New England Patriots

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: The New England Patriots logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

  • As a part of his complete mock draft, here are Matt Miller’s predictions of the Patriots’ draft selections in 2022 via ESPN.com.

  • First round: Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson

    COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 27: Cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. #23 of the Clemson Tigers makes an interception on a pass intended for wide receiver Josh Vann #6 of the South Carolina Gamecocks in the second quarter during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 27, 2021 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

    COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – NOVEMBER 27: Cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. #23 of the Clemson Tigers makes an interception on a pass intended for wide receiver Josh Vann #6 of the South Carolina Gamecocks in the second quarter during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 27, 2021 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

    “Booth could be the replacement for J.C. Jackson, and he could be the steal of the cornerback class here. Booth’s Clemson tape shows a tough technician who is quick, fluid and agile. He has also shown versatility in a diverse defensive scheme.

    “The Patriots have needs at wide receiver and linebacker, but Booth’s value and the importance of the position make him an easy pick.”

  • Second round: Channing Tindall, LB, Georgia

    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - JANUARY 10: Channing Tindall #41 of the Georgia Bulldogs sacks Bryce Young #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the second quarter during the 2022 CFP National Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 10, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – JANUARY 10: Channing Tindall #41 of the Georgia Bulldogs sacks Bryce Young #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the second quarter during the 2022 CFP National Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 10, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

    “A linebacker in Round 1 wouldn’t be a surprise for the Patriots, but waiting and grabbing an attacking ‘backer such as Tindall gives the Patriots what they desperately need at the position — speed and coverage ability. A defense that looked old and slow in the playoffs gets an upgrade.”
  • Third round: Myjai Sanders, DE, Cincinnati

    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 05: Myjai Sanders #DL41 of Cincinnati runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 05, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MARCH 05: Myjai Sanders #DL41 of Cincinnati runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 05, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

    “Sanders is an undersized, lean pass-rushing prospect with big-time upside. A two-time first-team All-AAC player and team captain in 2021, he has quickness and explosiveness off the edge when he’s rushing in space.”
  • Remaining Picks

    COLUMBUS, OHIO - NOVEMBER 13: David Bell #3 of the Purdue Boilermakers attempts to catch a pass against Denzel Burke #29 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half of a game at Ohio Stadium on November 13, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

    COLUMBUS, OHIO – NOVEMBER 13: David Bell #3 of the Purdue Boilermakers attempts to catch a pass against Denzel Burke #29 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half of a game at Ohio Stadium on November 13, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

    127. David Bell, WR, Purdue
    158. Kellen Diesch, OT, Arizona State (via MIA)
    183. Verone McKinley III, S, Oregon (via HOU)
    200. Jaylen Watson, CB, Washington State
    210. Percy Butler, S, Louisiana (via LAR)
    245. Jake Camarda, P, Georgia (via HOU/DAL)