Zolak & Bertrand

Zolak & Bertrand

Zolak & Bertrand

Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston tells Zolak and Bertrand why the Patriots selection of CB Christian Gonzalez at 17th overall was a “home run” in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

  • Why Phil Perry loves the Christian Gonzalez pick

    “I really don’t know how you could have drawn it up any better for them. This is one of the five players that I had pegged as both fits and worthy of the 14th overall pick. But not just fits and not just worthy of that spot talent wise, but also filling a glaring need which you had at corner, especially in terms of finding some size at corner. So to have three of those five guys, Christian Gonzalez, Broderick Jones and Deontay Banks, who was the corner from Maryland all sitting there staring in the face at #14 was sort of an ideal scenario.

  • “Now you moved back in such a way that you could have lost them all, had things broken in a way that you didn’t like. And so they did take a little bit of a risk there. But I think at the end of the day, when you end up with that player and you end up with a little extra scratch later in the draft to be able to maneuver today. And I think they should be trying to maneuver today. That to me is is a homerun. It’s an A+. And, you know, you can call me a homer if you want. If you go back and look at my grades for last year’s picks, it was it was nothing close to that. I think I gave out D’s for the first two picks last year. So, again, I don’t think you could have drawn it up any better.”

  • Highlights from Christian Gonzalez

  • Listen to Phil Perry react to Round 1 of the NFL Draft!!

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