If you want to know why you should be happy the Patriots selected Dominique Easley with their first-round pick, draft expert Josh Norris will tell you.
"I've never seen [Easley's] type of explosiveness, his type of disruption from the interior of a defensive line," Norris told Tom E. Curran on Quick Slants. "You can put him at the '1' technique, which is right next to the center; the '3' technique, which is right next to the guard. And he just gets upfield. He creates a lot of disruption.
"He might not have had the statistical numbers that a lot of these . . . other defensive tackles had. But Tom: Disruption is production, even if it does not show up in a box score. And Easley is someone that is scheme versatile. He's going to be an instant contributor to this defensive front."
Norris also makes the case for Jimmy Garroppolo -- though he admits he's not a fan of the pick -- and talks about the other Pats' draftees with Curran.