Wednesday, April 13, 2022

New England Patriots 2022 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 7.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, we will update our New England Patriots Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the New England Patriots from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Patriots:

ESPN - Mel Kiper (4/13)

21. Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

I thought about a wide receiver and cornerback here, but Lloyd just feels like a Bill Belichick-type player. He's always around the ball, is a great blitzer from the middle of the defense and makes plays. The Patriots allowed 4.5 yards per carry last season, which ranked 25th in the league. This fills a void with an impact player.

The Draft Network - Keith Sanchez (4/13)

21. Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson

The Patriots lost J.C. Jackson this offseason so they have holes at the corner position. They target Clemson corner Andrew Booth Jr. with the pick. Booth Jr. is a player who has shown to be an elite athlete and can play press-man like Bill Belichick loves to do in crunch time situations. - Lance Zierlein (4/12)

21. Kenyon Green, IOL, Texas A&M

Total Patriots pick right here. Green is big (6-4, 325), tough and reliable, with multi-position flexibility if needed. He's an early starter with Pro Bowl potential.

CBS Sports - Will Brinson (4/12)

21. Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

The Patriots are likely trading down because that's what the Patriots do, but with J.C. Jackson leaving it would make a lot of sense for New England to add another secondary piece.

PFF - Anthony Treash (4/11)

21. Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson

Booth doesn't quite have the lockdown numbers as some of the other top corner prospects in this class, as he allowed 329 yards across 288 coverage snaps in 2021. However, he does have the tools worth taking a swing on in the first round.

The 2019 five-star recruit has exceptional feet, good length and brings the physicality out on the field. Booth also made up for lost time down the stretch of 2021, as he combined for five interceptions and pass breakups in his final three starts.

ESPN - Jordan Reid (4/11)

21. Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

This pick will likely come down to a wide receiver, linebacker or corner. Lloyd is a former safety with easy movement skills and versatility. He was at the center of it all for the Utes' defense and was able to generate lots of negative plays against opposing offenses.

Lloyd is rangy when scraping over the top while also providing value as a blitzer. He has a game that revolves around speed and instincts and could be an ideal selection for New England.

CBS Sports - Ryan Wilson (4/11)

21. Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

Even though McDuffie balled out on the outside for the Huskies this season, we get Tyrann Matthieu vibes when we watch him. He has the athleticism to line up anywhere -- and he told us at the combine that he can do just that at the next level. McDuffie is one of the best cornerbacks in this class and feels like a natural fit in New England.

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