Nearly 60 picks after their final selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots were finally back on track at the end of the third round. They made him count, further strengthening their defensive front seven.
In the end, with the 96th selection, the Patriots chose the defender of the edge Ronnie Perkins.
Perkins entered the draft with a three-year stay in Oklahoma, which saw him play in 33 games and register 16.5 sacks. He also missed six races due to a failed drug test in 2019. A well-built 6-by-2,253-pound player, he needs some development, but puts the starter up on the table, similar to that of former Patriot Trey Flowers.
By the way, this 96th choice is the compensatory selection that New England received for the loss of quarterback Tom Brady in the free agency last year. Therefore, Perkins and the best player in the history of the Patriots will always be connected in a vague way.
As for Perkins, he becomes the third player called by the organization in the last two days. New England selected quarterback Mc Jones in the first round and later swapped to deal with Christian Barmore̵
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