2013 NFL Draft: New England Patriots Select Rutgers Teamates
By Jeff Kane
The evening is over for the Patriots and the third round ends with the Patriots selecting Rutger teammates Logan Ryan and Duron Harmon. Ryan is a cornerback with great physical ability. He will throw his head in there and make the tackle in the run and pass game. Harmon is an All Big East First team safety. He made the move from free safety to strong safety before the 2012 season
Logan Ryan brings some great depth at the cornerback position. He does not have top end speed according to his 40 time. Last time I check football is played with pads and not on a track with shorts on. Coming out of Rutgers he is a high character who took over for McCourty when he left Rutgers. I love the fact in all the scouting reports I have read Logan is called out as being a physical corner. The Pats can use a solid man coverage corner. His ability on special teams will give hime a spot on the opening day roster.
Harmon comes to the Patriots after a solid career at Rutgers. He was considered a mid to late round pick. His position versatility must be one of the reason the Patriots selected him as he can play both Safety positions. Belichick seems to have a bit of a pipeline to Rutgers as of lately. Take a quick look at his Wiki page as it says only Bill Belichick knows who he is.
Wrapping up the night the Patriots made 4 selections 3 on defense and the Wide out Dobson of Marshall. The Patriots filled need areas. Tomorrow they have 4 picks. With picks in the 4th and 3 in the 7th the Patriots will select best available player.
I would expect the Patriots to dip back into the receiver market. Good players still there include Quinton Patton, Da’Rick Rogers and Kenny Stills.
I would not be surprised if the Patriots made a move on some of the QBs still out there as well in Landry Jones, Ryan Nassib or Matt Barkley. Most likely i see them using a 7th on a player like Sean Renfree of Duke. Could also see a flier taken on Dennard Robinson the former Michigan QB making the move to reciever
My Radio show @patsgoal2go will have our draft wrap up Sunday morning at 9 am
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