2010 NFL Draft Results: Devin McCourty Fits With New England Patriots

April 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Patriots fans, meet your newest player.
After trading down twice in the first round, the New England Patriots actually didn’t trade out of the round, unlike last year. With the 27th pick, the Pats selected cornerback Devin McCourty, a senior out of Rutgers.
Although McCourty flew under the radar a bit, New England is getting a talented player at a position at which they sorely need help.
In four years as a Scarlet Knight, he amassed 261 tackles, six interceptions, two-and-a-half sacks, and two forced fumbles. In 2009, he was a first team All-Big East selection.
While not a shutdown corner like Darrelle Revis or Nmandi Asomougha, McCourty comes pretty close. He’s very good in coverage and is an equally good tackler.
Not necessarily predicted to be a first rounder initially, McCourty had a strong Combine with a strong 4.38 40-yard dash time that possibly pushed him into the first day of the draft.
With good speed, he also has returned his share o...

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