Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/20/14
While the Patriots 2012/13 season ended in extreme disappointment, corner back Alfonzo Dennard's emergence as a capable starting corner back was perhaps the most pleasant surprise of the year. Especially considering he was selected in the 7th round of the draft (224th pick overall), Dennard's performance this year was impressive. As Ras-I Dowling, who the Patriots selected with the 33rd pick in the 2011 draft, is looking more and more like a certified bust, early signs indicate Dennard is a certified steal. At one point during his senior year, he was projected be be picked as high as the second round. But Dennard's draft stock plummeted after an incident last Spring, for which Dennard is still dealing with the repercussions. On February 13th, Dennard will be in court to face charges stemming from his alleged attack of a police officer outside a Lincoln, Nebraska bar in April of 2012. He was even forced to miss practice in the week leading up to the Ravens game where the secondar...
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