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How Kyle Dugger is already making his presence felt for the Patriots


It could be forgiven if Kyle Dugger needed a few weeks to get acclimated to NFL football. After all, coming from Division II Lenoir-Rhyne University, located in Hickory, North Carolina, Dugger faced a steep challenge in making the transition to the NFL, no matter what you thought of his talent level coming out of college.

But after seeing Dugger’s performance in just his second NFL game, on Sunday Night Football against the Seattle Seahawks, it might be time to start reconsidering just how much of an impact New England’s second-round pick can make this year, and perhaps raising expectations for the rookie safety.