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New England Patriots



NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: 9/4/2020

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

Starter Need Medium (P3)
RB
WR
DL3T
EDGE
ILB
CB

Mid Round Fill High (P5)

Depth Fill (P4)
WRS
OT
OLB

Late Round Fill (P6)
RBC
TE

Minimal Need (P9)
SFTY


PATRIOTS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from 2021 Consensus Mock Draft: #4
Most recent mock draft update: 9/9/2020

R1
22
New England
Trey Lance
North Dakota State
QB
Reach/Value:
-17
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
221
Trey Lance NFL Draft photo
The Patriots are the league leaders in opt-outs for the 2020 NFL season, and it's the defense that's taking the biggest hit. They likely won't repeat as the top defense in the NFL (276 yards per game allowed in 2019), but should rebound in 2021 with Dont'a Hightower and Patrick Chung (et. al.) coming back.

Over on offense, new presumed starting QB Cam Newton looks like he's having a great time with his new team, dancing to the practice music, getting praise from Julian Edelman and, uncharacteristically so from HC/GM Bill Belichick. Ever prodigious, Father-of-seven Newton will need a big contract to feed his growing brood.


As of this writing, Newton has not been named the starting QB yet (Edit 9/3 yes he has). Further, the Pats only have him for one year and could be looking to draft one in 2021. This is where Trey Lance comes in. The North Dakota State star is this year's under-the-radar prospect according to Mel Kiper Jr. and has him ranked as the #15 prospect so far this year. Lance threw for 2,786 yards on 66.9% completions for 28 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Yes that's right, ZERO! On the ground, Trey Lance had 169 rushing attempts for 1,100 yards and 14 TDs, exactly what's trending in the NFL these days.

There is no doubt that Lance has great skills, but many question his level of play and the fact that he has only been a starter for only one year. But what a year! He led NDSU to an FCS National Championship, repeating the success of former Bison and current Eagles' QB Carson Wentz.. Currently, Lance is scheduled for just one game this season on October 3rd against Central Arkansas. Frankly, I'd be quite surprised if he were to declare with such a flimsy resume, but if he does, well, think back to Matt Cassel - Belichick is no stranger to drafting QBs longer on potential than production.

DraftTek introduces team pages this month. The Patriots' Team Page shows the entire roster of Pats' picks for Consensus Mock Draft #4 all with one click.

- Jack Hott, Drafttek Analyst
R2
54
New England
Quincy Roche
Miami (FL)
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
235
Quincy Roche NFL Draft photo
R4
117
New England
Alijah Vera-Tucker
USC
OG
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
300
Alijah Vera-Tucker NFL Draft photo
R5
149
New England
Jack Wohlabaugh
Duke
OC
Reach/Value:
-41
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
305
Jack Wohlabaugh NFL Draft photo
R6
165
New England (Trade)
LaBryan Ray
Alabama
DL5T
Reach/Value:
-18
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
292
LaBryan Ray NFL Draft photo
NE g NYJ (D Thomas)
R7
213
New England
Marquez Stevenson
Houston
WR
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
190
Marquez Stevenson 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