Patriots first-round pick Sony Michel will come to Foxboro with some high expectations.
From Cincinnati, anyway.
Appearing on Adam Schefter’s podcast this week, Bengals wide receiver and former Georgia Bulldogs standout A.J. Green was asked about the fellow Georgia Bulldogs selected in the 2018 Draft and what he thinks about them.
Green, the fourth overall pick back in 2011, had glowing praise for every Bulldog selection of course, but seemed to really like what the 5-foot-11 Michel can bring to the New England backfield this upcoming season.
“I love Sony — his versatility,” Green said. “Him going to New England, that’s my pick of the Rookie of the Year this year. I’ve seen him play. I know how versatile is. You put him in a situation like New England, running routes out of the backfield and going against linebackers, that’s my pick for Rookie of the Year.”
Considered an explosive back, Michel played 14 games for Georgia this past season, running for 1,227 yards on just 156 carries and rushing for 16 touchdowns. He also caught nine passes for 96 yards and a touchdown.
There’s no doubt that Michel be a definite weapon in a Patriot backfield already featuring James White, Rex Burkhead, Brandon Bolden, and free agent addition Jeremy Hill.
But with praise like that, Green clearly sees Michel emerging as the weapon.