Malcom Brown expects to be a staple on the New England defensive line.Getty Images

You didn't really think the Patriots would select a cornerback in the first rounddid you?

Never does Bill Belichick address the obvious need in an NFL Draft. While filling the hole left by Darrelle Revis seemed like priority No. 1 heading into Thursday night's Round 1 of the 2015 NFL Draft, one of the overlooked needs was filling the large hole left by the departed Vince Wilfork, who is now in Houston.

The Patriots found a Wilfork-replica Thursday, bringing in 6-foot-2 inch, 319 pound DT Malcom Brown, out of the University of Texas.

Brown was a consensus All-American in 2014 after tallying 69 tackes and 6.5 sacks. He was projected to go as high as No. 14 in some mock drafts, so to see him slide to No. 32, the Patriots may have gotten a steal.


The Patriots next pick 64th overall (second round, pick 32) and then 96 overall.

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