Stanford University


FOXBORO -- The Patriots have had success in landing running backs with future contracts, and they'll hope for the best with the linebacker they signed to a future deal on Thursday. 


FOXBORO -- If Patriots rookie safety Jordan Richards has felt at all lost since joining the team this spring, he hasn't shown it.


FOXBORO -- Jordan Richards didn't have a draft party planned. In fact, he wasn't even watching when the Patriots were on the clock and about to select him with the No.


FOXBORO -- The Patriots selected Stanford safety and special teamer Jordan Richards with their only second round pick on Friday night. 


With the NFL Draft less than two weeks away, those of us in the media that follow the Patriots have been trying to anticipate the positions the team may address with its nine selections.