1. (15) Will McDonald, LB, Iowa St
2. (43) Joe Tippmann, OC, Wisconsin
4. (120) Carter Warren, OT, Pittsburgh
5. (143) Izzy Abanikanda, RB, Pittsburgh
6. (184) Zaire Barnes, LB, Western Michigan
6. (204) Jarrick Bernard-Converse, CB, LSU
7. (220) Zack Kuntz, TE, Old Dominion
Travis Dye, RB, USC
Jason Brownlee, WR, Southern Miss
Tim Demorat, QB, Fordham
Marquis Waters, S, Texas Tech
Deslin Alexandre, DL, Pittsburgh
T.J. Luther, WR, Gardner-Webb
Claudin Cherelus, LB, Alcorn State
Maalik Hall, LB, Oklahoma State
Kahlef Hailassie, CB, Kentucky
EJ Jenkins, TE, Georgia Tech
KD Hill, DL, Ole Miss
Caleb Johnson, LB, Miami
I just wasn't a big fan of LB McDonald as a prospect. I feel like the one trait he's been praised for in the evaluation, his bend-ablity, is actually not a strength at all. He's quick and punches up for his size, but he's stiff in his hips and doesn't have particularly good lateral agility.
Not to mention, I'm not sure an undersized edge rusher was a pressing need for the defense or the team.
OC Tippmann was a need pick although I didn't have him ranked as high as some others. Much the same goes for OT Warren. Imo he was mostly a disaster for Pitt. There's upside with coaching but I wouldn't wager on it.
RB Abanikanda is a good scheme fit and a bargain for where he went. He's a bit scheme dependent but should be a solid counter for RB Hall. LB Barnes, DB Bernard-Converse and TE Kuntz are all practice squad candidates at best.
1. (25) Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah
2. (59) O'Cyrus Torrence, OG, Florida
3. (91) Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane
5. (150) Justin Shorter, WR, Florida
7. (230) Nick Broeker, OG, Ole Miss
7. (252) Alex Austin, CB, Oregon St
Jalen Wayne, WR, South Alabama
Jordan Mims, RB, Fresno State
DJ Dale, DL, Alabama
Richard Gouraige, OT, Florida
Tyrell Shavers, WR, San Diego State
I really figured the Bills would hit at a nuts & bolt like selection inside in the 1st rather than a luxury pick. TE Kincaid is an impressive receiving TE prospect but he'll fight for snaps here and likely just be a situational weapon.
Interior OG's Torrence and 7th rounder Broeker are more like it. Both are dominant drive blockers that will eventually be full time starters. OLB Williams adds needed speed to the LB room but is something of a developmental prospect.
WR Shorter is a strong, big body receiver that could be another situational weapon early on. CB Austin is a late steal and could contribute from the jump. And I was a big fan of RB Mims and OT Gouraige out of their UDFA signings.
1. (17) Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon
2. (46) Keon White, DE, Georgia Tech
3. (76) Marte Mapu, LB, Sacramento St
4. (107) Jack Andrews, OC, Troy
4. (112) Chad Ryland, K, Maryland
4. (117) Sidy Sow, OG, Western Michigan
5. (144) Atonio Mafi, OG, UCLA
6. (187) Kayshon Boutte, WR, LSU
6. (192) Brian Baringer, P, Michigan St
6. (210) Demario Douglas, WR, Liberty
6. (214) Ameer Speed, DB, Michigan St
7. (245) Isaiah Bolden, CB, Jackson St
Malik Cunningham, QB, Louisville
Johnny Lumpkin, TE, Louisiana
I begrudgingly came to view CB Gonzalez as one of the top talents in this class because his ceiling is just obnoxiously high. His draft fall might have had more to do with his mental makeup than anything else. Therefore he'll either dramatically sink or swim in NE.
DE White is another strong scheme fit and a guy that also needs to learn how to play to an extent. He's heavy handed with a big motor but lacks precision.
LB Mapu is another ideal scheme fit in the mold of another Dugger. OL's OG Sow, OC Andrews and OG Mafi are all future starting material and solid mid round pick ups.
WR Boutte was a phenom his soph year at LSU before breaking an ankle. He's looked barely draftable since. If the culture and discipline of the Patriots culture suits in well, this is a steal.
WR Douglass is an undersized speedster that'll play if he makes some plays. DB's Bolden and Speed are practice squad candidates. special teams reboot includes new starting K Ryland and P Baringer, assuming neither bombs in camp.
UDFA QB Cunningham is a practice squad tool for Belichick's defense. TE Lumpkin could surprise. He's massive with good ball skills for key situations.
2. (51) Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina
3. (84) Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M
6. (197) Elijah Higgins, TE, Stanford
7. (238) Ryan Hayes, OT, Michigan
James Blackman, QB, Arkansas State
Anthony Montalvo, DL, UCF
Daewood Davis, WR, Western Kentucky
Zeke Vandenberg, LB, Illinois State
Randy Charlton, DL, Mississippi State
Julian Hill, TE, Campbell
Brandon Pili, DL, USC
Jarrett Horst, OL, Michigan State
Chris Brooks, RB, BYU
Garrett Nelson, LB, Nebraska
Mitchell Agude, EDGE, Miami
Ethan Bonner, DB, Stanford
Bennett Williams, S, Oregon
Aubrey Miller, LB, Jackson State
Chris Coleman, WR, Cal Poly
CB Cam Smith represents, arguably, a best player onthe defensive board kind of pick. He adds depth, understudies pro bowlers, and eventually will be a starter.
I wasn't as high on RB Achane as others but he presents a Lamar Miller type of ceiling and doesn't have to hit the ground running with the current depth chart.
TE/HB Higgins is a developmental move TE that's a longshot to stick despite looking the part. OT Hayes was one of my favorite prospectes and I'll wager he earns a role in the scheme and produces eventually.