2016 Senior Bowl: 6 Prospects we’d love to see on Patriots

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2016 Senior Bowl Joe Haeg
Jan 26, 2016; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad offensive tackle Joe Haeg of North Dakota State (59) blocks in a drill during Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports /

5. Joe Haeg – OT, North Dakota State

Earlier this week, our friends over at NFL Mocks (a gem in the FanSided network) broke down Haeg. Here’s an excerpt from Sayre Bedinger’s analysis:

"Left tackle Joe Haeg, a consensus All-American and Senior Bowl participant, is going to be competing for a starting job in the NFL as soon as 2016 if he can prove he can hold up against the power and strength of NFL pass rushers."

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Bedinger concluded with the following:

"I think he’s a solid top 100 player if you need a left tackle to develop. He has starter qualities."

At 6-foot-6, 310 pounds, it makes sense that there have been whispers of Haeg around New England. The Patriots need an upgrade over Marcus Cannon and Cameron Fleming at tackle behind Nate Solder and Sebastian Vollmer. Because that is such a dire need, there are two other tackles listed in this article.

Next: 4. TE Bryce Williams