Kendarius Webster Jersey

After four Rebels were selected on the second day in Nashville, two more joined them in the selection circle, making it six total Ole Miss players taken in the 2019 NFL Draft. Offensive lineman Javon Patterson was selected in the seventh round, 246th overall by the Indianapolis Colts and Kendarius Webster was taken in the seventh round as well, 252nd pick.

Patterson, a native of Petal, Miss., was one of the highest-rated players coming out of high school in 2015. He was the No. 3-rated guard, 52nd overall, and a U.S. Army All-American. At Ole Miss, Javon started 42 games in four years, mostly at offensive guard. He has experience at all three interior positions but will probably have his best shot at finding a home center due to lack of length (6’3).

He should be able to compete right away on the inside with a team that is committed to running the Then came the 2016 opener.

While defending a pass downfield early against Florida State, Webster came down awkwardly and tore several knee ligaments, ending his season early and missing the rest of the season. In doing so, he never seemed to be the same player he once was his final season in Oxford, looking a step slow and not as explosive.

Then the 2019 NFL Combine happened.Ken shocked a ton of NFL scouts and general managers with his impressive sub-4.5 40-yard dash times and things quickly shifted for him and his career. With his 5’11, 203-pound frame, I see Ken making an impact in the NFL as a nickel cornerback, playing close to the line of scrimmage or as a dime safety/linebacker hybrid, utilizing his foot speed while also not compromising his lack of height on an island.football with a trio of dudes, one being a familiar face, former Ole Miss running back Jordan Wilkins.And just six picks after Patterson went to the Colts, Webster heard his name called to the Super Bowl Champion Patriots. Although rated as just a three-star in high school, the Stockbridge, Ga. native held offers from elite programs like Clemson, Georgia, and Florida State when he ultimately decided to choose the Rebels. They apparently saw what the NFL teams began to see once Webster hit the field in Oxford.

After showing promise as a freshman, he started all 13 games as a sophomore and was quickly becoming one of the best cover corners, not only in the Southeastern Conference, but in the country.

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Zane Stokes and Brodie Hinton each drove in three runs as Mobile Christian defeated Daphne 10-8 on Monday.

JT Lastorka had three hits for Mobile Christian. Mississippi State signee Ethan Hearn had two hits, including a double. Hunter Redding had two hits and two RBIs.

Chance Vaught was the winning pitcher. He struck out five. Ethan McPherson pitched two scoreless innings.

Mobile Christian (17-9-1) will host Clarke County in the first round of the best-of-three Class 4A playoffs on Friday. First pitch of Friday’s doubleheader is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

Jackson Bassett and John Rice combined on a three-hitter and faced the minimum as UMS-Wright defeated Baldwin County 10-0 on Monday to finish the regular season.

Bassett improved to 3-0. He went three innings, allowing one hit with one strikeout.

UMS scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth. Skipper Snypes had three hits and two RBIs. Mitchell Hill had two RBIs and Seth Davis added two hits.

The Bulldogs (16-10) play at Citronelle on Friday in a best-of-three Class 5A playoff series. The first game Friday starts at 4:30 p.m.

Class 7A No. 4 McGill-Toolen swept three games from rival Murphy this week to claim the Class 7A, Area 2 championship. The Yellow Jackets won 11-1, 13-0 and 10-3.

McGill won the opener behind Southern Miss signee Chandler Best (6-1), who allowed an unearned run on two hits in six innings. He struck out 14 and didn’t walk a batter. Auburn signee Nathan LaRue went 2-for-2 with a double, triple and two RBIs. Spencer Hadley had a pair of doubles.

In the second game, LaRue had a two-run triple and Jacob Huff went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Matthew Glover also had two hits. The Jackets scored all 13 runs in the third inning. Michael Ellis had a two-run single. Spencer Hadley (5-1) went four innings and struck out six to get the win.

Larkin Toth (3-0) got the win in Game 3, allowing seven hits and striking out five in four innings. Will Taylor, Justin Henderson and Sean Mahler each had two hits for the Jackets. Mahler and Henderson also each had three RBIs.

McGill (23-7) will host Theodore in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs next week. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. Friday in the best-of-three series.

