With the 159th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots select Maryland defensive lineman Byron Cowart.
- Pats select OT Cajuste in Round 3
- Pats select OL Froholdt in Round 4
- Pats select QB Stidham in Round 4
Cowart (6-4, 293 pounds) had 38 tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions in his final season with the Terrapins. He played in 12 games. With the Patriots, he will provide depth on the defensive line and was considered one of the draft's prototypical Patriot by our own Phil Perry.
The Patriots go with Byron Cowart from Maryland at pick No. 159. Made our list of "Prototypes" as an interior lineman. More Lawrence Guy than Mike Pennel at about 300 pounds. One of the best high school recruits in the country. Auburn transfer. https://t.co/HdSxDtgX9B— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) April 27, 2019
The Patriots traded up to acquire this pick, leapfrogging the Baltimore Ravens to select Cowart. They traded the 162nd pick and the 239th pick to the Vikings to make the move.
Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Celtics easily on your device.