It has been enough time since this year’s disappointing end of the season. We can talk about the upcoming NFL draft without remembering the AFC Championship game fiasco. Ok, maybe we can’t.
That being said, the NFL Combine finishes up this Tuesday and there have been some standout performances. Some of these performances have caught the eye of New England Patriot’s brass. The Pats have the 29th pick in this year’s draft and can go a few ways with the pick. To be honest, it wouldn’t be surprising to see them somehow grab another first or second round selection by the time the draft rolls around.
Here are two players that the Pats may be looking to draft after what has happened at the combine so far:
Dee Ford- Auburn – OLB/DE
The Seattle Seahawks showed what you need to do to Peyton Manning. The Patriots watched closely I’m sure and may be looking to upgrade that outside pass rush. The Pats have drafted pass-rushing linebackers over the last few seasons and if they don’t grab one here, I am sure they will draft one in another round. However, Ford is very versatile and fits the Pats style perfectly because he can be used in many different ways.
Jace Amaro- Texas Tech- TE
Hmmm…. This seems to be the most obvious choice. The Pats can certainly use the tight end depth with their current woes and I don’t think they will be getting Aaron Hernandez back any time soon. Amaro has size and great hands, much like Rob Gronkowski and will offer more red zone help to Tom Brady.
We will be back to take a look at more possible draft picks for the Pats this year. We may even do a full mock draft with each of our writers making selections. Either way, it’s on to the 2014-2015 AFC Championship…probably in Denver.