4 left tackles Patriots can draft in Round 2 of NFL Draft

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Patrick Paul - Houston

Patrick Paul is older and taller than Suamataia, coming in at a whopping 6 foot 8 inches tall, but weighs just (just!) 315 lbs.

Like the former BYU starter, Paul isn't the most experienced player on the field. He redshirted his true freshman year and his freshman year at Houston, playing just five games in two years.

When he finally established himself in the Cougars offense, he started all 14 games in 2021. Paul was named to the first team All-American Athletic Conference at the end of 2021. He was named first-team All-Big 12, too, after the University “realigned” in 2022. 

At the NFL Combine, Paul was in the 93rd percentile for arm length (he is super tall , after all) and had the biggest wingspan of any player measured. He's very athletic for his size, recording a 5.13-second 40-yard dash to put him in the 76th percentile.

Paul’s three-yard cone drill ranked in the top 69% of this tackle class, so he’s also very agile for a big man. According to PFF, he only allowed one sack on over 900 passing downs that he played in college, making him a reliable and consistent protector for the Patriots future quarterback.