Why Does Bill Belichick Hate the Fifth Round? (updated)

For the Patriots, as with everyone else, the draft is a critical time to address your needs. Not only their success but also Bill Belichick’s emphasis on versatility makes his drafting strategy one of interest. So, Dave Archibald wonders, what the heck is with the fifth round? On Friday, the New England Patriots traded a 2020 fifth-round…

Announcing the Post-Draft Supplement

We are pleased to announce the Inside the Pylon 2018 Post-Draft Supplement is available! The 2018 Draft Guide contained detailed reports on 185 incoming rookies, following a rigorous process that mirrors that of NFL teams, but we didn’t cover everybody drafted. The post-draft supplement contains reports on 101 additional rookies in the same rigor and detail that you’ve come…

Check With Me: Round One Recap and Day Two Preview

As is always the case, we know nothing, Jon Snow. After months of buildup and speculation, the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft unfolded in unexpected fashion on Thursday night. Here Mark Schofield has instant reaction to the quarterbacks who were selected, and some thoughts as to who we might hear about on Friday…

Draft Spotlight: Jalen Ramsey, DB Part 2

Inside the Pylon presents Draft Spotlight, a series of videos focusing on NFL Draft prospects. These videos reside at our YouTube Channel. Other topics will include animated diagrams and the First Sound series. In his latest set of videos David Archibald returns with additional work on Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey, an athletic defender mentioned as perhaps one of the top players…