Patriots Mock Draft Round-Up


NFL mock drafts are going up almost daily and are being constantly posted and re-posted. It’s a lot to try and go through, so I went through many of the major mock drafts and compiled a list of who the experts are linking with the Patriots. The lists cover the first two rounds of the draft. None of these drafts anticipate or incorporate trades, which the Patriots are likely to do come draft weekend. While the actual player being selected varies quite a bit, there is a theme as to what positions will be drafted early. Most of the experts have the Pats picking a pass rusher and an offensive lineman in the first or second round. Let’s take a look at the potential Patriots.

With the 17th overall pick of the 2011 NFL draft, the Patriots select…

  • Tyron Smith, OT (USC), according to NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan
  • Cameron Jordan, DE/OLB (Cal), according to NFLDraftScout.com’s Chad Reuter
  • Aldon Smith, OLB (Missouri), according to CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco
  • Mike Pouncey, G/C (Florida), according to CBS Sports’ Clark Judge
  • J.J. Watt, DE (Wisconsin), according to NFLDraftScout.com’s Rob Rang and SI.com’s Don Banks
  • Mark Ingram, RB (Alabama), according to Pro Football Weekly’s Nolan Nawrocki and Yahoo! Sports’ Doug Farrar
  • Anthony Castonzo, OT (BC), according to Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager

With the 28th overall pick of the 2011 NFL draft, the Patriots select…

  • Muhammad Wilkerson, DT (Temple), according to Kirwan
  • Danny Watkins, G (Baylor), according to Reuter, Rang, Banks, and Farrar
  • Leonard Hankerson, WR (Miami, Fl), according to Prisco
  • Justin Houston, OLB (Georgia), according to Judge
  • Nate Solder, OT (Colorado), according to Nawrocki
  • Brooks Reed, DE/OLB (Arizona), according to Schrager

With the 1st pick of the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, the Patriots select…

  • Justin Houston, OLB (Georgia), according to Kirwan
  • Martez Wilson, ILB (Illinois), according to Reuter
  • Danny Watkins, G (Baylor), according to Schrager

With the 60th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Patriots select…

  • Quinton Carter, S (Oklahoma), according to Kirwan
  • Brandon Burton, CB (Utah), according to Reuter
  • Titus Young, WR (Boise State), according to Schrager

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