

Game 2 Patriots offensive/defensive snap counts:
Source:
Mike Reiss @MikeReis

 

 

Replacing the Big Three-The Return of BB

2018 Big 3 lead Pats to SB 53 win
2019 Gronk retires, pats lose playoff game
2020 Brady Moves on, Edelman gets hurt, Pats miss playoffs
2021 Pats lose playoff game

Note: After losing Payton Manning Colts use Pick one
 to draft Andrew Luck and make the playoffs in next 3 years going
3 and 3 with Luck. In the next 7 years they go 1 and 2

 

Preseason Game #1 Analysis

Patriots Vs Washington

 

 

What We Learned

Five biggest takeaways from  - Pats Buzz

1. The quarterback competition remains too close to call
2. The running back room is loaded
3. Corner and offensive line depth could become an issue
4. The Patriots may have found themselves a new kicker
5. M. Judon and J. Uche will be a formidable duo

Bubble Watch  from 98.5 The Sports Hub

Ted Johnson thinks that Judon has similar leadership qualities as Rodney Harrison. Source: 985thesportshub.com/

3rd rounder Ronnie Perkins had himself a debut last night Led the Pats  in QB pressures (4) and run stops (3). Source: Evan Lazar @ezlazar

Matthew Judon’s impact on the Patriots defense can already be felt. Just ask the Washington Football Team. Source: @patspulpit

Who Played  

Patriots offensive/defensive snap counts: Source: Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

QBs: Cam 12, Mac 33, Hoyer 14

Top OL: 3 series, good for conditioning in hot elements

Starting D: Some play 2 series (Judon, Hightower),
others a bit more (Bentley, Van Noy, Godchaux, Guy)

 

Plays for  9 offensive early projected starters 

C James Ferentz (50; 85%), G Alex Redmond (38; 64%), G Marcus Martin (38; 64%), WR N’Keal Harry (36; 61%), OT Justin Herron (35; 59%), QB Mac Jones (33; 56%), WR Kristian Wilkerson (32; 54%), TE Matt LaCosse (32; 54%), G Michael Onwenu (21; 36%), G Shaq Mason (21; 36%), OT Trent Brown (21; 36%), OT Isaiah Wynn (21; 36%), OT Korey Cunningham (18; 31%), FB Jakob Johnson (17; 29%), OT Yodny Cajuste (17; 29%), WR Jakobi Meyers (17; 29%), WR Gunner Olszewski (16; 27%), RB J.J. Taylor (16; 27%), WR Kendrick Bourne (16; 27%), RB Rhamondre Stevenson (15; 25%), QB Brian Hoyer (14; 24%), WR Isaiah Zuber (13; 22%), WR Devin Ross (13; 22%), RB Sony Michel (13; 22%), TE Devin Asiasi (12; 20%), TE Jonnu Smith (12; 20%), QB Cam Newton (12; 20%), TE Troy Fumagalli (11; 19%), G William Sherman (9; 15%), RB Damien Harris (8; 14%), RB James White (7; 12%), WR Tre Nixon (5; 8%), TE David Wells (3; 5%), OT R.J. Prince (3; 5%), WR Marvin Hall (1; 2%)

 

Plays for 7 defensive early projected starters  

Plays DB Joejuan Williams (63; 78%), DB Myles Bryant (56; 69%), CB Michael Jackson Sr. (55; 68%), LB Harvey Langi (52; 64%), S Malik Gant (52; 64%), DT Nick Thurman (49; 60%), LB Ronnie Perkins (43; 53%), LB Cassh Maluia (40; 49%), DT Montravius Adams (40; 49%), CB Dee Virgin (31; 38%), LB Josh Uche (30; 37%), LB Rashod Berry (29; 36%), DT Bill Murray (29; 36%), DE Tashawn Bower (29; 36%), S Kyle Dugger (28; 35%), LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (26; 32%), DT Carl Davis (25; 31%), LB Kyle Van Noy (25; 31%), DT Akeem Spence (19; 23%), CB Jalen Mills (18; 22%), DT Lawrence Guy (18; 22%), DE Henry Anderson (17; 21%), S Adrian Phillips (17; 21%), DT Davon Godchaux (17; 21%), CB J.C. Jackson (14; 17%), CB D’Angelo Ross (13; 16%), CB Justin Bethel (12; 15%), LB Dont’a Hightower (12; 15%), LB Matthew Judon (12; 15%), DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (10; 12%), CB Jonathan Jones (9; 11%)

