Summary of the New England Patriots 2023 alternative draft
The New England Patriots 2023 alternative draft is complete. Let’s list who we have selected and see how it went.
1st round: Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon
2nd round: Tyler Steen, OLT, Alabama
3rd Round: Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia
4th round: Dawand Jones, ORT, Ohio State
4th round; Charlie Jones, WR, Purdue
4th round: Darien Thompson-Robinson, QB, UCLA
5th round: Antonio Mafi, OG, UCLA
6th round: A.T. Perry, WR, Wake Forest
6th round: Scott Matlock, DT, Boise State
6th round: Bryce Baringer, P, Michigan State
6th round: Zack Kuntz, TE, Old Dominion
7th round: Alex Forsyth, C, Oregon.
So there you have it. A complete alternative draft.
It’s similar to the Patriots draft in still selecting Christian Gonzalez to bolster the defensive secondary. Yet. it differs dramatically from the New England Patriots draft in a few ways.
First, and most significantly it drafts two big offensive tackles to set the team up with present depth and future starters. The Patriots drafted none.
It also provides two additions tight end, another position that may be empty after the season. The Patriots neglected to select even one tight end.
It also makes the wide receiver a higher priority with a slot receiver selected in the fourth round and then adds another big receiver in the sixth. And like the Patriots, it adds interior line depth, in this case, two instead of three players.
For additional depth, it adds a defensive tackle, a very necessary punter, and a dual-threat quarterback to provide completion to the incumbents. The kicker is left for undrafted free agency.
How would you have liked this draft instead of the Patriots’ actual draft? We’d like to hear your views. It’s certainly preferred here.