Devin Pitre and Cameron Schmidt combined for a one-hitter as Jackson Academy defeated Escambia Academy 6-2. Pitre started and allowed the one hit, a walk and the two runs. Schmidt pitched the final four innings, allowing only two walks and striking out five.

Micah Roberts had a hit and two RBIs. Mathew Windham and Kie Steed had a hit and two runs scored each. Hayden Mills, PJ Fleming, Jack Fleming and Pitre also added a hit.

Byron Cowart Jersey

Armwood High School in Seffner, Fla., is where Byron Cowart earned his stars.

It is where Cowart would go on to be ranked as the top strong-side defensive end in the 2015 recruiting class by Scout and 247Sports. It is where he’d go on to be ranked as the top player across all positions by ESPN and Rivals.

Cowart amassed 185 career tackles and 29 sacks on the way to garnering Florida Class 6A Player of the Year honors. He’d played in a pair of state championships for the Hawks. He’d played in the Under Armour All-America Game.

Now Cowart is 22 years old, and having gone from five-star Auburn recruit to roundabout fifth-round NFL draft pick.

The New England Patriots traded up with the Minnesota Vikings to select Cowart at No. 159 overall on Saturday.

“It was just a sigh of relief,” Cowart told reporters on his introductory conference call. “My mother was excited. It’s just a little weight off my shoulders now because I’ve got another opportunity to live my dreams. It’s definitely a little bit of relief.”

Cowart’s stay at Auburn came to an end after 15 tackles and one forced fumble. He saw action in 26 games and started none before enrolling at Hillsborough Community College to be close to home in the fall of 2017.

Then Cowart signed on with Maryland.

And his time with the Terrapins would span one season.

But Cowart made it count. He started all 12 games he appeared in for Maryland while notching 38 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, one forced fumble and a pair of interceptions. An All-Big Ten honorable mention followed.

So did invitations to the Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine. So did workouts with New England that ended in a phone call and a draft card.

“A lot of people have dreams and they’re not able to achieve them,” said Cowart, who posted a 5.16-second 40-yard dash, 30-inch vertical, 111-inch broad jump and 26 reps on the bench while in Indianapolis. “So, for this to be one of my dreams, and one of my highest dreams – I’m in an organization that I always wanted to be in, playing ‘Madden’ and being around it.”

Cowart checks in at 6-foot-3, 298 pounds and with arms that stretch nearly 34 inches. He checks in with the mold to fill out a Patriots depth chart led by Lawrence Guy, Adam Butler and cost-effective offseason signing Mike Pennel.

David Parry, Frank Herron and hybrid defensive end Ufomba Kamalu round out the interior after 2015 first-rounder Malcom Brown exited on a three-year, $15 million deal with the New Orleans Saints.

But New England’s trade-up for Cowart, which expended No. 162 and No. 239 overall, was player-driven.

“Played defensive end. He was a five-technique in their three-man front,” Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio said of Cowart in his post-draft press conference. “They were really a 3-4 defense, so he a played a little bit more five-technique, but probably is a little bit more of a run player. I mean, this guy’s really thick when you see him. He’s well-built, really strong, plays powerful at the point of attack. Did some decent things at Auburn, did some decent things at Maryland, as well.”

New England will see whether the sum of those things adds up.

Cowart recorded four quarterback hits and 21 hurries with a run-stop rate of 7.2% during his campaign at Maryland, according to Pro Football Focus.

“They’ve just told me I have the ability to set the edge or go inside,” Cowart said. “So, they’re going to throw it at me, I believe, and give me the opportunity to show them where I need to be within the defense.”

The past becomes a footnote.

“If a player was highly thought of coming out of high school and was highly recruited, it’s in the background, it’s in the notes,” added Caserio. “And then ultimately, OK, you can think a player is highly thought of in college, then when he gets to the NFL, respectfully, none of that really matters. What’s going to matter is your performance when you’re actually here.”

Jarrett Stidham Jersey

In the days following last week’s draft, there were two questions I got asked more than any others.

“What did you think?”

“What about the quarterback they took?”

The answer to the first was easy. Liked it. Every pick made sense and none of the players were panned by people who know these kids better than me.

