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Trent Brown May Be The Patriots Left Tackle

At 6-foot-8, 355 pounds, Brown, whom the New England Patriots acquired from the San Francisco 49ers in a trade during the 2018 NFL Draft, is the heaviest player now on an NFL roster.

In the three seasons since the Patriots took him with their 31st overall pick, Brown has played in all but three of their regular season games. "But switching sides has never been a real big issue for me".

Brown started his college career at the Georgia Military College before moving over to the University of Florida, and had played left tackle since his days as a high schooler in Albany, Ga., before joining the 49ers. "It's probably a good asset to have, being something like a chameleon". Although he's predominantly started at right tackle in the NFL, Brown says he's comfortable at either spot. In the wake of losing Nate Solder in free agency, Brown could potentially be a big piece of the puzzle here in Gillette Stadium. He began his college career at Florida as a left tackle and has made spot starts at the position throughout his young National Football League career, including Week 9 versus Arizona in 2017 and Week 16 against the Rams in 2016.

That leaves Brown, first-round pick Isaiah Wynn, second-year pro Tony Garcia, veteran LaAdrian Waddle, and second-year pro Cole Croston competing for the starting left tackle position.

There were some reports of him coming to camp a year ago out of shape. All three are now on track to become free agents after the 2018 season.

Brown's season was cut short previous year due to shoulder surgery.

Brown has gotten praise from head coach Kyle Shanahan for being one of the top tackles in the league. Reports out of San Francisco suggest that the 49ers were concerned with Brown's conditioning.

"I mean, I was competing every year", Brown said. "You've just got to run with it".

He feels he can make a quick transition to the Patriots' blocking schemes. "From what I've seen, some stuff has carryover from some of the offenses I've been in already, so it should be a pretty easy transition for me".

Brown believes he will do well in New England, especially working with legendary offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia.

Brown also said he doesn't have a particular target weight in mind as he prepares for his first season as a Patriot. As far as his performance on the field goes, he certainly doesn't lack confidence.

"I've heard a lot about him. and I've heard a lot about him since I've been here", he said. "You'll just have to see it on Sundays". I don't talk too much.



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