|The Patriots add a new DT. (Shelby Tauber/Daily Texan Staff)|
After a whirlwind of last minute draft rumors, the Patriots stayed where they were and selected Texas DT Malcom Brown. Brown was ranked higher by many scouts and analysts, and the Patriots were able to steal him at 32. With the departure of Vince Wilfork, the Patriots fill their interior DL with one of the best defensive tackles left in the draft. One of the youngest players in the draft, Brown is only 21 years old, coming out of college as a junior.
Finalist for the Bronco Nagurski Trophy (most outstanding defensive player)
Finalist for the Outland Trophy (top interior lineman).
Selected first-team All-American
First-team All-Big 12.
Weight: 320 lbs
Arm Length: 32 1/2"
Hand Size: 10"
5.05 40 Yard Dash
26 Reps of 225
29.5" Vertical Jump
98" Broad Jump
7.84 3 Cone Drill
4.59 20 Yard Shuttle
Brown has been known as a penetrating DT, capable of getting to the QB. Many people, including Mel Kiper and Jon Gruden, are already calling him the steal of the 1st round. With his size and athleticism, he is able to play a variety of techniques on the defensive front. Will form a pair with Dominique Easley that will be a core of the defense alongside Hightower, Jones, and Collins for the future.
Absolutely love #pats pick of DT Brown. 19th best player in draft IMO. Has scheme versatility. Run stopper with above avg pass rush for pos— Todd McShay (@McShay13) May 1, 2015
Belichick says Brown's maturity is "impressive." Stayed in school, finished up at Texas, has made good decisions, loyal guy.— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) May 1, 2015
Belichick: We sat there and watched a lot of names come off the board and we feel good with our selection of Malcom at 32.— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) May 1, 2015
"He's a guy that's played inside, on the nose, the 5 technique...played a little more outside this year." - Belichick on Malcom Brown— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) May 1, 2015
Not saying Brown is Wilfork, but similar situations. Sounds like they were ready to trade out, not expecting Brown to be there— Mike Loyko (@NEPD_Loyko) May 1, 2015
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