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West Virginia left tackle Yodny Cajuste selected by the New England Patriots in NFL Draft third round

Thought to be a first round pick at one time, Cajuste slid into the third round but couldn’t have landed in a better situation than the Patriots.

NFL Combine - Day 2 Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

West Virginia Mountaineers left tackle Yodny Cajuste has been selected by the New England Patriots with the 37th pick in the 3rd round (No. 101 overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Cajuste was a four year starter at left tackle for the Mountaineers. He redshirted his true freshman season and then started the first six games of the 2015 season before a knee injury sidelined him for the rest of the regular season. Cajuste only managed one game in 2016 before another knee injury ended his season. Thankfully the knee injuries did not return and Cajuste played in the next 23 games for the Mountaineers before deciding to sit out the Camping World Bowl so he could focus on the upcoming NFL Combine and Draft. At the NFL Combine, Yodny put up 225 pounds 32 times, which is a WVU record. Cajuste did not participate in the other drills due to a quad injury that required surgery.

The Smoking Musket will have additional analysis of Yodny’s NFL destination, as well as other Mountaineers to be selected in the 2019 NFL Draft as the weekend continues.