Source:  patspulp.com

Old Stuff

2018 Pats Depth Chart
2017 Patriots Camp Result
2017 Patriots Pre-Draft
2017 Patriots Hopefuls
2017 Patriots Current Depth Charts

2017 Patriots Top Positions Need

 

 

 

 

 

7. The NFL Big Picture

Source PFF

 

 

Source PFF

 

Source PFF

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2022 NFL Round 1
Pick Tm Player Pos Age College/Univ  
1 JAX Travon Walker DE 21 Georgia College Stats
2 DET Aidan Hutchinson DE 22 Michigan College Stats
3 HOU Derek Stingley CB 23 LSU College Stats
4 NYJ Ahmad Gardner CB 22 Cincinnati College Stats
5 NYG Kayvon Thibodeaux DE 21 Oregon College Stats
6 CAR Ikem Ekwonu T 21 North Carolina St. College Stats
7 NYG Evan Neal OL 21 Alabama College Stats
8 ATL Drake London WR 21 USC College Stats
9 SEA Charles Cross OL 21 Mississippi St. College Stats
10 NYJ Garrett Wilson WR 22 Ohio St. College Stats
11 NOR Chris Olave WR 22 Ohio St. College Stats
12 DET Jameson Williams WR 21 Alabama College Stats
13 PHI Jordan Davis DT 22 Georgia College Stats
14 BAL Kyle Hamilton SAF 21 Notre Dame College Stats
15 HOU Kenyon Green OL 21 Texas A&M College Stats
16 WAS Jahan Dotson WR 22 Penn St. College Stats

 

For Rounds 2-7 see pro-football-reference
Pick Tm Player Pos Age College/Univ  
17 LAC Zion Johnson G 22 Boston Col. College Stats
18 TEN Treylon Burks WR 22 Arkansas College Stats
19 NOR Trevor Penning T 23 Northern Iowa  
20 PIT Kenny Pickett QB 24 Pittsburgh College Stats
21 KAN Trent McDuffie CB 21 Washington College Stats
22 GNB Quay Walker LB 22 Georgia College Stats
23 BUF Kaiir Elam CB 21 Florida College Stats
24 DAL Tyler Smith OL 21 Tulsa College Stats
25 BAL Tyler Linderbaum OL 22 Iowa College Stats
26 NYJ Jermaine Johnson LB 23 Florida St. College Stats
27 JAX Devin Lloyd LB 23 Utah College Stats
28 GNB Devonte Wyatt DT 24 Georgia College Stats
29 NWE Cole Strange OL 24 Chattanooga  
30 KAN George Karlaftis DE 21 Purdue College Stats
31 CIN Daxton Hill DB 21 Michigan College Stats
32 MIN Lewis Cine DB 22 Georgia College Stats
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NFL 2022-23 Schedule

Data Tells a Story

Best of the best ... Here are the original AP game stories (gamers!) from the top-10 games in tournament history, as voted by a panel of sportswriters:

  1. Villanova and UNC swap 3-pointers in the final seconds as the Wildcats come out on top in the 2016 title game.
  2. "The Shot": Christian Laettner's dagger at the overtime buzzer against Kentucky sends Duke to the Final Four. in 1992.
  3. N.C. State stuns Houston on last-second dunk in 1983 title game.
  4. Villanova upends top-ranked Georgetown in 1985 title game. (Sorry, Nick!)
  5. Duke ends UNLV's run in Final Four in 1991.
  6. Kansas beats Memphis in OT in 2008 title game.
  7. Duke hangs on to beat Butler in 2010 title game.
  8. N.C. State beats UCLA in the 1974 national semifinals.
  9. UNC beats Georgetown for '82 title.
  10. UNC beats Michigan for '93 title.
 

