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Patriots select DE Derek Rivers 83rd overall in the 2017 NFL Draft

The New England Patriots selected DE Derek Rivers in the 3rd round (83 overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

College:Youngstown State

Height:6-4

Weight:250

40:4.61

PFW PRE-DRAFT ANALYSIS: 

Andy Hart:3yr starter. Very good production at lower level. Undersize speed guy on edge. 3-4 fit. Losses sight of ball. Needs more moves.

Paul Perillo: Good athlete; Good production; Overly aggressive at times and takes himself out of plays; Competition level an issue.

NFL.com Draft Analysis: 

"Derek Rivers can get to the quarterback. I thought he was best suited to play 3-4 outside linebacker. What coach Bill Belichick likes is versatility in players. He can stand up off the ball as an inside linebacker and in sub-packages kick down." -- Mike Mayock

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View some of the best images from former Youngstown State DE Derek Rivers, who was selected by the Patriots in the 3rd Round (83rd overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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