DT | DE | LB | OG/C | S | RB | QB
Thoughts: With no running back under contract past 2014, the New England Patriots needed to take a running back in this draft. James White is an undersized, but powerful and elusize do-it-all back who was very productive at Wisconsin and will contribute as a runner, pass catcher, and blocker.
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Instant Grade: B+
This is another very solid pick for the Patriots at a position of need. Most had White going somewhere in the middle of day three (likely due to being undersized), so this seems like solid value as well. White might not contribute a whole lot as a rookie, but with his vision, acceleration, power, agility, and ability to block and catch, he's a versatile player who should have a future in New England.