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Patriots Add Offensive Tackle Joe Thuney With 78th Overall Pick

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April 29, 2016 at 10:47 pm ET

Patriots Add Offensive Tackle Joe Thuney With 78th Overall Pick(PHOTO: Mark Zerof - USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 10:47
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After adding Cyrus Jones to their defense, the Patriots switched gears and gave themselves some help on the other side of the football when they made their 78th selection.

The Patriots selected North Carolina State tackle Joe Thuney with their 78th overall pick on Friday night, giving Tom Brady some additional help on the offensive line.

Thuney’s 6’5″, 304-pounds and scouting reports list him as being a solid blocker in the run game with a good football I.Q., which is obviously something that Bill Belichick looks for.  He’s also a versatile player, having played inside at guard during his junior season.  Where he’ll factor into the Patriots group will be interesting, but it could spell trouble for Marcus Cannon, who struggled last season.

Some of the concerns seem to surround his footwork and the fact he needs to add some strength.  But it’s a selection fans should feel good about given the return of Dante Scarnecchia, who should be able to hopefully coach him up and improve their offensive production.

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