New England Patriots Mock Draft Roundup 1.0
Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our New England Patriots Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the New England Patriots from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Patriots:
Pro Football Network - DiCecco (6/7)
21) New England Patriots: Richard LeCounte, CB Georgia
The Patriots land one of the most versatile defensive backs in this class in LeCounte. The Georgia product is a smart, hard-nosed football player that can line up anywhere on the back end. The senior defender is a willing tackler and is surprisingly physical against the run, despite his slight build (5'11", 190).
Fox Sports - McIntyre (6/7)
13. New England Patriots -- Samuel Cosmi, LT, Texas
My biggest team move from the last mock draft to now is the Patriots sliding. The schedule is extremely daunting. I know, I know - trust your first instinct. The closer I inspect this roster, the more I notice it is devoid of talent. At 6-foot-7, 310 pounds, Cosmi played right tackle as a freshman, left tackle last year, and will be the first Longhorns player drafted in the first round since 2015.
Walter Football (5/19)
16. New England Patriots: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
It's still unclear what the Patriots plan on doing to replace Tom Brady. If they give Jarrett Stidham a chance in 2020 and he fails, they could opt to select a quarterback early in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Trey Lance has some nice physical tools, and he's coming off a huge year in 2019.
CBS Sports - Edwards (5/12)
15. New England Patriots: Christian Barmore, DL, Alabama
Barmore's reps have been limited, considering Alabama is stacked along the defensive line annually. New England adds a strong, dynamic player on the edge.
CBS Sports - Trapasso (5/4)
21. New England Patriots: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
How about a new alpha linebacker in Bill Belichick's defense. Parsons is a lot like Dont'a Hightower, and he's probably more athletic overall.
PFF - Renner (4/30)
26. New England Patriots -- EDGE/LB Chris Rumph, Duke
I'm not sure exactly where Rumph plays, but he fits the Patriots' mold of athletic, do-it-all front-seven players. He had an absurd 31.6% pass-rush win rate for the Blue Devils last season -- the highest in the country -- as he played a similarly versatile role in their defense.
San Diego Union Tribune (4/29)
25. New England (20/1) -- Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
Bateman is a big receiver (6-2, 210) with excellent hands who was eighth in the country with 20.3 yards per catch. He's in line for an even bigger season his junior year with Tyler Johnson in the NFL.
SI - Hanson (4/27)
26. New England Patriots: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
With only two quarterbacks--Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer--on the roster, it's surprising that Bill Belichick (or his trusted sidekick
) didn't at least draft a late-round quarterback. This dual-threat quarterback threw 28 touchdowns (and no interceptions) while also rushing for 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns as Lance won the Walter Payton Award as a redshirt freshman.
Bleacher Report - Miller (4/27)
27. New England Patriots -- OT Jalen Mayfield, Michigan
How the Patriots rebuild an offense that was tailored around Tom Brady will be fascinating to watch. One early look at the future of the roster indicates that offensive tackle could be a sneaky need if the team moves on from Marcus Cannon or if 2018 first-rounder Isaiah Wynn doesn't play up to expectations.
Michigan's Jalen Mayfield popped up often in 2019 when coaches were asked about toughest linemen to play against. He's strong, physical and athletic--qualities that already have him compared to 2020 first-rounder Jedrick Wills after he started every game in his true sophomore season at right tackle.
SB Nation - Kadar (4/27)
26. New England Patriots: LaBryan Ray, DT, Alabama
The Patriots have taken edge defenders the last two drafts, and could turn their attention to the inside in 2021. Ray barely played last season after getting injured in September, but flashed next to Quinnen Williams in 2018.
The Athletic - Brugler (4/27)
25. New England Patriots -- *Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
Although he was banged up last season, NFL teams haven't forgotten the impact Moore made as a freshman All-American. If he returns to that 2018 form as a junior, he has the explosive athleticism to land in the top-25 picks, even if he doesn't have the desired size.
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