The New England Patriots had a successful virtual draft and covered most of their needs. The team needed an outside linebacker/defensive end hybrid to cover both spots. New England also needs to boost the second after losing Elandon Roberts, Jamie Collins and Kyle Van Noy in free agency.
When it comes to the team’s wide receiver unit, New England has N’Keal Harry, Julian Edelman and Mohamed Sanu. They both need a strong boost. The same applies to the tight end squad. Rob Gronkowski left the team last season, and Matt LaCosse failed to replace him. The Patriots selected four tight ends in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft.
The Patriots virtual draft was successful
The offensive line needed support, and the safety position is no longer in danger.
Here’s what the Patriots got few weeks ago:
Round 2, Pick No. 37: Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne
Round 2, Pick No. 60: Josh Uche, LB, Michigan
Round 3, Pick No. 87: Anfernee Jennings, LB, Alabama
Round 3, Pick No. 91: Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA
Round 3, Pick No. 101: Dalton Keene, TE, Virginia Tech
Round 5, Pick No. 159: Justin Rohrwasser, K, Marshall
Round 6, Pick No. 182: Michael Onwenu, G, Michigan
Round 6, Pick No. 195: Justin Herron, OT, Wake Forest
Round 6, Pick No. 204: Cassh Maluia, LB, Wyoming
Round 7, Pick No. 230: Dustin Woodard, C, Memphis
The Patriots selected Lenoir-Rhyne safety Kyle Dugger with their first pick in the second round of the draft. He could easily fit in Bill Belichick’s defense as a safety-linebacker combo. He has the size and speed New E. The Patriots also added a nice boost to the linebacking unit with Josh Uche in the second round and Alabama’s Anfernee Jennings in the third round of the draft. New England finished the day by selecting two tight ends: Devin Asiasi out of UCLA and Dalton Keene out of Virginia Tech. Asiasi is a run-blocker and Keene is a more versatile player. He can play as a pass-catcher with a nice burst.