Way too early mock draft for the New England Patriots in 2024
How about this? The New England Patriots land their two long-term offensive line bookends in the first three rounds. Tyler Guyton is a nasty run blocker who can also hold his own in pass protection. He's also 6'7", so he's got excellent length as well. I think great NFL teams are built from the inside, out, so the Patriots being able to land two tackles like this would be marvelous for their long-term prospects.
With the 98th overall pick, the Patriots select a 6'3" receiver with insane length and a very high ceiling. Sheppard is a senior and has 21 career touchdowns. The Patriots simply need to keep adding talent to the WR room. I expect that they'll try to make a splash in free agency, but adding in the draft is also smart.
I'm drafting by need in this mock draft, and because of that, the Patriots add to their EDGE room with Josh Uche being a free agent in 2024 and Matthew Judon's future truly being up in the air. Burch is a junior with 18.5 tackles for loss, so he knows how to get into the backfield to disrupt plays.