NEPD Editor: James Christensen
The Patriots have one of the top linebacker trios in the NFL, but the depth behind isn’t nearly as strong. Bill Belichick made a move to address that by adding Mississippi State linebacker Matthew Wells.
Wells is a coverage/special teams linebacker that trades size (6’1″, 220 pounds) for speed. He ran a sub 4.5 forty-yard dash at his pro day. With his speed he could be used a “money” safety in sub situations. Wells excels when he is used in space.
Wells will likely compete with the likes of James Morris, Nate Ebner and Chris White for one of the final spots on the 53-man roster this fall.