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New England Patriots 2017 roster breakdown: #95 DE Derek Rivers

August 12th, 2017 at 7:50 AM
By Sports Media 101

The New England Patriots are in the middle of their 2017 training camp, which has started in late July. Over the remainder of camp, the 90 players currently under contract with the team are now in the process of fighting for spots on either the 53-man roster or the 10-man practice squad.

As we have done throughout the offseason, we will continue to take a look at the men fighting for those few select spots on the 2017 Patriots – and to find out who will and might be asked to help the team defend its Super Bowl title.

Today, we will continue the series with the Patriots’ highest 2017 draft pick.

Name: Derek Rivers

Position: Defensive edge

Jersey number: 95

Opening day age: 23

Experience: Rookie

Size: 6’5, 250 lbs.

2016 review: After two productive campaigns in 2014 and 2015, defensive edge Derek Rivers was able to improve even further during his 2016 senior season at Youngstown State. The communication studies major, who also served as a team captain, started all 16 …

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