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The New England Patriots came away with ten players from the 2019 NFL draft — let’s take a closer look at them and what they bring to the table!32. K’Neal Harry Andre Tippett Jerseys 2019 , WR, Arizona StateThe 6’2” wide receiver gives the Patriots something they have been lacking: a threat outside the numbers. Harry doesn’t have the best speed, but he consistently wins contested catches, and is electric with the ball in his hands. This is the type of splash that Patriots fans always hope for, but rarely get at the draft — we got it this year! It looks like we’re going to have a ton of fun watching him this season.Two links for your viewing pleasure:45. JoeJuan Williams, CB, VanderbiltWilliams is a big, physical corner, who the Patriots will probably be using to match up against bigger receivers or even tight ends. There are some people saying he has a chance to be the next Richard Sherman, and while that’s great, even if he isn’t, he should be a valuable matchup piece for the Patriots defense. The Vanderbilt product doesn’t have the best speed, but excels at press coverage, and, as a former receiver, has great ball skills.Once again:77. Chase Winovich, DE, MichiganWinovich is the player that I’m most excited about from this weekend. He’s a prototypical Patriot, as his motor just doesn’t quit, and he looks like a ton of fun to be around. Here’s the video of him getting the call that he’s being taken by the Pats. Physically, he matches up well with Shea McClellin, who the Patriots liked but could never stay healthy. He’s 6’3’ 256, and he ran a 4.59 at the combine. Should have a good chance at reps right away.Two links for you:87. Damien Harris, RB, AlabamaAt first White John Hannah Jerseys , one might think that Harris, their first pick in the 3rd round, might not fill a position of need. But remember, the Patriots turned into a run heavy team at the end of the season, so a solid back to give Sony Michel a blow might not be a bad thing. Harris is a powerful runner who does not have elite, straight line speed, which makes him very similar to Sony. He was never the “workhorse” at Alabama, but still topped 1000 yards twice, and 900 yards last season. He also had 20 rushing TDs in the last 2 seasons. Not much of a receiver, but should be a solid backup for Sony.101. Yodny Cajuste, OT, West VirginiaCajuste, at 6’5” 312, has a good chance at being the swing tackle for the Patriots this season. He is a solid pass blocker, who uses his length very well. His run blocking leaves something to desired, but if there’s one position you should be confident about being able to coach up, it’s O-Line.118. Hjalte Froholdt, G/C, ArkansasOnce again, the Patriots drafted where they have really good players. Their line was their strength, and particularly the interior. However, Thuney is a free agent after this season, and they don’t have a ton of depth. Froholdt didn’t allow a sack the last two seasons, and went one-on-one against third overall pick Quinnen Williams and gave him everything he could handle. At 6’5” he’s a little tall for an interior lineman, but that hasn’t slowed him down yet. Also John Hannah Jerseys 2019 , he’s from Denmark. Here’s an interesting interview he did that talks a bit about that, and his football career.133. Jarrett Stidham, QB, AuburnThe Patriots finally drafted a quarterback, waiting until the end of the fourth round to do so. Stidham is a player who the Patriots were linked to before the draft process. He’s a guy who will stand in and take a hit, and has the potential to be accurate on his short and intermediate, and occasionally on his deep throws as well. This past year, however, the team was bad enough that it was tough to actually judge his play. He let pressure effect him a little too much, and his accuracy and decision making suffered because of it. This is a situation where the Patriots think he had the best potential out of the guys left, and, with Brady still needed a successor, decided to take a chance on him.159. Byron Cowart, DT, MarylandThe Patriots decided to go after some more depth on the defensive line. Cowart was a disappointing prospect in college: he was recruited to Auburn as the third overall prospect in his class, and the #1 defensive tackle prospect, but failed to ever do anything in Auburn. After transferring to Maryland, however, he was able to put together a decent season for the Terrapins in 2018. In the fifth round, you’re trying to find someone who can exceed their draft status, and who better to do that than a highly touted prospect who didn’t have great production in college.163. Jake Bailey, P, StanfordThe Patriots traded up to draft a punter. Not only a punter, but a right footed punter, who are more rare in New England than losing seasons. Seriously White Irving Fryar Jerseys , only 34 punts have been kicked by right footed punters since 2000. The Patriots clearly felt as though, with Ryan Allen signing a one-year deal before this season, some competition in camp would be a good thing.252. Ken Webster, CB, MississippiThe