Here's an overview of all of the Patriots 2013 NFL draft selections and the team's undrafted signings.
Pictured: Former Patriots running back Kevin Faulk announced the team’s first selection in the draft at No. 52 overall. They chose Southern Mississippi linebacker Jamie Collins. Next
T.J. Moe, WR, Missouri
He’s listed at 6-feet, 204 pounds and remarkably quick for someone with a 4.68 40-yard dash. He lacks the speed to break away, but he can definitely serve as a slot receiver. However the competition at that spot will be tough with Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman. He had 188 career receptions at Missouri for 2,101 yards and 11 touchdowns. He’s strong though. He put up 26 reps on the bench press at the combine. Next
Matt Stankiewitch, C, Penn State
Stankiewitch was the most experienced of the Nittany Lions’ offensive linemen in 2012. At 6-3 and 301 pounds, he was courted to leave Penn State after the Jerry Sandusky scandal – even by Alabama – but chose to stay. He ran fairly slow at the combine (5.43) but could help fill a need as an interior lineman with Donald Thomas’s departure. Next
Stephon Morris, DB, Penn State
At his pro day, he ran a 4.32 40-yard dash (officially clocking a 4.35) and showed decent strength for his size by pumping 18 reps on the bench press. At 5-8 and 188 pounds, he’s a cornerback who has been productive (60 tackles and five passes defensed in 2012) and has good special teams experience as a gunner. He tackles well in open space. Next
Zach Sudfeld, TE, Nevada
From Modesto, Calif. (say hello to Logan Mankins!), he’s a 6-7, 255-pound tight end who has the size of Rob Gronkowski but lacks the strength. After suffering a leg injury that killed his 2011 season, he came back to the Wolfpack in 2012 and caught 45 balls for 598 yards and 8 touchdowns. He runs a 4.79 40-yard dash and put up 11 reps on the bench press. Next
Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, Cincinnati
A former junior college player, Thompkins was pretty productive in two years for the Bearcats (78 receptions, 1,077 yards, 4 touchdowns). He ran a 4.46 40-yard dash at the combine, but put up only eight reps on the bench press. However, he did show solid numbers in the vertical (33 ½) and broad (10’01”) jumps. He fits the mold of an outside receiver in the Patriots offense, but he’ll have a tough time cracking in with heavy competition. Next
Brandon Ford, TE, Clemson
He’s 6-4 and 245 pounds and has an amazing vertical (37). In 2012 he had 40 catches for 480 yards and 8 touchdowns. He’s much more in the mold of Aaron Hernandez than Gronkowski, but slower with a 4.74 40-yard dash. Next
Cory Grissom, DT, South Florida
He was second-team All-Big East in 2012, recording 38 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He plugs holes, but doesn’t shed blocks well. It’ll be interesting to see what opportunities he gets in camp. Next
Kanorris Davis, S, Troy
Listed as both a strong safety and a linebacker (but most definitely a safety), Davis ran a 4.57 40-yard dash at Troy’s pro day (with an unofficial low of 4.44) while working out at both positions. At 5-10 and 211 pounds, he could figure in as special teams ace and a longshot for the team’s dime coverage defensive back. He led Troy with 70 solo tackles with three tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles. Next
Josh Kline, OL, Kent State
The 6-3, 310-pound interior offensive lineman was a fifth-year senior at Kent State. He was second team All-MAC and has experience playing at tackle as well. He was, by some estimations, the 14th rated guard on the draft board. Next
Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Mississippi
Collins (6-3, 250), selected No. 52 overall in the second round, is a hybrid defensive end and linebacker, much like Jermaine Cunningham. In high school he played quarterback and safety before being recruited to Southern Miss as a safety. They moved him to linebacker and by his senior year he was playing on the defensive end, where he was first-team All-Conference USA. He totaled 196 tackles and 21 sacks for Southern Miss. He fits as a possible cover linebacker for the Patriots, running a 4.59 40-yard dash.
