The New England Patriots drafted Ohio State safety Nate Ebner in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Ebner is the second safety to be drafted by the Patriots. It was a position of need for New England entering the draft. Bill Belichick's team selected Tavon Wilson, a safety from Illinois, in the second round.
Football is Ebner's second sport. He also plays rugby, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Bill Belichick is hilarious. Just picked an OSU safety named Nate Ebner who is a rugby star who walked on & played special teams. Too funny— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2012
196. Detroit Lions: New Mexico State DB Jonte Green, 6'0", 184 pounds
197. New England Patriots: Ohio State S Nate Ebner, 6'0", 202 pounds
199: San Francisco 49ers: Western Oregon C Jason Slowey, 6'3", 303 pounds
200: Philadelphia Eagles: Miami OG Brandon Washington, 6'3", 320 pounds
Results from the 1st round of the 2012 NFL Draft can be found here, 2nd round results are available here, 3rd round results can be found here, and 4th round results are here. Check this StoryStream for 5th round results and click here for 6th round results. For more player rankings and draft information, check out Mocking the Draft.