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5 things to know about ‘battering ram’ Rhamondre Stevenson, the Patriots’ rookie running back

After drafting two Alabama players in Mac Jones and Christian Barmore early in the NFL Draft, the Patriots turned to two Oklahoma standouts in the third and fourth rounds.

New England selected defensive end Ronnie Perkins in the third round Friday and running back Rhamondre Stevenson on Saturday. Stevenson said Perkins is a close friend, and they’re thrilled to end up on the same NFL team after discussing that possibility last season.

Stevenson, 6-foot, 231-pound “battering ram” originally from Las Vegas, joins a deep running back room that features Damien Harris, Sony Michel, James White, J.