New England Patriots

New England Patriots Draft Perspective

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Front Office: Decision Makers

* = who really pulls the trigger on draft day

Instant Draft Grades (Most Recent Class)                     

  • 2.34: DB Patrick Chung: Tough and smart player can help fill the loss of Harrison. Grade: C+.
  • 2.40: DT Ron Brace: The long term signability of Wilfork is in question, Brace is a solid anchor. Grade: B.
  • 2.41: CB Darius Butler: Versatile and athletic, could be as good as Asante Samuel was in NE's defense. Grade: A-.
  • 2.58: OL Sabastian Vollmer: German born athlete has had a longer journey to Day 1 than most. Grade: B+.
  • 3.83: WR Brandon Tate: Good athlete, could be a star as a returner, but is coming off a serious A.C.L.injury and has already flunked a N.F.L. drug test. Grade: B-.
  • 3.97: LB Tyrone McKenzie: Provides depth and should help immediately on special teams. Grade: C.
  • 4.123: OL Rich Ohrnberger: Hard-working technician should fit well in the Pats scheme. Grade: C+.
  • 5.170: OL George Bussey: Tough guy lineman has to have a great camp to make the Pats. Grade: C-.
  • 6.198: LS Jakob Ingram: Pats needed to replace their long-snapper; Ingram is a top prospect. Grade: B-.
  • 6.207: DT Myron Pryor: Underrated space filler can possibly be a late-round steal up front. Grade: C+.
  • 7.232: QB Julian Edelman: Run-first quarterback might be a slash player or special teamer. Grade: C-.
  • 7.234: DT Darryl Richard: Another raw but interesting gap-clogger, the Pats are worried about the DL. Grade: C-.

Undrafted Free Agents

RB Eric Kettani, Navy

RB Tyree Barnes, Navy

RB Shun White, Navy

OL Jermail Porter, Kent State (K.S.U. Wrestler/Try-out)

QB Brian Hoyer, Michigan State

LB Antonio Appleby, Virginia

SS Marcus McClinton, Kentucky

CB Jamar Love, Arkansas

UDFA Try-outs and Contracts as of 1st Mini Camp

$ = Opening day roster

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This section will be updated after 53-man rosters are set in the fall.

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