New England Patriots 2018 NFL Draft

New England Patriots 2018 NFL Draft

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New England Patriots 2018 mock drafts, last year draft recap, New England Patriots draft needs, 2018 draft trades.

GM: Bill Belichick (De facto)

Head Coach: Bill Belichick

Offensive Coordinator: Josh McDaniels

Defensive Coordinator: Matt Patricia

Offensive Scheme: Erhardt-Perkins

Defensive Scheme: 3-4, Multiple

2018 Estimated Cap Space

$15,990,415

NFL Offensive Rankings

Run: 10 Pass: 2 Total: 1

NFL Defensive Rankings

Run: 20 Pass: 30 Total: 29

2018 NFL Mock Drafts

2018 NFL Mock Draft

DraftGeek’s Mock Draft

 

New England Patriots Previous Draft

3/83 Derek Rivers OLB YOUNGSTOWN STATE
3/85 Antonio Garcia OT TROY
4/131 Deatrich Wise Jr. DE ARKANSAS
6/211 Conor McDermott OT UCLA

Post Draft Thoughts:

“The Patriots this year did most of their work in free agency.  However, even with only a limited number of picks they managed to get some very high quality players. Garcia showed during the draft process that he can compete against top-level talent, and with the Patriots he has time to spend a year learning better technique. McDermott’s stock fell as shows put out film of Myles Garrett running through him early in the season, but is a great value in the 6th.”

2018 NFL Draft

The undefeated season for the ages hasn’t materialized, but the Patriots, with all of its high profile moving parts in the off season is starting to come together as the team we thought they could be. After seemingly missing on a few highly touted free agents (that haven’t played that bad, just below expectations), the Pats could be expected to go back to concentrating on the draft as its primary element of team building.

Tom Brady hasn’t had any major dropoff in play, which would have been understandable considering his age and the number of hits he has taken.  There has been a bit of a decrease in accuracy, but nothing that they can’t scheme around or be alarmed about. Based on their history, they will most likely address the quarterback position in the draft again, and start developing another young potential replacement for Brady down the road. No team loves 12 personnel more than New England, so finding that dynamic tight end in the draft is always an option.

The big addition of Gilmore hasn’t worked out as expected, and couple with the loss of Logan Ryan, they are in need of help at the cornerback spot. They have also not had an effective edge rusher for awhile, and will need to address that early in the draft. The lack of edge rush for the Patriots has had a cascading effect throughout the defense, and they have been shipping out players the last few years without any suitable replacement.

New England Patriots 2018 NFL Draft Needs

DE, CB, QB, TE

 

2018 NFL Draft Trades for the New England Patriots

Round 1
Houston to Cleveland
Kansas City to Buffalo

Round 2
Houston to Cleveland
Los Angeles Rams to Buffalo
New Orleans to San Francisco
Philadelphia to Cleveland
San Francisco to New England
Seattle to New York Jets

Round 3
Buffalo to Carolina
Chicago to San Francisco
Philadelphia to Buffalo
Seattle to Houston

Round 4
Arizona to Chicago
Carolina to Cleveland
Minnesota to Philadelphia to Miami
Minnesota to Philadelphia
Philadelphia to Miami
Pittsburgh to San Francisco
San Francisco to Denver

Round 5
Atlanta to Denver
Dallas to New York Jets
Houston to Seattle
Kansas City to Cleveland
Miami to New Orleans
New England to Seattle
New York Jets to San Francisco
Oakland to Seattle
San Francisco to Pittsburgh
Seattle to Philadelphia

Round 6
Buffalo to Los Angeles Rams
Detroit to Los Angeles Rams
Pittsburgh to Cleveland to Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh to Cleveland
Cleveland to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
Seattle to Oakland

Round 7
Kansas City to San Francisco
Los Angeles Chargers to Buffalo
Los Angeles Chargers to Buffalo
Buffalo to Carolina
Minnesota to Seattle
New England to Cincinnati
New England to Seattle
New York Jets to Seattle
Philadelphia to Seattle
Seattle to New York Jets
Seattle to New England
Tampa Bay to Miami

Conditional / Yet to be Have Details Released
Arizona to Kansas City
Arizona to New Orleans
Baltimore to Arizona
Baltimore to Los Angeles Rams
Buffalo to Green Bay
Cincinnati to Jacksonville
Jacksonville to Miami
New England to Philadelphia
New York Giants to Pittsburgh


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