Why Patriots fans should be excited about Sony Michel

Wynn served as blocker for Georgia star rushers Nick Chubb and Michel as the Bulldogs tallied 258.4 running yards per game and 42 rushing yards. "But he could teach me a lot - the fundamentals, just the quarterback core, period". They were also roommates at Georgia.

Jackson, who is the 2016 Heisman Trophy victor, passed for more than 3,500 yards and ran for more than 1,500 in each of the final two college seasons before declaring early for the NFL Draft.

Michel is a shifty runner who is being called a taller Dion Lewis. He joins a crowded depth chart in Foxboro.

It was an eye-opening pick simply because the Patriots didn't necessarily need to add any backs given the fact they already have Mike Gillislee, James White, Jeremy Hill and Rex Burkhead. He said his experience in college should help him in Foxboro with the Patriots.

A running back at No. 32?

Such a philosophical shift would come only after Drew Brees played his last down with the Saints.

In short, probably. But the lack of any official verbal confirmation from Brady himself had caused some of the more imaginative observers to note that, while they do believe he will play in 2018, they can not say that for sure. I'm so eager what they can teach me. "I know I can go anywhere all through the offensive line and not just at one position". Unlike Solder, who was 6-foot-8, 325 pounds, Wynn has short arms and is much stockier, which is why he has played guard. "Sony was productive in the passing game".

Michel is the first running back and skill player taken in the first round since Laurence Maroney was chosen 21st overall in 2006.

Closing out his career in 2017, Jackson finished with 1,601 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground, while throwing for 3,660 yards and 27 touchdowns. Our Phil Perry has him going 15th to the Arizona Cardinals in his latest mock draft.

"My strengths are just to get positive yards", Michel said.

Igwebuike was praised by scouts as offering "nickel linebacker versatility", combining the "build and toughness to play near the line of scrimmage" with "arm length and leaping ability to fight for 50-50 balls" on the perimeter. He was also the co-winner of the Frank Sinkwich Award given for toughness and the team's "Up Front" Award on offense. South Carolina's Hayden Hurst met with Bill Belichick twice this offseason, and South Dakota State's Dallas Goedert met with the Pats at the Senior Bowl.

Alexander is the third defensive back in school history to be selected in the first round, joining Calvin Pryor (2014, New York Jets) and Lenny Lyles (1958, Baltimore Colts), while Jackson is the second quarterback taken in round one. He received almost twice as many first-place votes as Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and ran away with the award.

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