NFL Draft Grades 2015: Analyzing Each Patriots Pick

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Nov 2, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw (14) throws a pass while being pressured by Mississippi State Bulldogs linebacker Matthew Wells (22) during the first quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Rounds 5-6

I don’t like taking a long snapper in the fifth round, but his snaps were tested as the fastest EVER, and the Patriots needed to add a long snapper this offseason. Cardona does have his commitment to the Navy, so when he will be able to begin playing with the Patriots is out of his, and the team’s hands.. LS. Navy. Joe Cardona. B-. player. 47

47. From what I can gather, Wells is a small coverage linebacker, who can run like the wind. Because of his small size (6’2, 222), I don’t think he will break into the Patriots’ starting rotation anytime soon, but if he commits himself, I could see him making the roster as a depth guy, and obviously contributing on special teams.. LB. Mississippi State. Matthew Wells. B+. player

Next: Rounds Sixth and Seven