Jake Bequette is a player that comes out of the NFL farm system, also known as the SEC. Playing for Arkansas, Bequette was a very productive pass rusher, even more productive than first-round defensive end Chandler Jones.
These factors led to some, including myself, expecting a lot out of Bequette from a strictly pass-rushing role in his rookie season. Thus far though, Bequette has shown little to make anyone believe he will be a productive player for the Patriots this season.
He did manage a late sack in the preseason opener vs. New Orleans, but outside of that he didn't manage to show up and make plays and didn't receive as much playing time as one would have imagined.
Expectations of Bequette for this season now need to be lowered greatly. Quite frankly, he was not even a lock to make the roster last week after initial high hopes for his career in New England. He now sits at the bottom of the defensive end depth chart with veteran Trevor Scott.
Early Grade: C-