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One of the more intriguing (and puzzling) story lines to come out of the Patriot's 2013 draft class is the continued love affair between Bill Belichick and the Rutgers football program.
When all was said and done this past week, the Patriot's had added four new Scarlet Knights to the prospective roster, three through the draft (CB Logan Ryan, S Duron Harmon, and LB Steve Beauharnais) and one as an undrafted free agent (CB Brandon Jones). Devin McCourty, Tiquan Underwood, and Alex Silvestro are other players the team has drafted out of Rutgers in the past. McCourty played with the players added this year during his time at the school, hopefully meaning there will be some inherent chemistry between the group in the secondary.
Belichick's relationship with Schiano appears to be one reason for the Rutgers love
But the question that begs asking is why does Bill appear to be so in love with the Rutgers defensive system and program. It would make more sense if it was an ...
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Quotes from Bill Belichick after the conclusion of the draft - Extra Points - Boston.com:
FOXBORO, Mass. — You might as well paint the Patriots 2013 draft class with scarlet lettering.
The Patriots came away from draft weekend with seven draft picks and a whole truckload of undrafted free agents to add to an already stocked roster. Of the group, four players had one distinct connection: they all played at Rutgers.
Cornerback Logan Ryan (third round), safety Duron Harmon...
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BY NICK ST. DENISThe New England Patriots' roster is Rutgers-heavy, but coach Bill Belichick won't say it's by design. At least not completely.Thanks to their recent drafting three Rutgers players -- linebacker Steve Beauharnais and defensive backs Logan Ryan and Duron Harmon -- New England currently employs five Scarlet Knights.All five are defensive players, as fourth...
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Bill Belichick‘s infatuation with Rutgers continued on Saturday.
After taking a pair of Rutgers defensive backs in Round 3 on Friday night, the Patriots went back to the depths of New Brunswick, N.J. for their final selection in the 2013 NFL draft.
This time they drafted Steve Beauharnais with in the seventh round (No. 235 overall) to close out this year’s draft class.
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