The second? Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham throws a beautiful ball but, in the pocket it didn’t take much for him to sense danger and head for the exit.

That may have been a learned response. In his second start for Auburn in the Fall of 2017, Stidham was sacked 11 times by a Clemson defensive line that featured Clelin Ferrell (fourth overall pick to Oakland last week), Christian Wilkins (13th overall to Miami), Dexter Lawrence (17th overall to the Giants). He was sacked 35 times in 13 games for the Tigers that year and the following August, he said, “I learned a lot from the Clemson game. I can promise you I will never get sacked 11 times again.”

And he didn’t. He was sacked 23 times in 2018. But the player who began his career in the Big 12 and ended it in the SEC had put plenty of “I’m outta here!” moments on film.

I got a great description of Stidham’s tendency to bolt this week when speaking to draft expert Dane Brugler from The Athletic.

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“Inconsistent reaction to pressure,” Brugler said when describing Stidham’s pocket presence.

Brugler also noted that the other strike against Stidham is that he’s a heartbeat slow to process.

“The slow trigger and inconsistent reaction to pressure,” Brugler said. “It’s not like those two things are easily fixable.”

Maybe not. Breaking habits takes time. But Stidham is an incoming freshman in the MIT of offensive football and time is what he’ll be afforded. And he at least sounds like he knows what he doesn’t know.

Asked about being around and learning from Tom Brady, Stidham said, “You can’t play for 20 years and not have so much knowledge of the game, so just being able to sit there and soak up everything that he’s gone through and pick his brain here and there about different things. It’s a tremendous opportunity to learn under him and Brian Hoyer. Obviously Brian’s been around the league for a really long time and has a ton of experience. To be in the same room with those guys and to learn from them, it’s going to be great and I’m really looking forward to it.”

You can watch throw after throw from Stidham on highlights and quickly conclude that he’s got every single thing a quarterback physically needs to succeed.

But there was unanimity in the league and among experts that he is a project and a projection.

“I had Stidham as the top guy in that group (of developmental prospects),” said Brugler. “He was stuck in that Auburn offense where everything is so elementary. He wasn’t able to grow and develop. I think he’s going to get a lot better out of that system. That offense and what they asked him to do really restricted his abilities. From a trait standpoint, he has the athleticism, he has the arm, he needs to quicken that trigger. It’s great that he has the mobility, it’s great that he has the arm but if you don’t’ have the quick trigger and you don’t see things, it’s all moot.

“But if he’s able to show strides and improve in those two areas,” concluded Brugler, “we might be talking about the Patriots flipping him for a second-round pick in a few years.”

WATCH: Stidham celebrates Pats selection

While that’s what the Patriots did with Jimmy Garoppollo, the time wasn’t right for the Patriots to move on from Brady or for Brady to move on from quarterbacking. By the time Stidham’s rookie deal is up it will be the offseason heading into 2023. Brady will be 45 and turning 46. His self-proclaimed expiration date (always an elusive target) will have passed.

In other words, based on timing, no quarterback has ever had a better chance to succeed Tom Brady than Jarrett Stidham. We will see how well he reacts to that particular pressure.

KITCHENS IS SAYING RIGHT THINGS IN CLEVELAND

God bless Freddie Kitchens. The first-year Browns coach is like a modern-day Jed Clampett, just a positional coach minding his own business for 13 NFL seasons with three teams and now he’s in charge of a roster with huge talent and huge personalities in a success-starved football town.

Odds are high he’s going to stub his toe. A lot. And they are even higher that the excessively-hyped Browns will inevitably fall short of 2019 expectations because that’s the way these things go annually. But Kitchens is at least trying to put a governor on the out-of-control gum-flapping going on.

Take, for example, Kitchens’ reaction to second-round pick Greedy Williams’ saying, “I know one thing: that the Browns are going to the Super Bowl this year. That’s a fact.”

That’s adorable. But Williams is playing with adults now and that kind of proclamation only further draws attention to the attention a team that hasn’t won anything is garnering.

