Wave goodbye, Celtics fans: Rondo is on his way to the Dallas Mavericks in a sudden and shocking trade. (CBS Sports) Celtics Send Rondo to Mavs in Exchange for Pupu Platter It's the most wonderful time of the year: nope, not the holidays, but Rajon Rondo trade rumors! (CBS Boston) Here We Go Again: Rondo Trade Rumors Have Begun dt_common_streams_StreamServer Patriots and Jets: Two Teams Heading in Oppositte Directions Tom Brady and Bill Belichick celebrate their 12th division title in 14 years. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Notes and Observations Week 15: Patriots Blow Out Dolphins 41-13; Clinch AFC East

Patriots Stay Local Again With UConn’s Darius Butler

The Patriots moved up to select at 40, taking local product Ron Brace of BC, and followed the move with Bulter at #41.  The 5’10″, 183-pound cornerback runs a 4.41 40 yard dash and recorded the Combine’s best jump, so he has great speed and size.  The four-year starter from Fort Lauderdale, Florida was First Team All-Big East this season and had 40 tackles, but just four passes defensed.

He has the tools, but did not make the big plays this season, however offenses were on to him and threw away from him, which is a good sign in itself.  In addition to the defense, he also returned kickoffs, for a good 23.5 yard average.

He definitely seems to fit the Patriots mold as he is versatile and will likely find his way onto the field in some capacity.  The Patriots continue to add to the secondary with this selection.

Tags: ,

Discussion

No comments for “Patriots Stay Local Again With UConn’s Darius Butler”

Post a comment