Patriots Draft: Top 5 targets by position for the Patriots

The Patriots have ten picks in this year’s draft but depending on what they do tonight, that number may diminish.

Bill Belichick spent $100 million in free agency so the Patriots were able to address many of their needs in free agency. Despite that, the Patriots still have to address the quarterback position, the offensive line, defensive line and secondary.

Teams draft players based on physical attributes and their offensive and defensive philosophy. That is how I complied these lists. I based it on physical traits and scheme fits.

Here are my top five targets for the Patriots at each position.

Quarterback

  1. Justin Fields, Ohio St. 6-3 228
  2. Mac Jones, Alabama, 6-3 1/2 217
  3. Kyle Trask, Florida, 6-5 235
  4. Davis Mills, 6-3 217 Stanford
  5. Jaime Newman, 6-4 235, Wake Forest

Running Back

  1. Demetric Felton, 5-8 1/2 190, UCLA
  2. Chris Evans, 5-11 220, Michigan
  3. Jaret Patterson, 5-6 1/2 190, Buffalo
  4. Javian Howard, 5-8 183, Louisville
  5. Trey Ragas, 5-10 215, Louisiana
  6. Jermar Jefferson, 5-10 206, Oregon State

Wide Receiver

  1. Jaylen Waddle, 5-10 180, Alabama
  2. Rondale Moore, 5-7 180, Purdue
  3. Anthony Schwartz, 6-0 186, Auburn
  4. Shi Smith, 5-9 1/2 186, South Carolina
  5. Dax Milne, 6-1 195, BYU

Tight End

  1. Tommy Tremble, 6-3 241, Notre Dame
  2. Kenny Yeboah, 6-4 247, Ole Miss
  3. Tre McKitty, 6-4 1/2 247, Georgia,
  4. Brevin Jordan, 6-2 1/2 247, Miami (Fla)
  5. Luke Farrell, 6-5 1/2 251, Ohio State

Offensive Tackle

  1. Teven Jenkins, 6-6 317, Oklahoma State
  2. James Hudson, 6-4 1/2 302, Cincinnati
  3. Royce Newman, 6-5 306, Ole Miss
  4. Tommy Doyle, 6-7 311, Miami (OH)
  5. Brenden Jaimes, 6-5 1/2 300, Nebraska

Offensive Guard

  1. Alijah Vera-Tucker, 6-4 1/2 308, USC
  2. Kendrick Green, 6-4 312, Illinois
  3. Jack Anderson, 6-5 309, Texas Tech
  4. Robert Hainsey, 6-4 1/2 306, Notre Dame
  5. William Sherman, 6-3 1/2 34, Colorado

Center

  1. Drew Dalman, 6-3 299, Stanford
  2. Drake Jackson, 6-2 293, Kentucky
  3. James Morrissey, 6-1 1/2 293, Pitt
  4. Harry Crider, 6-3 310, Indiana
  5. Jaelin Fisher, 6-2 291, Charlotte

Defense

Defensive End/EDGE

  1. Daelin Hayes, 6-3 1/2 253, Notre Dame
  2. Payton Turner, 6-5 1/2 270, Houston
  3. Tarron Jackson, 6-2 1/2 254, Coastal Carolina
  4. Jonathon Cooper, 6-2 1/2 253, Ohio State
  5. Raymond Johnson, 6-2 1/2 260 Georgia Southern

Defensive Tackle

  1. Christian Baramore, 6-4 310 Alabama
  2. Tommy Togiai, 6-1 1/2 295 Ohio State
  3. Tyler Shelvin, 6-2 350, LSU
  4. Alim McNeil, 6-2 317, N.C State
  5. Khyris Tonga, 6-3 325, BYU

Inside Linebacker

  1. Dylan Moses, 6-2 230, Alabama
  2. Baron Browning, 6-2 1/2 245, Ohio St.
  3. Jamin Davis, 6-3 234, Kentucky
  4. Derrick Barnes, 6-0 1/2 240, Purdue
  5. Ernest Jones, 6-1 1/2 230, S. Carolina

Outside Linebacker

  1. Zaven Collins, 6-5 249, Tulsa
  2. Micah Parsons, 6-3 246, Penn State
  3. Pete Werner, 6-3 238, Ohio St.
  4. Chris Rumph II, 6-3 244. Duke
  5. Charles Snowden, 6-6 1/2 232 Virginia

Cornerback

1. Jaycee Horn, 6-0 1/2 205, South Carolina

2 Deommodore Lenoir, 5-10 1/2 200, Oregon

3. Darren Hall, 5-11 1/2 189, San Diego State

4. Tre Brown, 5-10 188, Oklahoma

5. Trill Williams, 6-0 190, Syracuse

Safety

1. Richie Grant, 5-11 1/2 197, Central Florida

2. Jamar Johnson, 6-2 1/2 205, Indiana

3. Divine Deablo, 6-2 1/2 226, Virginia Tech

4. Mark Webb, 6-0 1/2 210, Georgia

5. Paris Ford, 5-11 195, Pitt

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