Kitchens told Williams to tone it down. He also this week redirected defensive end Myles Garrett after Garrett complained that Gregg Williams, the interim head coach last year, only let him use Garrett use two pass rush moves.

Kitchens defended Williams then added, “We were 7-8-1 so (negativity) may be justified, but moving forward, we are not worried one bit about last year on any area of last year …. Last year is last year. No two teams are the same. I have said that numerous times. You are not going to pick up where you left off. We are not interested in revisiting last year at all. We were 7-8-1. We didn’t do [anything] last year. We didn’t win anything. We were third in the division. I don’t know where all of this is coming from. Just because the Super Bowl is our goal does not mean that is where we are right now. We are a team just like the other 31 teams, and we are focused on training camp, OTAs, minicamp and getting better when those guys are back in the building.”

It’s understandable that we tub-thumpers in the media create hype and excitement with predictions and power rankings. But teams embracing or feeding expectations when there are so many things that can derail them is absurd.

Last year’s anointed team was the Niners. They reveled in the adoration. They went 4-12 and started 1-2 under franchise messiah Jimmy G. before he blew his ACL. Now, they are trying to beat back chatter about tension fraying relationships and dealing with a “win now” vibe.

This year it will be the aforementioned Browns and the Colts who couldn’t be more self-impressed with the job they’ve done.

Kitchens’ instincts are right. Keep pointing out that – despite what it looks like on paper – the potential for plans to go up in smoke is ever-present.

Hjalte Froholdt Jersey

Seventeen selections apart, Yodny Cajuste and Hjalte Froholdt became part of the same plan.

Their first names, pronounced Yod-nee and Yell-duh, go well together. Their roles on the offensive line may very well, too.

Cajuste and Froholdt are pieces of clay for 71-year-old New England Patriots O-line Dante Scarnecchia to sculpt. They’re developmental depth now with the chance to become more later.

That is all New England’s war room could have aimed for in the third and fourth rounds of the 2019 NFL draft.

The Patriots went with West Virginia’s Cajuste at pick No. 101 overall, and he’ll join a group of offensive tackles that is headlined by last year’s first-rounder in Isaiah Wynn and the longstanding Marcus Cannon. Cajuste, measuring in at 6-foot-5 and 312-pounds, should contend to be the team’s top swing tackle as a rookie. He started 30 games for the Mountaineers despite not playing football until his senior year at Florida’s Miramar High School.

Cajuste redshirted at West Virginia in 2014 before taking his place on the blindside. The basketball convert would finish having been first-team and second-team All-Big 12, as well as the conference’s co-offensive lineman of the year after not allowing a sack in 2018. He’d garner second-team All-America honors in the process.

But Cajuste, who at one point in the process was pondered as a potential top-50 draft choice, missed action with a knee sprain and a torn ACL during his 2015 and 2016 seasons in Morgantown. He opted out of his invite to the Senior Bowl due to an ankle injury, and did not test in 40-yard dash, three-cone drill, shuttle, vertical or broad jump while at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Cajuste later underwent quad surgery.

“He played in a passing system,” Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio said of Cajuste in his press conference following the selection. “He’s a fairly athletic kid. I think he’s a three-year starter. He’s a player we spent time with at a couple of different checkpoints here.”

With Wynn coming off a torn Achilles that robbed him of his rookie campaign after only nine preseason snaps, Cajuste adds a layer of insurance. And with Cannon now 31 years old and carrying team-friendly cap hits well below $8 million through 2021, Cajuste also adds a layer of youth that could be applied on the right side.

“I feel like I’m a hard worker,” Cajuste said on his introductory conference call. “I take coaching well. I feel like I’m just ready to be a New England Patriot. I’m just blessed to be in this position.”

The $66 million Trent Brown and fellow tackle LaAdrian Waddle departed from Foxborough for the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills, respectively, in free agency.

As for Arkansas’ Froholdt, whose card was filled out by New England at No. 118 overall, he can be penciled in as both a backup center behind captain David Andrews and a 2020 name to monitor at left guard. The 6-foot-4, 306-pound Froholdt began playing football at age 12 in Denmark and arrived in the United States as a foreign-exchange student for his sophomore year of high school. He’d go from Ohio’s Warren G. Harding back to Denmark and later returned by way of IMG Academy in 2014.

