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Patriots.com Draft Profile: OT Yodny Cajuste

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Round 3, Pick No. 38 (101 overall): Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia

Hometown: Miami, Florida

STRENGTHS

Extremely strong and agile for a player his size; possesses good football instincts; solid in blitz pickup.

WEAKNESSES

Needs to improve his footwork and technique; could be more consistent when it comes to finishing blocks; medical concerns include season-ending knee injuries twice in college and, most recently, surgery in March to repair a quadriceps muscle injury.

PERSONAL

Originally a youth basketball player, Cajuste didn’t start playing football until his senior year at Miramar (Fla.) High School, whose mascot happens to be the Patriots; has three brothers; graduated from West Virginia with a degree in multidisciplinary studies and is pursuing a second sheepskin in communications.

COMPARABLE NFL PLAYER

Jermon Bushrod, OL, New Orleans Saints: A player nearly identical in size to Cajuste who has carved out a solid NFL career with a handful of teams over the past dozen years.

WORKOUT NUMBERS

Table inside Article
CAJUSTE COMBINE AVG. FOR POS.
Height 6-5 6-5
Weight 312 314
40 Yards DNP 5.19
Bench 32 23
Vertical Jump DNP 28.5
Long Jump DNP 107
Shuttle DNP 4.76
Cone DNP 7.88

DNP = Did Not Participate

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

The Patriots get some good value here, as Cajuste could have went 30 picks earlier and no one would complain. He needs some developing, but the Pats have the luxury of doing that. Solid find. CBS Sports

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