Patriots, once again, go after a position that they don’t need. Cornerback is a spot where there are a ton of good players already on the roster. With that being said, this was a move to get an athlete, with a 4.43 40 time, a 133” broad jump, and a 43” vertical. They did something similar with Keion Crossen last season. With the third to last pick in the draft, it makes sense to go after an elite athlete, even if it’s a position you may not need.Pat is a host of The Patriot Nation PodcastInteract with him on Twitter @plane_pats One of the NFL's most formidable fronts is off to a slow start.The Jacksonville Jaguars, who ranked second in the NFL with 55 sacks in 2017, have four in two games — on pace for 32 this season. Players insist the issue is all about the schedule and not any "Sacksonville" shortcomings.The Jaguars (2-0) have faced veteran quarterbacks Eli Manning and Tom Brady, both savvy enough to get rid of the football quickly and avoid the pressure that defines Jacksonville's defense. The result: A relatively pedestrian nine quarterback hurries in eight quarters.Jacksonville hopes to end the trend against AFC South rival Tennessee on Sunday. It's hardly a given considering the Titans (1-1) have allowed a league-leading one sack. But they also could be without starting offensive tackles Taylor Lewan (concussion) and Jake Conklin (knee). Conklin missed the first two games while recovering from a knee injury sustained in the postseason.Making matters worse for Tennessee, backup Dennis Kelly (illness) was hospitalized last weekend and could miss a second straight game."They do have a good O-line, but we'll see this week," Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson said with a sly grin.Jacksonville is clearly frustrated by its sack totals, but quick to point out that opponents are sliding protections, chipping defensive ends with backs and tight ends, and even sending out as few as two receivers."It's kind of like, 'OK, if you want to max protect, you've got five guys covering two guys Irving Fryar Jerseys 2019 ,'" linebacker Myles Jack said. "Eventually, Sacksonville will return. I don't think it's at a standstill. I just think they're getting so much respect right now. They'll get their numbers."Jacksonville has become one of the favorites in the AFC following wins against the New York Giants and New England. A victory against the Titans would give them their first 3-0 start since 2004.Tennessee has won four of the last five meetings, including a series sweep last season, and has more victories (27) against Jacksonville than any team in the franchise's 24-year existence."It's intense, both teams on the rise that started at the bottom of the league and now both teams have been fighting for something (in) recent years," Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo said. "It's exciting. It's exciting for football. The AFC South is becoming very competitive again, and we're both glad to be on the winning side of the things."Here are some other things to know about the Titans and Jaguars:QB QUESTIONSTitans quarterback Marcus Mariota is still experiencing arm weakness along with numbness and tingling in two fingers after injuring his right elbow in the season opener. The symptoms affect the velocity and spin he gets on the football."The way that they explained it to me is like when you strum like a guitar string," Mariota said. "My nerve's kind of been strummed, and it's going to take its time to settle down."GABBERT RETURNSIf Mariota doesn't improve, backup Blaine Gabbert would make his second straight start. Either way, it will be Gabbert's first game back in Jacksonville since the Jaguars traded the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft to San Francisco in May 2014."I've heard mixed reviews on his time here. I think the fans will kind of give him his warm welcome he deserves," Jack said sarcastically.Gabbert went 5-22 as Jacksonville's starter. But he's 1-0 against his first NFL team , notching a win last year in Arizona."I went out that game last year against Arizona, and Gabbert lit up the field," Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith said. "I ain't forgot."PAYBACK TOURThe Jaguars are playing the second of three consecutive home games against teams that beat them in 2017 . New England ended Jacksonville's season in the AFC championship game. Tennessee swept both meetings. And next week's opponent, the New York Jets, knocked off the Jags in overtime."We're 1-0 on the Payback Tour," Jack said.Added cornerback A.J. Bouye: "We owe a lot of teams some whuppings."STREAKINGThe only game Tennessee has lost to Jacksonville in the past 34 months came on Christmas Eve 2016, when Mariota was knocked out of the game with a broken right leg. The Titans have won five straight overall in the AFC South, including a 20-17 victory last week against Houston that was buoyed by a touchdown on a fake punt."They don't respect us at all," Jackson said. "We're going to have to go out there and earn our respect."
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