The Patriots conclude the 2024 draft by selecting a safety
With the team's final pick of 2024, the 228th in the draft, the Patriots add Mark Perry, a safety from TCU. The 6'0", 200-pound Perry played in 12 games for the Horned Frogs with 58 total tackles and four passes defensed.
Perry will be competing in the East-West Shrine Bowl game, where he'll have a nice opportunity to showcase perhaps his greatest asset, speed. Here's what draftwire.usatoday.com has to say about Perry, who'll provide depth and speed to the Pat's defensive backfield,
"One of the top candidates for the fastest player in the draft has also committed. TCU safety Mark Perry, a former Pac-12 100m sprint champion at Colorado while also playing football, can absolutely fly to the point of attack. Perry is a productive tackler who aggressively attacks the run and short passes, and is generally regarded as a late-round prospect at this point."
There it is, the first 7-round (actually, they only select in six here) post-Bill Belichick mega-mock draft by the New England Patriots. It's loaded with top offensive skill players including the team's quarterback of the future, Jayden Daniels. In addition, it restocks the offensive tackle position with two of its top three picks. The objective was to restock the offense with top young talent, and that's exactly what this draft did.
The Patriots need to add some astute signings in free agency, including first and foremost, a top, acknowledged, No. 1 wide receiver and maybe a veteran offensive tackle. Do so, and the team will be on its way up from the depths of the AFC East to where it belongs, the pinnacle of the AFC East, the AFC, and the entire National Football League.