While the last week has been filled with tons of free agency news and speculation around the league, we can’t forget about the NFL Draft quickly approaching next month. With the draft commencing in a little over a month, the Patriots will soon have an important decision on who to draft with their selection.
Picking at 14th overall, the biggest names may have already been taken off the board by that point. However, there’s still a ton of talent left on the board and many players that could make a significant impact for the Patriots.
The Patriots are actually in an interesting spot when it comes to the draft compared to other teams. While the roster isn’t perfect, there aren’t any glaring holes in any position group on the roster like there are with other teams around the league.
For example, a team like Houston or Indianapolis seems to inevitably be taking a quarterback. Atlanta and Detroit both have many defensive issues, so it seems likely they’ll opt to draft a player on that side of the ball. However, when it comes to the Patriots, they have a few potential directions on both offense and defense.
Let’s take a look at three potential options New England could look at when they end up on the clock at 14.