With the 62nd pick, the Patriots selected cornerback Terrence Wheatley.
The Patriots showed some interest in Wheatley coming in, but I don’t like this pick too much. We could have easily gotten Wheatley in the third round, and probably the fourth round… but who am I to question Bill Belichick?
But still, I’m looking at who was there at defensive back, and I see Terrell Thomas, Charles Godfrey, Justin King, and Reggie Smith, all bigger, more physical corners.
Still, there are some things I like about Wheatley. He is fast, and agile. He closes out plays, and is good in run support. However, he can still get pushed around, and has been injury prone. Wheatley would probably project as a nickel back, but I don’t really see him as a starter