Patriots build Championship-ready roster with offense-only 7-round mock draft

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There are plenty of mock drafts floating around right now to get Patriots fans excited about what's to come, especially with a new head coach and staff leaving little expectations to be had. For the most part, any guesses regarding how New England will select seem to follow a specific premise, prioritizing a few positions early and kind of going rogue after that.

But what if they only drafted offensive players this year?

That likely won't happen, but they actually have enough roster holes to fill and plenty of talent available to select for them to do it if they choose to. This is a mock draft that will do just that.

The first work of business would be to get the best WR1 you can via trade

Mock draft trade

Is there really anyone who would say no to this? Sure, taking a quarterback with the third overall pick would be ideal for most, so trading down isn't exactly thrilling. However, addressing another significant need like wide receiver is hard to pass up, especially if they could get their hands on a guy like Justin Jefferson.

Trading with the Vikings would mean they just swap first-round selections, leaving the Patriots open to taking a quarterback with the No. 11 pick. Given the current rankings of players, it's entirely possible that one of the top players at the position would fall to them beyond the top 10, making this trade even more of a can-not-pass-up opportunity.

Or they could go in another direction, like taking their next left tackle to replace Trent Brown.

With that settled, the Patriots get their next left tackle

1. . Tackle. Olumuyiwa Fashanu. player. Mock draft rd1. . Olumuyiwa Fashanu. 491.

Because Joe Alt will likely be off the board by now, the next best player to take would be Penn State's Olumuyiwa Fashanu. The 6'6" 319 lbs. offensive lineman would be a great fit as the Patriots hope to massively improve their offense in totality, especially their offensive line.

Fashanu has a proven track record throughout his college career, not allowing a single sack and just one hit through 1,349 offensive snaps and 24 games. This will be a significant factor for whoever ends up being the quarterback next season, even more so if they choose to go with a rookie.

His pass and run blocking is impressive, which has been a concern in New England in recent years, and would immediately put the offense at ease as they implement an entirely new system with the team.