The Patriots came into the draft with just a handful of picks.
They left it with seven prospects after making a number of trades. On Saturday, they shipped their fifth-rounder (which they got the previous day from Green Bay) BACK to Green Bay in exchange for a sixth- and two seventh-rounders.
With their final pick, number 28 in the seventh round (235 overall), the Patriots selected Northwestern receiver Jeremy Ebert. Ebert is listed a 6'0, 195 lbs and led Northwestern in receptions for two seasons.
He was a preseason All-Big Ten pick in 2011, and became just the fifth player in NU history to surpass 2,000 career receiving yards.
The Patriots have shored up their receiving corp this offseason and Ebert brings some youth to an improved but aging squad.
Tom Brady’s annual attempt at making the collective testicles of New England draw up into its stomach has succeeded.
Brady posted on Instagram and Facebook a video (see below) of him skiing somewhere that we aren’t. He approaches a decent-sized jump, hits it, appears to stick the landing, blurts, “Whoa…” and then the camera shows an empty ski and a lifeless body.
Actually, no lifeless body. Watched it a second time. No lifeless body.
Brady has graduated from sliding down waterslides and cliff-diving to this latest offseason effort to make sure everyone still cares about his safety.
Next season, Russian Roulette.
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