3 things to know about Patriots fourth-round pick OL Hjalte Froholdt

Ryan Hannable
April 27, 2019 - 1:06 pm

FOXBORO -- With pick No. 118, the Patriots have selected offensive lineman Hjalte Froholdt from Arkansas.

Froholdt plays mostly on the interior and will likely compete with Ted Karras for a backup role. It's worth pointing out Bret Bielema coached him for a period of time.

Here are three things to know about the newest Patriots offensive lineman.

-- He was born in Svendborg, Denmark but moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas as an exchange student prior to his sophomore year of high school. After going back-and-forth for a bit, he ended up playing in high school at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida where he was heavily recruited. He began his college career as a defensive tackle.

-- Froholdt figures to be a player offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia will work extensively with, and it appears he's a very hard worker, especially off the field. “I really enjoy training. I love the weight room — sometimes too much," he said during the pre-draft process.

-- He's said to be a better run blocker than pass protector and struggles with speed.

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