Sunday, April 26, 2009

Welcome aboard, George Bussey

With the 34th pick in the fifth round (No. 170 overall), the Patriots have drafted offensive tackle George Bussey from Louisville. He's the second offensive tackle Bill Belichick has selected in this draft.

He earned first-team All-Big East honors during his senior season with the Cardinals. He's a former walk-on who played his way into a scholarship. He's strong if not explosive. He's quick on his feet but doesn't necessarily have the long arms to keep pass-rushers from getting into his body -- and that in turn leads to him being pushed out of his low stance and getting pushed back.
How do you feel today if you're Nick Kaczur? Nervous?

(The Patriots now have two sixth-round picks and two seventh-round picks remaining. You have to think they'll take a quarterback with one of those four picks.)

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