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Posted: July 16 2019,04:57

"Later this week Womens David Andrews Jersey , New England Patriots defensive backs Devin McCourty and Jason McCourty will return to their alma mater to be honored by the school: the twin brothers will receive honorary degrees on Sunday, May 19 when they also address graduates at Rutgers University as this year’s commencement speakers.“Rutgers has always been a special place to us,” Jason McCourty told the university website. “The education we received on and off the field helped lay the foundation for so much of what we’ve accomplished. Returning to Rutgers now is certainly humbling and we’re grateful for the opportunity. We hope to deliver a message that will inspire the Class of 2019 to chase their own vision of success.”The McCourty brothers arrived at Rutgers in 2005, with Devin taking a redshirt season and Jason playing as a rotational cornerback during his freshman season. By 2006, both had earned starting roles on one of the nation’s better defensive units. Following the 2008 season, Jason left the school and subsequently got drafted in the sixth round by the Tennessee Titans. One year later, Devin was selected in round one by the Patriots.By the time the latter left college, the McCourty twins had a combined 100 games of experience with the Scarlet Knights under their belts. Last season, almost ten years after last playing alongside each other, the brothers were reunited for the first time since their Rutgers days: New England acquired Jason via trade from the Cleveland Browns, and he joined his brother as a starter on the Patriots’ Super Bowl-winning secondary.Three months later, the two will now see the next honor bestowed upon them: Rutgers will award them with honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees as part of the school’s 253rd anniversary commencement.“The McCourtys often return to Rutgers to inspire current Scarlet Knights and to lead fundraising events with Embrace Kids Foundation, which helps families whose children are facing cancer, sickle cell and other serious health challenges http://www.patriotslockerroom.com/authentic-steve-grogan-jersey ,” the school wrote on its website. “[They] regularly run kids’ football camps, visit schools and children’s hospitals, volunteer at community centers, support disaster relief aid and promote food drives for the underprivileged.”“The McCourtys have also been strong advocates in the fight for criminal justice reform, fair educational funding and racial equality at the federal, state and local levels through awareness, education and allocation of resources,” the school continued when writing about the reasoning behind them receiving their honorary degrees. Read more: The 42 top players remaining in the 2019 NFL Draft"Welcome to the third and final day of the 2019 NFL draft. Four rounds full of action are waiting for us, and a total of 152 selections — seven of which belonging to the New England Patriots. What the champions will do with their draft capital is, true to form, anyone’s guess but it would not be surprising to see at least some of them invested in the remaining needs that need to be filled.Working off colleague Michael McDermott’s list from yesterday, let’s take a look at where the Patriots stand in regards to holes that still need to be filled and what they could about it:Pass catching tight endWhile New England was in a position to pick potential targets such as Irv Smith Jr. (2-50 to the Minnesota Vikings) and Jace Sternberger (3-75 to the Green Bay Packers) they decided against investing in a receiving tight end. This leaves the club with limited options after three rounds, unless it decides to swing a trade for players such as the Vikings’ Kyle Rudolph or Seattle Seahawks tight end Nick Vannett.Possible targets: Kaden Smith (Stanford), Foster Moreau (Louisiana State) Youth Sony Michel Jerseys , Tommy Sweeney (Boston College)Developmental defensive tackleNine primary interior defensive linemen have heard their name called so far during the draft, but none because of the Patriots. Same as at the tight end spot, New England was in a position in rounds two and three but decided against pulling the trigger. However, the depth at defensive tackle is better in this draft than at tight end, which means that some projected day two options are still available at this point in time.Possible targets: Gerald Willis (Miami), Renell Wren (Arizona State), Daylon Mack (Texas A&M), Kingsley Keke (Texas A&M)Developmental quarterbackOnly two passers were drafted yesterday, which means that there are plenty of late-round options still available at this point in time. While, yes, there is a reason for that, New England could find value in developmental players such as North Carolina State’s Ryan Finley or Boise State’s Brett Rypien — both of which would fit New England’s scheme and could be groomed behind Tom Brady and, for 2018, Brian Hoyer.Possible targets: Ryan Finley (North Carolina State) Sony Michel Jerseys Stitched , Brett Rypien (Boise State), Tyree Jackson (Buffalo), Jarrett Stidham (Auburn)Developmental wide receiverThe Patriots filled their immediate need at wide receiver by drafting N’Keal Harry with the 32nd overall selection. However, a double-dip is still possible if the right chance presents itself today. After all, some intriguing options are still on the board that appear to fit in well with what the Patriots are doing — the most prominent of which, of course, being Clemson slot receiver Hunter Renfrow.Possible targets: Kelvin Harmon (North Carolina State), Riley Ridley (Georgia), Emanuel Hall (Missouri), Hunter Renfrow (Clemson), Greg Dortch (Wake Forest)
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