Patriots select Illinois DE Buchanan in 7th rd
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have selected
Illinois defensive end/outside linebacker Michael Buchanan in the
seventh round of the NFL draft on Saturday.
Buchanan was named the Illini's Outstanding defensive player last
season after starting all 12 games and registering a team-best 4 1-2
sacks. He had 7 1-2 sacks as a junior.
The Patriots had acquired the seventh-round pick from Tampa Bay in
addition to cornerback Aqib Talib last season in exchange for a
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