A Bunch of New England Patriots Mock Drafts

The past few weeks I've been posting my New England Patriots mock drafts to FullPressCoverage.com. You can check out the New England Patriots Mock Draft Version 1.0 here and Version 2.0 here

Also, I was on the "Locked On Patriots" Podcast this week to talk with host Mike D'Abate about the two mock drafts and how to try and get in the head of Bill Belichick and try to try to predict what the Patriots will do next week in the NFL Draft.

In the course of mocking, I ran hundreds of mock drafts (I'm a sick man) trying different strategies and seeing different trends. 

Figured that I should post a few here just because someone may be interested in seeing some recent mocks that weren't published:

PFN Mock Draft 4/17/21:

33. Zaven Collins LB Tulsa

54. Eric Stokes CB Georgia

75. Amari Rodgers WR Clemson

89. Tommy Togiai DT Ohio State

90. Walker Little OT Stanford

91. Davis Mills QB Stanford

99. D’Wayne Eskridge WR Western Michigan

119. Stone Forsythe OT Florida

120. Kyle Trask QB Florida

125. Ambry Thomas CB Michigan

137. Dayo Odeyingbo EDGE Vanderbilt

139. Jaelon Darden WR North Texas

165. Jermar Jefferson RB Oregon State

168. Charles Snowden LB Virginia

169. Shakur Brown CB Michigan State

176. Trey Hill OC Georgia

I couldn't get Kellen Mond so I doubled-up on Mills and Trask with the hope that one emerges. Trading down to 33 to get Zaven Collins would be great. This mock had the PFN generating giving Mac Jones to SF at #3 and Justin Fields going #4 to Atlanta. Trey Lance went to Detroit at #7 and I thought DeVonta Smith would drop to #15 but he went one pick prior. With the top 5 QBs off the board and the big 3 wide receivers and Kyle Pitts, it was trade down time.  
Three wide receivers, three cornerbacks and two QBs was a little excessive, but still got two quality CBs and offensive and defensive line help to go along with Collins.

PFN Mock Draft 4/19/21 #1:

36. Jamin Davis LB Kentucky

49. Kadarius Toney WR Florida

76. Jay Tufele DT USC

79. Kellen Mond QB Texas A&M

96. Spencer Brown OT Northern Iowa

98. D’Wayne Eskridge WR Western Michigan

121. Stone Forsythe OT Florida

167. Charles Snowden LB Virginia

196. Jaret Patterson RB Buffalo

197. Kary Vincent Jr. CB LSU

242. Jack Anderson OG Texas Tech

2022 NO 2nd

2022 NYG 3rd

2022 ARI 5th

2022 NO 5th

This is a dream draft. Trade back, get an impactful and athletic LB like Jamin Davis and grab slot WR Kadarius Toney in round two (I think he's gone by 25 in the first round). Still get Kellen Mond at QB and double up at wide receiver and on the offensive line. I was stuck on RB Jaret Patterson--not sure that he can contribute at the NFL level, but he was so dominant against inferior competition, it's fun to see what will happen. 

PFN Mock Draft: 4/19/21 #2

33. Zaven Collins LB Tulsa

45. Ifeatu Melifonwu CB Syracuse

64. Elijah Moore WR Mississippi

71. Milton Williams DT Louisiana Tech 

122. D'Ante Smith OT East Carolina

130. Tony Fields II LB West Virginia

137. DJ Daniel CB Georgia

150. Adetokunbo Ogundeji EDGE Notre Dame

188. Cornell Powell WR Clemson

2022 CLE 2nd

2022 PHI 4th

2022 JAX 5th

2022 DEN 7th

Added some good future picks here for 2022 and still got studs at LB, CB (or safety, Melifonwu could be a Devin McCourty replacement) and Elijah Moore with the last pick of round two (not sure how he drops there but no problem). Tier Two quarterbacks flew off the board in that gap between 71 and 122--this was a draft to mark as a learning experience, 

PFN Mock Draft 4/19/21:

37. Terrace Marshall Jr. WR LSU

48. Kelvin Joseph CB Kentucky

54. Baron Browning LB Ohio State 

73. Asante Samuel Jr. CB Florida State

76. Kellen Mond QB Texas A&M

96. Brady Christensen OT BYU

120. Paulson Adebo CB Stanford

121. D'Ante Smith OT East Carolina 

122. Stone Forsythe OT Florida

123. Kyle Trask QB Florida

133. Jaelon Darden WR North Texas

This one was fun--I've targeted Kellen Mond as the QB for the Patriots, but Trask was sitting there and I thought, "wouldn't that just be Belichick, grab two QBs!". Three offensive tackles is a bit much, but Forsythe could be a guard at the NFL level so it wasn't too much of a reach.  I liked the bookmark wide receivers. Again, trying to get as many chances in that 50 to 150 range.

4/21/21 - PFF Mock Draft:

Switched to the PFF mock draft machine to mix it up a little. Trade up for Trey Lance at #10? Nothing wrong with that. Jamin Davis at 96? Seems so unlikely. Waiting until #172 for a wide receiver probably was not smart. A ton of talent for the secondary, though.

