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Meet the draft class off the field

The 2018 Draft has come and gone, but Patriots Nation is still learning all about the newest additions. You have seen their stats, their college highlights and their draft day phone calls, but Patriots fans still have a lot to learn about the 2018 draft class.

We'll get you up to speed with a few off-the-field facts about the Patriots draft picks. 

Isaiah Wynn

The Patriots first pick in the 2018 draft is a self-proclaimed constant smiler, and even though social media can be a negative place, Isaiah tries to bring his real-life positivity to his followers. Every Wednesday, he shares a motivational quote and picture on his Instagram. #WinningWithWynnWednesdays started last year as a way to lift others. 

The Georgia Bulldog will reunite in Foxborough with a few former teammates like Malcolm Mitchell and David Andrews, who he considers to be "a big brother."

https://twitter.com/dandrews61/status/989695595093905409

And there is one more Bulldog Isaiah knows well. His roommate...

Sony Michel

Yes, Sony Michel and Isaiah were roommates (and co-captains) at Georgia. Needless to say, the guys seem excited to take this next step in their football careers together. 

Welcome to the family. #PatsDraft

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Sony is not only a gifted running back, he also has a knack for music. Sony released an EP called "The Humble Hustle" under the name FlyGuy2Stackz. Georgia even installed a DJ booth in its locker room, so naturally he took it on a few spins, as well. 

https://twitter.com/KirbySmartUGA/status/865581469510643712

Duke Dawson

Football is in the family for Duke Dawson. He and former Packer Nick Collins call themselves "godbrothers."

“Since Day 1, he’s always been somebody I looked up to. He’s like my blood brother," Duke told Packers.com. "We pretty much talk about anything. He always calls me and sees how I’m doing. If there’s anything I need, I can always hit him up and ask him about anything.”

Ja'Whaun Bentley

Ja'Whaun was voted a captain three times -- yes, three times -- at Purdue. He is the first three-time captain in the school's history, so he clearly left an impression with his former teammates. 

And he's got some pretty solid (and prophetic) takes on the Twitter machine too. 

https://twitter.com/NVBentley33/status/828445403561488387

Christian Sam

https://twitter.com/Pac12Network/status/927073041279889408

For Christian, his idols and his family are one in the same. He is the youngest of four, and when it comes to football (and life), he looks up to his older brother Prince, who played at Louisiana Tech. When Christian suffered an ankle injury in 2016, he turned to his mom for inspiration, motivation and stability. She is his "rock," he often says.

Braxton Berrios

https://twitter.com/HNYNUT_BERRIOS/status/946422980149678080

Your 2017 Valedictorian: School of Business Administration

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Braxton is serious on the football field and was just as serious in the classroom. He graduated with the University of Miami with a 3.96 GPA and was the valedictorian for the Miami School of Business Administration. Super causal.

Danny Etling

Purple Reign.

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Even while practicing football in his younger years, Danny found time to achieve an incredible accomplishment. In 2012, he reached Eagle Scout status and was a Scout in Indiana's Crossroad of America council.

Keion Crossen

Keion not only excelled on the Western Carolina University football field, he also competed for the school's track and field team. He was the 2016 SoCon champion in the 100-meter dash, setting a school record with a time of 10.33.

Ryan Izzo

Family is huge for Ryan. His aunt passed away in December 2015 after a battle with breast cancer, and to this day, Ryan wears a now-faded pink bracelet in her honor. He never takes it off, according to his mom. 

This is just the beginning, and we can't wait to see what's next for the guys in New England.

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