Cole Van Lanen was a four year contributor and two year starter for the Badgers, primarily at left tackle. He’ll likely need to move to guard in the NFL, but still will provide some positional versatility. Van Lanen brings a lot of uncoachable traits to the table including build, athleticism, and instincts for the game. Despite all of that his technique is already pretty raw, and that’s before an assumed change of position. The Patriots are as good at coaching up offensive linemen as any team in the NFL, and it’s not unrealistic to think they could turn Van Lanen into a serviceable multi-position backup in a year or two. With Ted Karras on a one-year deal, and not much depth behind him, adding an interior offensive lineman with that sort of ceiling would be a good pickup.