INDIANAPOLIS – Darrelle Revis gave the Patriots [team stats] fits in 2009, shutting down receiver Randy Moss and then continuing to talk about it. The Pro Bowl cornerback for the New York Jets [team stats] emerged as the prototype at his position, forcing the Pats into the harsh reality of seeing him every year.
Perhaps in 2010, the Patriots will have their own. Devin McCourty fits the profile.
At 5-foot-11 and 186 pounds, he’s roughly the same size as Revis. Both became prospects away from the national glare, with Revis at Pittsburgh and McCourty at fellow Big East school Rutgers.