“I always had an interest in football, but mainly it was because I wanted the American experience,” Froholdt told reporters on his call. “I wanted to get better at football and take it back to Denmark and maybe play a little bit better back in Denmark and learn something. But, of course, there’s always been dreams and we kind of just talked about how it seemed unrealistic about college and the NFL and whatnot. It was never really the intention – I came over wanting to get a supersized meal and drive some big cars, and it turned out as something really different.”

Really different.

Current Patriots defensive consultant Bret Bielema recruited Froholdt to Arkansas. And there he’d transform from a freshman defensive tackle to a 37-game starter on the offensive side the rest of the way. A second-team All-SEC nod followed for Froholdt, who logged work at left guard and center. So did trips to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and Indianapolis for a player who allowed a quarterback pressure on only 1.2% of pass-blocking snaps last fall, according to Pro Football Focus.

“He ended up playing basically three years as a starter and never missed a game,” Caserio said of Froholdt’s stay with the Razorbacks. “He played against a number of good players and a number of good people. He’s smart, got good size. He’s got pretty good playing strength. He can play multiple positions inside there.”

Froholdt will vie for the top backup interior spot with holdovers Ted Karras, Brian Schwenke and James Ferentz. A year down the road, he could be the in-waiting left guard should ironman Joe Thuney’s market surpass New England’s checkbook.

Those designs won’t be drawn out overnight.

But in Yodny and Hjalte, the Patriots drafted options. Options that are better off a year early than a year late. Options that just so happen to have a ring to them.

Yodny Cajuste Jersey

Seventeen selections apart, Yodny Cajuste and Hjalte Froholdt became part of the same plan.

Their first names, pronounced Yod-nee and Yell-duh, go well together. Their roles on the offensive line may very well, too.

Cajuste and Froholdt are pieces of clay for 71-year-old New England Patriots O-line Dante Scarnecchia to sculpt. They’re developmental depth now with the chance to become more later.

That is all New England’s war room could have aimed for in the third and fourth rounds of the 2019 NFL draft.

The Patriots went with West Virginia’s Cajuste at pick No. 101 overall, and he’ll join a group of offensive tackles that is headlined by last year’s first-rounder in Isaiah Wynn and the longstanding Marcus Cannon. Cajuste, measuring in at 6-foot-5 and 312-pounds, should contend to be the team’s top swing tackle as a rookie. He started 30 games for the Mountaineers despite not playing football until his senior year at Florida’s Miramar High School.

Cajuste redshirted at West Virginia in 2014 before taking his place on the blindside. The basketball convert would finish having been first-team and second-team All-Big 12, as well as the conference’s co-offensive lineman of the year after not allowing a sack in 2018. He’d garner second-team All-America honors in the process.But Cajuste, who at one point in the process was pondered as a potential top-50 draft choice, missed action with a knee sprain and a torn ACL during his 2015 and 2016 seasons in Morgantown. He opted out of his invite to the Senior Bowl due to an ankle injury, and did not test in 40-yard dash, three-cone drill, shuttle, vertical or broad jump while at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Cajuste later underwent quad surgery.

“He played in a passing system,” Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio said of Cajuste in his press conference following the selection. “He’s a fairly athletic kid. I think he’s a three-year starter. He’s a player we spent time with at a couple of different checkpoints here.”

With Wynn coming off a torn Achilles that robbed him of his rookie campaign after only nine preseason snaps, Cajuste adds a layer of insurance. And with Cannon now 31 years old and carrying team-friendly cap hits well below $8 million through 2021, Cajuste also adds a layer of youth that could be applied on the right side.“I feel like I’m a hard worker,” Cajuste said on his introductory conference call. “I take coaching well. I feel like I’m just ready to be a New England Patriot. I’m just blessed to be in this position.”

The $66 million Trent Brown and fellow tackle LaAdrian Waddle departed from Foxborough for the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills, respectively, in free agency.

