Patriots start getting draft picks under contract

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The Patriots had to wait a while before making their first pick in the 2016 draft, but there’s no reason to delay signing those picks so the team’s gotten several of their new additions under contract.

According to multiple reports, second-round cornerback Cyrus Jones, third-round guard Joe Thuney, fourth-round wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, sixth-round linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill and seventh-round wide receiver Devin Lucien have all agreed to their four-year deals with the team.

Jones was the 60th overall pick and the first the Patriots made after sitting out the first round after their pick was taken away by the league as a Deflategate penalty. He could play early as a slot corner and was a dynamic punt returner at Alabama. Mitchell will join a receiving corps that added Chris Hogan and Nate Washington as free agents. He’ll also join a book club run by Reese Witherspoon after writing his own children’s book while he was at Georgia.

Thuney blocked for third-round pick Jacoby Brissett at N.C. State and the quarterback, who is serving as his own agent, will likely join him under contract soon.

30 responses to “Patriots start getting draft picks under contract

  1. Love it….
    Should be some EXCELLENT camp battle at a lot of positions on this team…. Some great new acquisitions & depth….
    Brady has finally got some really good weapons at his disposal!!!
    Go Pats!!!!

  2. Jeff Howe ‏@jeffphowe 58m58 minutes ago
    I need to update a previous note after someone reached out: Brissett is using Abe Elam as an advisor, but PA records show no official agent.

  3. What happened to the Patriots first time pound pick? I hope he’s OK.

    Man, it would be so deflating if something serious happened to him. It would just take all of the air out of the room. There would be more pressure on the other draft picks to perform.

    – Dorito Dink

  4. ariani1985 says:
    May 5, 2016 2:46 PM
    Who did they pick in the first round? Are we missing something?
    ———————–

    Something? Vikes fans miss a lot of things, like championships for instance

  5. ariani1985 says:
    May 5, 2016 2:46 PM

    Who did they pick in the first round? Are we missing something?
    ——

    not “we”……you’re the only one missing something

  6. mrbiggstuff says:
    May 5, 2016 3:02 PM

    What happened to the Patriots first time pound pick? I hope he’s OK.

    Man, it would be so deflating if something serious happened to him. It would just take all of the air out of the room. There would be more pressure on the other draft picks to perform.
    ——–

    what the heck is a “first time pound pick”?

    LMAO

  7. First round pick…we don’t need no stink in’ first round pick!!!Pats are so good the decided to let the League keep the first round pick….they need some teams to at least have a chance to compete with them…. Been 15 years & still waiting for that to happen!!!

  8. Pats also acquired 4 former 1st round picks in FA…. Gosh, how many do you think we need anyways??!!

    Roger & league playing checkers while BB & the Pats play chess….

    Checkmate!!!!

  9. .
    This year’s 1st round selections by the Patriots :

    Chris Long
    Shea Mclellin
    Johnathan Cooper
    Donald Brown

    Martellus Bennett was an extra 2nd rounder

    This year the Patriots decided to go with experienced talent. They decided not to wait for the three years it takes a rookie to mature.
    .

  10. kissbillsrings says:
    May 5, 2016 2:45 PM

    Brady has finally got some really good weapons at his disposal!!!
    _____________________________
    Define “finally.” He already has Gronkowski who is HOF bound and probably a top-10 offensive weapon of all time… Edelman is solid as well. Dion Lewis also did very well.

    I don’t see how the addition of 4th and 7th round pick and a 3rd string receiver from the Bills means he’s “finally” getting “weapons”.

  11. Such humor. Such wit. So much intelligence going into these posts. Obviously Stephen Colbert doesn’t have to worry about a shortage of joke writers any time soon. Or does NBC have any special rights over the PFT bloggers?

  12. The NFL Office plays chess while the Pats play dirty…

    There. I fixed it for you.

    You’re welcome.

  13. By dirty I hope you mean better than everyone else….

    Better coached
    Better prepared
    Better owner
    Better depth
    Better QB
    Better overall TEAM
    Better organization
    Just better at all aspects….

  14. bubbybrister/shovelpass says:
    May 5, 2016 3:47 PM
    The NFL Office plays chess while the Pats play dirty…

    There. I fixed it for you.

