Patriots offensive line will have hands full with Dolphins' latest draft pick

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The Patriots started the 2024 NFL Draft strong with their selection of new franchise quarterback Drake Maye. However, so far a few of their division rivals have made some great picks too, one of which is the Miami Dolphins.

The South Beach rival has always been a thorn in the team's side, even when led by Tom Brady, and it looks like beating the Dolphins just got a little bit more difficult, especially for their offensive line.

They are yet to address the unit, which is considered one of their most vulnerable, and now they might have more reason to do so, as the Dolphins selected one of the best pass-rushing prospects in Chop Robinson with the 21st overall pick.

Patriots offensive line will have hands full with Dolphins' latest draft pick

The Penn State alum is incredibly gifted athletically and can be a quarterback's worst nightmare. He consistently improved throughout his college career and over the last three seasons recorded ten sacks, 16 QB hits, 61 hurries and batted four passes.

He's an intimidating force on his own, but he's joining a stacked defense with guys like Bradley Chubb and Shaquil Barrett.

This combination of dominant players will put the Patriots' offensive line on its toes, and it will need to do all it can to ensure Drake Maye (or Jacoby Brissett) doesn't get knocked down too much in their two meetings a year.

It will be even more stressful for the unit as they still hope to find a suitable replacement for Trent Brown at left tackle, a position the Patriots will hopefully address in the draft as soon as the second round.

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