8. The Big Picture

1. Choose Boston's Best Dynamic Duo

Spend $12

 

2. Boston Sports Fans Enjoy October 2018

 

3. Some Athletes Make Bids Bucks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

65 Years of League Championships

 

 

 

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Patriots 2019 draft picks

Round 1: #32

Arizona State wide receiver N'Keal Harry

The 6-foot-2, 228-pound physical target  has shown proficiency in making contested catches. 

He can’t get open Turns 22 until December 2019

Play anywhere F inside, X outside Likely X-receiver, is where the suspended Josh Gordon plays.

Pats often reach for speed guys who didn’t really fit their syste

PFF  12th among receivers in the class.  9th wideouts.

7th  with 3.07 yards per route from the slot

2nd with 17 contested catches on the year,

Specific to the selections made by the Patriots, the draft guru had to say the following:

WR N’Keal Harry: “Harry has the best hands in this class. He will be a weapon in the red zone.”

 PFF No. 61 because of his inability to separate on deeper routes. Tough receivers to bring down for a man his size but not that explosive in and out of his cuts down the field,

Round 2:

#56 traded

#64 traded

Round 3:

Chase Winovich, LB, Michigan

My take: The 6-foot-2 6/8 and 256-pound Winovich is a high-motor edge player who projects to help fill the void created by Trey Flowers' free-agent departure. Winovich runs well enough (4.59 in the 40-yard dash) to potentially factor into the special-teams mix. A big personality at Michigan, he could be the 2019 Patriots version of Rob Gronkowski in a sense.

3-77 DE Chase Winovich: a great fit for Belichick’s multischeme defense.”

PFF’s No. 28 Chase Winovich is a high-effort player and the only Power-5 player witht consecitive grades overr 90.0 .

Senior Bowl Coach: I think he's ready to do that at the next level right away because he's so advanced with his hands. Everyone made such a big deal out of Nick Bosa coming out this year because of how good he is with his hands, but Winovich is just as good in that area."

DE depth chart: Michael Bennett, Deatrich Wise Jr., Derek Rivers, Keionta Davis, Winovich, Ufomba Kamalu, Trent Harris. This is a big year for Rivers, the 2017 third-round pick from Youngstown State who has yet to emerge, and Winovich adds another layer to the depth

 

#97, traded  #73, traded

No. 87 overall: Damien Harris, RB, Alabama

The 5-foot-10, 216-pound Harris was productive at Alabama,was a team captain who was considered a strong locker-room presence. Add in his contributions on special teams  Harris graduated with his degree in December

RB depth chart: Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead, Harris, Brandon Bolden. All five currently project to make the roster, as this is one of the strongest positions on the roster from top to bottom. Given the possibility of injuries at the position, the Patriots are well covered insurance-wise.

3-87 RB Damien Harris: underrated as a runner,

No. 101 overall: Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia

My take: Swing offensive tackle, 6-foot-4 7/8 and 312-pound Cajuste is a top candidate to fill it.  Cajuste's injury history bears watching, as he is coming off pre-draft surgery on his quad and he has battled multiple knee injuries.

With third-round draft choice Yodny Cajuste (West Virginia) remaining on the non-football injury list, f

OT depth chart: Isaiah Wynn (LT/LG), Marcus Cannon (RT), Cajuste (LT/RT), Cole Croston, Cedrick Lang, Dan Skipper, Ryker Mathews.

3-101 OT Yodny Cajuste: raw , one year of high school football , some upside

Round 4:

118 Added

Hjalte Froholdt, C/G, Arkansas insurance with starting left guard Joe Thuney entering the final year of his contract in 2019. Also, top center/guard backup Ted Karras is in the final year of his contract. This will increase the competition along the interior of the offensive line, which was rated as the team's No. 6 need entering the draft.

