Patriots 4-round mock draft to traumatize AFC East opponents

Pats' set the tone for AFC East payback with an in-your-face offensive tsunami.

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Patriots draft Ja'Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas with pick No. 34

In what begins to look like a trend, and a very good one at that, in the second round at pick No. 34, Wolf bolsters his long-in-the-tooth and needy for an infusion of talent tight end room by taking the second-rated tight end in the draft, Ja'Tavion Sanders of Texas. It's two for two for the new GM in training as Sanders adds more quality to an offense that lacks it in abundance.

Sanders, at 6'4" tall and 245 pounds, has a good size that allows him to maximize his top attribute, pass-catching. He caught 45 passes for 682 yards and 2 TDs in 2023. nfl.com has this to say about the Texas tight end,

"Talented pass-catching tight end with an exciting floor if he can handle the rigors of the pro game. Sanders possesses an average build, but he has room for more muscle. He flashes as a run blocker, but he isn’t consistent at the point of attack. He can get up the field from in-line or from the slot, beating man coverage at his route stems or separating quickly from turns. He is able to dig in and win combat catches underneath and has proven to be highly effective running the seam or catching intermediate throws into zone pockets. Teams looking for a tight end with a more complete game might pass on him, but his potential to open up the passing game and become a highly productive pass-catcher should be hard to pass on."