FOXBORO — Roughly just over an hour after being selected No. 32 overall by the Patriots in the 2015 NFL draft, defensive tackle Malcom Brown relayed a strong message to Patriots Nation.

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FOXBORO — While many people will make the natural connection of Malcom Brown being Vince Wilfork‘s replacement, that would simply be unfair to the 21-year-old Brown, who the Patriots selected with pick No. 32 overall Thursday night.

Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown was the 32nd pick overall Thursday night.</p>
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FOXBORO — The Patriots are making a pick in the first round after all.

After an initial report that the Patriots had traded out of the first round (32nd overall), news broke minutes later that the Patriots had decided to take the versatile defensive lineman Malcom Brown.

FOXBORO — The Jets took USC defensive end Leonard Williams at No. 6 overall and he wasted no time getting involved in the Patriots-Jets rivalry.

FOXBORO — Speaking at Gillette Stadium at the Patriots’ draft party, Robert Kraft addressed the crowd and may have hinted of a potential trade out of the first round for the team.

Florida State's Cameron Erving would be a great fit for the Patriots if they stick at No. 32. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Protection is everything.



ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter joined Middays with MFB on Thursday to preview the NFL draft, particularly what he expects the Patriots might do with their pick at No. 32, the last pick in the first round.

Speaking with reporters on during a break in the Jets offseason workout program, Darrelle Revis had no comment Tuesday on the fact that

FOXBORO — Danny Amendola has no regrets about restructuring his contract to stay in New England. As a matter of fact, there’s no place he’d rather be.