I’ve spent the last couple days diving in on all the rookies the Patriots drafted and signed and what I keep coming back to is that I’m shocked that none of it is shocking to me. The more I read about these players, the more it seems to me like the team was laser focused on their specific needs and filled those needs accordingly.
Gone were the pointless picks at positions of excellent depth, players like Tavon Wilson or Jordan Richards who were seemingly overdrafted for no good reason. Duron Harmon was the only one of those guys who really worked out.
But this year even the draft pundits agreed, all the Pats’ picks made sense. They needed some young talent in their defensive front seven and they got two talented players who have different styles but both fit. They needed some tackle depth with Nate Solder entering the last year of his deal and the swing spot open for the taking and they drafted two athletic tackles and signed two more rookie free agents.
The undrafted rookies that really make the most sense were in the secondary.