The New England Patriots will play strong in the 2021 NFL Draft and they have one particular pick on the list. If you ask Mike Tannenbaum, he will say that head coach Bill Belichick will boost the offense in the first round of the draft. However, Belichick won’t be getting a quarterback. That’s what Tannenbaum said.
According to most NFL minds, the Patriots will get a signal-caller in the first round of the upcoming draft. Tannenbaum took a different route and created an interesting mock draft. According to him, the Patriots will get wide receiver DeVonta Smith with the 15th overall pick.
“Finally, it’s time for Smith. Sometimes it becomes essentially a coin flip for one guy versus another, and one obviously has to lose out,” Tannenbaum wrote for ESPN.com. “Smith just kept losing the coin flip for me, but he has a ton of value here. Julian Edelman is turning 35, and there’s still room for playmakers in the wide receivers room after the Patriots signed Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne. If Smith is gone, cornerback could be in play too.”
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Getting top wide receivers has been quite a struggle for New England in Belichick’s time with the team. The Patriots strayed from the norm a couple of seasons ago. Belichick used the first-round pick on wide receiver N’Keal Harry. The young wide receiver has yet to make an impact on the field. Getting Harry was a good move and he will probably take a different route this season.
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Smith had great numbers in his Heisman Trophy-winning year. However, we don’t know if he will translate the same success in the NFL. His playmaking ability may be too good to pass up if he goes to the middle of the first round.
Belichick’s draft picks struggled over the years, and Harry is a clear example of that. The Patriots released one of the rookies this offseason. We all know what that means.