Though Rhamondre Stevenson is new to New England, he’s already well-versed in the running backs that have come through Gillette Stadium before him.

“I’m pretty familiar with the history of the running backs that the Patriots have,” Stevenson said on his introductory conference call. “One that comes to mind is LeGarrette Blount. I love his game. I just love how north and south of a runner he was. I know J.J. Taylor and Sony Michel, not personally but I watch their game, respect their game to the fullest. So I’m just glad to be in that room with them.”

Bill Belichick selected Stevenson in the fourth round of Saturday afternoon’s draft — pick No. 120 overall — and it makes sense that Blount stood out to him. A big back at 6 feet and 231 pounds, the former Patriot was one of Stevenson’s comps in the pre-draft process.

Still, Stevenson considers his playing style his own and may boast three-down ability that Blount lacked. In six games as a senior at Oklahoma, he caught 18 passes for 211 yards.

“I like to think I’m just a versatile back,” Stevenson said. “I don’t like to lose yards. I just try to fall forward after contact.”

Though a number of recent Patriots running backs have undergone redshirt seasons as rookies, Stevenson could find his way onto the active roster through special teams. At Oklahoma he played on the kickoff team and he’s open to more beyond that.

“I’m also familiar with punt, punt return, kick return. I played it all,” Stevenson said. “I have my most experience at kickoff, but I’m willing to do anything. I know the coaches are going to put me in the right position.”

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