The first 32 picks of the NFL draft have been selected. The Patriots, after trading away their pick twice, finally settled on Rutger's cornerback Devin McCourty. This selection got mixed reviews from Pats fans as many believed the team has far greater issues to address: pass rushers, wide receivers and tight ends.
New England, with a recent history of drafting defensive backs early, started the evening with the 22nd pick. After trades with both Denver and Dallas, McCourty was the 27th selection of the first round.
Looking ahead to the second round, here are what a few have been speculating:
OLB - Sergio Kindle, Texas ... Ricky Sapp, Clemson
DE - Brian Price, UCLA ... Everson Griffen, USC ... Carlos Dunlap, Florida
DL - Linval Joseph, East Carolina
WR - Golden Tate, Notre Dame ... Marcus Easley, UConn ... Andre Roberts, Citadel ... Mardy Gilyard, Cinci
RB - Dexter McCluster, Ole Miss
Round two commences tonight at 6:30 PM. The Patriots have four picks coming - 44th, 47th, 53rd and 90th.
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