1. Joe Thuney (3rd round pick)
Total snaps: 215
Percentage of total offensive snaps: 100%
Week 1 snaps: 71
Week 2 snaps: 80
Week 3 snaps: 64
It is Brissett’s old teammate at North Carolina State who leads Patriots rookies in snaps through Week 3. That’s right: Joe Thuney has appeared in every single offensive snap up to this point, and barring injury, that’s not going to change any time soon.
As noted by Mike Loyko of NEPatriotsDraft.com, Thuney has been the cause of some yellow laundry but has been solid up to this point.
With that kind of play, Thuney has the starting left guard job locked down. Thuney has more or less been a shoo-in for that role since the start of training camp, and for the most part, his play in actual games has not disappointed.
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