S Patrick Chung is the newest member of the New England Patriots. After a pins-and-needles Round One, the Patriots finally utilize the pick they received from Kansas City, number 34. From Mike Reiss:
In selecting safety Patrick Chung with the 34th overall pick, the Patriots land one of the draft's most experienced players. Chung projects to join James Sanders and Brandon Meriweather atop the team's safety depth chart.
Chung also could make the return of Rodney Harrison, already considered a bit of a longer shot, that much longer.
Belichick likes players that have skills across the board and Patrick Chung could fit that bill. He's not a standout, but people are projecting him to be a hard worker. This from www.draftcountdown.com:
competitive...Major special teams potential...Great work ethic...Durable...Has lots of experience against top competition...Team leader in every sense...Was super productive.
Word is Chung is more of an in the box player and should do well up close while Meriweather and Sanders hang back in coverage.