Zack Baun is simply one of many gamers the Patriots might snag at No. 37
Initially, the New England Patriots didn’t have a second-round choose, however because of a commerce with the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, the staff now owns the 37th choose within the draft.
The deal value the Patriots the 23rd total choose, which the Chargers used to pick out former Oklahoma Sooners standout, Kenneth Murray. Nevertheless, with the 37th choice, and the 71st, which the Patriots additionally collected within the deal for the 23rd, they’re now able to have 5 picks on Day 2 of the draft.
Here’s a take a look at a number of the doable picks for the Patriots at No. 37 total.
AJ Epenesa – DE – Iowa
Whereas not a freakish athlete, the 6’5″ 275-pound Epenesa possesses nice intangibles and the form of versatile talent set that makes him scheme fluid.
Invoice Belichick has all the time appeared to favor defensive gamers with this type of make-up, and Epenesa looks as if the form of man who can be prepared to stay with a company for an extended time frame if he’s snug.
He screams profession Patriot if the staff sees him as a match at No. 37.
Zack Baun – LB -Wisconsin
When you matched the most important want with the most effective participant out there, Baun can be the man the Patriots have to get at No. 37. He’s drawn some comparisons to Kyle Van Noy, who simply left the Patriots by way of free company this offseason.
The second stage of New England’s protection took fairly a success with the exit of Van Noy, Jamie Collins Sr. and Elandon Roberts. If New England can nonetheless get Baun at No.37, they’ll nonetheless possible have drafted the participant that most closely fits them at No. 23. That’s a win and it earned them a further third-round choice.
In some unspecified time in the future over the subsequent two days, the Patriots are going to draft a QB. As of now, they solely have Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer on their roster on the place. Eason has the dimensions and large arm that ought to make him enticing to many groups.
If he’s there for the Patriots at No. 37, they’ve to think about pulling the set off on what most have to treat as the most effective QB remaining within the draft.
Kyle Dugger-S-Lenoire Rhyne
Dugger is definitely certainly one of my favourite gamers within the draft. He jogs my memory of Troy Polamalu. I do know that’s hefty reward, however whenever you take a look at his athleticism, burst, and nostril for the ball, there are some similarities to the previous Pittsburgh Steelers nice.
I firmly imagine Dugger shall be probably the greatest gamers from this draft, and if the Patriots get him within the second or third spherical they’ll have pulled off one of many steals the franchise has change into recognized for over the previous 20 seasons.
Bowden is harking back to Julian Edelman.
For a lot of Patriots followers, that’s all they should hear, and so they’re already on board. Bowden is a transformed QB who has the knack for creating separation on the line of scrimmage. He’s fast, powerful to get a deal with on within the open discipline, and better of all, he sees the sport like a QB from the slot place.