New England Patriots add a versatile pass-catching and blocking tight end.
With the additional third-round pick acquired from Washington, the Pats stay true to the objective and continue with their offense-heavy draft. This time, they take the best tight end left on the board in Ben Sinnott from Kansas State.
Sinnott is a 6'4" tall, 245-pounder who had a nice season in 2023 when he caught 49 passes with six TDs and 676 yards. Very interestingly, Sinnott has versatility as he also doubles as a fullback.
Sinnott could be a steal at the end of the third round as he can do lots to help an offense succeed. Here's what Athlonsports.com has to say about the Kansas State tight end,
"Sinnott has shown strong concentration and hands. When throws are put on his body, he’s done well to attack and work back to the ball to ensure defenders aren’t cutting him off to beat him to the spot... You see good contact balance with the ball in his hands to absorb lazy or desperate tackle challenges, and he's not afraid to put a move on you or run through you.
"I love the urgency with which he plays. Sinnott is aggressive as a blocker, quickly getting on top of defenders on the edge, or closing space to steepen their angles on the second level. He’s physical and takes good angles to widen against scaping linebackers, too. I would consider him a plus blocker on the edge, from the backfield, or as a lead blocker. "
There's the new 3-round Patriots mock draft. Their first four picks address every position of massive need on offense. They can then continue to add more offensive depth with their additional selections. It's all about the offense in the Patriots 2024 offseason, and they crush it in this 3-round mock draft.