Bill Belichick highlights Malcom Brown's versatility

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The Patriots took defensive tackle Malcom Brown from Texas with their first overall pick on Thursday night. When asked about the pick, Coach Bill Belichick pointed to Brown's versatility - according to the Boston Herald, he played inside under Mack Brown at Texas, while Charlie Strong used him outside a little more.

"For a guy his size to play out there and be a little more in space, you just saw him in some different situations, different matchups than you did when he was between the guards, on the center, in the gap or that kind of thing," Belichick said.

It helps that he's a beast physically - 6'2" and 319 pounds, according to the Herald. He also registered 72 tackles and 6.5 sacks for Texas last year according to, so hopefully that translates to the Pats. If he plays well, he'll be a nice compliment to Chandler Jones on the defensive line.