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Mike Reiss
ESPN NFL Nation reporter covering the New England Patriots. Reporter/analyst for .
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Mike Reiss 2h
Replying to @Edelfan247
Hi Jan. I hope you are well. I haven’t heard anything along those lines at this point. I’m not sure there is a great urgency right now. There is still a lot of time left to address that type of business.
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Mike Reiss 2h
Replying to @JSpencer3800
Hi Joshua. I see two layers to the Rosen question. The first is about value. To trade a 2 or 3, and acquire a potential QB heir at a reasonable salary, seems like good business. But the second layer is their specific evaluation of Rosen. They have to like him. Not certain they do
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Mike Reiss 2h
Replying to @clieb_1
Hi Craig. My best guess would be WR. I rate that spot as the top need.
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Mike Reiss 2h
Replying to @flbound07
Hi Adam. That is a solid choice. They moved up those two spots just to make sure Baltimore wouldn’t get him. My thinking for picking the Moss trade was that his arrival was a big part of a never-seen-before 16-0 season that included a record 23-TD-catch season.
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Mike Reiss 2h
Replying to @buddy22356
Hi Daniel. My understanding is that the Patriots have had standard discussions with many teams regarding the possibility of trades. This happens annually. Their potential movement up figures to be contingent on a player sliding on the day of the draft.
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Mike Reiss 2h
Hi Mark. I haven’t heard anything specific on the Patriots’ interest in him. That is not unusual, as credible information like that can be a challenge to ascertain.
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Mike Reiss 2h
Replying to @rmsedlack
That’s a neat pick, Robert. Trent Brown did a great job, and was acquired for a very modest price. The reason I lean toward Moss is that he did things we had never seen before.
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Mike Reiss 2h
Hi Kyle. That ‘95 draft was strong for the Patriots. Would probably lean toward one of the Fairbanks/70s drafts over it, but I think it is in the discussion.
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Mike Reiss 12h
Replying to @EDS1015
Hi EDS1015. I think he has always been understanding that the decisions that are made are what BB feels are best for the team. I don't think this year would be any different. If they go QB, I'd also expect additions at WR too, so it balances off in that sense, too.
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Mike Reiss 12h
ESPN NFL Nation reporters were asked to pick a draft-day trade that had arguably the most impact on the franchise they cover. Plenty of choices for the Patriots; I went with the '07 swap that cost just a 4th-round pick and helped spark a historic season.
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Mike Reiss Apr 21
Replying to @colasante
Hi Eric. My understanding at the time was that the view was Brissett had plateaued in their system. So he was on roster bubble to make the team. Thus, they decided to get some value in return for him that helped them at another spot of greater need.
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Mike Reiss Apr 21
Replying to @1972GoBlue
Thanks, as always, TravelingHiker. I hope the piece shed some insight on what the Patriots might be thinking as they approach the draft.
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Mike Reiss Apr 21
Replying to @jason85445986
Hi Jason. It is a good topic and no right/wrong answers. My thought was with Ja’Whaun Bentley coming back and looking promising, and the re-signing of John Simon, I think it’s a pretty good top 5 of Hightower, Van Noy, Bentley, Elandon Roberts and Simon.
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Mike Reiss Apr 21
Replying to @ryanbrawn
Hi Ryan. Duke Dawson easily could have been mentioned there. That’s on me. As I think back to when I wrote it, my frame of reference was on those who actually played in 2018. That is why Dawson escaped me.
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Mike Reiss Apr 21
Replying to @Jeff4life56
Hi Jeff. They are locked and loaded — several internal promotions. Awaiting on Bill Belichick to announce them.
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Mike Reiss Apr 21
Replying to @Mikesul33830663
P.S. — Last year a good example: Calvin Ridley vs. Isaiah Wynn at No. 23. Wynn viewed as a little bit of a safer choice.
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Mike Reiss Apr 21
Replying to @MikeMalvey
Tremendous question, Mike, as it was something we were talking about last night as a family. Baltimore if you’re OK with the night game would be my top choice. Fun city to visit (DC in play too). Philadelphia also a winner IMO (but tough right before Thanksgiving).
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Mike Reiss Apr 21
Replying to @Mikesul33830663
Hi Shy. Thank you for the read and reply here. Fair point. One would think the more darts you throw at the board, the better chance you have at hitting the bulls-eye.
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Mike Reiss Apr 21
Replying to @Matfitz22
Exactly Matt. The key is to not force need and make sure you get a good player. But it is nice when value matches need.
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Mike Reiss Apr 21
Replying to @Matfitz22
Exactly Matt. They key is not forcing need and making sure you get good players regardless. But it is always nice when value matches need.
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