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Draft Scout Duron Harmon News
11/19/13 - DB Duron Harmon, a rookie third-round pick out of Rutgers, made his first career NFL start. Harmon replaced an injured Steve Gregory (hand) at free safety in Carolina and finished with three tackles.
11/13/13 - S Duron Harmon could see an increased role against the Panthers with Steve Gregory missing practice this week with a broken right thumb. Harmon has seen increased reserve action in recent weeks, but the third-round pick out of Rutgers could very well make his first career start in Carolina assuming that Gregory can't go.
09/05/13 - DB Duron Harmon was listed as limited in practice with a hamstring injury.
04/28/13 - A closer look at the Patriots' picks: Round 3/91 - Duron Harmon, S, 6-1, 200, Rutgers...Sticking with the Scarlet Knights - where Belichick's son and current Patriots assistant coach Steve Belichick played - New England had a surprising selection of the safety who many had slotted as a late-round or free-agent prospect. Harmon was an All-Big East performer and Belichick praised him for his communication in the secondary. - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - Seven picks later Belichick and Caserio targeted the biggest need on the offensive side of the ball by picking Marshall wide receiver Aaron Dobson at No. 59 overall. The 6-3, 203-pound target had 57 catches and three scores last fall, and didn't drop a single throw. Continuing to go down the list of needs, New England addressed cornerback with its first pick in the third round with the selection of Rutgers Logan Ryan. The All-Big East corner starter 27 games with the Scarlet Knights, a program Belichick has praised often over the years for producing quality, NFL-ready talent.
The final pick of the second day of the draft in New England was most shocking. Belichick stuck with the Rutgers program to pick up two-time All-Big East safety Duron Harmon. Harmon wasn't considered a draftable prospect by many analysts, never mind a third-round target, but Belichick included the safety when he said his team got good "value" with all its selections. "We were able to improve our team with the four players we selected," Belichick said. "We'll see how it works out. "I felt like we got good value for the picks we had." QUOTE TO NOTE: "So, do you guys still have to write a story for tomorrow? What's there to write about?" - Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio after the team traded out of the first round. - The Sports Xchange