Why Patriots are trying out a college TE on defense


Outside the quarterback competition, Rashod Berry might represent one of the most intriguing storylines in Patriots camp.

In case you hadn't heard of Berry, he is the rookie free agent who made just four starts at tight end for Ohio State over his five years at the school. He is also not necessarily playing tight end for his new team.

Berry lived life as a backup tight end for the Buckeyes for almost all of his collegiate career. But it was during a brief stretch during the 2019 season when he moved to the defensive side the ball during first overall pick Chase Young's suspension that may have punched his ticket to an NFL invitation.

Appearing on OMF, Boston College head coach, and former Ohio State defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley offered some insight into Berry's position change.

"I think that’s an awesome pickup," Hafley said of the former Buckeye, who is listed on the Patriots' Web site as both a tight end and defensive