Sony Michel Has Immediate Starting Potential In Patriots' Loaded Backfield

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Georgia had its second player taken when New England chose offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn with the 23rd pick.

Lamar Jackson will be in Dallas Thursday night for the NFL Draft anxiously waiting for his name to be called. The percentage listed beside the prospect is how far above average that prospect scored compared to every other player at that position the Patriots have drafted under Belichick.

The New England Patriots have selected Georgia Bulldogs running back Sony Michel with the 31st pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Joining a group that already has trustworthy, pass catching back James White, duel threat Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee and Jeremy Hill, Michel adds vast talent and upside to an offense that is already explosive.

Wynn and Patriots center David Andrews are actually friends with Andrews having played at Georgia before drafted by New England and was "like a big brother" to Wynn when he was a freshman.

Neither Jackson nor Rosen are expected to be selected by the Cleveland Browns with the first overall pick, though Mayfield is reportedly in the discussion, but the challenge for the quarterback-needy teams picking below them will be to not let such conjecture influence their gut feeling when it comes time to hand the selection card in. "However they get here, they get here", Caserio said.

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So I tore my labrum back in [the] November 18 Kentucky game.

He does say that he is right on track in terms of recovery and should be good for mini-camps which kick off in June.

"It's all about being aware of how I carry the football", he said. They are scheduled to go through meetings and have dinner with National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell as part of their involvement in the draft. With the loss of Malcolm Butler any depth at Corner is greatly valued by the Patriots. In fact, the last wide receiver the Pats drafted in the first round was in 1996 with Terry Glenn, who went No. 7 overall. The Patriots are also in the market for a quarterback to develop behind 40-year-old Tom Brady.

It'll be interesting to see how the Patriots utilize Michel, but Bill Belichick got his man and there's a reason behind this pick that we will realize soon enough.

"(Titans general manager) Jon (Robinson) and Mike did what they thought was best for their team", he said.