2. Adam Trautman, Dayton, 6′ 5” and 255 lbs
Trautman had phenomenal numbers his final year at Dayton with 70 catches, over 900 yards, and 14 touchdowns. To be fair, his critics say that he benefited off lesser competition and physical mismatches that allowed him to accumulate those stats.
Trautman is a big pass-catching threat –that is what he is known for. He is versatile as well, playing tight end, slot receiver, and wildcat quarterback during his time at Dayton.
The Patriots miss the days when they had Aaron Hernandez lining up anywhere on the field, and that is the versatility that Trautman brings. His blocking ability is a little uncertain right now, but he has the size — he is the typical prototype for an NFL tight end.
This would be a good pick for New England — if they grab another guy that is a known blocking tight end, whether that be in the draft or free agency.