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News Blitz 5/15: Rookie trio checks in

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The Patriots rookies just wrapped up their mini-camp in Foxborough but the class remains in town as work continues toward OTAs. On Tuesday, the team made three member of the draft class – Duke Dawson, Ja'Whaun Bentley and Christian Sam – available to the media.

The Boston Globe says the three young defensive players are eager to learn. The Boston Herald focuses on linebackers Bentley and Sam, who they believe could add some toughness to the defense. As for Dawson, all the rookie corner is concerned with is earning a job and working hard for his family. Even though Dawson just arrived, says he can already sense the expectations in Foxborough. says Dawson draws plenty of inspiration from his “godbrother” who used to play for the Packers

According to the Providence Journal, Bentley and Sam are aiming to be quick studies in the Patriots system. Boston Sports Journal says Bentley is an old-school linebacker. says the rookies are all playing catchup with the veterans.

The Athletic believes Dawson has a chance to make a big impact immediately in the New England secondary. One thing all the rookies are learning is that in Foxborough everything is earned, says NBC Sports Boston.

Finally, says Dwayne Allen is looking for a bigger role in the Patriots offense in 2018.

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