Patriots’ Malcolm Brown poised for breakout season?

Patriots’ Malcolm Brown poised for breakout season?

2nd-year New England Patriots defensive tackle Malcolm Brown is apparently wowing teammates and coaches alike in training camp this month, and some are pretty excited about what the regular season will bring for the 22-year-old.

“I always study defensive tackles,” veteran DT Terrance Knighton, who joined the team as a free agent in the offseason, said, per Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. “Being a rookie last year, you can see he was playing a little slow because he wasn’t quite sure, but he was making a lot of plays because he was a good player. Now that the game has slowed down for him, I expect him to be one of the better D-tackles in the league.”

“I’ve played around DeMarcus Ware, Peyton Manning, guys like that,” he added. “Being around those type of guys, hearing (Brown) talk football, I knew he was a knowledgeable guy. When I first got here, I was just trying to get a feel for everybody, and I realized he has such a grasp of the playbook by how he talks and how quick he plays. I just try to learn as much as I can from a young guy and also try to help him with some things that I’ve seen around the league.

“He definitely has more knowledge beyond a guy who has only been in the league for one year.”