Patriots Devin McCourty: Best Rookie Corner In Team History?

December 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Patriots Nation was scratching it’s collective head when the New England war room chose Rutger’s CB Devin McCourty with the 27th pick in the first round. 
The questions were many: Why a defensive back? Why not a wide receiver stud like Dez Bryant? Why not a linebacker?
Perhaps, Bill Belichick and his staff were clairvoyant? Maybe they had a crystal ball and could see Leigh Bodden going down with a season ending injury in the preseason. Or they called a psyhic network and asked about the lackluster future of Darius Butler.
They just knew they needed secondary help and Devin McCourty has been the answer.
In Bill we continue to trust.
McCourty in his rookie season has become a playmaker and leader on a young defense. He is a breath of fresh air from the disruptive personalities of Shawn Springs and Adalius Thomas that sunk the 2009 squad.  McCourty leads by example by being a heady player and performing beyond his years.
McCourty has sta...

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