Rookie Review: New England Patriots

New England Patriots: Team Needs Rookie Review On The Clock Insider Podcast

2010 NFL Draft Class–

(1-27) Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers: A terrific shutdown corner with incredible leaping ability, McCourty anticipates routes and does an excellent job of supporting the run. It didn’t take long for the New York native to establish himself as one of the best at his position. Grade: A+

(2-42) Rob Gronkowski, TE, Arizona: “Gronko” proved to be a competent in-line blocker and sure-handed pass catcher who can pluck the ball out of the air. He can also steamroll the competition after the catch. Grade: A

(2-53) Jermaine Cunningham, OLB, Florida: Cunningham showed glimpses of his pass rushing prowess but often wasn’t able to finish the play once he made contact with the quarterback. He must also defend the run better. Grade: C

(2-62) Brandon Spikes,

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