The draft is finally here, and I’ll be going through a 4 round Patriots mock draft, provided that they keep the picks they currently have, which is highly unlikely, but predicting trades is impossible.
Without further adieu, here we go:
Round 1 – No. 23 overall: Kenneth Murray, Linebacker, Oklahoma
Murray is the type of player the Patriots have needed for years. He can run all over the field, covering running backs, tight ends, and the occasional receiver. He can step in on day one and be an impact starter for years to come.
Round 3 – No. 87 overall: Adam Trautman, Tight End, Dayton
The Patriots finally address the gaping hole at tight end with Trautman. He is an excellent receiver, and while his blocking needs work, he has the size and strength at 6’5″ 255 lbs to improve on his craft. He would instantly come in and be the most talented tight end on the roster and would push for a starting role.
Round 3 – No. 98 overall: Van Jefferson, Wide Receiver, Florida
The Patriots double-dip in the third round at the pass-catcher position with the addition of Jefferson. He is an excellent route runner and would fit in nicely with what the Patriots like to do on offense.
Round 3 – No. 100 overall: Yasir Durant, Tackle, Missouri
The Patriots take Marcus Cannon’s eventual replacement here with the selection of Durant. He’s massive and could develop into a starting level right tackle within a year.
Round 4 – No. 125 overall: Anfernee Jennings, Edge Rusher, Alabama
The Patriots bring in another Alabama edge player with Nick Saban’s former book-end. Jennings is a versatile player who can bounce back and forth between linebacker and the edge. He could push for starting time especially with the football knowledge coming from such a prestigious football program.
Round 4 – No. 139 overall: McTelvin Agim, Interior D-Line, Arkansas
Belichick finally addresses the defensive tackle position here with the former Razorback. Agim is raw but has the burst and versatility to make coaches notice him. He likely wouldn’t make a large year one impact but could become a valuable piece down the line.
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