Name:Joe Vellano(+) Coming off spring 2012 foot injury College:MarylandNumber: 72 Height: 6-2 Weight: 306 Position:DTPos2: DE Class/Draft Year:Sr/2013 40 Low: 5.25 40 Time:5.3940 High: 5.52
Projected Round:Stock:High: PFA Low: FA Rated number 44 out of 174 DT's585 / 2429 TOTAL
Data Scout Notes: 2012: 1stC/1stM...P1stM/PWCamp/PLombardi/PNagurski/POutland/PBednarik/PLott...2011: 1stM/PLombardi...2010: 2ndM
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Draft Scout Joe Vellano News
10/08/14 - DL Joe Vellano signed with the Patriots practice squad Oct. 8, just two days after he was released from New England's 53-man roster. Vellano had played in all 21 possible regular-season games with the team since making the roster out of training camp as an undrafted rookine last season.
10/06/14 - DL Joe Vellano was released Oct. 6 as the team made room for Browner and Tyms. The former undrafted rookie had played in all 21 games and notched eight starts in his year-plus in New England after making the team as a surprise reserve out of camp a year ago.
09/09/13 - DT Joe Vellano, an undrafted rookie out of Maryland, saw significant rotational reps in his first career NFL gaming, spelling both Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly at times along the defensive line.
08/24/13 - DL Joe Vellano limped off with an apparent left knee injury in the third preseason game against the Lions.
05/03/13 - Patriots sign 19 Rookie Free Agents...Vellano, 24, played defensive tackle as a sophomore and junior before being moved to end as a senior at Maryland. The 6-2, 285-pounder, was elected as a team captain in 2011 and 2012 and was All-ACC First-Team as a senior in 2012 after finishing with 61 total tackles and six sacks. - New England Patriots