Nov 16, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders tight end Jace Amaro (22) catches a touchdown pass in the first quarter against the Baylor Bears at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Jace Amaro, Or Louis Nix III?

Sep 7, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive lineman Louis Nix III (1) warms up prior to the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the Patriots are finished making big moves in free agency (or so we think), it is now time to turn our full attention to the draft. New England still has a few big holes in their roster, but I think they can be filled easily if they draft correctly this May.

The big question is, if both are available, should the Pats draft tight end Jace Amaro, or defensive tackle Louis Nix III.

In terms of pure talent, I think Amaro has the edge over Nix. He has the size and athleticism to become a star in this league, and he has the production to back it up. Nix on the other hand, is a pure run stopper. He doesn’t bring much in the passing game, and while the Pats may not need that, it would be hard to use a first round pick on a two down player.

It may come down to which position the Pats feel is the most vulnerable, and if Vince Wilfork is cut, then the interior of the defensive line is definitely the weaker of the two positions.

Obviously this decision isn’t up to us, and we will see what Bill Belichick and company decide to do, come draft day.

What do you think New England should do in this year’s draft? Comment with who you think they should select.

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