For most NFL fanbases the NFL Draft is the weekend that is like Christmas. Did they snatch the next Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman or Dak Prescott in the middle rounds? Is that unknown sixth-round draft pick going to develop into a solid starter like Jason Kelce, Charles Clay or Latavius Murray?
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Now if they sign Jason McCourty, they can have sets of twins go against each other in practice! With the NFL draft completed, there are plenty of undrafted free agent signings that are happening in the immediate minutes after the draft’s conclusion. A pair of signings by the Patriots is rather interesting, because it involves twin brothers.
FOXBORO -- Trey Flowers helped show Deatrich Wise the way at Arkansas. Now the two will team up again in New England on the Patriots defensive line. "It was a great relationship, an older brother type relationship," Wise said of Flowers. "He was a mentor to me throughout his last three years and my first three years. "He taught me how to do certain things. He taught me how to watch film. Taught me how to play certain positions and on top of all that just the mind to play and the mindset you have to have to go into a game, go into a practice, go into life. I have a great relationship with Trey and am looking forward to meeting him up there and work with him." Wise referred to his playing style
FOXBORO -- The Patriots needed depth on the edge. It was maybe their only immediate need in this year's draft. And with two of their first three picks, they've created some. They grabbed Youngstown State pass-rusher Derek Rivers in the third, and with their first fourth-rounder they grabbed Arkansas defensive end Deatrich Wise. If the Patriots are looking for length on the edge, there are few longer than this 6-foot-5, 274 pounder. His height, weight, arms (almost 36 inches) and hands (10.5 inches) all actually stack up pretty well with Chandler Jones (6-5, 266, 35.5-inch arms, 9.75-inch hands) when Jones was coming out of Syracuse in 2012. Wise isn't quite the same athlete (4.92-second 40-yard
The Patriots dropped 33 spots in the draft order to pick up tight end James O’Shaughnessy from the Chiefs. Minutes before the third day of the 2017 NFL draft was set to begin, the New England Patriots traded with the Kansas City Chiefs and acquired tight end James O’Shaughnessy for a grand total of 33 spots in the draft order. The Patriots sent the No. 183 pick — the second-to-last pick in the fifth round — to the Chiefs for O’Shaughnessy and the No. 216 pick — the third-to-last selection in the sixth round.
The Patriots have picked up a tight end ahead of the start of the final day of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Patriots traded a fifth-round pick (No. 183 overall) to the Chiefs for tight end James O’Shaughnessy and a sixth-round pick (No. 216 overall) on Saturday morning. The Chiefs now have three fifth-round picks while the Patriots now have one pick in each of the final four rounds. O’Shaughnessy was a fifth-round pick in 2015 and has played in 23 games for the Chiefs over his first two NFL seasons. He has eight catches for 86 yards. O’Shaughnessy played behind Travis Kelce in Kansas City and the Patriots have a pair of tight ends in Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen in front of him in New England.
The Patriots traded a first-round pick for wide receiver Brandin Cooks, so you knew it wasn’t going to be a one-year rental. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Patriots have in fact picked up the 2018 option on the former first-rounder’s contract. This was as obvious as any of the option decisions around the league, and they’re all due next week. You can keep an eye on all of them here, in one spot.