FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots selected LSU running back Stevan Ridley with the 73rd overall selection of the draft.
At 6-feet and 223 pounds, Ridley started 7 of 13 games for LSU last season as a redshirt junior, rushing 249 times for 1,147 yards and 15 touchdowns. He added 11 receptions for 61 yards.
In 2008, Ridley started two games, carrying 45 times for 180 yards. He carried 12 times in 2007 for 92 yards.