“He’s an impressive guy, he does a lot of things well. We feel like he’s versatile and he will be able to compete at that position for us,” he said. “We have a lot of experienced guys there and we felt that adding a good, young player like him to that group would be (good).”
New England added seven players over the three-day draft, including a number expected to produce immediately.
On Thursday, the Patriots traded up twice in the first round to select defensive end Chandler Jones of Syracuse at No. 21, and linebacker Dont’a Hightower of Alabama at No. 25.
The Patriots also spent both of their Friday picks on defense, selecting safety Tavon Wilson of Illinois in the second round, at No. 48, as well as defensive end Jake Bequette of Arkansas in Round 3, at No. 90.
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