NFL Draft: Is Double-Dipping At Wide Receiver In The Fold For The Patriots?


For those of you that aren’t familiar with Fanspeak’s draft simulator, I suggest you go try that out immediately. It’s a fun, interactive tool to build a complete mock draft using various big boards as a starter.

Today I went through and generated a random 7-round mock, and the results that came up were extremely interesting for the Patriots.

Take a look:

32. player. 47. If Malcolm Brown falls all the way to pick 32, I would be the happiest man in the world. As an avid Longhorns fan, I have watched Brown for his entire college career, and he would be a great addition to this team.. DT. Texas. Malcolm Brown

64. player. 47. Another solid pick, as upgrading the interior of the offensive line remains a priority for the Pats going into 2015. I’m too too familiar with Tomlinson’s game, but he is rated highly on most NFL draft boards.. OG. Duke. Laken Tomlinson

Once again, my fandom of the Longhorns comes into play here, as I saw Lockett terrorize my Horns for years. He is a smaller guy, but very quick, and could be a solid developmental player that could learn from Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola.. WR. Kansas State. Tyler Lockett. 96. player. 47

Here is the double-dipping. The Pats pick twice in a span of three picks from the end of the third round to the beginning of the fourth round, and there is value to be had at the receiver position. Greene was an outstanding player in college, and like Lockett, he isn’t very big, but quicker wideouts thrive in the Pats’ offensive system.. WR. Florida State. Rashard Greene. 98. player. 47

A versatile defensive end, Anderson could be stashed away on the practice squad, and developed behind the likes of Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich, and Dominique Easley.. DE. Stanford. Henry Anderson. 128. player. 47

Xavier Williams. 162. player. 47. You can never have enough depth along the defensive line, and while Williams would probably not be thrown into the starting rotation, he shows promise.. DT. Northern Iowa

47. Even if the Pats lose Shane Vereen, they have some solid depth at running back, but Robinson is a powerful back, and could find some playing time in the future.. RB. Mississippi State. Josh Robinson. 194. player