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New England Patriots
By Chris Warner
New England entered the draft needing defensive help and went after it, snatching pass-rushers (Chandler Jones, Dont’a Hightower and Jake Bequette, oh my!) plus defensive backs (Tavon Wilson, Nate Ebner, Alfonzo Dennard) before snagging a receiver (Jeremy Ebert) in Round Seven.
That late focus on offense continued post-draft, as the Patriots invited two offensive linemen and a tight end to Foxboro, along with a defensive tackle. A quick review…
Marcus Forston, Miami defensive tackle (6-1, 301). Some solid value on so-called Day Four of the draft, as Forston made plays throughout his short career for the Hurricanes.
Why undrafted: Forston suffered a knee injury after playing only three games last year – his junior season – then decided to come out early (a decision he may have regretted by Saturday night).
Why Foxboro: Coach Bill Belichick loves Miami almost as much as sunshine does. Forston looks like a project, but with decent speed (a 5.17-second 40-yard dash), n...
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