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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: December 2

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
QB
WR
OC
NT
DL5T

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OG
TE
DL3T
EDGE
ILB

Mid Round Fill High (P5)

Depth Fill (P4)
RB
WRS
OT
OLB
CB

Late Round Fill (P6)
RBC
SFTY

Minimal Need (P9)


PATRIOTS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from 2021 Consensus Mock Draft: #10
Most recent mock draft update: 12/3/2020

R1
16
New England
Kyle Pitts
Florida
TE
Reach/Value:
+6
Height:
6'5
Weight:
239
Kyle Pitts NFL Draft photo
Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots pulled off a strong victory against the Arizona Cardinals that not many people thought they could win. Now, at 5-6, after losing Tom Brady and a handful of players opting out due to COVID-19, dare I say that prospects look promising for the future?


The defense has looked strong, even without key players such as Hightower and Chung, ranking middle-of-the-pack at 352 yards given up per game. They also rank 12th by giving up "just" 23.2 points per game. Obviously, it is a step back from being the number-one-ranked defense last season, but as I mentioned before, players decided to opt-out, plus they lost others in Free Agency in the likes of Jamie Collins and Kyle Van Noy.

The offense, on the other hand, struggles to score by only putting up 20.8 points per game (27th), and only gaining 197.4 passing yards per game (29th). They do rank 5th in the league with 149.6 rushing ypg. The rushing attack seems to do well, but when they are playing from behind, they really need a better passing game. Surprisingly, the Patriots only have 6 passing touchdowns on the season (through Week 12); the entire receiving corps with just 3 of those! Seriously??!!

Tight End Ryan Izzo, a 2018 7th-round pick, is a nice player, but he is not a big receiving threat, only posting 12 receptions for 193 yards and 0 touchdowns on the year. Not happy with Izzo, GM Belichick drafted two 3rd-round TEs in Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene in the 2020 draft, but neither of those guys are paying dividends. Asiasi has seen just 81 snaps, Keene just 24 through Week 12. This is where Kyle Pitts comes in. He is a scoring machine, with 11 touchdowns on the season on 29 receptions for 513 yards. Labeled as an elite "pass-catching TE" (read: can't block) after the 2019 season, Pitts worked ferociously in the off-season to turn that weakness into a strength

Check out our new Team Page feature, the Patriots' Team Page shows the entire roster of New England picks for Consensus Mock Draft #10 centralized in one place.

- Jack Hott, Patriots Analyst
R2
48
New England
Jordan Davis
Georgia
DL1T
Reach/Value:
-52
Height:
6'6
Weight:
330
Jordan Davis NFL Draft photo
R4
111
New England
Mac Jones
Alabama
QB
Reach/Value:
+27
Height:
6'2''
Weight:
214
Mac Jones NFL Draft photo
R5
143
New England
Dante Stills
West Virginia
DL5T
Reach/Value:
+8
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
278
Dante Stills NFL Draft photo
R6
160
New England (Trade)
Damon Hazelton
Missouri
WR
Reach/Value:
+18
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
215
Damon Hazelton NFL Draft photo
NE g NYJ (D Thomas)
R7
206
New England
Michal Menet
Penn State
OC
Reach/Value:
-55
Height:
6'4''
Weight:
305
Michal Menet NFL Draft photo


PATRIOTS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 2 37 Kyle Dugger Lenoir-Rhyne S Reach -7
2020 2 60 Josh Uche Michigan OLB Reach -17
2020 3 87 Anfernee Jennings Alabama ILB Reach -35
2020 3 91 Devin Asiasi UCLA TE Reach -51
2020 3 101 Dalton Keene Virginia Tech TE Reach -57
2020 5 159 Justin Rohrwasser Marshall PK Reach -113
2020 6 182 Michael Onwenu Michigan OG Reach -45
2020 6 195 Justin Herron Wake Forest OG Reach -9
2020 6 204 Cassh Maluia Wyoming ILB Reach -79
2020 7 230 Dustin Woodard Memphis OL Reach -73
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 1 32 N'Keal Harry Arizona State WR Reach -7
2019 2 45 JoeJuan Williams Vanderbilt CB Reach -47
2019 3 77 Chase Winovich Michigan EDGE Value +10
2019 3 87 Damien Harris Alabama RB Value +38
2019 3 101 Yodny Cajuste West Virginia OT Value +18
2019 4 118 Hjalte Froholdt Arkansas OG Reach -69
2019 4 133 Jarrett Stidham Auburn QB Value +26
2019 5 159 Byron Cowart Maryland DL3T Reach -70
2019 5 163 Jake Bailey Stanford P Reach -72
2019 7 252 Ken Webster Ole Miss CB Value +19
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 23 Isaiah Wynn Georgia OG Reach -10
2018 1 31 Sony Michel Georgia RB Reach -21
2018 2 56 Duke Dawson Florida CB Reach -28
2018 5 143 Ja'Whaun Bentley Purdue ILB Reach -110
2018 6 178 Christian Sam Arizona State LB Value +19
2018 6 210 Braxton Berrios Miami (FL) WRS Reach -88
2018 7 219 Danny Etling LSU QB Reach -234
2018 7 243 Keion Crossen Western Carolina DB Reach -106
2018 7 250 Ryan Izzo Florida State TE Value +67
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 3 83 Derek Rivers Youngstown St EDGE Value +23
2017 3 85 Antonio Garcia Troy OT Reach -1
2017 4 131 Deatrich Wise Jr. Arkansas DE Value +58
2017 6 211 Conor McDermott UCLA OT Value +9
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 2 60 Cyrus Jones Alabama CB Reach -26
2016 3 78 Joe Thuney North Carolina St OG Reach -49
2016 3 91 Jacoby Brissett North Carolina St QB Reach -48
2016 3 96 Vincent Valentine Nebraska DL1T Reach -66
2016 4 112 Malcolm Mitchell Georgia WR Reach -80
2016 6 208 Kamu Grugier-Hall E Illinois OLB Reach -280
2016 6 214 Elandon Roberts Houston ILB Reach -198
2016 6 221 Ted Karras Illinois OG Reach -114
2016 7 225 Devin Lucien Arizona St WR Reach -212
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 32 Malcom Brown Texas DL1T Value +17
2015 2 64 Jordan Richards Stanford S Reach -40
2015 3 97 Geneo Grissom Oklahoma EDGE Reach -19
2015 4 101 Trey Flowers Arkansas EDGE Value +16
2015 4 111 Tre' Jackson Florida State OG Value +29
2015 4 131 Shaquille Mason Georgia Tech OG Reach -18
2015 5 166 Joe Cardona Navy LS Reach -48
2015 6 178 Matthew Wells Mississippi State LB Reach -255
2015 6 202 A.J. Derby Arkansas TE Reach -245
2015 7 247 Darryl Roberts Marshall CB Value +22
2015 7 253 Xzavier Dickson Duke ILB Reach +42
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 29 Dominique Easley Florida DL3T Reach -18
2014 2 62 Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois QB Value +18
2014 4 105 Bryan Stork Florida State OC Reach -65
2014 4 130 James White Wisconsin RB Reach -56
2014 4 140 Cameron Fleming Stanford OT Value +63
2014 6 179 Jon Halapio Florida OG Value +10
2014 6 198 Zach Moore Concordia EDGE Reach -51
2014 6 206 Jemea Thomas Georgia Tech CB Value +26
2014 7 244 Jeremy Gallon Michigan WRS Value +36