New England Patriots

ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr. has released his latest mock draft for every pick in the first round, and it includes an intriguing name at the 14th pick for the New England Patriots. Find out who Kiper has coming to Foxboro this spring.

  • Kiper sees the Patriots selecting Devon Witherspoon, (CB, Illinois) at #14 overall

    Here is why Kiper thinks Witherspoon would be a fit:

    Will the Patriots bring back free agent corner Jonathan Jones? That could determine what Bill Belichick & Co. do here, because this is a strong cornerback class in the back half of Round 1. There could be a run on defensive backs in the 20s. Witherspoon is my top-ranked corner, a long and physical player who shut down an entire side of the field for the Fighting Illini. He also is not afraid to stick his head in and make a tackle.

    Outside of corner, New England could target offensive line or wide receiver with this pick to try to support quarterback Mac Jones, who struggled in Year 2.

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