The quartet of Alabama players selected in the first round of the 2012 draft included linebacker Dont’a Hightower, for whom the Patriots traded up six spots.
Hightower joined PFT Live on Tuesday to talk about the next phase of his career. He’ll be joining a New England defense that doesn’t need much of a kick in the pants to get the Pats over the top.
Coach Bill Belichick has said that Hightower will play various positions, something Hightower welcomes — even though he prefer playing on the inside.
Hightower also talked about a very different set of experiences from the first night of the draft in 2011, when he found himself caught in a tornado in Tuscaloosa, the things he has learned from Nick Saban, why Alabama is cranking out so many great players, and whether Marquis Maze should have been drafted along with his eight Crimson Tide teammates.