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 Ricky Pearsall, WR, Florida with 106th pick

First, they trade picks 103 & 180 to Titans for 106 and 146

Wolf has now shorn up the quarterback, wide receiver, and left tackle positions in the first three rounds. By all accounts, it's already an A+ draft here. But he's not finished reshaping his lackluster offense. In the fourth round, he works a slight trade-down, sending the Pats picks No. 103 in the fourth round and 180 in the sixth to Tennessee for their picks No. 106 in the fourth and 146th in the fifth round.

The Patriots' wide receiver room stinks, so Wolf doubles down on that position and drafts Florida receiver Ricky Pearsall from Florida. Pearsall will compete for a starting role. The 6'1" tall, 200-pound receiver caught 65 for 965 yards and four TDs for the Gators in 2023. Expect Pearsall to oust one of 2023's shoddy receivers.

Pearsall perfectly complements Walker and Demario Douglas as a go-to 2nd receiver. Here's what nfldraftbuzz.com has to say about the Florida receiver.

"Ricky Pearsall presents as a versatile WR with a keen ability to patrol the middle of the field, despite some limitations in his deep speed. His prowess in making contested catches and executing intricate routes compensates for his lack of elite breakaway speed. Pearsall's value lies in his playmaking through savvy route running. In the draft, Pearsall projects as a solid Day 2 or Day 3 pick. His ceiling might not be sky-high due to a lack of explosiveness, but his knack for spectacular catches and adaptability - including special teams - make him a valuable asset. His fit seems optimal as a slot receiver in an 11-personnel setup, where his route-running acumen can be fully leveraged."