Coming in to day two of the 2015 NFL draft, the Patriots held one pick in the second round (64th) as well as two picks in the third round (96th, 97th). By the end of day two, the Patriots selected Stanford safety Jordan Richards and Oklahoma defensive end Geneo Grissom while trading the 96th pick.
Richards is regarded as a strong safety who could play alongside Devin McCourty. he is universally viewed as a highly intelligent player who is rarely caught out of position. He also was a heavy presence on special teams at Stanford, something the Patriots value. At 5’11”, 211 pounds, Richards has the size to play in the box and physicality to be a presence close to the line of scrimmage. He had some struggles in coverage, especially deep, but with McCourty already entrenched in the secondary, Richards probably won’t be asked to patrol the deep part of the field regularly. Continue reading Patriots Select Jordan Richards, Geneo Grissom; Make Trade on Day 2 of Draft »