Patriots Draft Georgia Players In First Round

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A video board displays an image of Sony Michel of Georgia after he was picked #31 overall by the New England Patriots. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Patriots used both their first-round draft picks at 23 and 31 on a pair of Georgia captains, offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn and running back Sony Michel.

No, not Lamar Jackson.

Nick Caserio's the Pats' director of player personnel, and he loves Wynn's versatility.

"Lot of experience, he started for three years, he's played both guard, he's played tackle, he's played multiple spots, been productive in both of those areas," Caserio said. "Good player, good traits. Been in a good program. He had to block a lot of good people in that conference."

What does he think of Michel?

"You're talking about two of the most productive players in the SEC," he said. "I think Sony averaged something like 6, 7 yards a carry over the course of his career. Athletic player. Both of those guys got a bunch of carries, Sony's productive in the passing game."

Dion Lewis is gone, but it's a crowded depth chart in the Pats backfield with James White, Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee, Brandon Bolden, and new addition Jeremy Hill.

Pats are scheduled to pick at 43, 63, and 95 tonight.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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