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Patriots.com Draft Profile: OT Yodny Cajuste

Everything you need to know about new Patriots OT Yodny Cajuste, who was drafted in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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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
CAJUSTECOMBINE AVG. FOR POS.
Height6-56-5
Weight312314
40 YardsDNP5.19
Bench3223
Vertical JumpDNP28.5
Long JumpDNP107
ShuttleDNP4.76
ConeDNP7.88

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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