With less than a month to go until the draft, it’s time to dig into the weeds. The Patriots’ options in the first round have been – and will continue to be – discussed at length. Yet they have nine other picks split between the final two days of the draft, which is nothing to sneeze at.
When the Patriots released their All-Dynasty team last year, it included 11 players who were taken in the third round or later. Over the last few years, he’s grabbed guys like James White (2014, Round 4/Pick 130), Trey Flowers (2015, 4/101), Shaq Mason (2015, 4/131), Joe Thuney (2016, 3/78), Deatrich Wise (2017, 4/131) and Michael Onwenu (2020,6/182), with selections that likely wouldn’t be considered ‘premium picks.’
Who are some of the prospects to keep an eye on beyond the first night of the draft this year? Each week between now and the draft, we’ll be giving you our “weekly five” players to know outside of first round prospects. This isn’t a mock draft or big board, just a selection of players that stand out as potential Patriots fits for a variety of reasons.
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