3. Ted Karras (6th round pick)
Total snaps: 98
Percentage of total offensive snaps: 45.58%
Week 1 snaps: 57
Week 2 snaps: 41
Week 3 snaps: 0
As a result of the injury issues the Patriots were experiencing on the offensive line in the first few games, Ted Karras saw a ton of snaps, certainly more than was first thought when the Patriots selected the Illinois product in the sixth round of the draft this spring. Due to a healthier presence in the trenches last week, Karras didn’t see the field once.
Karras stood out against the Dolphins while blocking Ndamukong Suh.
It looks like the Patriots are going to maintain a rotation of Shaq Mason and Karras at right guard until Jonathan Cooper returns from injury. That being said, Mason took all the snaps at right guard in Week 3, so the Patriots may be leaning toward the sophomore pro being the man at that spot.
Regardless, it’s good to have depth on the interior offensive line, as the Patriots lost their strength in that area over the course of the 2015 season. Karras is valued by offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, no doubt.
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