Taylor McCloud — Pats Militia
The third day of the draft hasn’t even started yet, but Bill Belichick would never let a fact like that stop him from wheeling and dealing.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 29, 2017
Most times BB trades for some relatively unknown player, I’ve at least heard of them. This time, I have absolutely no clue who this guy is.
I looked him up on Pro Football Reference, and this is what I found.
As you can see, O’Shaughnessy hasn’t done a whole hell of a lot. In his career, he’s caught eight balls for eighty-six yards. In 2016 only, he caught two balls for -1YD. It needn’t be said, but those aren’t numbers to write home about.
However, this is Bill Belichick, and Bill Belichick knows all. He obviously saw something he liked. What that is? I have no idea, but give it a year or two and O’Shaughnessy will probably be the best tight end to ever step foot in Gillette Stadium. Or, BB just made this trade to get the 216th pick and O’Shaughnessy really isn’t important at all.
We’ll have to wait and see.
*two minutes later*
OH SHIT. WE WAITED AND NOW WE’RE SEEING!
According to team rankings, O'Shaughnessy made eight special teams tackles last season. That led all tight ends in the NFL.
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) April 29, 2017
SPECIAL TEAMS WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS — BELIEVE THAT!