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

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Dominick Puni - Kansas

Puni is another comparatively smaller tackle, standing at just 6 foot 5 inches tall and tipping the scales at 313 lbs. At 24, he’s also one of the older ones in the class.

Puni began his college football career at Central Missouri, playing 20 games for the Mules in his first two seasons. The entire 2020 season was canceled, though, and Puni only played one game in 2021 after suffering a hip injury.

In 2022, he transferred to Kansas, where he blocked for two of the most exciting quarterbacks in college football, Jason Bean and Jalon Daniels. Puni might be the most versatile lineman in the draft; he started 21 games at left tackle, 13 at left guard, and even started at right tackle three times during his college career. 

Unsurprisingly for a former volleyball and track and field athlete, Puni is also very mobile. He’s a great downfield blocker.

His mediocre combine performance surprised people who have watched him play. His 5.35 40-yard time was only in the 32nd percentile, and his 10-yard split was only in the 18th. He did, however, excel in the shuttle run, where he clocked a 4.40 time that ranked in the 97th percentile! His three-cone drill time was good, too, and it saw him in the 85th percentile. Both his broad jump and standing jump saw Puni rank in the 74th percentile.

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