    You’re welcome.

    ==============

    I think we can settle this right away.

    You think Goodell is honest.

    You think the league office is fair and unbiased.

    You think that every scientific study of the Deflategate data was specious.

    You don’t mind being on the wrong side of an argument.

    There’s nothing for us to talk about.

  15. has trolling become a lost art? or are Patriot Haters just not good at it?

    They think they are needling us Pats fans but can’t even gauge the lack of originality and common sense expressed in their comments. I’m sure they’re pumped every time they see a new Patriots article.

  16. kissbillsrings says:
    May 5, 2016 2:45 PM
    Love it….
    Should be some EXCELLENT camp battle at a lot of positions on this team…. Some great new acquisitions & depth….
    Brady has finally got some really good weapons at his disposal!!!
    Go Pats!!!!

    ————-

    But can Brady still utilize them? Receivers got open down field last season but he was wildly inaccurate with passes over 20 yards. Those passes under 20 yards had little zip and often receivers would have to come back or slow down to catch a pass. This additions will help with depth but for the most part they will possession receiver role, catch short passes and try to gain yards after the catch. Our offense is still limited, perhaps Jimmy or Jacoby will open it open more.

  17. One for the Thumb baby. It begins now.

    Poor, poor Patriot Hater. So bitter. Tee hee 🙂

  18. Tee hee 🙂 Patriot Hater getting thoroughly punked yet again by the genetically and intellectually superior fans of the 4 time World Champions and NFL’s Greatest Dynasty.

    Ho hum, what else is new.

    🙂

  19. kissbillsrings says:
    May 5, 2016 3:55 PM

    By dirty I hope you mean better than everyone else….

    Better coached
    Better prepared
    Better owner
    Better depth
    Better QB
    Better overall TEAM
    Better organization
    Just better at all aspects….


    Don’t forget better fans too!

    🙂

  20. Perhaps they will….. Too bad we’ll have to wait another 5 years to find out…. But by then Jimmy will be playing for some other team…maybe yours??
    Lafell on the ground is gone & besides Gonk there were no deep threats…. The Pats O-line was desemated last year so Brady had no time to even wait for receivers to get deep last year….perhaps the rehired Dante S.(best line coach in football) can help with that & Brady can sling away….Bennett, Mitchell & I Pray (Lucian makes the cut) the Pats will be a whole new nightmare for the NFL to deal with….
    But hey, I guess time will tell won’t it…. Can’t wait for the season to get started…. Maybe someday after Brady retires you’ll feel the same way too…. Till then enjoy Brady’s “wild” deep throws…. Lol

  21. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 5, 2016 4:15 PM
    But can Brady still utilize them? Receivers got open down field last season but he was wildly inaccurate with passes over 20 yards.
    ——————

    As a Jests fan you wouldn’t be expected to know this (or much of anything else) but PFF ranked Brady as 2015’s 3rd most accurate deep ball passer. He was ranked first through most of the season but the last 2 injuries to the O-line did for what little protection he had left

  22. Despite Goodell’s actions Vegas favors the Patriots to win the super bowl. That’s right; without a first round pick and the prospect of sitting Brady for four games the Patriots still are favored over the teams that conspired against them. The collective heads of Jones, Irsay, Johnson and Biscotti are about to explode. It is enough to make one believe there is a god.

  23. The backup QB’s should get some playing time…at least games 1 thru 4.

  24. Another year of being the only AFC east team to make the playoffs. Ho hum.

  25. You could search far and wide and never find a worse fan base than the fans of this team. It’s sad.

  26. Any team that “is awarded a “win against the Patriots for the next 12 season earns an asterisk!**** next to the “win*” because it will be forever known as a cheap win that was aided by the league making excuses to take away draft picks in the name of parity. This is especially true for the 2016 season if they make Brady miss 4 games.
    If the Patriots don’t win the superbowl then whatever team is handed that cheap win automatically gets an asterisk. Sorry haters, but the rain and cold weather lowered the pressure of the air that was put into the footballs and the pathetic owners of the other 31 teams have proven that they are willing to benefit from the farce. Future generations won’t have been suckered by the nfl media smear campaign and they will be smart enough to understand basic science.

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