Just to warn you, three of the five picks on this list were made by Bill Belichick or one of his disciples, including this one.
McCourty's biggest asset is his 4.3 speed which will help him stick with faster, more physical NFL receivers.
He was originally projected to go early in the second round to Cleveland, but the Browns jumped the gun and took Joe Haden in the top 10.
McCourty might not be a ball hawk (one interception for zero yards), but he's doesn't miss tackles (80 stops) and returned a kick off for a touchdown.
His breakaway ability on special teams could be the X Factor in Brady and Co. in returning to the Super Bowl, but the better cover corner Kyle Wilson was available.
Belichick likes projects, and this could be another diamond in the rough, or he could be a one-dimensional speedster like Dante Hall playing defense.
The NFL is so much faster than the Big East and McCourty never played in any major bowls at Rutgers (The International Bowl doesn't count!)