247. Brandon Deaderick, DE/DT Alabama
- Solid 3-4 DE prospect who has the potential to step into the rotation.
- Played 3-4 DE in college.
- Plays with grit and strength.
- He has large cajones and won't be stopped by silly things like bullets.
- Inconsistent as a senior, but that probably is because he got freakin' shot.
Summary: A great pick-up. While I won't say that he fills a position, I'll say that he definitely bolsters our defensive line and makes the competition that will arise this off-season full of talent.
Final Player Grade: A-. Who else the Patriots going to grab at this point in the draft? Might as well grab an experienced player who has a chance to make the roster.
Final Draft Pick Grade: A-.