Patriots 7-Round Mock Draft: Mega offensive-heavy draft to close gap in AFC East

An offensive splash that will satisfy Patriot Nation to a T!

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Patriots select Devontez Walker, WR, UNC with pick 34

In the second round, with the Pats' own pick, No. 34, Wolf loads up the wide receiver room with Maye's former target from North Carolina, wideout Devontez Walker. The 6'1 1/2", 193-pound Walker ran a blistering 4.36 forty-yard dash at the combine. Add a 40.5" vertical, and you've got a receiver who has the physical skills to excel. Walker caught 41 for 699 and seven TDs in 2023.

Expect Walker to start on the outside for the Patriots and catch lots more passes from his former Tarheel teammate, Drake Maye. With his first two picks, Wolf has already solidified two key positions of need, most importantly, on offense. So far, so good for the interim general manager.

Patriots select Patrick Paul, OT, Houston 68th overall

With the Pats' final pick in the three rounds, Wolf keeps the team's own pick and again addresses a position of uber-need. This time is a huge Houston offensive tackle, Patrick Paul. He's the left tackle the Patriots need, and he should start from Day One.

With the Pats' next pick, their own No. 68 in the third round, Wolf continues to address huge needs on offense. This time, he selects Houston's massive offensive left tackle, Patrick Paul. Paul should start from Day One or soon thereafter. He measures 6'7 and 1/2" tall and weighs 331 pounds with an enormous 36 1/4" wingspan. He's a prototypical left tackle. Wolf is acing his first draft thus far.

bleacherreport.com talks about the big tackle's positives,

"Paul shows good quickness out of his stance with a mixture of 45-degree/angle and vertical sets to get to his landmarks on time. He has the range to expand his set points and stay attached against high-side rushes, too.

"Paul casts a wide net with his length, utilizing a circle punch to evade the cross-chop and has good stopping power in his anchor to strain and dissipate the bull rush. He also brings a tone-setting demeanor, consistently driving his feet through the whistle looking to bury opponents."