All eyes were on the NFL Draft as we as a country continue dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The New England Patriots went into the 2020 NFL Draft with a lot of holes on their team. The most significant gap is the Quarterback position. Patriot fans and even NFL fans are eager to know what the Patriots are going to do with the Quarterback position. Nick Caserio did mention the team will have three Quarterbacks on their roster to compete for the starting position.
Nick Caserio says the Patriots will add a third quarterback: https://t.co/lalQMs5Mf0
— 98.5 The Sports Hub (@985TheSportsHub) April 25, 2020
How The Patriots Started the Draft
The Patriots started the draft by trading back. They sent their 23rd overall pick to the Los Angeles Chargers for picks 37 and 71. When the Patriots made their first pick in the draft, they drafted a division two Safety, Kyle Dugger. It seemed like a head-scratcher of a pick, but Dugger does have a lot of talent. Coach Belichick believes in his ability to coach him up to become one of the best safeties in the league.
My favorite two picks were the two edge players the team drafted. The team traded up to get Michigan’s 2019 sack leader, Josh Uche. They also drafted, first-team All-SEC from Alabama, outside linebacker Anfernee Jennings. Having key pass rushers in the NFL is critical. Both players have the potential to become steals of the draft and can help the team win games.
The Patriots are giving their fans hope as they are addressing areas that are in need. The team struggled badly in the Tight End position last season. So, they drafted two tight-ends, trading up for UCLA’s Devin Asiasi and taking Virginia Tech’s Dalton Keene 101 overall. They have drafted their next kicker in the 5th round, Marshall’s Justin Rohrwasser, the first kicker off the board. They are adding depth to the offensive line, Guard Michael Onwenu, Center Dustin Woodyard, and tackle Justin Herron.
Defense adds depth, TE position improved and now fill the void at K. Solid draft. #Patriots
— Tedy Bruschi (@TedyBruschi) April 25, 2020
After the Draft Thoughts
For the upcoming 2020 season, and in the future, this team will look a lot different, no longer experiencing Tom Brady as the quarterback of the New England Patriots. The Patriots attitude right now is business as usual. They believe in their ability to find the next guy and a bright future for the organization.
–Zachary Connell (@ZackConnell2)