Patriots finally make first pick, select Edge Derek Rivers

Multiple trades meant the Patriots didn't draft until the third round, where they chose Derek Rivers.

| 4 weeks ago
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Patriots finally make first pick, select Edge Derek Rivers


  • With the 19th pick of the third round (83rd overall), the New England Patriots selected edge defender Derek Rivers from Youngstown State Friday.
  • Rivers was dominant rushing the passer in the 2016 FCS Championship game, recording 2 sacks, a hit, and 6 hurries.
  • Rivers also held his own in the East-West Shrine game, finishing with a sack, hit, and hurry on just 14 pass rushes.

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