CB, MARQUEZ WHITE, FLORIDA STATE
Even though we had the Patriots select a cornerback in the third round, we have them taking one more in the sixth. As mentioned before, the uncertainty (as of now) in the secondary should have the Patriots being prepared for life without Malcolm Butler. While the Patriots might have him in 2017, the contract dispute will likely result in him leaving as a free agent eventually unless the Patriots open their wallets for him as well.
Even though late-round picks often amount to nothing, the Patriots have a good history of finding gems. In the sixth round, we found some good value once again in Marquez White. At 6’0”, 194lbs, White has some good size for a cornerback. Unfortunately, that size resulted in him running a 4.59 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Cornerback might be a need in the near future, and White could end up being a decent backup for the Patriots down the road.
G, COREY LEVIN, CHATTANOOGA
With the final pick for the Patriots in the NFL Draft, we had them add some depth to their offensive line. Coming from a small school in Chattanooga, Corey Levin isn’t going to get a lot of attention heading into the NFL Draft. However, he was very impressive among guards at the NFL Combine. Levin went toe-to-toe with some of the best guard prospects in the draft, and he might be a small school sleeper. As a seventh round pick, Levin may never make it as a pro. However, his strong combine should raise and eyebrow or two.