Patriots Sign Former UCONN Defensive Back Obi Melifonwu
Obi Melifonwu was a standout safety with the UCONN Huskies. Melifonwu was then drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 2nd round of the 2017 draft. After a series of nagging injuries he's never really been able to develop as an NFL star. How do you remedy that?
You get signed by the New England Patriots is how and that is what just happened according to the Telgram. The 24 year old is 6'4" and 225 lbs. That's a big boy and that is where defensive backfields are headed in the new NFL. If Melifonwu can get healthy and stay healthy, the Pats have a young, athletic defender who can become a star.
I mean, does any team pull guys off the scrap heap better than the Patriots? No team in the NFL turns others castaways into productive players better than New England. The Raiders just waived this guy so they get nothing for him and I'd be willing to bet he turns into a stud now.
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