Bill Belichick loves leaning on his college buddies like Florida coach Urban Meyer for information and occasionally players.
The Patriots selected Florida defensive end Jermaine Cunningham, who will be converted to an outside linebacker in their 3-4 defense. Cunningham is known as a high effort pass rusher who can cover the tight end.
Bill Belichick has struggled to draft pass rushing outside linebackers in New England. Tully Banta-Cain is the best he’s done.
It’s very telling that Belichick passed on Carlos Dunlap to trade down, then took Cunningham. It makes you wonder what Urban Meyer said about Dunlap.