4-118 OG:

PFF 55  Hjalte Froholdt thrived in pass protection, allowing five pressures all season long is a steal. He played both center and guard.

133 Added

Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn, a pre-draft visitor to the Patriots, will initially compete with Brian Hoyer and Etling (2018 seventh-round pick from LSU) Pat's  haven't hesitated to keep three on the initial 53-man roster.

4-133 QB Jarrett Stidham: can make Round 1 throws with Round 7 interceptions. excellent upside

#134

159 overall: Byron Cowart, DT, Maryland 6-foot-3, 298-pound Cowart some scheme versatility, physical makeup is NFL-ready, but production hasn't necessarily matched it. With Lawrence Guy, Mike Pennel, Adam Butler, Frank Herron and David Parry on the interior DT depth chart, Cowart is a developmental prospect.

5-159 DE Byron Cowart: five-star recruit at Auburn trans. some tools.”

Round 5, No. 163 overall: Jake Bailey, P, Stanford  Incumbent Ryan Allen only signed a one-year deal as a free agent

6/6/10 strong leg throughout the week and outperformed the incumbent when it came to hang-time

5-163 P Jake Bailey: my top-ranked punter

Round 6: #205 traded

#239traded   #243traded   #246traded   #252traded

Ken Webster, CB, Mississippi

My take: similar to Western Carolina CB Keion Crossen late in the 2018 seventh round based on some unique athletic traits. The 5-foot-10 7/8 and 203-pound Webster ran a 4.43 time in the 40-yard dash and had a 43-inch vertical jump, which is off the charts. Missed the 2016 season after tearing ligaments in his knee,  Similar to Crossen, he will be tried to special teams.

Kiper sums up New England’s addressed its most pressing need — outside receiver help — in the form of N’Keal Harry in round one and invested in versatility and upside with its other selections. All in all, it is therefore unsurprising to see an A- grade handed out.

DT Adam Butler

free agent out of Vanderbilt, Butler Appearing in all 19 of the team’s games in both 2017 and 2018, as a situational interior pass rusher —He also used against the run on a regular basis during last year’s regular season. contributions on defense and in the kicking game facto roster lock at the defensive tackle position alongside Lawrence Guy and free agency signing Mike Pennel.

OT Cole Croston

undrafted free agent pickup appeared in three games in a reserve role as an offensive tackle playing a total of eight offensive snaps failed to build on the moderate success  he was active for only two games, remainder of the regular season on the scout team. Croston needs to fight for his roster life again in 2019: Isaiah Wynn, coming back from injured reserve, and offseason additions Yodny Cajuste and Jared Veldheer make for an intriguing battle at the offensive tackle position.

DE Keionta Davis

undrafted in 2017 a bulging disc in his neck that also contributed to Davis going undrafted, he was placed on the non-football injury list  in September. earned s 2018 spot on the Patriots’ 53-man roster as a depth at defensive edge.  active for six games and played a total of 14.9% of New England’s defensive snaps on the year.

DE Derek Rivers

the third-round draft pick tore his ACL during New England’s joint practice sessions with the Houston Texans.  One year later, his impact was limited: appeared in only six regular season games and one playoff contest as a depth at defensive edge. a 7.9% playing time share as well as two tackles, a sack and a hurry, and a pair of quarterback hits. In this sense, he certainly has the upside

DE Deatrich Wise Jr.

A fourth-round pick  he develop into a major facto appearing in all 19 of the team’s games, he trailed only Trey Flowers in quarterback disruptions.  2018 was more of the same played a combined 37.5% of the club’s defensive snaps. the path is clear for Wise Jr. to possibly take on an even bigger role in 2019. In Super Bowl 53 —  up to the task

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Reintroduction of the Class of 2018 is also timely:

By  Week 4, running back Sony Michel No. 31) and cornerback Keion Crossen  No. 243) were on the team's 53-man roster.

