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Patriots select TE Smith at 159

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots selected Marshall tight end Lee Smith with their second fifth-round pick (159th overall).

At 6-foot-5, 266 pounds, Smith is one of the bigger tight ends in this year's class. The Pro Football Weekly draft preview calls him "a physical line-of-scrimmage blocker who could readily help a power running game as a No. 2 blocking tight end and bring leadership to a locker room."

A two-time team captain, he has also served as a backup long snapper.

Smith is married and has two children. His father, the late Daryle Smith, played offensive tackle for the Cowboys, Browns and Eagles from 1987-1992.

Smith totaled a career high 38 catches last season. Over his four seasons at Marshall, he totaled 75 receptions.