Sep 7, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Troy Niklas (85) makes a catch during the fourth quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Michigan Wolverines defeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish 41-30. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Tight End Troy Niklas Taken By The Arizona Cardinals


Aug 31, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Troy Niklas (85) breaks away to score a touchdown against the Temple Owls at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Could this draft get any worse for the Pats in terms of tight ends? Shortly after Jace Amaro was taken by the Jets, Troy Niklas was snatched up by the Cardinals.

At this point, the best tight end remaining would probably be C.J. Fiedorowicz out of Iowa. He isn’t nearly as talented as Amaro or Nilkas, but that is all that is left for New England.

If Bill Belichick decides to pass on Fiedorowicz, I think the Patriots should either draft another receiver, or go all out on the defensive line. There are still a lot of good pass rushers left in this draft, and with all of these tight ends off the board, that may be the best “value” route for New England.

Kony Ealy is still out there, Scott Crichton has yet to be picked, and Louis Nix III, the big run stopper out of Notre Dame is all still available as well.

Where do you want Belichick and the Pats to go at this point?

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  • Amar S.

    Colt Lyerla late hopefully. If anything, go Allen Robinson from Penn State or Jared Abbrederis from Wisconson later.