Could Patriots potentially have another set of brothers on team?

Ryan Hannable
March 04, 2019 - 3:29 pm

In recent years, the Patriots haven't been afraid to have a pair of brothers on the roster.

The McCourtys, the Gronkowskis, the Hollisters -- a lot more than the average NFL team -- and there potentially could be another added to the list this April. That's if the Patriots select Daniel Wise, the younger brother of defensive end, Deatrich.

At Kansas, Daniel finished his four-year career with 43 tackles for a loss and 17 sacks in 42 games. He contemplated coming out for the draft last year, but elected to remain in school.

Just like his brother, Daniel has a very outgoing personality.

“I don’t know if I can match his, but I’m just as joyful,” Daniel said at the NFL combine last week. “I really don’t compare mine to his [game]. We have similar body types, similar aggression. Same D-line coach, our father, for the last umpteen years of our life. But we do have similar personalities.”

Daniel plays more on the interior as a defensive tackle, while Deatrich is more outside as a defensive end.

Even though he's yet to play a down in the league, he's been fortunate to attend two Super Bowls.

“I was blessed enough to go to both of them, the one they won and the one they lost [Super Bowl LII and Super Bowl LIII]," Daniel said. "Both were an amazing experience. It’s awesome to be there. When I go there it’s as a huge fan of my older brother and the Patriots. It’s amazing.”

What about meeting Bill Belichick?

“I’ve seen him. I’ve never really shook his hand or said hello, not yet,” he said. “I mean, that’s Bill Belichick. You just kind of let him walk past you. They have a great team, a great atmosphere around there.”

Wise is projected to be a mid-round pick, and with 12 overall selections, who knows what will happen. If Wise does indeed join his brother in New England, it would be a great feeling as one would expect.

“That idea has been a dream of ours forever,” Daniel said. “Hopefully one day we can make it happen.”

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