Having six draft picks on injured reserve Washington Redskins 3vBaltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions  Jacksonville Jaguars 3 each had

impact of the Patriots' Class of 2018 is one of the under-the-radar storylines

Injured

Headlined by top overall pick Isaiah Wynn,

second-round cornerback Duke Dawson Jr. opened the year on IR with a hamstring injury, was designated to return, he never appeared in a game.

fifth-round linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley was seeing increased playing time before his season abruptly ended in Week 3

Linebacker Christian Sam No. 178), Sam's ability to play figures to be initially tied to special teams,

wide receiver Braxton Berrios No. 210) a 190-pound Berrios was a quick and shifty target at the University of Miami.

tight end Ryan Izzo  250) 6-foot-5, 255-pound showed enough promise to make the initial 53-man roster last year before IR

Dawson a versatile defensive back with strong tackling could be tapped in a variety of packages in the team's ever-evolving defense.

 
Gilmore (6-foot-1, 202 pounds) and Jason McCourty (5-11, 195) are the starters at cornerback, with on-the-rise slot man Jonathan Jones (5-10, 190), surprise 2018 undrafted free agent J.C. Jackson (6-1, 198), last year's second-round pick Duke Dawson (5-10, 198), and this year's second-round pick Joejuan Williams (6-3, 212) next on the depth chart.

At safety, everyone returns from last season (Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung, Duron Harmon, Obi Melifonwu), with newcomer Terrence Brooks also showing up as a player who projects to make a mark in 2019.

 

 

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6. Undrafted Meyers making a charge: The Patriots have had an undrafted free agent make the initial 53-man roster 15 years in a row, and NC State wide receiver Jakobi Meyers is this year's leading candidate to extend the streak. The 6-2, 203 pound Meyers was running with the top offense last week  

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (12-5)

Welp. It finally happened. After 10 consecutive seasons of earning a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs — and nine making the AFC Championship Game — the Patriots fell to the Tennessee Titans 20-13 in a game where their league-leading defense did enough to win, but Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Josh McDaniels and a weak supporting cast could not muster enough offense to move on to the divisional round. 

A lot of questions persist into the 2020 offseason. Will Brady return? How much longer will Belichick coach? What will they do if McDaniels moves on? Can the defense curb their late-season decline and remain one of the league’s best? We examine some of those things here.

Can the offense rebuild?

All bets are off with this unit if Tom Brady leaves, as the Patriots signal-caller probably did better than his surroundings would suggest in 2019, earning the 12th-highest overall grade among quarterbacks due in large part to his receivers dropping the second-most passes in the league. The move that sent a second-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for wide receiver Mohamed Sanu ended up being a bust, as Sanu was able to muster only 0.94 yards per route run as a Patriot. As predicted, the first-round investment in running back Sony Michel could not overcome an offensive line that fell from second to 10th in run blocking this season. First-round pick N’Keal Harry was injured to start the season and then was even less efficient than Sanu was (0.83), while the tight end positions were almost non-existent throughout the entire year. 

To get back to where they want to be in 2020, they have a lot of work to do to rebuild this unit. It was going to be impossible for them to replace Gronk, but they needed to do a better job than Matt LaCosse and Benjamin WatsonEric EbronTyler Eifert and Hunter Henry are some (at least initially) good options in the free-agent market.

With Julian Edelman also getting up there in age, it would also benefit them to invest in the receiver position, and preferably on the outside. There are a number of projected first-round receivers in the upcoming draft, but given Belichick’s track record in drafting receivers in the first round, another trade might be in order.

With all of these question marks surrounding support, would it even make sense for Brady to return? Give me the “no” on that prop.

Can the defense remain elite?

The Patriots were on a historic run for the first half of the season, leveraging brilliant coverage with the best defensive play-calling group in the entire NFL. Despite losing Trey Flowers in free agency, putting almost no emphasis on the pass-rush, the coverage for the Patriots was still the league’s best, earning a 92.7 overall grade in the regular season and holding the league’s leading passer to under 100 yards in their playoff matchup on Saturday. They rushed roughly the median number of players on average while quarterbacks held on to the ball at a rate higher the league average, and their coverage still mostly held up, as they allowed only six yards per pass attempt and brought in 25 interceptions.

