New England Patriots 7-Round Mock Draft

The NFL Draft is right around the corner, and we’re putting together a New England Patriots 7-Round Mock Draft today.

New England Patriots 7-Round Mock Draft

New England Patriots 7-Round Mock Draft
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Round 1, Pick 3: QB J.J. McCarthy, Michigan

J.J. McCarthy is an intriguing quarterback prospect who lacks the typical physical traits and flashy throws associated with top draft picks. While he lacks frame thickness and a strong arm, he shows poise in the pocket, though his accuracy and timing need work due to a windup release. Despite not excelling in improvisation, he shows consistency in making positive plays and elevates his performance in critical situations. McCarthy displays confidence and uses criticism as motivation. While he has room to improve as a passer, he doesn’t shine in areas typically associated with NFL success.

Round 2, Pick 34: WR Roman Wilson, Michigan

In a different wide receiver class, Wilson would be one of the first wide receivers taken. In this class, New England is getting a steal in Wilson at No. 34. Wilson has NFL-level speed and determination at the catch point and as a blocker in the run game. He played for John Harbaugh’s brother Jim at Michigan and I’m sure he’ll get a glowing review from him.

Round 3, Pick 68: T Blake Fisher, Notre Dame

Fisher is a powerful run blocker with excellent anchor and a strong lower body. He excels in driving defenders off the line of scrimmage, creating running lanes for the backfield and giving the quarterback ample time to throw.

With a long wingspan and quick feet, Fisher demonstrates impressive pass-blocking technique. He mirrors well against speed rushers and displays the awareness to pick up stunts and blitzes. Fisher’s arrival adds much-needed depth to the offensive line, potentially paving the way for a move to guard in the future.

While Fisher boasts a strong foundation, he needs to refine his hand placement and footwork against elite pass rushers. He can occasionally struggle against speed to the edge, which could be exposed at the NFL level.

Round 4, Pick 103: EDGE Javon Solomon, Troy

Solomon has the potential to succeed in the NFL as a pass rusher due to his quick first step, instincts, and low pad level. He demonstrates versatility by winning from various alignments and using multiple techniques. However, concerns arise about his ability to hold up against the run, as he may struggle against bigger and stronger offensive linemen. Nonetheless, Solomon can make an immediate impact as a designated pass rusher early in his NFL career.


Round 5, Pick 137: WR Tahj Washington, USC

Tahj Washington emerged as USC’s top receiver in the 2023 collegiate season, amassing over 1000 yards and displaying a high football IQ, often making critical plays for his team. He’s versatile in his alignments, often lining up in the slot or backfield to create mismatches. In the slot, he excels against off-coverage, using a variety of releases and tempos to outmaneuver defenders. His speed and agility make him effective on short to intermediate routes, and he demonstrates reliable hands in traffic. However, concerns arise due to his lack of size and vertical speed, suggesting he may be limited to a slot receiver role in the NFL.

Round 6, Pick 180: C Hunter Nourzad, Penn State

Nourzad, a football transfer from Cornell, has NFL-level core strength and technique. He has shown versatility in various run-blocking schemes in the Big Ten, but needs to improve recognizing and reacting to defensive twists. Overall, he has the potential to start early at the center position.

Round 6, Pick 193: HB Cody Schrader, Missouri

Cody Schrader, a former Truman State standout who walked on at Missouri, is a tough ball-carrier known for moving forward and seeking contact. While his agility is limited, he shows promise as a pass-catcher, having caught 21 of 25 targets in 2023. Despite not being an elite athlete, Schrader’s competitiveness and work ethic make him a valuable addition to teams in need of a hardworking talent capable of competing for playing time.

Round 7, Pick 231: DI Evan Anderson, FAU

Evan, a seasoned fourth-year junior from FAU, boasts solid stature and remarkable power, particularly evident in his adept use of hands and strength at the point of attack. His versatility shines as he adeptly transitions between roles, effectively plugging running lanes and pressuring quarterbacks from various defensive line positions. With quick feet and keen football intelligence, he consistently disrupts plays, shedding blocks and making tackles with precision.

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