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Patriots announce signing of rookie Welch

The Patriots have announced the signing of seventh-round pick Thomas Welch, an offensive lineman out of Vanderbilt.

Welch weighed in at 6-foot-6 and 307 pounds at February’s Scouting Combine.  A two-year starter for the Commodores, Welch played right tackle as a junior and on the left side as a senior.  The Patriots project him as a versatile reserve, though his primary position is expected to be guard due to a lack of ideal athleticism.
He managed just a 5.46 forty time in Indianapolis.
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4 Responses to “Patriots announce signing of rookie Welch”
  1. 8ball says: Jun 4, 2010 5:31 PM

    Who cares about 40 times for offensive lineman ? How often is a guard or tackle asked to run 40 yards downfield in a straight line?

  2. Matt.Walsh says: Jun 4, 2010 6:21 PM

    Why would anyone care how fast he can run???
    As long as he can remove a D lineman from his cleats on a run play…… or become a wall on a pass play that is all that should matter

  3. habibfromnewdehli says: Jun 5, 2010 8:18 AM

    Just PLEASE tell me that their draft pick ZOLTAN is on the final roster? That name is too awesome not to be in the league.

  4. pfinfl says: Jun 5, 2010 8:43 AM

    You worry about his 40 time because it means that the only special teams duty he can handle is on FG and XPs.

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