NEPD Staff Writer: Tony Santorsa
With the 25th overall pick in this year’s past draft, the New England Patriots traded up with the Denver Broncos to select linebacker Dont’a Hightower out of Alabama.
My immediate reaction to this selection was that I loved it. I felt that Hightower was the perfect fit for the Patriots.
Throughout the entire scouting season, I was all over Hightower and felt that he’d be a perfect fit for New England. Hightower impressed me in so many ways, not only because of how he flourished with Nick Saban at Alabama, but his versatility and athleticism.