He said it: “Man, (chuckle) I feel like the NFL, no matter what team you’re on, you just…I’m just going to play my heart out.” Next
Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
Dobson (6-3, 210), selected No. 59 overall in the second round, is destined to play as the Patriots' X receiver, working the boundaries of the field. He's fast (clocked at a 4.42 40-yard dash officially, but as low as 4.38) and has a great leaping ability. In his four years for Marshall, he compiled 165 receptions, 2,398 yards, and 24 touchdowns. In his senior year, he did not record one drop on 92 targets (57 receptions).
He said it: “It’s an exciting time. Just to have the opportunity to play in the NFL and to play for a great team like the Patriots. It’s just a blessing from the man above. I’m just excited to hit the ground running.” Next
Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
Ryan (5-11, 191), selected 83d overall in the third round, was a first-team All-American by Pro Football Weekly in 2012, recording 94 tackles, four interceptions, and 17 passes defensed. He's a strong and confident young man who played behind Devin McCourty when he first attended Rutgers. He was Academic All-Big East his senior and sophomore years. He could be the team's fourth cornerback right away.
He said it: “I think the reason why Rutgers guys have success at the Patriots is because we’re built to play football on the field, but live like a professional off the field. That’s something that we’re taught, and that’s something that I’m going to bring to the Patriots organization and hopefully help contribute.”
Duron Harmon, S, Rutgers
Harmon (6-1, 200) was selected by the Patriots in the third round at No. 91 overall. He was considered a reach as a pick, far underrated by draft experts. But he was a leader on the Rutgers defense and in the secondary. He runs a solid 4.51 40-yard dash and, like Tavon Wilson, can help cover tight ends and running backs out of the backfield. He a two-time Big East First Team, recording 129 career tackles, six interceptions and 14 passes defensed.
He said it: “I prayed before the draft. I said ‘God, put me in a position where I can be successful. Put me in a position where I can help a team and go to a team that’s going to win games and hopefully play for a long time.’” Next
Josh Boyce, WR, TCU
Boyce (5-11, 203) was the Patriots' second attempt of the draft to find an X receiver. Selected at No. 102 overall in the fourth round, he boasts 2,535 career receiving yards at TCU – the second-most in school history. He had 161 career receptions and 22 touchdowns. And his smarts are apparent, scoring a 23 on the Wonderlic, the second highest for all receivers this year. He's also played all over in TCU's offense, even lining up as a running back. He runs a 4.38 40-yard dash.
He said it: “I’m really smart so I think I can pick up things pretty quick. I see a lot of things before they happen, so I think my mind is what’s working for me a lot of times.” Next
Michael Buchanan, DE, Illinois
Buchanan (6-6, 250) was selected by the Patriots in the seventh round, 226 overall. He was second team All-Big Ten in 2012 and through four years with the Fightin' Illini, he compiled 161 tackles and 14 sacks. Because of his size and speed (4.78 40-yard dash), he's projected as a 3-4 linebacker who can drop back in coverage. Again, he's another tweener who provides some flexibility. He ran into some trouble off the field and was arrested on a DUI charge and got into a squabble that left him with a broken jaw. Right now, he's just a special teams player.
He said it: “This was a childhood dream of mine with an organization I always wanted to be with, so it’s definitely a great feeling. It’s truly a blessing.” Next
Steve Beauharnais, ILB, Rutgers
Beauharnais (6-2, 230) was drafted 235th overall in the seventh round. His name is pronounced "bo-HARR-ness." He was the middle linebacker for the Scarlet Knights' defense, but more than that, he was the team's leader. He led all of the team's breakdowns. In four years, he compiled 274 tackles, 12.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles. He had 82 tackles and a sack in 2012. He has the ability contribute on special teams, where he'll likely have to make his mark.
He said it: “I’m a great run stopper. I always have a good presence in the middle and that’s the way I like to play – hard-nosed football.” Back to the beginning
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