Final Patriots 7-Round Mock Before 2024 NFL Draft

The New England Patriots have eight picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, including the third overall pick in the first round.
Mar 1, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye (QB04) talks to the media
Mar 1, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye (QB04) talks to the media / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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6. Sixth Round (180th Overall): Javon Solomon, EDGE, Troy

Solomon led the entire FBS with 16 sacks in 2023 and had 33 sacks in the past four years. New England retained another edge rusher in Josh Uche, but Uche only signed a one-year deal, so the Patriots can't completely count on him long-term.

Solomon, a Troy Trojans product, could be an interesting pick in the later stages of the draft.

"Javon Solomon is an intriguing pass-rusher who was highly productive in college with 33 sacks over the last four years. Thanks to his good use of hands and solid athleticism, he's shown a handful of moves that he can win with and impressive bend to turn a tight corner."

Bleacher Report Scouting Department

There are concerns about Solomon's ability in the running game with his relatively undersized 6'1" frame. He projects mostly as a situational pass rusher who will sub in on known passing downs.

7. Sixth Round (193rd Overall) via Jacksonville Jaguars: Trey Knox, TE, South Carolina

The pick acquired in the Mac Jones trade, whichever player New England takes with the 193rd pick will pale in comparison to the 15th overall pick that the Patriots spent on Jones back in 2021.

That honor belongs to Trey Knox, a 6'3", 240-pound tight end out of South Carolina. Knox was a second-team All-SEC selection in 2023. A receiving-oriented TE, Knox began his collegiate career at Arkansas as a WR.

He predominantly featured in the slot, but did get snaps in the traditional tight end spot on the line of scrimmage.

"Trey Knox is a versatile tight end whose experience as a receiver allows him to be a nice chess piece for an offense that likes to move their tight ends around the formation."

The Draft Network

The Patriots brought back veteran TE Hunter Henry on a three-year deal and signed Austin Hooper to a one-year contract.

However, both will turn 30 during the season and there is little depth at the position, with La'Michael Pettway as the only other TE on the roster at the moment. Pettway, 27, has never suited up for an NFL game.