Why Patriots fans should be excited about Sony Michel

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But after a season that ended with a national championship appearance, the Bulldogs saw Roquan Smith (eighth overall, Chicago Bears), Isaiah Wynn (23rd overall, New England Patriots) and Sony Michel (31st overall, New England Patriots) all drafted in the first round.

Don't be surprised if one or both of those first round picks is used to either move up in the draft or move back to accumulate more draft picks.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Just call the New England Patriots the University of Georgia north. Wynn played left tackle for the Bulldogs and was projected by some experts to move in to guard at the National Football League level.

However, one can be found in the conjecture and rumours surrounding the build-up to the NFL Draft, which are often so bemusing in their nature they are akin to the kind of speculation that surfaces during the transfer window's "silly season".

Despite having needs along the defense and at the quarterback position, and having guys like Lamar Jackson and Josh Jackson available to them, the Pats took Georgia's flashy running back at pick number 31 overall. It's the first 1st-round RB for New England since Laurence Maroney in 2006.

The two super bowl champions - Andrews and Mitchell - were quick to take to Twitter to welcome Wynn and Michel to their team.

"It doesn't matter where the Patriots put me, I'm ready to contribute any way I can", Wynn said.

Michel rushed for 3,613 yards and 33 touchdowns during his college career. Michel will have an interesting role in that offense with running backs seemingly shuffling in and out each year at a record pace.

Adding Michel gives the Patriots a really talented big-play threat in their backfield. This offseason, the Patriots lost Dion Lewis in free agency, as he signed with the Tennessee Titans. "I think he's the future of what pro football could be. I'm truly enjoying that - get the kids up every morning, getting them to school, getting them off the bus, being at every event".

Wynn is recovering from tearing the labrum in his shoulder back in November.

He does say that he is right on track in terms of recovery and should be good for mini-camps which kick off in June.

He said the fumble issue is something he plans to correct. "I can't wait to get up to Chicago and go to work".

Oh, and another former Bulldog, Malcolm Mitchell, is also on the Patriots. Bill Belichick and the crew has endured a lot of drama during that defeat and have suffered some key losses. Will a rookie be the week one starter at left tackle? Controls defensive linemen of all shapes in sizes with excellent leverage, a wide base, and plenty of power. Whether the Patriots will select a quarterback to back up Tom Brady also remains to be seen.

Caserio insisted they didn't feel slighted by the move.

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