Patriots select Beauharnais with their final pick
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots concluded their draft
Saturday by taking inside linebacker Steve Beauharnais of Rutgers with
the 235th overall pick and their second seventh-round selection.
It was the third player from Rutgers chosen by New England in the
draft, joining cornerback Logan Ryan (83rd overall) and safety Duron Harmon (91st).
Beauharnais had 83 tackles for the Scarlet Knights last season.
In addition to the trio of players taken this year, the Patriots
drafted Devin McCourty in the first round in 2010 and shifted him from
cornerback to safety last year, and also signed defensive end Justin Francis as a rookie free agent prior to last season.
Before them, the Scarlet Knights' presence on the Patriots included
Alex Silvestro and Tiquan Underwood, who both played with the team in