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No Rush for New England Patriots’ Pass Rush

Published by on May 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

After the recently concluded 2009 NFL Draft, experts pointed out that the New England Patriots failed to address a glaring need which was the outside linebacker. With Vrabel gone, most mock drafts had the Patriots taking an OLB at the 23rd or the 34th pick but coach Bill Belichick had other plans.

The Patriots passed on the likes Clay Matthews, Everette Brown, Clint Sintim, Conor Barwin, and Cody Brown who were probably rated as third round grade players on the Patriots board.

This is the best example that the Patriots draft the best player on their board not based on their needs as pointed out by coach Belichick in his Pre-draft press conference this year where he stated that:

"It's how we value the play...

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