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Top stats to know: Day 2 of NFL draft

Ohio State had 10 players taken in the first two days of the NFL draft. ESPN Stats & Information takes a look at that and more.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Here are the Patriots' picks so far through the third round: 2. Cyrus Jones, CB, Alabama; 3a. Joe Thuney, OL, NC State; 3b. Jacoby Brissett, QB, NC State; 3c. DT Vincent Valentine, DT, Nebraska. Remaining picks: 4th, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e, 7a, 7b.

Thumbs up or down: Cyrus Jones

After waiting through 59 picks, New England finally got on the draft board in Round 2, taking Jones at No. 60. Was he the right choice? Mike Reiss answers

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Red Sox have recalled infielder Marco Hernandez from Triple-A Pawtucket and optioned reliever Pat Light, thereby restoring the typical roster balance of 13 position players and 12 pitchers. Hernandez also gives manager John Farrell a left-handed bat off the plate.

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NFL draft trade tracker

A full look at all the moves made during the NFL Draft, broken down by team.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio breaks down the team's four draft picks on Day 2.


Highlights: Vincent Valentine

New England selected Valentine with the No. 96 overall pick. Check out some of the Nebraska product's best highlights here.


Highlights: Justin Simmons

The Broncos opted for Simmons, a safety from Boston College, with the 98th overall pick. Check out some of his best highlights.

Vincent Valentine highlights (0:50)
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Patriots select Vincent Valentine

The Patriots used the No. 96 overall pick on Nebraska D-lineman Vincent Valentine. Draftcast

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots select DT Vincent Valentine with their final third-round pick (No. 96). He is 6-foot-3 5/8 and 329 pounds and entered the draft after his junior season. Projects to backup role behind Malcom Brown, Alan Branch and Terrance Knighton.

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McShay scouting report: Jacoby Brissett

Get to know the newest Patriot, No. 91 overall pick Jacoby Brissett. Todd McShay breaks down the former NC State quarterback.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The Patriots select NC State QB Jacoby Brissett with the No. 91 selection late in the third round. The team needed a No. 3 QB, and with Tom Brady's four-game suspension, Brissett is likely to fill the void.

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