In 2020, though, they will not have the pleasure of facing the league’s second-easiest schedule, and they are also looking at the free agency of Devin McCourtyJamie Collins and Kyle Van Noy. Defense is nowhere as stable from season to season as offense is, meaning that the Patriots can be as fundamentally good as they were and still not produce turnovers at a rate that was the league’s third-highest, as they did in 2019, for example. Knowing Belichick and company, though, they might take a look at what is one of the better free-agent classes in terms of defensive backs, and re-stock what is one of the best groups in the league.


 

Tight end. Patriots tight ends ranked last in the NFL in receptions and targets, according to ESPN's Stats & Information.
New England was tied with Chicago for the fewest receiving touchdowns from tight ends.
 Dayton's 
Adam Trautman is an intriguing small-school prospect who opened eyes at the Senior Bowl.
Also, Randy Moss' son, Thaddeus, is a fun story to follow. 

More positions to watch:
 WR, G, S, K -- Mike Reiss
 

 

NBA Stuff

2021-22 All-Rookie First Team:

2021-22 All-Rookie Second Team:

Building the 2021-22 Celtics

 

Player         Year

 Pick Pos Ht Wt Exp College
36 Marcus Smart 2014 6 PG 6-3 220 7 Oklahom ST
  Terry Rozier 2015 16 TRADED FOR KEMBA WALKER
7 Jaylen Brown 2016 3 SF 6-6 223 5 California
0 Jayson Tatum 2017 3 SF 6-8 210 4 Duke
44 Robert Williams 2018 27 C 6-8 237 3 Texas A&M
12 Grant Williams 2019 22 PF 6-6 236 2 Tennessee
11 Payton Pritchard 2020 26 SG 6-1 195 1 Oregon
42 Al Horford 2021 FA C 6-9 240 14 Florida
27 Daniel Theis 2022 FA C 6-8 245 4 re-acquired
Celtics 2021 Roster
No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date   Exp College
12 Grant Williams PF 6-6 236 November 30, 1998 us 2 Tennessee
0 Jayson Tatum SF 6-8 210 March 3, 1998 us 4 Duke
36 Marcus Smart PG 6-3 220 March 6, 1994 us 7 Oklahoma State
11 Payton Pritchard SG 6-1 195 January 28, 1998 us 1 Oregon
42 Al Horford C 6-9 240 June 3, 1986 do 14 Florida
7 Jaylen Brown SF 6-6 223 October 24, 1996 us 5 California
44 Robert Williams C 6-8 237 October 17, 1997 us 3 Texas A&M
26 Aaron Nesmith SF 6-5 215 October 16, 1999 us 1 Vanderbilt
9 Derrick White SG 6-4 190 July 2, 1994 us 4 Colorado-Colorado SpringsColorado
30 Sam Hauser SF 6-8 215 December 8, 1997 us R MarquetteVirginia
27 Daniel Theis C 6-8 245 April 4, 1992 de 4  
40 Luke Kornet C 7-2 250 July 15, 1995 us 4 Vanderbilt
97 Brodric Thomas  (TW) SG 6-5 185 January 28, 1997 us 1 Truman State University
8 Malik Fitts PF 6-8 230 July 4, 1997 us 1 South FloridaSaint Mary's
13 Nik Stauskas SG 6-6 205 October 7, 1993 ca 5 Michigan
37 Matt Ryan  (TW) SF 6-7 215 April 17, 1997 us R Notre DameVanderbiltChattanooga
4 Juwan Morgan PF 6-7 232 April 17, 1997 us 2 Indiana
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 5-Year 1st Round Draft Summary

