Patriots sign fourth-rounder Pierre Strong Jr.

NFL: JUN 07 New England Patriots Minicamp
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The Patriots are down to three unsigned picks.

Running back Pierre Strong Jr. became the seventh member of this year’s draft class to sign with the team. Strong was one of three fourth-round picks along with cornerback Jack Jones and quarterback Bailey Zappe.

Zappe remains unsigned along with first-round guard Cole Strange and second-round wide receiver Tyquan Thornton.

Strong ran for more than 1,000 yards in three of his last four seasons at South Dakota State, including an FCS-best 1,686 rushing yards during the 2021 season. He also ran for 18 touchdowns and caught 22 passes during his final year in the college ranks.

Damien Harris, Rhamondre Stevenson, James White, J.J. Taylor, and sixth-round pick Kevin Harris are also competing for roles in the New England backfield.

7 responses to “Patriots sign fourth-rounder Pierre Strong Jr.

  1. GoodellMustGo says:
    June 16, 2022 at 4:46 pm
    James White 2.0

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    Good luck with that. JJ Taylor has a better chance to do that than this kid. Most rookie RBs don’t immediately play, if at all, they get redshirted. Stevenson was unique as was Michel.

  2. Good luck with that. JJ Taylor has a better chance to do that than this kid. Most rookie RBs don’t immediately play, if at all, they get redshirted. Stevenson was unique as was Michel
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    I don’t think Taylor is making the roster unfortunately. Even White himself is not for sure. He might not be able to go.

    Strong will get his chance. Same type of player.

  3. Strong is next in a long line of great Patriot 3rd down backs that includes KFaulk, DLewis, SVereen, DWoodhead and JWhite. JJTaylor doesn’t see the field much because he gets destroyed in protection because of his size. As people that follow the Pats closely know, those guys won’t play. It will probably take some time for Strong, but that’s why they drafted him.

  4. As people that follow the Pats closely know, those guys won’t play.

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    I expect Strong to get his chance. This year? If he shows something at camp then maybe. Stevenson was a rookie and he got a lot of snaps.

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