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Patriots select CB Devin McCourty

Posted by Monique Walker, Globe Staff  April 22, 2010 10:22 PM

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FOXBOROUGH -- The New England Patriots have selected cornerback Devin McCourty out of Rutgers with the 27th pick.

McCourty is 5-10, 196 pounds and posted a time of 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He is a versatile player, who returned 14 kickoffs for 356 yards in 2009.

Pro Football Weekly lists positives for McCourty as "excellent speed and fluidity of movement. ... Outstanding special teams production and determination." Negatives include "has a thin frame and small ankles. ... Average ball skills and marginal hands. ... Did not make an abundance of defensive splash plays."

McCourty's twin brother Jason, was drafted by the Tennessee Titans last year in the sixth round and was a special teams contributor.

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