As for Arkansas’ Froholdt, whose card was filled out by New England at No. 118 overall, he can be penciled in as both a backup center behind captain David Andrews and a 2020 name to monitor at left guard. The 6-foot-4, 306-pound Froholdt began playing football at age 12 in Denmark and arrived in the United States as a foreign-exchange student for his sophomore year of high school. He’d go from Ohio’s Warren G. Harding back to Denmark and later returned by way of IMG Academy in 2014.

“I always had an interest in football, but mainly it was because I wanted the American experience,” Froholdt told reporters on his call. “I wanted to get better at football and take it back to Denmark and maybe play a little bit better back in Denmark and learn something. But, of course, there’s always been dreams and we kind of just talked about how it seemed unrealistic about college and the NFL and whatnot. It was never really the intention – I came over wanting to get a supersized meal and drive some big cars, and it turned out as something really different.”

Really different.

Current Patriots defensive consultant Bret Bielema recruited Froholdt to Arkansas. And there he’d transform from a freshman defensive tackle to a 37-game starter on the offensive side the rest of the way. A second-team All-SEC nod followed for Froholdt, who logged work at left guard and center. So did trips to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and Indianapolis for a player who allowed a quarterback pressure on only 1.2% of pass-blocking snaps last fall, according to Pro Football Focus.

“He ended up playing basically three years as a starter and never missed a game,” Caserio said of Froholdt’s stay with the Razorbacks. “He played against a number of good players and a number of good people. He’s smart, got good size. He’s got pretty good playing strength. He can play multiple positions inside there.”

Froholdt will vie for the top backup interior spot with holdovers Ted Karras, Brian Schwenke and James Ferentz. A year down the road, he could be the in-waiting left guard should ironman Joe Thuney’s market surpass New England’s checkbook.

Those designs won’t be drawn out overnight.

But in Yodny and Hjalte, the Patriots drafted options. Options that are better off a year early than a year late. Options that just so happen to have a ring to them.

Damien Harris Jersey

For the second year in a row, the Patriots drafted a prominent running back from college football’s Southeastern Conference. New England will hope that third-round pick Damien Harris is as productive as a rookie as Sony Michel was a year ago.

The obvious question will be exactly where the Alabama running back fits into the Patriots’ increasingly crowded backfield.

New England’s current depth chart lists Harris behind Michel, James White, and Rex Burkhead. He’ll also compete with Brandon Bolden (recently re-signed after a year with the Dolphins).

Harris, who was the No. 8 overall recruit according to Rivals in 2015, has the ability to contribute right away. At the very least, he will provide depth in case the Patriots encounter injuries in 2019.Here are a few other things to know about the newest Patriots running back:
He’s a ‘football player’ by the Patriots’ definition.

The term “football player” is used in describing some of the classic Patriots (extending even to Adam Vinatieri). More than compartmentalized dominance of a particular position, stereotypical Bill Belichick players are prized more for their versatility. They aren’t just good kickers or running backs, but are instead “football players” who are good in multiple roles.

With Harris, it’s clear that the Patriots see him in this mold.

“Whatever else you’re looking at, he falls into the good football player category that’s been consistently productive over the course of however many years,” Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio said after the draft.

At Alabama, Harris rushed for 2,913 yards in the three seasons he was prominently involved in the offense. He scored 20 rushing touchdowns in his final two years, combining elusiveness with power when he carried the ball.

Yet Harris also contributed as an effective blocker, and was willing to serve on special teams. In the 2017 season opener against Florida State, Harris — who started the game at tailback and would also score a touchdown — also blocked at a punt.His well-rounded ability could fit in well with the Patriots.
He’s used to competing for carries.Though he arrived on campus as a five-star recruit out of high school, Harris wasn’t just given the starting running back job. After all, Alabama regularly carries the nation’s best recruiting class.

Of the Crimson Tide running backs Harris competed with for carries, virtually every single one was (or will be) drafted into the NFL as well.

Fierce competition within his own positional group is a theme that will carry over in New England. Given the productivity the Patriots already have at the position, Harris will be part of a committee. That said, his college experience means he already understands the benefits of this strategy.“Being here I see it as more of an advantage than a disadvantage,” said Harris of splitting carries in 2017. “A lot of people think it takes away from how many carries you get or how many yards you potentially get or how much attention you get from being the premier guy at a program like Alabama, but I think that it helps you in the long run because it’s a long a season.

