Players on the New England Patriots were excited to celebrate the 2018 NFL Draft as both a reminder of how far they’ve come since they’ve entered the league and to welcome their newest teammates into the fold.
Here’s what the Patriots players were saying on day one of the draft.
A Trip Down Memory Lane
To all of the athletes entering the draft today is a special day that you will remember for the rest of your life. This day will be filled with tons of emotions. Remember it doesn’t matter where or when you go and only matters what you do when you get there. #NFLDraft18— Deatrich wise (@wisehog94) April 26, 2018
Nine years ago today my life changed forever. New England took a chance on a long shot and I’ve worked relentlessly ever since to prove that it was the right decision. Good luck to all the 2018 prospects. #Tbt #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/8vcwORURsc— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) April 26, 2018
Who remembers when the most hyped person ever got drafted? You should have all known I was going to be out of control back then.https://t.co/b1ZPVV9m1I pic.twitter.com/82qtPlgyVj— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) April 26, 2018
Excited for the guys who’s lives are changing the next few days throughout the draft! For those who aren’t drafted, it’s not how you get there it’s what you do when you do get there !— Jacob Hollister (@hollister_jacob) April 26, 2018
Good luck to all of the #NFL draftees tonight It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity! Remember that it doesn’t matter what round your selected, it’s all about making the most of the opportunity you’re given #NFLDraft2018— Lawrence Guy (@thatLGUY) April 26, 2018
Welcoming a new face
Congrats, @iwynn77! Welcome to the @Patriots. @PaniniAmerica already has your #NFLDraft card ready on #PaniniInstant! https://t.co/TAAoEp8lpj pic.twitter.com/iTkdik7XW5— Chris Hogan (@ChrisHogan_15) April 27, 2018
Reuniting with old friends
Welcome to my dawg @iwynn77 so proud and happy for you brother. Now let’s go to work. Oh yeah dinner is on you!— David Andrews (@dandrews61) April 27, 2018
Preciate it Boss! And you already know!— Isaiah Wynn (@iwynn77) April 27, 2018
Welcome to New England Dawgs!!!@Flyguy2stackz @iwynn77 https://t.co/wvRwkg6lBW— Malcolm Mitchell (@MalcolmJarod) April 27, 2018
(David Andrews and Malcolm Mitchell were former teammates with both of the Patriots first round picks).
Celebrating a new chapter
GOD IS GOOD #GoPats— Sony Michel (@Flyguy2stackz) April 27, 2018