NFL personnel criticized Patriots pick Wilson


NFL personnel criticized Patriots pick Wilson

According to a report, personnel people around the NFL criticized the Patriots when they selected defensive back Tavon Wilson in the third round.

After two selections which were largely lauded by the scouting community, the Patriots' second-round selection was largely criticized. S Tavon Wilson, according to multiple personnel sources, should have been selected farther down in the draft. In fact, two personnel executives said their respective teams had third day grades (fifth or six round). Wilson played cornerback and safety at the University Illinois and has the positional versatility that Belichick covets, but one of the sources said the rookie doesnt possess any outstanding qualities, which could explain why the selection was so heavily criticized.

The site goes on to say that, of course, Bill Belichick could care less what personnel people around the league have to say. When he has a type of player in mind, and he thinks that player can thrive in New England's system, he takes him. End of story. Not a whole lot of relying on Mel Kiper's Big Board when it comes to the Patriots' draft strategy -- something we should all know by now.

The Sideline View breaks down all of New England's picks, giving the franchise credit for taking Jake Bequette, special teams specialist Nate Ebner and draft-day-slider Alfonzo Dennard. Overall, the Patriots got a B- for their draft.

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Rodgers throws 3 TD passes, Packers beat Bears, 26-10


THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Rodgers throws 3 TD passes, Packers beat Bears, 26-10

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Aaron Rodgers set a record. The Chicago Bears lost another quarterback.

After a slow start in the red zone, the Green Bay Packers picked up the pace in the second half to overpower their offensively-challenged NFC North rivals.

Rodgers threw for 326 yards and three touchdowns, Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery emerged as playmakers in the second half and Packers beat the Bears 26-10 on Thursday night.

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