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Patriots’ Sixth-Rounder Matthew Wells Is 80-Percent Blind In One Eye

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots sixth-round draft pick Matthew Wells had a more difficult path to the NFL than most prospects. The Mississippi State linebacker is legally blind in one eye, his ESPN scouting report says. Wells is 80-percent blind in one eye, SEC reporter Alex Scarborough wrote in November. The Patriots spent the 178th overall pick on Wells, who ran...
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Draft Speedy Linebacker Matthew Wells 178th Overall In Sixth Round

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots scooped up a speedy, undersized linebacker with their first pick in the sixth round. The Patriots selected Mississippi State’s Matthew Wells with the 178th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Wells ran a 4.43-second 40-yard dash at his pro day at 6-foot-2, 222 pounds. He ran a 7.10-second 3-cone drill, 4.26-second short shuttle, benched...
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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