“Over the course of 14, 15 games throughout the course of a long season, it’s nice to have guys come in and split reps with you and split time with you. It keeps you from getting banged up. It keeps you from being tired and worn down throughout the year. I kind of think that’s one of the advantages of having a lot of guys.”
Like Tom Brady, Harris found success in a dietary choice.

While Brady has the TB12 Method, which includes a strict set of principles that he applies to his diet, Harris has a more straightforward method.Prior to his junior season, Harris was caught from behind in the open field by tacklers on several occasions. He set out to remedy the problem during the offseason, and adopted a new diet. The hardest thing he had to give up?

“Honey Buns,” Harris told reporters in 2017. “I love Honey Buns. I haven’t had one in months, since probably June or July, and it hurts to talk about it.”

Alabama’s Twitter account savored the accomplishment with a special highlight video:His opinion of Tom Brady is not in question.

On multiple occasions (including the aftermath of Super Bowl LI), Harris has shared some Twitter thoughts on Brady.

Chase Winovich Jersey

Since 2001, the New England Patriots have been the most dominant team in the NFL for many reasons. It all simply comes down to the fact that they thoroughly understand every facet of the game.

No team has been more efficient year-round, and the 2019 NFL Draft was another testimony of that. The Patriots came into the draft with 12 draft picks — which was more than any other team — and they replenished most positions of need.

The No. 77 pick was one that really stood out and could prove to be their most valuable player from the draft. Defensive end Chase Winovich from Michigan is a unique player that could bring a personality and work ethic that thrives in the New England environment.

Winovich is a 6-foot-3, 255 pound defensive end that has an extraordinarily high motor. He isn’t a player that had the most phenomenal numbers on paper, after recording 59 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and five sacks in his senior season. He is a player that has the intangibles to thrive in the NFL, and he was fortunately paired up with Bill Belichick as his head coach.

Michigan’s defensive coordinator Don Brown spoke to the Boston Herald on Monday, and believes that Winovich will fit perfectly into Belichick’s system.

“He’s a trip, no question, but he’s a very serious football player,” Brown said. “He’s one of those guys who loves the game, plays the game the right way all the time. You never have to worry about his effort. He’s going to give you everything he’s got . . . I think going into Coach Belichick’s system, this is probably a match made in heaven for him.”

He holds similar characteristics to Rob Gronkowski, who fit perfectly into the system. And, he even has a little tight end experience in his background.

“We stood him up as an outside linebacker. His primary goal was to go hunt the quarterback. But there’s no question, he can drop back and cover,” Brown said. “He has tight end in his background. He has hands, he can catch. This offseason, getting ready for the combine, he trained a lot standing up, dropping into the flat, playing coverage, working on his hands. So he can do those things. We just didn’t ask him. The priority for us was to get him around the quarterback. But he can do it all. There’s no doubt about that.”

The ceiling is so high for Winovich because of his extensive experience on both sides of the ball. Michigan needed him primarily as a pass rusher, so he focused on that one goal and his statistics are a reflection of that. But, Belichick will have the entire offseason to understand Winovich’s game and really expand upon his role. The Patriots want players that can do it all, and he will be an experimental player with many different capabilities.

Not only is Winovich a great athlete that has drive and compassion for the game — but he cares very much about his community. He worked closely with The ChadTough Foundation, and had a goal to raise $15,000. He met the goal, and eventually raised more than $200,000. He wants to make an impact on the community, and the NFL will be the perfect platform.

“I have a vision for making millions for some charity. I want to give back more than just a few hundred thousand. I want to have a real impact on society, and a positive one at that,” Chase said. “I feel like I’ve laid the groundwork and that’s why this process is so exciting for me. I feel like I had kind of a playground where I can experiment and learn about myself in this new role. And I’m studying almost like in the game, like how people treat me versus how they did and what kind of things, just kind of connections and leverages that you can kind of acquire.”

The Patriots found a high-character and talented player that will make a tremendous impact on and off the field with their No. 77 pick. This is just one small story in the incredible journey of Belichick and the New England Patriots.