The Patriots don’t just need a tight end, they need an NFL-ready tight end. Unless they’re willing to invest heavily in Kyle Pitts, there’s a real chance anybody they draft has a rookie season similar to that of Devin Asiasi or Dalton Keene. So what’s the solution? Go out and get a guy who’s proven he can play in the league. Ertz was banged up in 2020, but is just a year removed from an 88 catch, 916 yard, six touchdown season. There’s a chance Philly just releases him, but selling him on signing in New England as a free agent could be tough. His contract is manageable (one year remaining with a $12 million cap hit), making it worth a Day 3 pick to make sure they get him in the building.