Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 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:
Rotoworld - Thor Nystrom (8/21)
25. Jaylen Twyman, IDL, Pittsburgh
PFF - Mike Renner (8/19)
20. Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State
27. Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State
27. Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
Ohio State has a rich heritage of sending wide receivers to the NFL, and Chris Olave might just be the best of them all. Olave has the size and physicality to win contested catches and be a true redzone threat, while having the speed and route-running skills to get open downfield. Regardless of the situation in the BIG Ten for 2020, Olave will be one of the top receivers in the 2021 NFL Draft.
ESPN - Todd McShay (8/12)
26. Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
24. Tyler Shelvin, IDL, LSU
Shelvin is the perfect piece to place in the middle. At a listed 6-foot-3, 346 pounds, he's the head up 0-technique that has previously thrived in New England. From the success of Vince Wilfork to serviceable play from Danny Shelton, the nose tackle spot is seen as a vital piece and the team now finds a prospect who can play a prominent role in it.
27. Carlos Basham Jr., EDGE, Wake Forest
24. Devonta Smith, WR, Alabama
The Patriots need this type of talent to help keep the offense on schedule and build around whoever is ultimately the long-term answer at quarterback.
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