The arrival of Dwayne Allen not only soften’s the blow of losing Martellus Bennett, the 200th pick he brought with him was used to move up with Detroit and select OT Antonio Garcia. As for Banner, the Patriots found themselves a tackle with similar height and a higher SPARQ score with sixth-rounder Conor McDermott.
Mike Gillislee is the latest ex-Bill to commit treason and join the Patriots. New England hasn’t re-signed LeGarrette Blount, and with the addition of Gillislee, it’s looking less likely that they will. Adding an experienced player to the offense will likely warrant quicker results for the Patriots than developing an undersized defender like Milano.
As mentioned earlier, the Patriots did not need to add a wide receiver in the draft. The competition for the final wide receiver spot will likely come down to 2016 seventh-round pick, Devin Lucien, and whichever undrafted free agents the team signs (i.e. Austin Carr). In his lone season as a Patriot, Mingo had four tackles in sixteen games.