      2022
1 ORL 5 Paolo Banchero
2 OKC 5 Chet Holmgren
3 HOU   Jabari Smith Jr.
4 SAC 5 Keegan Murray
5 DET 4 Jaden Ivey
6 IND   Bennedict Mathurin
7 POR   Shaedon Sharpe
8 NOP   Dyson Daniels
9 SAS   Jeremy Sochan
10 WAS   Johnny Davis
11 NYK   Ousmane Dieng
12 OKC   Jalen Williams
13 CHO   Jalen Duren
14 CLE 5 Ochai Agbaji
15 CHO   Mark Williams
16 ATL   AJ Griffin
17 HOU   Tari Eason
18 CHI   Dalen Terry
19 MIN   Jake LaRavia
20 SAS   Malaki Branham
21 DEN   Christian Braun
22 MEM 4 Walker Kessler
23 PHI   David Roddy
24 MIL   MarJon Beauchamp
25 SAS   Blake Wesley
26 DAL   Wendell Moore Jr.
27 MIA   Nikola Jović
28 GSW   Patrick Baldwin Jr.
29 MEM   TyTy Washington Jr.
30 OKC 4 Peyton Watson

2021
1 DET 3 C Cunningham
2 HOU   Jalen Green
3 CLE 4 Evan Mobley
4 TOR   Scottie Barnes
5 ORL   Jalen Suggs
6 OKC 3 Josh Giddey
7 GSW   Jonathan Kuminga
8 ORL 5 Franz Wagner
9 SAC 3 Davion Mitchell
10 NOP   Ziaire Williams
11 CHO   James Bouknight
12 SAS   Joshua Primo
13 IND   Chris Duarte
14 GSW   Moses Moody
15 WAS   Corey Kispert
16 OKC   Alperen Şengün
17 MEM 3 Trey Murphy III
18 OKC   Tre Mann
19 NYK   Kai Jones
20 ATL 4 Jalen Johnson
21 NYK   Keon Johnson
22 LAL   Isaiah Jackson
23 HOU   Usman Garuba
24 HOU   Josh Christopher
25 LAC   Quentin Grimes
26 DEN   Bones Hyland
27 BRK   Cam Thomas
28 PHI   Jaden Springer
29 PHO 5 Day'Ron Sharpe
30 UTA   Santi Aldama
 

2020

1 MIN   Anthony Edwards
2 GSW   James Wiseman
3 CHO   LaMelo Ball
4 CHI   Patrick Williams
5 CLE 3 Isaac Okoro
6 ATL 3 Onyeka Okongwu
7 DET 2 Killian Hayes
8 NYK   Obi Toppin
9 WAS   Deni Avdija
10 PHO 5 Jalen Smith JM
11 SAS   Devin Vassell
12 SAC  2 Tyrese Haliburton
13 NOP   Kira Lewis Jr.
14 BOS   Aaron Nesmith
15 ORL 3 Cole Anthony
16 POR   Isaiah Stewart
17 MIN   Aleksej Pokusevski
18 DAL   Josh Green
19 BRK   Saddiq Bey
20 MIA   Precious Achiuwa
21 PHI   Tyrese Maxey
22 DEN   Zeke Nnaji
23 NYK   Leandro Bolmaro
24 MIL   R.J. Hampton
25 OKC 2 Immanuel Quickley
26 BOS   Payton Pritchard
27 UTA   Udoka Azubuike
28 LAL   Jaden McDaniels
29 TOR   Malachi Flynn
30 BOS   Desmond Bane

 

2019

1 NOP   Zion Williamson
2 MEM 2 Ja Morant
3 NYK   RJ Barrett
4 LAL   De'Andre Hunter
5 CLE   Darius Garland
6 PHO 3 Jarrett Culver traded for Dario Šarić+11th
7 CHI   Coby White
8 ATL 2 Jaxson Hayes
9 WAS   Rui Hachimura
10 ATL   Cam Reddish
11 MIN 4 Cameron Johnson to Pho
12 CHO   P.J. Washington
13 MIA   Tyler Herro
14 BOS   Romeo Langford
15 DET 1 Sekou Doumbouya
16 ORL 2 Chuma Okeke
17 BRK   Nickeil A. Walker
18 IND   Goga Bitadze
19 SAS   Luka Šamanić
20 BOS   Matisse Thybulle
21 OKC 1 Brandon Clarke
22 BOS   Grant Williams
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