Patriots draft pick reportedly will skip rookie event to study playbook

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It looks like New England Patriots rookie Malcolm Mitchell will fit right in with his new team.

Mitchell, New England's fourth-round pick out of Georgia, reportedly is skipping the NFLPA Rookie Premiere so he could study his playbook.

If you think other rookies are also planning to skip the event, which is designed to give players insight and connections to help their personal brands, that doesn't seem to be the case.

This kind of decision is sure to earn the rookie wideout some bonus points from Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, both of whom preach team over individual.