4/21/21 PFN #4

15. Trey Lance QB North Dakota State

46. Terrace Marshall Jr. WR LSU

96. Marlon Tuipulotu DT USC

125. Ambry Thomas CB Michigan

130. Marquez Stevenson WR Houston

139. Adrian Ealy OT Oklahoma

168. Garret Wallow LB TCU

170. Amen Ogbongbemiga LB Oklahoma State

177. Kylin Hill RB Mississippi State

188. Benjamin St-Juste CB Minnesota

Trey Lance dropping to #15? That's insane. Only grabbed one WR, but once I drafted Lance I was in a coma of happiness.  Two cornerbacks, two linebackers and defensive tackle at least should help on defense. I really liked grabbing Kylin Hill at 177. Hurt himself battling with new head coach Mike Leach and ending up only playing three games, but he is the perfect third-down back to develop behind James White as he has excellent receiving skills.

4/21/21 PFN #5:

32. Zaven Collins LB Tulsa

53. Eric Stokes CB Georgia

64. Kellen Mond QB Texas A&M

85. Rondale Moore WR Purdue

95. D’Wayne Eskridge WR Western Michigan

105. Deonte Brown OG Alabama

112. Tutu Atwell WR Louisville

137. Keith Taylor CB Washington

Again, traded back multiple times and still got Collins at #32. Mond at #64 seems high, but all three second tier quarterbacks were in the 80s/90s two weeks ago and now are going in the 50s/60s. Three wide receivers is a bit excessive, but with Edelman gone, Harry possibly a draft day trade, it could be feasible.

Deonte Brown at 105. He's a beast. No way he should be there beyond the second round. I seem to be gravitating to Stokes and Taylor at CB. They're good size and man-press guys. Neither has shown great ball skills/interceptions, so that is what is dropping them down. 


Trade Received 17, 80, 121, R6 2022 for 15, 96, 139

Trade Received 19, 74, 163, R5 2022 for 17, 80, 177

Trade Received 21, 127, R7 2022 for 19, 163

Trade Received 23, 66, 107, 186, 226, R7 2022 for 21, 74, 127, 197, 242 

Trade Received 25, 45, 65, 106, 170, R6 2022 for 23, 46, 66, 107, 188

Trade Received 27, 58, 210, R7 2022 for 25, 106, 226

Trade Received 29, 92, 178, R7 2022 for 27, 120, 210

Trade Received 31, 144, 175, R6 2022 for 29, 170, 186

31 - Elijah Moore WR • Mississippi

45 - Walker Little T • Stanford

58 - Davis Mills QB • Stanford

65 - Jamin Davis LB • Kentucky

92 - Kelvin Joseph CB • Kentucky

121 - Jamar Johnson S • Indiana

Trade Received 123, 150, R7 2022 for 122, 178

125 - Milton Williams DI • Louisiana Tech

Trade Received 125, 168, R6 2022 for 123, 175

144 - Kendrick Green G • Illinois

150 - Josh Palmer WR • Tennessee

Trade Received 170, 207 for 168 

Trade Received 172, R7 2022 for 170

174 - Stone Forsythe T • Florida

Trade Received 174, R6 2022 for 172

207 - Khalil Herbert HB • Virginia Tech

Overall - New England Patriots: A-

I think I broke the PFF Draft Trade algorithm. 8 different trade downs to get from 15 to 31. What a joke! That said, I love the results. Picking up a 5th, five 6ths, and seven 7th round picks is insane. What the heck would anyone do with all those late round picks? 

PFN - 4/22/21

54. Kadarius Toney - WR Florida

55. Kellen Mond - QB Texas A&M

64. Jay Tufele - DT USC

70. Liam Eichenberg - OT Notre Dame

78. Amari Rodgers - WR Clemson

89. Tyson Campbell - CB Georgia

103. Dylan Moses - LB Alabama

110. Deonte Brown - OG Alabama

122. Hamilcar Rashed Jr. - EDGE Oregon State

139. Jaelon Darden - WR North Texas

2022 IND 2nd

2022 IND 3rd

2022 CLE 4th

2022 MIN 7th

Had to take a trade-back break after the madness of the PFF mock draft. Still snagged a bunch of future draft picks, but still ended up with 10 picks, all in the 50 to 150 zone. Three slot receivers! This was a fun one.

PFN - 4/22/21 #2

19. Rashod Bateman - WR Minnesota

48. Wyatt Davis - OG Ohio State

51. Eric Stokes - CB Georgia 

79. Kellen Mond - QB Texas A&M 

122. Chazz Surratt - LB North Carolina

133. Kenneth Gainwell - RB Memphis

140. Osa Odighizuwa - DT UCLA 

141. Monty Rice - LB Georgia 

145. Anthony Schwartz - WR Auburn

177. Zech McPhearson - CB Texas Tech

2022 ARI 5th

2022 NO 6th

2022 LAR 7th

Bateman is a stud wide receiver. Davis I talk about in Mock 3.0 at FullPressCoverage--he's a day one starter. Stokes again, I can't help myself. Had to trade back up to get Mond, but I got him. Love Chazz Surratt and Monty Rice. Both are smaller linebackers than Belichick likes, but I like the idea of a little more speed.