|Player||Devin McCourty - CB - Rutgers|
|Team||New England Patriots|
|Pick||Round 1, Selection 27 (27 Overall)|
|Ht: 5-11 Wt: 193 Forty: 4.38 10-Yard: 1.53 20-Yard: 2.5 Shuttle: Cone: 6.7 Bench Press: 16 Reps|
#17 out of 550 overall
The New England Patriots made a bunch of trades in the first round, but it probably became more of a surprise that they wound up selecting a cornerback.
Rutgers University's Devin McCourty was seen by many scouts as one of the top three to four cornerbacks available in the first round.
But with two former second-rounders in Darius Butler and Terrence Wheatley on the roster to go along with veterans Shawn Springs and Leigh Bodden, it's curious as to why the front office felt the need to add another cover player.
McCourty is a solid special teams player and figures to compete for playing time there while he moves up the cornerback depth chart.- Adam Caplan
Senior Bowl Q-and-A
Devin McCourty's Player Page on Scout.com
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Round 1: Patriots Pick CB Devin McCourty
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