Round 1: Patriots Pick CB Devin McCourty

With Selection 27 in Round 1, New England selects CB Devin McCourty, Rutgers. Learn more about this pick from team and draft experts!

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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
Flash Analysis

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
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