The Patriots drafted Cal running back Shane Vereen with the 24th pick in the second round — a guy who most projected to be a borderline third- to fourth-round pick, though he was ranked that low because he’s a third-down-type back. Vereen becomes the heir to Kevin Faulk.
Just when you thought it safe to assume that BenJarvus Green-Ellis would keep his role as the pounder/finisher for the Pats, Belichick drafts 5′ 11″, 225-pound RB Stevan Ridley out of LSU.
Now Bill B. drafts Ryan Mallett.
Crafty picks all, I think.
But Nate’s still waiting for his Clay Matthews-type linebacker.