FOXBORO, Mass. — Had Radio City Music Hall been filled with Patriots fans on Friday April 27 rather than New Yorkers, gasps, followed by boos, may have rained down when the No. 91 overall pick was announced. Many had never heard Duron Harmon‘s name before when New England made him its fourth pick in the draft.
But if Harmon keeps up the same attitude he had on Friday afternoon during the first day of Patriots rookie mini-camp, he could make a lot of analysts and fans look mighty stupid. Out of all the first-year players that spoke on Friday, the Rutgers safety seemed the most eager to dive headfirst into his weighty defensive playbook.
“My approach to learning new things is fun. This is what I want to do the rest of my life. I like learning,” Harmon said. “I like learning new schemes. I like learning more about football. So it’s not really daunting. It’s more fun. It’s more of a great challenge that I want to conquer to learn the playbook as fast as I can.”
That kind of attitude may...