2015 NFL Draft: 6 Players the New England Patriots Should Target


Day 3 of the 2015 NFL Draft is going to be a very busy day for the New England Patriots. They own a trio of fourth-round picks, a pair of sixth-round picks, and a selection each in the fifth and seventh rounds. Let’s take a look at six players the Patriots may draft today.

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Jay Ajayi

Owning the second selection in the fourth round, the Patriots’ best bet is to take Ajayi. Despite his diminutive stature, the Boise State product packs a punch and would be an ideal partner for LeGarrette Blount in the Patriots’ suddenly undermanned backfield.

Jeremy Langford

If the Pats pass on Ajayi, Langford could be an option with their other fourth-round picks. A real bounce-it-outside type, Langford resembles fellow Michigan State alum Le’Veon Bell in the open field, a running style that would complement Blount perfectly.

Tre’ Jackson

The Pats took a good, long look at Jackson during the Florida State pro day. With Dan Connolly unlikely to return, it would be prudent of the Pats to draft the highest-valued guard earlier, rather than later, on Day 3. Jackson would be an great value pick; it’s surprising he has yet to be taken in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Adrian Amos

By drafting Jordan Richards, the Patriots addressed the need at strong safety, but there is room for improvement behind Devin McCourty at free safety. One of the more dependable defensive backs in college football over the past few seasons, Amos would at least serve as a solid special teamer as a rookie.


A sure-fire first-round pick before his unfortunate ACL injury in December, Ekpre-Olomu could be stashed on the roster until he is fully healthy, as the Patriots have an abundance of corners. The Oregon product was one of the most talented corners in the nation before getting injured, and would bolster the Patriots’ depth at the position significantly.

Antwan Goodley

Plucking a graduate of the Baylor wide receiver school wouldn’t be the worst way to spend one of the seven picks the Pats have today. There is room on the roster for a receiving prospect after Brandon LaFell, Julian Edelman, and Danny Amendola.