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Monday, June 22, 2009

Patrick Chung ranks as Top Rookie Sleeper

By Greg

CBS Sports writer Rob Rang went over his diamonds in the rough, defensive players who were not high picks but will have a big impact on the year. Heres what he had to say about Patrick Chung

"SS Patrick Chung, New England (second; 34th): I considered taking Chung off this list, as the second pick of the second round is hardly what most consider a "diamond in the rough." That said, there isn't a single player on this list (or the offensive list, for that matter) that I have more confidence in developing into a true standout than Chung. I tagged him as the most reliable open-field tackler in the 2009 draft and see no reason to back off that assessment now that he'll be playing for a defensive genius like Bill Belichick. "

This is good news with the retirement of Rodney Harrison. Safetys have such an impact on defenses now (Ed Reed, Tony Palumala, Bob Sanders, ect), lets hope the Chung can be that guy long term for the Pats.

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