Although there were initially reports that the New England Patriots had traded the #32 selection to the Houston Texans, the team apparently reversed course and decided to select a player. With the 32nd overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots selected Texas defensive lineman Malcom Brown.
Brown, standing at over 6'2" and 319 lbs, is a big, strong, explosive, and versatile defensive lineman that will be able to play in a variety of roles for the Patriots. At 32, he was arguably the best player available as well - many had him as a top 15-20 player in this draft.
Brown will likely be able to play in both three and four man fronts. He can play 5-tech, nose, 3-tech. He has the frame and potential to be effective as a 2-gap player. He's certainly explosive enough to be a key disrupter in sub-packages.
We'll have a lot more on the selection soon. hat are your initial thoughts on the selection of Brown?
The rest of the Patriots draft board can be found below. The Patriots are scheduled for three picks on day two.
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