New England Patriots 2019 NFL Draft Grade and Analysis
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2019 New England Patriots Draft:
1-32: N’Keal Harry, WR (Arizona State)
2-45: JoeJuan Williams, CB (Vanderbilt)
3-77: Chase Winovich, DE (Michigan)
3-87: Damien Harris, RB (Alabama)
3-101: Yodny Cajuste, T (West Virginia)
4-118: Hjalte Froholdt, G ( Arkansas)
4-133: Jarrett Stidham, QB (Auburn)
5-159: Byron Cowart, DT (Maryland)
5-163: Jake Bailey, P (Stanford)
7-252: Ken Webster, CB (Ole Miss)
Draft Grade: It’s All Economics
The Patriots use the principles of economics in team building better than anyone. You can look at this draft and see some nice prospects at various positions, but for the Pats, this was a draft of lowering their expenses at position units across their roster.
New England doesn’t like to get locked into expensive players, so always like to have up and coming players that can step in while still cheap. That is why they spread around their draft picks. This draft will save their team millions by allowing them to insert guys on rookie contracts over 2nd and 3rd contract players.
N’Keal Harry was a favorite of ours throughout this entire draft year. Always considered him one of the best WRs and never understood why he wasn’t getting enough hype. He is a big, reliable WR that can be used all over.
Harris available at 87 was how you draft a RB. They took a gamble last year on a late first round RB, and it paid off, but they were in a unique situation. Now they add another piece to their already deep RB core.
Stidham was wildly inconsistent, but at times looked like the best pure passer in college. Will be interesting to see how he develops in the next few years.
GM: Bill Belichick (De facto)
Head Coach: Bill Belichick
Offensive Coordinator: Josh McDaniels
Defensive Coordinator: –
Offensive Scheme: Erhardt-Perkins
Defensive Scheme: 3-4, Multiple
New England Patriots, Last Year’s Draft:
1-23: Isaiah Wynn, T (Georgia)
1-31: Sony Michel, RB (Georgia)
2-56: Duke Dawson, CB (Florida)
5-143: Ja’Whaun Bentley, LB (Purdue)
6-178: Christian Sam, LB (Arizona State)
6-210: Braxton Berrios, WR (Miami)
7-219: Danny Etling, QB (LSU)
7-243: Keion Crossen, CB (Western Carolina)
7-250: Ryan Izzo, TE (Florida State)